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MVC to AVI 3D Video Converter Software by Peter Wimmer

May 31st, 2011 · 7 Comments · Other S3D Tech

Peter Wimmer, the author of the Stereoscopic Player, has released another interesting and useful 3D tool, namely the MVC to AVI Converter that can convert MPEG Transport Stream files (*.mts and *.ssif) as well as MP4 files (*.mp4) that use the new H.264 MVC codec used in Blu-ray 3D discs as well as some consumer 3D camcorders into AVI files with different compression. The idea of the converter is that it can easily convert the still hardly supported by any editors H.264 MVC 3D video files into a format that is widely accepted and can be easily used. Have in mind that this tool is not a Blu-ray 3D ripper and it will not remove any content protection that might be applied to a Blu-ray 3D media, the software is targeted more for users of 3D cameras that record in the MVC 3D format.

The Multi-view-coding (MVC) H.264 encoding format is slowly starting to get adopted by more devices and software, but still working with 3D video files in it can be a real pain. So with the help of the MVC to AVI Converter you can get two separate AVI files, one for the left and one for the right eye as well as the original or PCM decompressed audio in the left video file that you can easily import in your favorite video editor or further process to make them in Side by Side format for example. The tool supports different codecs that you have installed on your system for the video compression, so you have some flexibility.

Have in mind that the MVC to AVI Converter is a commercial software, but you can download a free trial version to try, it however places a watermark on the outputted video, so it is just for testing, before deciding if you need it. A private non-commercial license will cost you 19 Euro (~27 USD) and for a commercial license for the software you will have to pay 49 Euro (~70 USD).

To download and try the MVC to AVI Converter 0.2.0 software…
And here you can download a short test MVC H.264 compressed video…

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nick 3DvB // May 31, 2011 at 18:00

    Looks good, I assume this is using CoreMVC? I hope CoreCodec get CUDA support finished soon… 8 )

  • 2 Bloody // May 31, 2011 at 20:38

    Yes, it should be using the CoreMVC codec for the decoding part…

  • 3 Peter Wimmer // Jun 1, 2011 at 03:00

    It uses CoreMVC.

  • 4 PEDRO // Aug 29, 2011 at 21:53

    I bought the software to transfer files from my Sony TD-10,
    I need help to export to Sony XDCAM codec to send the files to edit in my FinalCut

  • 5 PEDRO // Aug 29, 2011 at 23:02


  • 6 Tony Farley // Oct 11, 2011 at 00:48

    Pedro, here is what I went through to convert MVC to right and left ProRes files so I could edit in Final Cut:

    Hope this helps


  • 7 Marcello Mazzilli // Aug 17, 2012 at 14:34

    Hi.. nothing for us.. poor Mac users?

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