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How to convert 2D to 3D with 3D Video Converter
Two-dimensional movies are so 19th century. To really make an impression, it’s time to create in 3D. But what if you have a lot of video shot in 2D already, and you can’t afford the price of a 3D video camera? Not to worry, there are some great 2D to 3D converter programs available for download or purchase. Let’s take a look at the ten best.
Cyberlink is well known as the world’s favorite DVD player and screen capture software company. Now the company has a version of its software that utilizes what they call True Theater 3D. It allows users to save movies in formats compatible with 3D glasses, polarized TVs, and 3D and 3D ready TVs. It has the ability to detect the source if you have your TV connected, or you can adjust the settings to convert a disc to 3D during playback on your computer in real time. Want to view movies in Blu-Ray 3D? PowerDVD 14 Ultra can upconvert movies to Blu-Ray for compatible devices.
If you love 3D movies, Roxio is the program for you. This program can upconvert 2D to 3D for playback on 3D TVs, touchscreen computer monitors, polarized LCD monitors, and NVIDIA 3D glasses. It works with a wide variety of video cards and computer displays and it plays 3D movies and Blu-Ray discs, too. CinePlayer is capable of handling real time conversions. You can access bonus features, interactive content, and, if connected to the internet, online features, too. Video playback is clean and audio tracks have great sound. You can upload your own videos as well. The main screen is easy to navigate and use.
TotalMedia is a playback software as well as a 2D to 3D video converter. It is capable of playing Blu-Ray discs, and it upconverts a number of formats to 3D. Right now there are a lot of computer monitors and TVs that play 3D, but not every video player is capable of displaying 3D properly on them. TotalMedia supports polarized 3D LCD screens, 3D-ready HDTVs, NVIDIA 3D Vision, and AMD monitors. If you don’t have one of these, don’t worry, as this software, paired with the anaglyph red and blue glasses, can display 3D on a 2D monitor. You can also toggle between 2D and 3D during playback.
6. TriDef 3D
This program lets you do so much more in 3D than just watch movies. It works as a 2D to 3D video converter for a number of TVs and monitors. Even if you don’t have a 3D display, with the two-color glasses, you can still watch your movie in 3D. Plus, you can now game in 3D. That’s right! Some of the world’s most popular games like Call of Duty and the Sims are available in 3D. Want to see the world in 3D? You can with TriDef, because it incorporates Google Earth. Zoom in on your house and see it just like you would if you had a plane or a drone.
Just as the name implies, this program is designed to be a go-to 2D to 3D video converter. It can be used by professionals or patient amateurs alike. It supports a variety of formats, including .mp4 and WMV, and the ability to burn to disc for playback on a TV. However, it does not support mobile devices. It’s a fast software so you can finish your conversions quickly and efficiently. You are able to select an audio track if you are working on making your own videos. You can choose how to align the 3D for various devices from five styles available, including the familiar anaglyph, or blue and red style.
As the name implies, this is a conversion tool for your home movies or downloaded videos. It comes with a trial version so you can take it for a test drive and see if you like it or not. It works for Windows XP computers and newer. Your only choice for output is anaglyph (bicolor, usually red and blue) 3D. It has a user-friendly interface – just select the video or segment you want to convert and Ramka does the rest. You can save it in a variety of formats including .mp4, WMV, and AVI, plus it’s compatible with RealMedia and QuickTime.
This 2D to 3D video converter works a little differently than most programs. Old-school programmers will be familiar with the text-based format this open source software uses. But don’t let the lack of graphics fool you – AviSynth is packed with features for editing and video processing. Because it doesn’t use GUI, it doesn’t need to use any temp files, so editing with AviSynth is instantaneous. The text based layout is easy to navigate and easy to learn. Users can set up their own filters so they can create special effects and then duplicate them each time for a signature video look.
This program works by converting 2D videos to the anaglyph 3D format, and then it can be saved in one of a number of typical video formats, including DVD. You will need to have the blue/red or other two color glasses in order to see the 3D images. Axara also supports a variety of portable devices, including video-capable MP3 players, as well as video game consoles. It can also be used as a standard 2D video editor, too, that supports uploads to YouTube and Vimeo. Axara is also fast, and allows for multiple file conversions at the same time. The layout of the software is easy to use and clean to look at. Whether you are converting your own videos or ones you have downloaded, either way, you can see them in stunning 3D.
This program works to convert your 2D movies to 3D using anaglyph or stereoscope, and you can reformat if your playback monitor or TV is a different type, or revert to 2D if need be. It’s a decent speed converter, but some formats are faster than others. You are able to save to the most common video types and you can use most common formats for input, too. It’s available in several languages, including Chinese and English. 4Media only works on Windows machines from XP through Windows 7, and its other drawback is it only gives you a three minute long conversion trial period.