UI Path: ||Pdplayer Menu|| > File
Add Layer – Opens the standard Open File dialog to select a file to be added as a new layer. See the Add Layer Dialog section below for options. After you have created layers, you can control them with the options on the Layer Menu and Timeline Area.
Add Recent – Shows a list of recently added files.
Export Composition as… – Exports composition as Adobe After Effects .jsx script, The Foundry Nuke .nk script or .pdpcmd command file. See About File Formats below for more information on the use of these files.
Execute Command File… – Executes the commands in a .pdpcmd file.
Save Layer as… – Saves the selected layer as a sequence or a still image with the original resolution and color correction applied. If the layer(s) contain audio, it will be preserved when saving with the MOV or AVI format.
Save Mask as Sequence… – Renders the work area with the current mask resolution as a sequence. All transformations and color corrections are applied. If the layer(s) contain audio, it will be preserved when saving with the MOV or AVI format.
E-mail Screen as JPEG – Emails a screenshot of the Pdplayer window in a .jpg format using the system’s default e-mail client.
E-mail Frame as PNG – Emails the current frame of the selected layer in a .png format using the system’s default e-mail client.
Exit – Exits Pdplayer.
Add Layer Dialog
When Add Layer... is selected from the menu, the following dialog and options become available:
Add as single image – To add a sequence of images as a layer, highlight the first image in the sequence and keep this option disabled. To add a single image as a layer, highlight the image and enable this option.
Position after the current layer – When enabled, this places the layer after the current one in the timeline.
Add other stereo view – When loading one part of a stereoscopic sequence, this option automatically adds the sequence for the other view. Pdplayer will recognize keywords in the path and file name to load the correct sequence. For example, the keyword left in the filename indicates the left view, and right for the right view.
When saving images and sequences, several options become available in the saving dialog.
Compression – Specifies the compression type. Options will vary depending on the format.
Quality – Specifies the quality of the compression.
Do not save alpha channel – When enabled, the alpha channel information will not be saved.
About File Formats
Pdplayer saves to two types of file formats:
The .pdpcomp format is a very simple text format with many potential uses: