cineSync Play is an installed application, which is available at It is available for Mac, Windows and Linux and requires no license file or account details - it can simply be installed and used right away.

cineSync Play is a desktop player for image sequences, video, still and PDFs. It supports a wide variety of formats, including high resolution, high frame rate video, and high quality image sequences.

cineSync Play is currently in beta, and will have several updates during the beta period, which is expected to run for around six months to early/mid 2022.

Loading media

Media can be added in a few different ways - drag and drop, browsing for local files, or adding from ftrack.

Drag and drop

To add files via drag and drop, simply select the file in your file system and drop it on the cineSync Play interface. For image sequences, you simply need to add the first file of the sequence (not the folder).

Local media

To browse your local file system, either choose Add Local File from the onscreen playlist..

...or choose Add Media from the Playlist menu

ftrack media

If you have access to an ftrack account, you can also browse your ftrack instance for files, again either via the onscreen playlist, or via the ftrack menu

When adding files via ftrack, you will be presented with a file picker that will allow you to search all ftrack projects and add any available versions


Playback controls are in the main player interface, or via shortcut keys - the space bar will play and pause, while the J, K and L keys can be used for reverse, stop and forward. Pressing the J and L keys multiple times will allow for 2x, 4x 8x and 16x speed playback.

Loop playback can be toggled on and off, either by using the loop button to the side of the play controls, using the Loop function in the Navigate menu, or by using the shortcut ⌘L.

In and out points can be set to define the start and end of a looped section - again, this can be set in the Navigate menu, or via the shortcut keys I (set In point), O (set Out point) and C (Clear in/out points)

Timecode and frame counter

The counter can be switch from frames to time to timecode at any time.

Timecode can be offset in either relative or absolute terms using the Set Offset function.

Annotation tools

The annotation tools can be found in the main interface, and include pencil, arrow, circle, rectangle and eraser. The pencil is enabled by default when you first start launch cineSync Play.

The annotation tools section also includes selectors for line thickness and colour.


Ghosting allows drawings to be seen over multiple frames, both before and after the frame on which the annotation is made, allowing user to sketch the path of an object, or to indicate movement over time. The Ghosting controls are available under the Tools menu.

Planned continuous development (Roadmap)

Please visit for information on the planned development.

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