The guys from RadiantStar – the company that is making the 3Dfier DirectShow filter for realtime 2D to 3D video conversion have just released two new versions of the filter to compliment the already available one that was designed for 3D Vision owners. One is for Passive Polarized Displays like the ones found on Zalman Trimon 3D monitors and Acer Aspire 3D notebooks and the other one is for Anaglyph red-cyan glasses. These two are currently available only as demo versions for personal testing and still are not being sold like the 3D Vision version. Also for these two you don’t need to use a stereoscopic player, you can just use them with a normal video player that can load the required DirectShow filters like Media Player Classic for example. And with the Anaglyph red-cyan glasses demo version there is no time limitation on how long it will play so you can watch whole movies with it.
February 10th, 2010 · 5 Comments · 2D to 3D Conversion
January 26th, 2010 · 26 Comments · 2D to 3D Conversion
If you remember at the beginning of this year I’ve written hat the Taiwanese guys from the company RadiantStar are finally going to start selling the 3Dfier 2D to 3D realtime DirectShow transform filter and they just did that. As previously announced the price for a personal license for the filter is $25 USD and you can order through their website, they are using PayPal as a payment processor so you should not have trouble. You should know that the 3Dfier filter can transform 2D video to stereoscopic 3D in real time with the help of the 3D Vision Stereoscopic Player (version 1.5.2 or newer) or the Stereoscopic Player (version 1.5.4 or above). The filter has been made with the 3D Vision owners in mind although it can work for other stereoscopic 3D setups, but you should have in mind that on such you might not get the same effect. Also be warned that the 2D to 3D video conversion does not provide the same result and is not as good as a true 3D video shot in stereoscopic 3D format.
January 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · 2D to 3D Conversion
Good news for everyone that as tried and liked the 3Dfier DirectShow filter that is producing very good realtime 2D to 3D video conversion. We are going to have a version of the filter meant for 3D Vision – providing side by side stereo pairs from a single 2D video input to be used in either Nvidia’s 3D Vision Player or the Stereoscopic Player. This version should be available in the next few weeks with a price of $25, meanwhile if you still haven’t tried the demo version of the filter you should do so. There is a time limited 10 minute demos of the filter for both anaglyph and side by side conversion with the anaglyph version not looking as good as with the side by side one. You can also check my guides on how to use 3Dfier for: Impressive Realtime 2D to 3D Video Conversion for 3D Vision and Realtime 2D to Stereoscopic 3D Conversion from Live TV Source. Have in mind that the results you’ll get vary on a lot of factors and at the end you still won’t get as much as when playing back video that was shot in stereo 3D, but still with the lack of much 3D content so far this is worth trying.
Due to the recent intensive inquiries of purchasing end user version of 3Dfier for Stereoscopic Player, we are working on a side-by-side version that will be sold at the price of $25. This version is intended to work with Sterescopic Player only. We would start to take order in these weeks. Please bear with us a bit. Thanks very much for your interests in 3Dfier product and appreciate your patience with us. We hope to deliver to you the best converted 3D experience at most affordable price to help you extend the capabilities of the 3D display devices you have invested in.