Direct-Link workflow between Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade is not supported from Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 (June 2016 release) onwards.
Adobe® SpeedGrade® is a color grading application that brings advanced color-grading capabilities to your footage. You can use the Direct Link workflow to open a Premiere Pro project directly in SpeedGrade and apply color grading. You can also use the Lumetri Looks browser in Premiere Pro to apply Lumetri looks to your sequences directly in Premiere Pro. Or you can export Premiere Pro sequences as EDLs that you can load into SpeedGrade.
The Direct Link workflow to provide a tighter and more efficient color grading workflow between Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade.
Using Direct Link, you can send or open a Premiere Pro project directly in SpeedGrade, apply color grading, and send it back to Premiere Pro. The Direct Link workflow eliminates the need to export and import projects, deal with interchange formats, or any kind of file conversions.
For detailed information, see Direct Link workflow between Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes the Lumetri™ Deep Color Engine that lets you apply .look files from SpeedGrade to your clips.
The Lumetri Looks browser in the Effects panel provides you a library of preset Lumetri looks. You can apply SpeedGrade color-correction layers and pre-made Lookup Tables (LUT) to your sequences without leaving the application. The Looks Browser also helps you locate and use exported .look files from SpeedGrade or LUTs from other systems.
The Lumetri effects within Premiere Pro are read-only, so you edit the color correction layers and LUTs in SpeedGrade. You can also save and open your Premiere sequences in SpeedGrade.
Video tutorial: Apply Lumetri color-correction effects to your sequences within Premiere Pro
You can export Premiere Pro sequences to SpeedGrade as edit decision lists (EDLs). You can link to your original sequence via exporting an EDL from Premiere Pro, and then importing it into SpeedGrade. To do so, follow these steps:
- In Premiere Pro, select the sequence in the Project panel or the Timeline.
- Choose File > Export > EDL
- Make adjustments to the EDL, choose a name, and destination, and then click OK. A CMX 3600 style EDL is created.
- In SpeedGrade, refresh the desktop, and then navigate to the EDL.
- Click the EDL. The edits are loaded into SpeedGrade.
- In the Reels section, you see the offline clips.
- In the sidebar, locate the original files.
- Choose > Sequences from folder and sub-tree from the Sequence Folder View menu. The material from the media folder appears.
- In the Reels section, click the Load from Desktop button. SpeedGrade conforms the material based on the information from the EDL.