Your fastest route from render to playback
Chaos Player is a professional image sequence player designed for fast and smooth playback of high-resolution image sequences. It supports all industry-standard formats. With its smart and efficient caching system, Chaos Player helps users fast-forward their digital review workflow by allowing them to view their own or their team’s animation output in playback as soon as it’s rendered. Chaos Player is powered up for basic compositing, color grading, and editing in real-time — even while playback is running. It also offers tools for broadcasting and remote collaboration.
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Instantly load and playback newly rendered and updated frames.
Create multi-layered compositions and make changes in real-time.
Composite, color grade and edit layers while playback is running.
Broadcast and collaborate with your teams with intuitive markup & annotation tools.
Work seamlessly in high dynamic range and output to all industry-standard formats.
Chaos Player is Pdplayer’s successor — a professional image sequence player designed for fast and smooth playback. Artists and supervisors can use it to review their own or their team’s animation output in playback right after rendering finishes. This release brings users a new, in-house developed new version of the product, which comes with a number of exciting features and enhancements, including a speed boost, full color precision, an all-new feature that enables artists and supervisors to compare different versions of a shot and do tech checks, an enhanced user interface, extended output formats, workspaces, plus more.
Chaos Player Key Features
Playback image sequences
Playback high-resolution image sequences quickly and efficiently with Chaos Player’s smart caching system. New and updated frames load instantly.
Layer multiple sequences for simultaneous playback. By stacking layers, you can composite, edit and cut, tech check, and more.
A/B Wipe Compare
Compare up to four versions of a shot in playback. Swipe and zoom into the details to tech-check and perfect your own and other people’s work.
Export to MP4
Export your cuts, edits, and compositions to MP4 videos or choose from a variety of image formats.
Composite layers quickly and easily in real-time while playback is running. Export to Adobe After Effects or Foundry’s Nuke for final output.
Quickly and easily fine-tune exposure, contrast, color balance, and layer blending modes in real-time while playback is running.
Edit and cut
Quickly arrange your shots, cut sequences, or add animated fade effects.
Broadcast and collaborate
Share previews of your animations on an HTTP server or directly on a broadcast monitor. Share ideas with your team by adding text and brush annotations.
Key and grade on set
Key, composite, and grade live on set and in real time.
Command line support
Seamlessly integrate Chaos Player into your pipeline with extensive command-line support.