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How to convert LUTs to ICC profiles for Capture One using fylm.ai

In this tutorial we'll learn how to convert a .cube LUT into an ICC profile you can use in Capture One. Additionally, we'll learn how you can convert any existing fylm.ai colour grade as an ICC profile and a Capture One style.

fylm.ai 2.0 features a Capture One ICC profile export and conversion option which allows you to turn any of your fylm.ai colour grades or 3rd party .cube LUTs into a Capture One style.


First, let’s explore how we can turn any of our fylm.ai colour grades into an ICC profile and subsequent Capture One style.

To begin, create a colour grade in fylm.ai.


Once you’re happy with the result, click on the Capture One Style export tab. Name your style and select your operating system, camera make and the type of images you’ll be working with in Capture One. If your camera is not listed, please select the Generic option. Then click on Export.


You’ll end up with a .zip file which contains your Capture One style and the corresponding ICC profile.


You can import your newly created style by using the Import option from the Styles tab in Capture One.


If you prefer more flexibility when it comes to organizing your styles, you can manually copy the style and the corresponding ICC profile into the Styles folder of Capture One on your hard drive.

If you’re on a macOS computer, with Finder as the active application, click on the Go menu, then click and hold the Alt or Option key on your keyboard. This will reveal the user’s Library folder.


With the Alt or Option key still pressed, click on the Library folder.


From here, navigate to Application Support > Capture One > Styles.

Copy and paste both your style and ICC profile to this folder. If you want to have your styles organized in subfolders, you can create as many subfolders as you would like inside the Styles folder.


If Capture One was open while you were copying the files, make sure to restart it so that the newly copied style shows in your Style tab in Capture One.

If you are on a Windows computer, copy and paste both your style and ICC profile to the following location:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\CaptureOne\Styles50

On Windows, the AppData folder is usually hidden so if you don’t see it, click on View Options and check the Show Hidden items option.


Please note, on Windows you will find both Styles and Styles50 folders. The correct folder to copy your style into is the Styles50 folder.


Make sure to select the appropriate operating system when exporting your Style from fylm.ai as Windows and macOS styles are not interchangeable.


Now, let’s see how we can convert any 3rd party LUT into an ICC profile and Capture One style, using fylm.ai.

First, we need to import our 3rd party LUT into fylm.ai using the custom LUT option.

The custom LUT option is available only after an image is loaded in fylm.ai and the Input and Output transforms have been selected, so make sure that you load an image in fylm.ai before you begin the process.

The underlying image will not affect the conversion of our LUT in any way, so don’t worry too much about the image that you load.

Now let’s add the Custom LUT tool.

Then, we’ll click on Manage LUTs and import a LUT we want to convert.


With the LUT uploaded to fylm.ai, we’ll close the LUTs management window and apply our LUT.


Make sure that you select the correct colour space for the LUT you’ve just imported, in this case – sRGB. This is very important as otherwise the LUT conversion will be incorrect. Every LUT has a colour space for which it was designed. In most cases this will be Rec709/sRGB.

Image showing the result of incorrect colour space selected for the imported LUT. The LUT is designed to work in sRGB colour space however, ACEScct colour space was selected.
Image showing the result of the correct colour space applied. The imported LUT is designed to work in sRGB colour space and sRGB is indeed selected on the left hand side.

From here, the export process is identical as previously described.

In this tutorial we learned how we can easily turn any of our fylm.ai colour grades or 3rd party .cube LUTs into an ICC profile and a Capture One style. These styles can be used in post production or tethered.

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