Pdplayer News

Pdplayer 1.0.7.5 has been released
20.03.2014

Pdplayer 1.0.7.5 has been released. It adds EXR and DPX export, support for RGBA .vrimg channels generated by V-Ray 3.0, support for deep OpenEXR images, improved dynamic range of EXR, .vrimg, IEEE float TIFF images, improved cache playback, improved color controls, and other minor enhancements.

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Pdplayer 1.0.6.35 has been released
03.04.2013

Pdplayer 1.0.6.35 has been released, featuring significantly improved Quicktime support under Linux and various other enhancements.

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Pdplayer 1.0.6.25 has been released
21.11.2012

Pdplayer 1.0.6.25 has been released. It adds support for Quicktime in Pdplayer 64 under Windows and Mac OS X, audio support under Mac OS X and Linux, support for RED Epic and Scarlet via RED SDK 4.3, support for Quicktime files under Linux via libquicktime, support for DNG files under Windows, improved Nuke integration, support for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion), support for CentOS 5, and numerous other improvements.

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Pdplayer 1.0.5.21 has been released
15.06.2011

Pdplayer 1.0.5.21 has been released. It adds improved and cross-platform Nuke flipbook integration (with support for Nuke 6.2), AJA Kona support on Windows via DirectShow, trial versions for Mac and Linux and numerous other minor improvements.

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Pdplayer 1.0.5.9 has been released, with support for Mac OS X and Linux
20.09.2010

Pdplayer 1.0.5.9 has been released. This version adds support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Fedora Core 10 or compatible Linux distributions.

The Mac and Linux builds use the same licensing system as the Windows build. Existing customers who already have a license server with available floating licenses can download and use a Mac or Linux build straight away.

Please note that the following features are not supported under Mac OS X and Linux:

  • Audio output;
  • External device output;
  • Live video layers;
  • The --attach command line option;
  • Watch for New Frames;
  • Frame buffer (shared memory) layers;
  • HTTP server;
  • AVI, MOV and other types of movies (except R3D) on Linux.

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The Mac OS X and Linux beta period has ended
20.08.2010

We are no longer accepting applications for the Mac OS X and Linux Pdplayer beta. We thank all the beta testers for their time and feedback. Expect a release soon.

Pdplayer for Mac OS X is now in beta
01.06.2010

The Mac OS X version of Pdplayer has entered beta. It supports OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard). To apply, please e-mail us at pdplayer@chaosgroup.com.

Pdplayer for Linux is now in beta
12.04.2010

To apply for the beta, e-mail us at pdplayer@chaosgroup.com.

Pdplayer 1.0.4.17 released, with an updated manual
19.03.2010

The most significant addition in this minor update is that the manual has been updated to cover the new 1.0.4 features.

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Pdplayer reviewed by Torgeir Holm
15.03.2010

Torgeir Holm has reviewed Pdplayer at vray.info.

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Pdplayer 1.0.4 has been released
01.03.2010

Pdplayer 1.0.4 features improved audio support, dynamically updated text fields for burn-ins, improved 3D LUT precision, RED SDK 3.0, improved Nuke flipbook integration with stereo support, and various minor improvements.

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Pdplayer and V-Ray bundles from Chaos Software; hardware licensing available
04.12.2009

In a holiday promotion that runs till 15.01.2010, Chaos Software offers V-Ray and Pdplayer bundles that allow savings of up to $333 or 218 EUR.

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Pdplayer now offers hardware (dongle) licensing. Existing V-Ray customers can add a Pdplayer license to their dongle.

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Pdplayer 1.0.3.9 has been released
06.10.2009

This update uses the new RED SDK 2.3, re-enables the R3D color controls in the 64 bit version and enables embedded frame number, timecode, and edge code indicators for R3D files.

See what's new in 1.0.3 »
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Pdplayer 1.0.3.8 has been released
28.09.2009

This new release adds support for RED R3D files, secondary monitor as an external output device, and alpha (key) output on Decklink cards.

