I am new to the world of LUTs and am just doing initial research on it in advance of doing some colour grading on a video project. I understand that LUTs are applied to either give a 709 look to footage recorded in log - OR to give a particular style.
My footage was shot on a humble Fugifilm hs10; so it's not log and I'll have to attempt to make it good good with the manual colour correcting tools (I'm using premiere pro CS6).
But if I want to apply a stylistic effect how do I go about that. When I visit websites which sell LUTS to give particular effects - eg rocket rooster, deluts, ground control - they all have luts for sale but they appear to be starting from a point of view of a log file - at least the footage always looks washed out like log files do.
Regardless of whether they're starting from log footage or not - my question is do I have to be starting from a particular point of view ( eg particular nominal values on the scopes for instance ) to achieve these stylistic effects - or are there any general guidelines for me to get my footage ready to apply one of these stylistic luts