This page provides an overview of the file formats supported by Chaos Player.
Video file formats
|MP4||Chaos Player reads any MP4 file supported by FFMPEG. MP4 output always encodes H264 - MPEG-4 AVC files without audio.|
|AIVF||Chaos Player's proprietary audio-video format.|
|AVI||Microsoft Audio Video Interleaved format is supported as read-only. Chaos Player does not support writing to .avi files.|
|WEBM||WebM is an audio-visual media format. Note that rendering to WebM will not encode audio.|
|WMV||Microsoft's Windows Media Video format. Note that rendering to WMV will not encode audio.|
|MOV||The QuickTime video file format is supported as read-only. Chaos Player does not support writing to .mov files.|
|YUV||The digital, color-difference component video picture format is supported as read-only.|
Video file formats are a convenient way to render your Chaos Player composition to.
However, video file playback may be slow and it is recommended to use Chaos Player for image sequence playback.
Image file formats
|OpenEXR||Chaos Player supports Multi-channel and multi-part OpenEXR images as inputs. Chaos Player only supports writing to single-channel EXR files.|
|VRIMG||Chaos V-Ray's proprietary image format is supported as read-only.|
|PNG||The Portable Network Graphics format.|
|JPEG||The Joint Photographic Experts Group digital image file interchange format.|
|TIFF||The Tagged Image File Format.|
|TGA||The Truevision TARGA raster graphics format.|
|SGI||The Silicon Graphics Image format for raster graphics.|
|CIN||The Kodak Cineon digital film format is supported as read-only.|
|DPX||The Digital Picture Exchange format, extended from CIN.|
|BMP||Microsoft's Bitmap image files are supported as read-only.|
|DDS||Microsoft's Direct Draw Surface format is only supported as read-only.|
|HDR||Radiance HDR image files are supported as read-only.|
|PIC||The PICtor raster image format is supported as read-only.|
|PSD||Chaos Player flattens all layers when reading Adobe's Photoshop Document format. This format is supported as read-only.|
|RLA||The Wavefront RLA raster image format is supported as read-only.|
|RPF||The Raster Product Format is supported as read-only.|
|TX/TEX||Tiled mip-mapped .tx/.tex TIFF files are supported as read-only.|
VRIMG is a Chaos proprietary file format used by the V-Ray Frame Buffer (VFB) to store the rendered image incrementally (bucket by bucket) while rendering in full floating-point format, with all available render elements. It is used as a render output but it is not recommended to use it as a texture file format. VRIMG contains metadata, i.e. render statistics. It supports dynamic bucket size.
VRIMG can be saved just as any other image format – it can either be the render output format or it can be saved from the VFB.
Audio file formats
|WAV||IBM and Microsoft's Waveform Audio File Format can be used to extract the audio from a video file or replace the audio track in composition.|
Project interoperability formats
|NK||The Foundry Nuke scene script format. Chaos Player can export its composition to a Nuke script.|
|JSX||Adobe's After Effects project format. Chaos Player can export its composition to After Effects.|
Project composition formats
|CHPCOMP||Chaos Player's composition contains every brush or text mark-up, and every cut, edit, color correction etc. made in a Chaos Player session.|
|CHPCMD||Chaos Player's Command-Line file can be used to automate any operation in Chaos Player. Read more about command-line support.|