Look Up Tables (LUTs) are great for giving your footage beautiful color and film looks. The problem is that if you want to use a LUT designed for a Black Magic Cinema Camera on footage from a RED Komodo, it won’t look right. Or worse, if you’re using LUTs that only work AFTER you’ve transformed the color from LOG to REC709, you’re losing valuable color data before you’ve even applied your look, resulting in compressed color. And what if you want to change the look slightly? You can’t do that with a LUT.