Release: Chaos Player

Our friends at Chaos has given us a new release of Chaos Player!


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.


What's it used for?

Chaos Player can be used across a number of different industries producing animation output.

  • Visual effects in film & television

  • Advertising Automotive and product design

  • Architectural visualization

  • Motion graphics


What's the key benefits?

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

  • Smart. Newly rendered and updated frames are loaded instantly thanks to Chaos Player’s smart and efficient caching system.

  • Remote work. Broadcast and collaborate with your teams with intuitive markup and annotation tools.

  • Power. Create multi-layered compositions, playback and make changes in real-time.

  • Control. Composite, color grade and edit layers while playback is running.

  • Professional quality. Work seamlessly in high dynamic range and output to all industry standard formats.


About the release – what's new:

Now you'll get a new, in-house developed version of Chaos Player, 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...


  • A boost to speed and precision — Chaos Player comes with caching speed improvements, full color precision, as well as support for OpenColorIO v2.

  • A/B wipe compare — Compare up to four versions of a shot in playback. Swipe and zoom into the details to tech- check and help perfect your own and other people’s work.

  • Enhanced user interface — Stay focused with a new, neutral color theme. The interface now scales on HiDPI screens and offers you easy access to the tools you use most, plus a smoother full-screen experience.

  • Output formats extended with MP4 — Now you can export your compositions to one of the most commonly used video file formats — MP4.

  • Workspaces — Choose your workspace mode - Classic to unleash the full power of Chaos Player, or Playback to limit distractions and stay focused on reviewing your work or other people’s.


Want to know more about Chaos Player? Write to us and we'll tell you more!