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Online Streaming Stereo 3D Porn Still Almost Nowhere to be Found

August 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Other S3D Tech


It has been about a year since the adult website YouPorn (YouTube like video streaming website that offers free adult only video content) has introduced an anaglyph 3D section on their website that allowed the visitors to see some short example adult oriented 3D video clips. But in this year the website has not extended their 3D content for adults in any way – either by adding more video clips or by adding more viewing methods apart from the use of anaglyph 3D glasses with red cyan filters. It is not only YouPorn however, there a lot of other similar websites offering easy access to adult video content just like YouTube does with normal videos, but none of them has still taken on the 3D road like YouPorn has at least tried to do. And it is not like the users don’t have interest in adult oriented 3D video content, they do, but they prefer the more traditional way of getting it – by downloading the 3D videos to their computer and watching them locally. The reason for that is due to the fact that there are multiple methods of viewing 3D video online, depending on what kind of 3D-capable hardware you have and not all of these are still easily supported for watching directly through the browser. Even the Google owner YouTube still is not perfect with their 3D video support although they are doing quite good already and offer good support for most viewing methods. Another concern about watching streaming 3D videos on the user’s side is that you may not be able to get the best possible quality out of the streaming 3D video like you can do with a high-quality 3D video you’ve already downloaded.

And while streaming stereoscopic 3D porn videos may not yet have got their prime time, actually they are not even close to that, although in time this will probably happen, because the adult industry is turning more and more their attention to providing stereo 3D content for their audience. And as more and more users are getting 3D-capable HDTVs, 3D projectors, 3D laptops, 3D-enabled computers with 3D monitors, even 3D capable smartphones and 3D tablets there are more and more websites offering adult oriented 3D video and photo content. And while pretty much half of the websites offering 3D content for adults are still using anaglyph 3D as a delivery method, because it is easy to get a pair of red-cyan glasses and watch it without having to own a dedicated 3D display hardware, others are directly targeting higher quality 3D in Side by Side 3D format for owners of dedicated 3D display solutions. And with the recent big interest in 3D-enabled smartphones with autostereoscopic 3D displays not requiring the viewer to wear any kind of glasses, such as LG Optimus 3D and HTC EVO 3D, we are probably not far from getting mobile 3D porn content optimized especially for these devices too… and then for tablets as well as more of these devices become available with 3D screens.

A list of quality websites offering adult-rated stereoscopic 3D content:
For some high-quality Full HD stereoscopic 3D adult content featuring European models…
For hardcore stereo 3D sex movies available in multiple stereoscopic 3D formats…
Hardcore sex movies in stereo 3D format for anaglyph 3D glasses on any display…
To see what adult 3D movies is Penthouse already offering in the new stereo 3D format…
The Girls of MCN in anaglyph 3D, offering high-quality stereoscopic 3D erotic photos…
More stereoscopic 3D HD porn photos and 3D sex videos compatible with 3D Vision…
Here are some anaglyph stereoscopic 3D HD porn photos and 3D videos you can enjoy…
For some hardcore stereo 3D Full HD porn movies optimized for watching on 3D Vision…
Hot Asian girls nude stereoscopic 3D porn pictures and 3D sex movies (available in English)…

Note that the links above are intended for audience of 18 or more years old, so if you are younger or you find such content offensive, then you should not visit them as they are offering content of adult nature showing nudity and/or explicit sexual acts!

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Fraps Version 3.2.0 Has Been Released with Updated S3D Support

March 29th, 2010 · No Comments · General 3D News


As you probably know in the last few versions the program FRAPS has support for recording stereoscopic 3D videos for the owners of systems equipped with 3D Vision. But with the stereo 3D mode enabled when you hit the record key you can only record videos in stereoscopic 3D mode, if you want to record a 2D movie you need to disable the 3D Vision and then record again. This is not very convenient as because of that you might miss some important moment that you needed to record in the game while playing in S3D mode, but you actually don’t need the video to be in 3D mode. So in version 3.2.0 of FRAPS you can record 2D videos even while playing the game in stereo 3D mode, just for your convenience. Apart from that in the new version there is also an added loop recording function with 30 second buffer and some major optimizations were done for recording videos from DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 games.

