Koji is the world’s most accurate motion picture film emulation, developed with Dale Grahn, color timer for Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. Koji is now available as a software plugin called Koji Advance. We invite you to try it out.
Adobe Premiere (Mac only), Adobe After Effects (Mac only), Final Cut Pro X (Mac only).
When you apply Koji Advance to a video clip, it renders lightning-fast and does not slow down your machine.
For any film emulation to work, you need to start with an image that is properly white-balanced. With many modern digital cameras, this is more challenging than it ought to be. So Koji Advance comes with a powerful auto-white balance option. You might be surprised how often you use it.
Digital video formats are a bit of a mess. There are dozens of them, and they all work slightly differently. Koji Advance supports all major camera formats natively – whether your footage was shot on a Sony FS7, RED Dragon, Canon DSLR, or A7S, just choose your format and go. It just works.
In the course of developing Koji, we worked with nearly every major film lab in Hollywood, with Dale onsite to check LAD and oversee print quality at every stage. Most of the film stocks we used have since been discontinued. By painstakingly preserving the color response of these film stocks, we hope to maintain the beauty of film color for future filmmakers to use.
TJ exposes 35mm negative for Koji color tests
As color timer for Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola, and with hundreds of major film credits, Dale created much of the look of modern cinema. Dale leads the color team at Koji.