Colour grading flat video can be a little tricky without the right tools and techniques. In this video I am going to show you how to colour grade DJI Osmo Pocket footage the fast and easy way.
I am going to use Premiere Pro in this tutorial but you can adapt these techniques to other video editors too. To follow along this tutorial please download the sample footages below and the FREE DJI Osmo Pocket LUT. Once you downloaded these, let’s get started.
- Download London Bridge DJI Osmo Pocket 4K sample footage.
- Download Tower Bridge DJI Osmo Pocket 4K sample footage.
- Download Tower of London DJI Osmo Pocket 4K sample footage.
- Download DJI Osmo Pocket LUT.
DISCLAIMER: These sample footages are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Please download the Osmo Pocket sample footages for personal use only.
How To Colour Grade DJI Osmo Pocket Footage
APPLY DJI OSMO POCKET LUT
Import the flat footage and drag it onto the timeline. This footage was shot in D-Cinelike colour mode. I recommend you film in this mode for the best colour grading results.
The first thing I am going to do is add the DJI Osmo Pocket LUT. And this will give you a massive head start in the colour grading process. To do this, go to Lumetri Colour, Import LUT, Browse, locate your LUT, and open it. The footage now has some colour and contrast applied for you.
I will then add some more colour by bumping up the Saturation to 150.
Next I will use Curves to adjust the Exposure. This line represents the Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights of the video. If you want to adjust the shadows then click a point on the line here.
If you want to adjust the Midtones then you can click a point here in the center.
Or if you want to adjust the Highlights then you can click a point here. To reset the Curves just double click anywhere on the line.
The footage looks a bit dark so I want to lift the Shadows to make the footage appear brighter. I will click a point here, and drag upwards to reduce the Shadows.
The footage looks a bit too warm, especially on Tower Bridge, since it was taken in the afternoon when the Sun is setting. So I will adjust the White Balance to cool the footage down in small steps until I find a setting that I like. I will try -5 to slightly cool the footage. It still looks a bit warm so let me try -10. It looks good now. And that’s it! Tower Bridge is now colour graded.