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In Topic: Gopro Dual Hero 3D Thread

15 January 2016 - 08:09 AM

I don't have a 3D TV myself, but in my recent experience with 3D video uploading to Youtube, I used a friend of mine as a beta tester. One thing I discovered (reading on the web) is that the Youtube "this is a 3D video" checkbox needs to be unchecked for some 3D TVs to actually do their job of expanding and alternating frames. Sounds counterintuitive, but I confirmed this in my case. The problem is that this is an option which is set by the uploader, not the viewer... All this to warn you that, even though Barry's video is probably perfectly fine, your friend's TV might have some troubles recognizing it as such.

In Topic: Gopro Dual Hero 3D Thread

14 January 2016 - 08:30 AM

@trimix125: you will need to watch that specific video on a 3D TV. This will have its own glasses requirement depending on the technology used.

The simplest way to watch a "3D" video on Youtube, say on your computer, is when the video is exported in "anaglyph" mode (left image is red, right is blue+green). There you will have to use one of these cheap red/cyan glasses.

Another option is, for a side-by-side "unsqueezed" video, to use a Google cardboard device and your phone. But in this particular example, since the left and right views are squeezed in order to fit into the HD format (they are then expanded and alternated by a 3D TV), trying to watch it with a Google cardboard device would result in... a squeezed aspect ratio. Not very enjoyable in my experience.

Unfortunately, Youtube doesn't convert videos from one format to another anymore (I guess it turned out to be too taxing on their servers), which makes exporting the different versions of a video and uploading them quite painstaking.