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Instagram Filters for FCPX, Premiere Pro and After Effects

Show your inner hipster with these ‘vintage’ Instagram filters for FCP, Premiere, and After Effects.

Have you ever been scrolling through pictures of coffee foam on the Internet and thought “man I really wish I had a filter that could make my video footage look this cool”? Well you’re in luck because we’ve found some free downloadable Instagram filters for FCP, Motion, Premiere, and After Effects.

The filters are perfect for all kinds of footage including:

  • Feet at the beach
  • Clouds
  • Food
  • Tall buildings
  • Coffee foam
  • Airplane wings
  • Selfies
  • Sunsets
  • Anything you want to make instant ‘hipster’

Installing the Filters

The filters were created by Brent Pierce at CineBlur and are completely free. To download go to the link in Brent’s article.

For FCPX, Motion, and Premiere CC
1. Download and install LUT Buddy from Red Giant Software. It’s free.
2. Apply the effect “LUT Buddy” to your footage, click Options, then Import LUT, then choose which effect you would like.

For After Effects
Copy the corresponding “Instagram” presets folder into your application presets folder.(Applications/Adobe After Effects/Presets)
There are 2 different AE presets folders. One is for CS3-CS4, and the other is for CS5-CC.

For DaVinci Resolve
Place the LUT files in library/application support/blackmagic design/davinci resolve/LUT/CineSpace

Brent was also so kind as to create a video tutorial on how to use the Instagram filters.

These filters were first shared on Thanks for sharing Brent!

Have any other hipster filters we need to know about? Share in the comments below.

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  • vorno

    Unfortunately LUT Buddy is no longer free. :-(

    • DeonvanZyl

      Adobe Premiere CC as well as Final Cut X no longer need a third party “LUT buddy”

      • Marie

        Sooo how do I import these files to Final Cut Pro X? :)

  • Ces

    How do do this process with final cut pro X. I’m a complete beginner. Thanks.

  • GH

    To make this work with FCPX you can download LUT utility ( I’ve been using it for a few weeks now- Free trial, $29 for the program. Definitely worth it. Makes it really simple to import looks. I just used it to import these instagram filters. Works great!

  • luca

    Hey, thanks for the LUT Utility tip, works great! Could you help me with where to download instagram filters for it? Thank you!!

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