See what's new in 1.0.3 »
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Volume discounts are now available
05.08.2009

Volume discounts are now available from the online store. The price for 5 to 9 licenses is now 200 EUR per license. Buyers of 10 to 19 licenses pay 175 EUR. 20 licenses or more cost 150 EUR each, a saving of 40%.

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Pdplayer 1.0.2.17 has been released
01.07.2009

This minor update adds two more stereoscopic modes, green/magenta anaglyph and checkerboard. The trial versions are now available from the download area.

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Pdplayer 1.0.2 has been released
11.06.2009

This new free upgrade adds support for stereoscopic playback, EXR and VRIMG image layers, versioned footage, layer fade in/out and various minor improvements.

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A depth fog sample composition has been added
01.06.2009

The download area has been updated with a sample composition demonstrating how to use the Alpha Source feature of Pdplayer to achieve a depth fog effect.

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A new video, Pdplayer and LightWave Workflows, has been posted
25.05.2009

The download area has been updated with a new video demonstrating how to use Pdplayer with LightWave. It covers the topics of:

  • Using Pdplayer as a LightWave render display
  • Sending renders to Pdplayer from the Image Viewer
  • Monitoring a render in progress via the RenderToPdplayer script

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Blackmagic Decklink is now supported under Pdplayer 64
22.05.2009

Version 7.1 of Blackmagic Design's Decklink drivers now contains support for 64 bit DirectShow applications. Decklink output now works under Pdplayer 64.

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A V-Ray render elements sample composition has been added
14.05.2009

The download area has been updated with a sample composition demonstrating how to reconstruct a V-Ray rendered image from its elements.

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A Lightwave render elements sample composition has been added
11.05.2009

The download area has been updated with a sample composition demonstrating how to reconstruct a Lightwave-rendered image from its elements and apply color corrections to the element layers to achieve a different look without re-rendering.

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New sample composition available for download
24.04.2009

The download area has been updated with a sample composition demonstrating how to build an interlaced stereoscopic image with Pdplayer.

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New video tutorial, sample compositions available for download
21.04.2009

The download area has been updated with one new color key video tutorial and three sample compositions.

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Pdplayer 1.0.1.36 has been released
31.03.2009

This new release adds support for 3D lookup tables (LUTs), live video layers, realtime color keying, improved integration with Lightwave, support for Softimage PIC images and various minor improvements.

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Pdplayer 1.0.1.28 has been released
03.01.2009

Pdplayer now supports text layers. Use Edit » New Text Layer to insert a text layer, and the Text tab of the property panel to change the attributes of the text.

This release also handles files with '#' in the name, such as img#001.tga, and allows for TIFF as an export format.

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Pdplayer video tutorials are available for download
29.12.2008

Chris Nichols's Pdplayer video tutorials have been made available by Chaos Software. The videos are in AVI format and use TechSmith's Screen Capture Codec (TSCC).

To download, you need to have an account on Chaos Software's website (registration is free). Log in and go to the downloads, then choose the Documentation section. In addition to the videos, you will also be able to download the Pdplayer manual in PDF format. Trial versions of the software can be found in the Pdplayer section.

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Pdplayer 1.0.1.25 has been released
05.12.2008

This is primarily a maintenance release. It fixes several issues identified by our users, such as incorrect alpha for 16 bit TIFF images, problems with the audio playback when multiple audio layers are present, and more. One notable new feature is the ability to copy and paste layers and color corrections, even from one Pdplayer instance to another.

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Pdplayer 1.0.1.17 has been released
04.11.2008

This version adds support for V-Ray .vrimg images and 1D look-up tables (LUT); the frame indicator now has four more settings: frame from name, embedded frame number, embedded time code, and embedded egde/key code. It also contains various mask and command line improvements.

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Pdplayer 1.0.1.10 has been released
18.10.2008

This release improves significantly the network load speed for TGA, SGI and JPEG images and has better RPF depth channel range estimation. The included menu.py Nuke integration script now works on Win64 and with Nuke 5.1.

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Pdplayer has been released
12.10.2008

Asynthetic and Chaos Software announced the immediate availability of Pdplayer.

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