How To: Upgrade Your 2D Movies to 3D



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This 3D Video Converter enables you:

Create 3D movie on your own with any normal 2D video in all popular formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, AVCHD MTS/M2TS etc. Still go to cinema for 3D entertainment? Why not do so at home?

Provide popular 3D outputs – you can convert 2D videos to 3D MKV, 3D MP4, 3D AVI, and 3D WMV. Whatever format your 3D player accepts, here you will definitely get it.



Making 3D videos out of your normal wedding footage is a cool idea! Hope you had lots of action scenes in it, so 3D effect will be more spectacular on them.

I did the same kind of conversion from regular video of my sister's birthday to 3D kind of blockbuster. Sister hired an event agency to organise her birthday event in a unique way that included racing, dancing, contests and lots of her friends involved. So it had lots of action moments and generally it was a magnificent party! To convert the footage I've shot there from 2D to 3D format I used 3D Video Converter. It's a good software to convert video to anaglyph 3D and I recommend it because of its simplicity and great quality of the output converted video.

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You may be able to convert a 2D image or video from a 2D file fomat to a 3D file format, but that will not produce a 3D image. If you're thinking you're seeing a 3D image, this is surely some kind of trick of the mind.

3D works because a "3D camera" is actually two cameras that view any scene from two different points the same way your eyes are spaced apart. When viewed with special glasses, you see a 3D image because these are actually two separate images, one created for each eye. A 2D movie or television show has only one image. The only way to make that image 3D would be to painstakingly alter the image with Photoshop or another image editing program. No script or automated process is going to successfully do this.

If someone whispers something in your right ear, you may faintly hear it with your left ear also, but if you made a recording of that and simply put the sound from your right ear into both ears, it's not stereo. It's just the right ear in both, a duplicate. Stereo only works because sound engineers got the idea to try to make sound positional the same way we use sight for depth perception.

Putting the same image in each eye isn't going to look 3D. This is also why someone with only one eye cannot see 3D films in 3D.

I'm actually very surprised that Meximum PC would bother to publish something so ridiculous, even on the web.

Grab some 3-D comic books with the red-blue or red-green glasses and check out the 3-D effects.




"You may be able to convert a 2D image or video from a 2D file format to a 3D file format, but that will not produce a 3D image. If you're thinking you're seeing a 3D image, this is surely some kind of trick of the mind."


Actually, no matter what method you use to create 3D imagery, what process, or how you arrive at your final 3D image result, as long as you are dealing with a 2D image, to perceive it as 3D involves tricking the brain. You may use expensive equipment, complicated algorithms or simple tricks to render your images. In the end, you still have 2-dimensional images, which lack any real depth, that your brain will interpret as having depth. To make your brain believe that it is seen depth will always, of necessity, involve tricking it.

So the argument is not whether or not the effect you are trying to achieve is a trick of the brain. Rather, it should be how convincingly your chosen method of tricking the brain does the job. Can you perceive space beyond the flat surface that your image is presented on? Are you ducking when the flying object comes your way? Is your brain accepting the trick as plausible? Are you enjoying it all?

If the answer is yes, then the goal has been achieved, no matter how you chose to trick the brain.

If you are satisfied with a simpler, easier, cheaper way of arriving at that goal, then more power to you.

If on the contrary, the simpler methods leave you wanting and you prefer to be more meticulous in arriving at your goal, then by all means, go the extra length.

But in the end, it is all a trick of the mind; it all comes down to tricking the brain.








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In my opnion we need not to shift from 2d into 3d yet because the very other thing that I had noticed is about the involvement of 3D techniques and films in present movies. Most of the new released movies are in 3D and people really like to watch movies that are of crystal clear sound and amazing picture that no other can offer rather 3D movies.



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I tried virtualDub, and did all the steps as described above.

But while opening the file in it showed Error: AVI Importer Filter Error: (Unknown)(80040154)

Plz help me out with the problem



3D as a technology is awesome, cause it enables us to watch flat videos/images in three dimensions like we could see them for real as the world around us. 3D TV is already quite popular, so the technology matures and soon we won't need glasses to watch 3D image and won't feel any discomfort accompanied with shutter glasses.That's what I think.

And as for the players or converters I personally use 3D Video Player (, cause I can instantly convert 2D video to 3D while I'm watching the movie. I just click on 3D button and the movie starts to playback in 3D. That's it. However need to put on anaglyph glasses every time to see the effect.



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Wannasoft 2D to 3D Video Converter is extremely easy to operate: new technology does not necessarily have to be complicated. The program supports the import of 2D-videos and others in formats Video-DVD, AVI, WMV, MP4, 3GP, MPG and TS, to mention only the most important. The program stores the converted 3D-videos in formats AVI, MPG, MP4 and WMV. It is possible to select from numerous target profiles. For example, the video resolution is automatically adjusted to the parameters for iPad, PlayStation PS3 or Xbox 360. When converting a large number of 2D-videos the batch mode is an option. This mode converts all videos of a list and saves user precious time.



Ok. This might sound crazy but i tried converting lords of the rings 1080p extended version in to 3d. It took me 44 hours to convert one movie. The quality of 3d was very good. But the problem was i got no sound and ofcourse that it took too long.. Can you tell any other program to convert the movies... Coz this one is just so freaking slow.. And thanks for the post... just playing the script does the job a lot of times.. watched dozens of movies that way.. but for hd movies.. we HAVE to convert.. damn..



