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Pdplayer is a professional image sequence player and viewer for the 3D, CG and VFX industry, created by Asynthetic and distributed by Chaos Software. It supports most industry standard file formats including EXR, HDR, DPX, CIN, R3D, TGA, SGI, IFF, PIC and VRIMG. Multiple layers can be color-corrected and composed together in real time.

Pdplayer is feature rich, fast and lightweight. It starts quickly and flips through frames with ease.









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Work seamlessly in high dynamic range and output to industry standard formats.

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Create multi-layered compositions and make changes in real-time.

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Designed for fast, smooth playback of high resolution image sequences.

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Collaborate across remote teams with intuitive markup & annotation tools.

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Adjust and grade colors on individual layers or adjustment layers. Apply 3D LUTs for color accurate workflows.

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Flexible command-line and scripting controls to integrate into any pipeline.



What's new in Pdplayer




Metadata Viewer

Metadata Viewer

Displays data such as camera FOV, aperture and focal length for DPX and EXR files. (Hotkey M)

Multipart EXR

Multipart EXR

Faster to load and display than multichannel EXRs, and much faster when working with many render elements.


Improved OpenEXR support

Now supporting OpenEXR 2.2.0 with DWAA and DWAB compression.

side-by-side stereo

Side-by-side stereo

View and playback side-by-side stereoscopic images.

4k playback

Optimized 4K playback

Introducing a proprietary new intermediate .aivf format for multicore disk playback of 4K footage.



Key Features



Възпроизвеждане във висока резолюция

High resolution playback

Work with HD, 2K and 4K resolutions in real-time.

Последователно възпроизвеждане на слоеве

Layered sequences

Create sequences with an unlimited number of layers, arranged on an infinite workspace.

Бързо съчетаване

Quick composites

Composite layers quickly and easily in Pdplayer and export to Adobe After Effects or the The Foundry's NUKE for final output.

Бързо коригиране на цветовете

Quick color corrects

Fine tune exposure, color balance, and layer blending modes quickly and easily. Add an Adjustment Layer to apply corrections to multiple layers.

Висок динамичен диапазон (HDR)

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Preserve super bright image details using industry standard 32-bit file formats – OpenEXR, HDR, RLA/RPF, TIFF, DPX and CIN.


Lookup Tables

Apply 3D LUTs for accurate color playback.

Многоканални OPENXR-и

Multichannel OPENXRs

Extract and composite layers from multichannel OpenEXR and VRIMG files.

Стереоскопично възпроизвеждане

Stereoscopic playback

View anaglyph and interlaced stereo sequences. Automatically create stereo compositions from detected footage.

Моментна манипулация и сортиране

On-set keying and grading

Key, composite and grade live on set and in real time.

Извеждане на образа към външни монитори за наблюдение

Broadcast monitor output

View sequences on external devices like Bluefish444, NewTek VT, and Blackmagic Decklink.

RED® R3D support

Work directly with REDCODE RAW R3D files – the proprietary format used by RED digital cinema cameras.

Pipeline integration

Integrate Pdplayer seamlessly into your pipeline with its extensive command-line and scripting support.


Markup frames and sequences and share with others working remotely.


Export layers and compositions as image sequences or Quicktime/ AVI movies.



For more information visit Chaos Group website

System requirements


Operating Systems


  • Microsoft®  Windows® 7, 8, and 10 (64-bit only)
  • Linux® CentOS 6.5 and newer or compatible (64-bit only)
  • Apple®  Mac OS® X 10.7 and higher (64-bit only)
Hardware Intel® Pentium® IV or compatible processor with SSE3 support (64-bit)