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Topic # 57559 17-Feb-2010 13:52
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Hiya All,

This might be a silly question, but I am sure someone will be able to give me your thoughs. Do you think it is possible for current/pass movies that have not been filmed in 3D can be reproduced into a 3D format?

I mean they have recreated VHS films onto DVDs & then Blue Ray, or is it not that simple. Would they have to have filmed movie in 3D for it to be reproduced into 3D Blue Ray movie?

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  Reply # 300042 18-Feb-2010 09:36
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Not as simple as converting VHS to DVD - both are flat format 2D, so other than processing for image clarity and clearing up tape artifacts, not much needs to be done. Besides, many older movies were on 35 / 70 mm film stock, and was relatively easy to convert to digital.
Converting to 3D OTOH, requires much more work to give the illusion of depth - basically separating into layers - like a 8-layer sponge :-0)
http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/01/30/the-next-frontier-converting-2d-to-3d/

You can even to a pseudo 2D to 3D conversion for your own home movies and photos. A google search will bring plenty of hits.

You will need to make your own funny glasses though - there are two basic types - the red / green, and the amber / blue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereoscopy




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