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Movavi Video Converter 3D for 2D to 3D Video Autoconversion

February 19th, 2011 · 10 Comments · 2D to 3D Conversion

Movavi Video Converter 3D is another commercial software that allows easy 2D to 3D video conversion with Side by Side output as well as multiple anaglyph formats. The software uses the same easy and familiar simple autoconversion techniques relying on frame offsetting and deformation in order to produce the illusion of real depth in a 2D video. The software is commercial, but you can download a free trial version and test it for 30 days, the trial just inserts annoying text over the converted video, but it should not be a problem when just evaluating the software. The software offers multiple video containers and compression formats and has predefined output profiles for multiple mobile devices, but is useful for outputting in anaglyph format only. The Side by Side outputted converted to 3D videos can be opened and watched with the 3D Vision Video Player for example…

You also get GPU accelerated conversion to speed up the process if you have the compatible hardware, like an Nvidia-based GPU and even Multi-GPU configurations are apparently supported for even faster CUDA acceleration. The 2D to 3D conversion process is user controllable through three different sliders: 3D depth, 3D Shift and Perspective, but these don’t have very precise numbering system to give you information on the settings you are using. These setting are the ones that control how the frame gets deformed or the offset for the frames for the left and right eye and unfortunately there are no some recommended settings that can help you get better results, it is only up to you to find the best settings that work for the specific video.

Another thing that I’m not too happy about the software, especially considering it is a commercial solution, is that there is no some sort of scene detection to adjust the left/right frame offsetting used to simulate the Pulfrich effect. As a result when you have scene changes in the video that you’ve converted that are done via cuts and some transition effects you may get uncomfortable feeling when watching the converted video. And considering that the Movavi Video Converter 3D Personal license is priced at $74.99 USD (although there are occasional promotions running for lower prices), the lack of some small, but important features to differentiate the commercial from the freely available 2D to 3D autoconversion solutions is not acceptable. Still, if you are interested in the software, then you are welcome to try it out and share your comments about it below.

To download the trial version of the Video Converter 3D software…

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kingsmeadow // Feb 20, 2011 at 11:34

    I gave this a try with a short video clip and it was absolutely awful !!

    I have been experimenting with 3D for about 30 years and I am a firm believer that it’s up to the experts to convert, if at all.

    I like genuine 3D as captured…

  • 2 ken // Feb 20, 2011 at 19:21

    It needs numbers in its adjusters.
    There are few low end software 2d video to 3d converters, and this is the best one yet.
    roxio videowave 2011 also does 2d to 3d coversion, but much worse.

  • 3 Drew // Feb 20, 2011 at 23:54

    I tried this… terrible results no matter what clip I threw at it…abysmal… jumped between cross eye and parallel…even withint itself…areas that are in the foreground flip to background…how could this be considered reliable software? Rip!

    Thanks for the info though! I do love trying new apps

  • 4 kingsmeadow // Feb 22, 2011 at 11:25

    If you want to try something that really works,,,try PowerDvd 10.

    It’s not brilliant but shows good 3D effect. And in real time !

  • 5 BishopLord // Feb 22, 2011 at 12:05

    I tried it the other day and after unsuccessfully converting youtube videos, I tried a 720p video and was blown away! I immediately bought a license so I could start converting videos without the water mark. Thankfully it was on sale for $49 this weekend and i checked it an hour ago and it’s still on sale. It was supposed to expire on 02/20/10.

    I’ve recently upgraded to a GTX460 card and shortly after I found out about CUDA. I tell you what, CUDA is a God-send for video converting. It only takes seconds to convert a 20mb file instead of a couple minutes without (and that’s with a Q9300 overclocked to 3.08mhz and 8gb of ram). Just imagine how much faster it would be if you had the new i5/i7 2010 chip.

    Click my name above or this link below to check out my 3D video examples I made with Movavi.


  • 6 3D Studio Store // May 29, 2011 at 05:35

    Excellent software. For best 3d results use the following setting:

    3D depth: 0
    3D Shift: 211
    Perspective: 49

    My videos using movavi

  • 7 khaled // Nov 6, 2011 at 18:46

    Hey, bishop, your videos are amazing, what setup do to you use with movavi to get such 3d effects?

  • 8 Dmitri // Nov 25, 2011 at 18:11

    I’d like to advice 3d video player. It’s free and fast.

  • 9 chandna // Jun 21, 2012 at 13:27

    No, there is noting to appreciate for this converter. They dont support,I think.They have best features but its very good for
    nothing without support
    I wanted to buy it but waiting for their support to respond

  • 10 chandna // Jun 21, 2012 at 13:58

    I just got a mail from them. I take back my comments that they dont have support.

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