OCIO Profiles & LUTs
Written by Louis Roberge
Updated over a week ago

OCIO Profiles

cineSync comes with a number of common OpenColorIO (OCIO) color profiles that can quickly be applied via the ‘Tools’ menu.

Please note: OCIO settings are not synchronized during a sync review, as the settings are display-dependent. However, each participant in a sync session could load the OCIO file independently.

All files added will have an sRGB Input apart from EXR files which will have linear Input. To quickly change an Input/Output for a file, simply select the required selection from the dropdown menus.

This will only be applied to the active file, which is not synchronized.

Other OCIO profiles can be loaded via the ‘Colour Grading’ window.

You can open the ‘Colour Grading’ window from the ‘Tools’ menu.

Image: OCIO section in the ‘Colour Grading’ menu

To load an OCIO profile, click ‘Select’ and navigate to the required profile.

All the elements will be greyed out for the OCIO file until the file is added.

Once you have selected the OCIO profile, it will define all the parameters. You can either select the Input / Output from the OCIO settings in the ‘Colour Grading’ window or again use the quick access dropdowns via the View menu, which are updated to list the selected OCIO options.

The profile is applied across all the files in the playlist.

Once the ‘Clear’ button has been clicked, the OCIO profile will be removed, and the drop-down menus via the Tools menu will re-list the color transforms that come with cineSync.

And If you would like to ‘Reset to Env’ (environment variables), there is also a button for that.


cineSync now also enables to load individual LUTs, in addition or separately to OCIO profiles.

The LUT section is located in the ‘Colour Grading’ menu under the OCIO section.

Image: LUT section in the ‘Colour Grading’ menu

To load a LUT Path, click ‘Select,’ navigate to the required profile and click ‘Open.’

Once you have selected the LUT, using the ‘Order’ drop-down menu, you can apply it ‘After’ or ‘Before’ OCIO profile.

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