To download and try the latest version of the FRAPS software version 3.2.0…

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Guide on How to use FRAPS for Recording Stereoscopic 3D Movies

December 8th, 2009 · 16 Comments · Other S3D Tech

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If you remember I’ve written when FRAPS version 3.0 was first introduced that among one of the exciting new features was the ability to record in-game stereoscopic 3D movies. This news was a very exciting one, with me hoping to see a lot of Stereoscopic 3D movies recorded and shared between the users of 3D Vision and possibly other stereoscopic 3D setups. Unfortunately this did not seem to happen as already a month has passed since and still the stereoscopic 3D in-game videos are kind of lacking or maybe nobody is sharing them…

One of the possible reasons that these videos are not appearing anywhere could be that they need some additional processing afterwards and then they need to be uploaded somewhere for everyone to have access to them. But more of an issue seems to be the fact that recording movies using FRAPS has always been a heavy task for the PC, especially if you don’t have a top-end system with a fast multicore CPU and a high-end video card. And with the increase of the resolution and the need to record video with double width the things are even harder for the computers, because you still need to be able to play the game while you are recording it. But when we add to the equation all the latest games that are quite demanding, especially if you want to play them with a lot of detail, then things become even more of a problem than before, so I’ve prepared some tips that might be useful for you should you decide to record such movie.

When you start FRAPS and go to the Movies tab you need to setup the program at first in order to get the best possible performance and quality, while still retaining playable framerate. First off you should use a second hard drive for saving the movies and not your system one where you probably also have the game you are playing installed. The video codec that FRAPS uses does not compress the video data a lot in order not to take up too much of the system’s resources and this is resulting in a larger file size, thus needing more free space and faster transfer speed. This is why you better use a second hard drive to avoid possible degradation of game performance if the game needs to read some data off the hard drive or the operating system needs some data accessed in the background.

AS for the Video Capture Settings you should select to record in 25 frames per second. This framerate is enough to have a smooth movement in most games while at the same time not requiring that much of resources as you get the in-game framerate synced to the chosen recording FPS when you activate it by pressing F9 (the default key). You should also record in the Full-size resolution instead of Half-size as the second needs to resample each frame to half the resolution in real time while you are recording and sometimes the resulting quality might not be what you expect. So instead of plying at a resolution of 1680×1050 pixels and recording the video in Half-size resolution you better lower the resolution to 1280×720 pixels and record in Full-size. This way what you see while playing the game will be recorded in the video an you won’t have to rely on the resampling to bring good enough results. Also playing in lower resolution lessens the burden on the video card and the CPU, though that when recording the video at Half-size resolution there is also less load on the system resources too. Another issue for when using Half-size is that you cannot achieve 720p output as the half resolution of 1680×1050 is actually 840×525 pixels, but you should also have in mind that recording at 25 frames per second on 720p resolution is still not an easy task for every PC, so you might even have to go to lower resolutions.

Sound capture is an option that you might not activate if you won’t be needing it, but that is ore like a personal preference and it does not bring a serious issue in terms of performance drop. Still it is recommended to use a Stereo mode for recording and not Multichanel one as the second choice might result in not being able to reach at least 25 fps. Not to mention that if you do some editing afterwards and not just recompress the video you migh have some trouble with the multichanel audio and most likely a lot of the people you share the video after that will be able to hear the audio in all its glory.

Regarding the CPU versus GPU requirements when playing games in stereoscopic 3D mode and want to record the game play in a movie things are quite interesting. The thing is that FRAPS need a lot of CPU power in order to compress the video in real time with the requested framerate, but at the same time the game also needs CPU power when you play it. This is why the faster the processor the better and having more cores is a good thing too especially if you share some of the cores exclusively for usage by the game and others by FRAPS using the Task Manager’s Affinity settings for the respective processes. The game on the other hand requires a lot of GPU power especially if being played in higher resolution and with maximum details and even more if you activate Anti-Aliasing mode. Also don’t forget that playing games in stereoscopic 3D introduces some additional load on the GPU and the resulting framerate is usually about 30-40% lower than what you can achieve normally without stereoscopic 3D mode active. You probably will notice that if you have lets say 60 frames while playing the game normally in Stereoscopic 3D when you activate the recording the framerate might drop to lets say 20 frames per second. This is not a problem for the video card, but is happening because of the big CPU load. And when you are playing in stereoscopic 3D at a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and recording the video your CPU will have to compress and record frames with the size of 2560×720 pixels as you actually get a side by side recording of a frame for the left and for the right eye. This can bring down to their knees even the top model processors, so yet again I’m reminding you that laying in lower resolution is better than using the Half-size video recording option. But because of this there is something you can do when playing the game at 1280×720 instead of 1680×1050… you can easily put the detail level to the maximum and even enable some AA filtering without noticing any framerate drop when recording the video as this usually increases significantly the load only on the GPU, but not on the CPU.

Feel free to share some tips that you might have, but I’ve missed mentioning above and of course you can post links to some of the stereoscopic 3D videos you’ve made with the help of FRAPS in the comments below…

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