News: Adobe SpeedGrade EOL, Replaced by Lumetri Panel
Adobe has announced that Speedgrade CC has reached end of life as of August 22, 2017. Lumetri color panel is expected to take it’s place.
Adobe states, “As of August 22, 2017 Adobe will be stopping all development for SpeedGrade CC. Users of SpeedGrade CC are encouraged to use the powerful, comprehensive Lumetri color tools inside Premiere Pro. You can export looks created in any version of SpeedGrade CC as .looks or as 3D LUTS. They continue to work in Premiere Pro CC 2017.”
If you have questions about the continued use of SpeedGrade, Adobe has an FAQ section posted at it's support site.
Bryant Frazer at Studio Daily explains a bit about the demise of Speedgrade. Here's an excerpt:
The move doesn’t actually come as a surprise. Since Adobe acquired SpeedGrade in 2011, customers had often complained that the software was difficult for non-colorists to use, but Adobe never seemed particularly dedicated to updating or streamlining SpeedGrade itself. Instead, it worked on integrating some of SpeedGrade’s color science in Premiere Pro’s editor-friendly Lumetri color panel. Support for round-tripping with SpeedGrade was removed from Premiere Pro last summer, and now the Lumetri panel is where Creative Cloud users are now expected to do all of their color work.
Posted by Kim Sternisha