Pdplayer Features

Supported Operating Systems

  • • Windows XP SP2, Vista, and 7, 32 and 64 bit
  • • Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • • Fedora Core 10 or compatible, CentOS 5 or compatible

Viewing Sequences

  • • Multiple ways to open a sequence: double click, Open With » Pdplayer, drag and drop, copy and paste, File » Add Layer, File » Add Recent
  • • Industry standard file format support including EXR, HDR, DPX, CIN, TGA, SGI, IFF, PIC, VRIMG and more
  • • RED R3D support
  • • Variable framerate playback
  • • Horizontal and vertical flip
  • • Depth channel
  • • Viewing a single channel
  • • Global zoom, pan and pixel aspect
  • • Mask and safe area
  • • Timecode/frame indicator modes
  • • Locating a frame in Explorer/Finder

Stereoscopic Playback

  • • Option to detect matching footage and automatically build a stereoscopic composition
  • • Anaglyph, interlaced and checkerboard output
  • • Support for stereoscopic EXR (SXR) files

Image Layers and Channels

  • • Support for EXR and VRIMG image layers
  • • Per-layer image channel support including alpha, luma and depth

Color

  • • Support for 1D and 3D lookup tables (LUT)
  • • Exposure and soft clip controls for high dynamic range images
  • • Color controls including lift, gamma, gain, brightness, contrast, hue and saturation
  • • Adjustment Layer

Comparing Sequences

  • • Toggle upper layer (V)
  • • Difference blend
  • • Side by side (Ctrl+Shift+Left, Right)
  • • Layer crop rectangle (can approximate A/B split)

Layers

  • • Layered sequence playback
  • • Infinite workspace
  • • Global and per-layer aspect ratio
  • • Layer flip, scale, position and crop
  • • Layer blending modes including normal, add, multiply, screen and difference
  • • Alpha channel source
  • • Layer opacity, including fade in and fade out

Caching

  • • Layer-based cache
  • • Realtime interactions
  • • Full, half and quarter cache resolution
  • • Preloading layers
  • • Clear cache, Remove layer from cache
  • • Direct disk playback (Layer » Disable Caching)
  • • 64 bit (x64) version, not limited to 2 GB or 4 GB

Copy and Paste

  • • Copy/paste layer, frame, copy from/to explorer
  • • Clipboard Layer
  • • Copy/paste color corrections
  • • Copy layer to clipboard as Nuke script

Saving and Exporting

  • • Ability to save a composition
  • • Ability to save a frame, screen, mask
  • • Export composition or single layer as sequence or AVI/Quicktime movie

Annotation and Collaboration

  • • Brush Layer
  • • Brush Sequence Layer
  • • Text Layer
  • • E-mail frame/screen
  • • Built-in HTTP server for remote collaboration

Integration

  • • Framebuffer Layer
  • • Extensive command line support
  • • Export composition as After Effects .jsx, Nuke .nk, Pdplayer .pdpcmd
  • • Copy layer to clipboard as Nuke script

External Output (only available on Windows)

  • • Bluefish444
  • • Blackmagic Decklink, with alpha (key) output
  • • NewTek VT
  • • Firewire/IEEE1394
  • • Secondary/tertiary display
  • • AJA Kona (via DirectShow)

On-Set Grading and Monitoring

  • • Live video layer from any DirectShow video input (only available on Windows)
  • • Primary and secondary color key