The Easiest And Most Powerful Way For Filmmakers To Set Their Films Apart WITHOUT Struggling With Complicated Grading Buttons & Functions And Get The Cinematic Look
Color Grade with Cinema Grade
Cinema Grade is a modern color grading software built from the ground up that runs as a plugin inside of Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro X on the Mac. With Cinema Grade color grading at once becomes easier and faster by enabling direct on screen color grading, professionally guided colorist’s workflow and over 90 built-in Hollywood style color looks with realtime preview of your favorite LUTs.
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Smart Take on Getting a Big Budget Look
Hollywood Film Grades
Choose from over 60 "look" presets based on Hollywood films and organised based on the narrative of the story.
Color Grade In The Viewer
Make changes and fixes directly in the viewer with the industries' only simple point-and-click grading. It's as easy as painting or sketching.
Assisted Workflow
Be guided every step of the way from fixing shots, matching multiple shots together and applying a final 'look' grade.
No more wandering.
All your grading needs in one place.
Explore Features
We believe all photographers and indie filmmakers can be great colorists when armed with the right modern tools
Adjust Exposure & Contrast
Easily adjust exposure and contrast with click and drag up/down motions to increase or decrease exposure/contrast. Selectively adjust shadows, mids and highs based on where you click.
Auto White Balance
Achieve instant white balance with built-in auto tool. Color temperature can then be fine tuned by dragging up on the image to warm it up or down to cool it down.
Adjust Saturation
Easily adjust overall saturation with click and drag up/down motions to increase or decrease saturation. Selectively adjust saturation in shadows, mids and highs based on where you click.
Vector Tool
Easily perform secondary color corrections to change the hue, luma and saturation of specific colors or objects in a scene based on where you click.
Shot-to-Shot Matching
Easily tackle the difficult task of matching multiple shots together with the side-by-side viewer. Choose a ‘hero’ shot, add clips to the group and match all the shots in the group to the ‘hero.’
False Colors
Enable the ‘False Colors’ feature to see different luma values represented as different colors. “Red” is overexposed, “purple” too dark and skin should like in the “grey”, “green” and “pink” areas.
Realtime Previews of LUTs and Looks
Get realtime preview of LUTs as thumbnails and choose from over 90 built-in Hollywood film looks based on mood, location, time of day, genre or color scheme.
Look Transfer Tool
Easily match the color palette of your favorite image or film with the Look Transfer Tool. Simply import a screenshot or any reference frame then click “Match” use the color controls to fine-tune.
ACES Color Management
Easily get log images to a good base starting point using color science developed by the Academy. Simply choose your camera profile and the display you’re using.
Xrite Chart Support
If you incorporate one of the Xrite ColorChecker Video charts as apart of your video production let Cinema Grade perform auto exposure and color balance corrections.
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See It In Action
Watch a sneak peak of what Cinema Grade can do and how it takes productions to a whole new level
Around The World With Cinema Grade
See how others from around the world are using Cinema Grade to set themselves and their films apart
Paul Dames
Filmmaker, USA.
“This is a shout-out to Denver and the team! I grabbed a hold of Cinema Grade as soon as it was released. I used it for my Paris video and now my Iceland video. The workflow is very intuitive and saves a lot of time grading footage. Keep up the good work!”
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Thomas Khoch
Filmmaker, Germany.
“As promised I would like to share with you my latest project. This was grade all with Cinema Grade. I especially love the intuitive workflow with it. It is my new favorite go to tool for color grading.”
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Zujian Sun
Filmmaker, China.
“When the filming is completed the producer will ask for an internal trailer as soon as possible. I usually completed the first trailer in FCPX but with Cinema Grade it helped me speed up the color grade. Indi-filmmakers handle a lot of work and I can’t spend too much time on color.”
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Jay Worsley
Filmmaker, USA.
“Used Cinema Grade for this entire ad. This was all a one man gig so a little stressful and chaotic filming it and then turning it around so fast. Pretty please with how it looks but also how quickly I was able to grade this using Cinema Grade.”
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From newcomer to crushing in the color grade
Color Grading Academy for Cinema Grade
Taught By Denver Riddle
Colorist/CGC Founder
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Only for macOS
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Installation Guide
FAQs
What editing applications are supported?

Final Cut Pro X 10.4+
DaVinci Resolve 15*
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018+

We have tight integration with your project timeline via a plugin and all color changes are updated dynamically in your timeline.

What are the minimum system requirements?