   First of all let me just say that I love the 3D effect produced during stills. I started gaming with NVidia's 3D Vision kit and a 120Hz CRT about a year ago and loved it so much that I recently bought a 3D Ready 720p projector for about $800. The larger 120" projector screen definately produces much more imersive 3D than the CRT while maintaining vivid colors and decent contrast.

   I used this method to convert a 720p BluRay rip of Avatar and was blown away by the accuracy of this script in the still scenes, but the fast motion scenes just didn't look right so I opened the AVI in side-by-side mode to see both eye images simultaneously. To my dismay, the motion scenes are obviously out of sync, the left eye is one or two frames ahead of the right eye. The effect is most noticible during scene transitions and running or camera shake sequencenes, but not at all during stills.

   As the conversion process took over 8 hours to complete, I haven't had time to play with different settings too much but if anyone has any ideas as to the source of the problem, the AVI script, encoding settings or suggestions on how to fix it please post and I'll give it a shot with the shorter HD trailer.



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Anybody can tell me what you need to watch this way converted 3D movie? What kind of glasses? Anything else - 3D monitor? I'm not sure what to get.




I hope this 3D thing is just a short-term craze.  Unfortunately content providers are pushing it hard, because they know they can charge a premium for it without doing much more work.


The reason is that 3D doesn't work for me.  My eyes don't work together.  I don't have depth perception normally, so 3D movies can't work.  Thankfully Avatar used a polarizing strategy instead of red/cyan, because then at least I can sit there with the dumb glasses to watch a regular 2D movie (though not as bright as it should be).  But I still have to wear the dumb glasses.  And pay more for the ticket.


I'm not the only person for who 3D doesn't work, I've seen estimates in some articles that range from 10% at the low end to closer to 30%.



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I just got my 3D glasses in the mail.  the 3d conversion may show the red and cyan but it doesn't work at all with the glasses, the videos dont look 3d at all. i watched a video at "" which works very well with the glasses. i may need to adjust the settings in the avs file to work. is anyone else having problems with it not looking 3d. fyi, i used the Pixar BURN-E mini film and it doesn't look 3D, i guess i'll try some other videos, if that dont work then i'll be recoding the avs.



If the video on Youtube worked and looked 3D then it is most likely the method you are using to play back your own videos. Check the settings section and look around for the color setting. Try out different color combinations until it works. The most common is red/cyan, but all glasses are different.



This is awesome.  Gonna try this later.  I haven't tested my 3D Vision with any Stereoscopic 3D movies yet. Although a true S3D movie would be awesome.  I think so far only Transformers and the upcoming Avatar on blu-ray will be in full stereoscopic 3D.



May this script above work with MKV file? Anybody try it? :)) 



 The news is not good. When sitting closely to a 3D image on a small screen, a researcher found eye strain and nausea on about 50% of the users with GOOD quality 3D (7-10% in movies). Only NOW are all these 3D Maniac companies sponsoring his research. 

  The uptake of this will be the, err, upchuck of a lot of 3D wannabe watchers. Sounds like big TVs and long distance seating will be the best way to enjoy it for now. Forget about 3D on the computer screen.

BTW, both ATI and NVidia have a free way to display World of Warcraft, say, in 3D using red/blue glasses ( tried both cards, ATI is a bit better than NVidia). I dare you to try using them for more than 20 minutes though! 



The "LAME" link is messed up. It leads to "", it should lead to "". I blame Murphy just like the "Page Not Found!!!" says. I'm just joking, but seriuosly Alex could you fix this, or maybe someone else that has the ability to edit these pages. Also, nice article, I can now watch all of my videos in 3d. But I need to get some 3d glasses. cya



I don't understand how people could have disliked or walked out on Avatar. Not only were the effects and CGI awesome, but the whole story, message, plot was just wonderful! I am a CG artist by hobby, and after doing it for 2 years, I usually really notice what is CG in a movie, and the slight imperfections in some CGI. After watching Avatar I walked away amazed. Barely a flaw in it at all! It was freaking amazing!


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Took the wife and kids to see Avatar in 3d and the local IMAX theater and this was our very first ever IMAX visit and after seeing Avatar in 2D and then seeing it in 3D at IMAX I have to say I don't want to ever go to any other theater then IMAX. 

Avatar in IMAX 3D is just plain amazing. I was reaching out to grab at the bugs that were buzzing around just inches from my face. It was just wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy cool.

Also I think people are just taking the story and message way too seriously and personally. Come on it's just a movie. In fact I've seen this movie before. This is like alot of those old Cavalry and Indian wars movies. Dances with Wolves comes to mind when I think of this movie. This is science fiction and nothing else. It's just a story and has nothing to do with real life. Hell it's set in the distant future like 2154 for starters.

People are getting entirely too worked up over the story and plot of this film. It's not anti White. It's just a great story. If you get upset with this story you will probably take Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back personally as well. Get out of here already.

And unfortunately it's people from my party (the republican party) that are getting all upset. But here is one republican that just loves the movie. Hell I even cried at the end. LOL.. 



I would rather be able to see the lint on somebody's jacket than see the fuzzy garbage that is (most) 3D.


Avatar pulled it off well, but if 3D isn't done well its just terrible.




Now someone just needs to write an article explaining WHY someone would want to convert their movies into 3D...






3D sucks. I walked out on Avatar.



I Disagree, Avatar was amazing, and looked very real. You must have had a bad experience.



I really hope this 3D craze is just that. 3D gives me an instant headache. When they can do the 3D without the glasses I might try it again, but until then, I'll take 2D video please.

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