A great alternative to hardware legalisers, perfect for file-based mastering.
Designed specifically for Avid Media Composer, this LUT legalises video levels to be broadcast safe. RGB and Luma are corrected to be within EBU-R103 gamut requirements.
Simple to set up!
Install LUT into Media Composer
Add the Colour LUT effect to the top track
Output master and pass QC!
Before vs After LegalLUTs
The Legaliser LUT is compatible with Media Composer v2018.1 to v2021.12, on Mac or PC.
The Legaliser LUT limits Luma between 0% and 100% and RGB components between 0mV and 700mV. This is very conservative legalising and is well within broadcasters’ tolerances.
Yes. All material passed through the Legaliser LUT will be within the EBU-R103 specification.
The Safe Color Limiter effect works, with the correct settings, but offers hard clipping only.
Soft clipping gives more visually pleasing results, retaining detail rather than simply clipping off any illegal values.
No. When using the LUT in Premiere Pro and FCPX, signals are clipped to the incorrect levels. The Legaliser LUT has been designed and tested specifically for Media Composer.
The LUT was made for all Media Composer HD formats. It will also work with any of the Media Composer project formats labelled ‘709’, including UHD and 4K SDR formats. HDR is not supported.
Using the Legaliser LUT in Media Composer is real-time. There is no need to render.
Yes. When the LUT is used in a project, Media Composer automatically creates a copy of the LUT and places it in the project folder. In a shared environment anyone can open a sequence with the LUT applied without having to install the LUT themselves.