Apple Mac 2011+
macOS High Sierra 10.13.x and later
OpenCL 1.2
* DaVinci Resolve 15 (NO SUPPORT for Mac App Store version)
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.x and later
Adobe Premiere Pro 12.1.x and later

How many computers can I install Cinema Grade on?

With each purchased license of Cinema Grade you can install on up to TWO computers e.g. one desktop and one laptop.

How can I upgrade my version of Cinema Grade?

If you're looking to upgrade to the Pro version, make Cinema Grade work with all three platforms, add the BONUS film presets/grain or subscribe to the Color Grading Academy click here for upgrade page.

General Questions
What are the minimum system requirements?

Apple Mac 2011+
macOS High Sierra 10.13.x and later
OpenCL 1.2
* DaVinci Resolve 15 (NO SUPPORT for Mac App Store version)
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.x and later
Adobe Premiere Pro 12.1.x and later

What editing applications are supported?

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 and Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 are supported by Cinema Grade. We have tight integration with your project timeline via a plugin and all color changes are updated dynamically in your timeline. All the features in the 'Final Grading' page are supported in DaVinci Resolve 15 as an OFX plugin.

How does the Trial work?

You are welcome to download and install a fully functioning trial version of Cinema Grade that works without a watermark for 7 days. After 7 days you can continue to evaluate Cinema Grade but there will be a watermark in your final render.

Is Cinema Grade available for Windows or Linux?

Due to MacOS technologies used in Cinema Grade development this does not support Windows and Linux OS.

What is the difference between Cinema Grade and Cinema Grade Pro?

With Cinema Grade Pro you get access to such features as the 3 step grading workflow that includes shot Matching with groups, ACES Color Science and X-Rite Chart Support. You can get the full list of options for comparison on the checkout pages.

I use Cinema Grade. How to upgrade to Pro version and get Add-ons?

Please visit Upgrade Page

How to update my Cinema Grade to the latest version?

To update your Cinema Grade to the latest version, please do the following:

  1. Open Cinema Grade
  2. In control menu click on Cinema Grade
  3. Click on 'Check for Updates'
  4. In case there is new update available, please update.
Commercial & License
Where I can find End User License Agreement?

You can find and read the Cinema Grade End User License Agreement during Cinema Grade Installation process.

What payment types do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. License activation code will be emailed you upon successful completion of payment.

How much does Cinema Grade cost?

The price for standard version of Cinema Grade is USD 69. The price for Pro version of Cinema Grade is USD 99. We also provide Cinema Grade Filmmaker package for USD 199 that grants the access to Color Grading Academy. All corresponding invoices are one time and you can use Cinema Grade for live with support for free.

How many seats are supported?

License Key is covering two machines by default.

Where can I request the Invoice?

Please send your request to [email protected] and your invoice will be sent to you shortly.

Do you provide Educational Pricing / Volume Discounts?

Sure, we provide Educational Pricing and Volume Discounts for Cinema Grade purchases. Please send your request to [email protected] and you will be requested to complete form to get corresponding discount.

Can I get an extra seat to my current License Key?

Sure, you can. Please send your request to [email protected] and we will send corresponding instructions to you.

Can I get the refund?

If you no longer desire to use Cinema Grade within 30 days of your purchase, please contact us at [email protected] and we will offer a full refund to you.

What is the valid period for my License?

With each purchase of Cinema Grade you get a perpetual non-expiring license to use Cinema Grade for life. License includes free maintenance and customer support for 1 year after the date of purchase.

My License key is lost. Any way to retrieve it?

License key was sent to you with payment confirmation when you purchased Cinema Grade. You can retrieve your license key using your Personal License Manager.

How can I change my email address in License Manager?

Please send your request to [email protected] with the following information:

  • Order ID applicable for your old email address.
  • Your Old email address.
  • New email address to set up.
We will handle your request and get back to you with confirmation shortly.

Is there a Money Back Guarantee?

If you don't like your experience for whatever reason within the first 30 days just send an email to [email protected] and we'll refund your money. We want you to be able to experience using Cinema Grade and advance your career completely risk-free.

Troubleshooting
Is Cinema Grade not showing in Effects after installing?

Please try to delete and install Cinema Grade one more time downloading pack here

Is Cinema Grade panel "Open controls" button not showing in inspector?

Please try to delete and install Cinema Grade one more time downloading pack here

The error "Failed to fetch preview" is coming up?

Please send us your feedback from Cinema Grade -> Help -> Feedback -> Send so we investigate the issue and get back to you with solution.

License Manager
Easily manage your License Key and supported devices