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Avatar HD Movie Trailer in Stereoscopic 3D Format

December 15th, 2009 · 34 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos


Shame on James Cameron for still not releasing a stereoscopic 3D version of the trailer for Avatar, but still trying to convince us to go watch the movie in 3D by just showing us some “flat” teasers and trailers with scenes from the movie. But the official 3D trailer has made its appearance online in some sort of an unofficial way and you can already download it and watch it on your own stereoscopic 3D-capable setup at home. The 3D trailer is available in Side by Side format, so you’ll need to tell the 3D Vision Video Player or the Stereoscopic Player and select that when opening the file with aspect ratio of 16:9. You should of course be able to play the video with other respective video players and 3D setups that do support this format, although this is especially for 3D Vision owners. And if you download and try the trailer, please don’t forget to let me know in the comments how do you find the auto conversion to S3D…

Download the official Avatar HD stereoscopic 3D movie trailer (English audio)…

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34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris // Dec 15, 2009 at 06:01

    Hey … not bad … but with a lot of issues and a little bit of ghosting !!! But, like u said: “…don’t expect anything to hit you in the face with this one.”

    Can’t wait for the official S3D Trailer from “Avatar” …
    can’t wait to see the movie … by the way ^^

  • 2 Philip Heggie // Dec 15, 2009 at 15:24

    Not bad seems like it’s a Tridef Media Player 2d conversion
    please share the real deal or any other real 3d trailera you can get hold of it’s a pity you had to remove Bolt and Fly Me To the Moon
    trailers they were awesome.

  • 3 Nick // Dec 15, 2009 at 15:55

    Yeah I just don’t understand why Cameron hasn’t made this happen. Guess he’s been busy finishing the movie, but some minion down the line should have pushed.

    Love the site btw

  • 4 Bloody // Dec 15, 2009 at 17:37

    Yes, it was converted with TriDef Media Player, guide on how to do it coming a bit later. Unfortunately we might not get an official S3D trailer for Avatar, it seems nobody in Hollywood cares about S3D enthusiasts… yet. The Fly me to the moon S3D trailer is still here, use the search function of the blog ;)

  • 5 DavidM // Dec 15, 2009 at 18:55

    This looked awkward. Hardly produced a 3d-effect for me.

  • 6 angolo // Dec 16, 2009 at 07:18

    i believe making animation movie is really hard. making 3D visual effects is harder than normal animation. but avatar movie has finished it in perfectly . i like to watch it.

  • 7 Michael // Dec 16, 2009 at 08:58

    Don’t know what you mean?

    I watched the trailer in 3D in the UK about 4 weeks ago.


  • 8 thinkerl // Dec 17, 2009 at 06:51

    imax 3D’s source just a little bit about the visual bias, it can be magnified on the big screen several times.
    While its effect on the 22-inch LCD was very plain, just like this trailer.

    The question is whether it is willing to release S3D Cameron version of the BD disk and re-render again CG?

  • 9 Argh // Dec 20, 2009 at 01:39

    I hear what you are saying, but taking the 2D !() version and converting it to pseudo 3D is a little, uhm…disappointing…to say it mildly.

  • 10 Argh // Dec 20, 2009 at 01:42

    Bloody, by the way..doesn’t matter.

    There ARE people out there who have 3D projectors, i myself have a 52″ 3D plasma. If *anything* might even get close to watch this in IMAX then its probably watching this on my plasma, even if it ghosts like ****.

    The source/data is already THERE…so what big deal would it be for Cameron to release a real S3D version…even if only a few hundred people might be able to enjoy it? :)

  • 11 Bloody // Dec 20, 2009 at 01:56

    Well, it certainly would not hurt to have S3D trailers available… actually it would help a lot. The whole problem is that nobody cares about home S3D users (at the moment) and they are actually quite important. Everyone at Hollywood is focused only on the cinema, but more people want to be able to enjoy S3D content, including movies at home. Hopefully things might start to change little by little from next year… Trailers are promotional material after all and film studios tend to guard their S3D trailers more than the actual movies which is kind of puzzling from consumers point of view.

  • 12 Manker // Dec 21, 2009 at 01:05

    how can i watch it in 3d? i have already downloaded it pls help

  • 13 Bloody // Dec 21, 2009 at 01:45

    You can play it with 3D Vision Player for instance if you have 3D Vision. Or Stereoscopic Player or TriDef 3D Media Player or some other Stereoscopic 3D player depending on what S3D system you have.

  • 14 Mort1 // Dec 24, 2009 at 16:51

    what? so my laptop can’t play this in stereoscopic 3d even when I’ve downloaded NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player ?

    I need a 3D laptop screen as well? regular laptop screen not good enough?

  • 15 Bloody // Dec 24, 2009 at 16:55

    Regular screens are still good, but you’ll have to use anaglyph red-cyan glasses and with them the effect is not that good.

  • 16 Mort1 // Dec 25, 2009 at 01:18

    so if I get this right, you can only watch s3D with a s3D screen?

  • 17 ab // Jan 17, 2010 at 12:34

    pls convert it to anaglyph format(or even stereoscopic cross eyed, if possible) and upload again, would be very helpful, thanks.

  • 18 ab // Jan 25, 2010 at 12:38

    i have done some yellow blue colorcode (and other red/cyan and green/magenta anaglyphs) 3d conversions of the avatar movie trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5DPkRBytLQ

  • 19 ACE // Mar 8, 2010 at 01:08

    Can someone help me with my viewing problems please?
    I manged to find the working nVidia driver to view images in stereoscopic 3d with my Zalman 3D 22″ on XP x64, which took me a long time.
    I cannot seem to find any drivers, forceware, or software to view S3D movies on my OS.
    I have the stereo-movie maker, which should work, but XP x64 is so annoying, and I can’t install Vista or 7 OR XP32 and I don’t know why.
    Can someone please help me with viewing the videos please! thanks

  • 20 ACE // Mar 8, 2010 at 01:19

    Doesn’t matter! Got it working! Spoke too soon… 2 months is long enough to wait before asking though :)
    My PC lags so much when I play it, but it is excellent (considering the difficulties with doing this)

  • 21 karthi // Mar 22, 2010 at 15:00

    stereoscopic player is not able to play the file it says codec is not available

    where can i get the codec from?

  • 22 Snake // Apr 22, 2010 at 21:34

    when i open the 1080p video, the stereoscopic player crash :(

  • 23 Bloody // Apr 22, 2010 at 21:44

    Please check that you are setting the right 3D format when opening the file as described above and also that you have a full set of codecs installed on your system. Installing a codec package like K-lite for example would ensure that you have all the required things installed. You can try opening the file with a normal video player just to ensure that the video is actually being played on your PC and then try again in the stereoscopic player to play it in 3D.

  • 24 Snake // Apr 23, 2010 at 08:23

    i have the k-lite istalled and with VLC the file work, but with stereoscopic player when i open it crash.
    thanks for help :)

  • 25 Bloody // Apr 23, 2010 at 09:23

    Ok Snake, you can also check the File / Settings / Decoder menu in the Player and see if it has splitters and codecs defined for the different formats you are having issues with. If not, then you may try to manually add supported ones that you already have installed on your PC. Let me know it that helps or not…

  • 26 Snake // Apr 25, 2010 at 01:30

    i have downloaded and istalled the new version (5.9) of K-Lite codec and now it’s all ok.
    THX for all

  • 27 John // May 18, 2010 at 03:18

    The 1080P trailer is awesome. I did experiance alot of ghosting to start out with. But I was able to fix this by adusting the parallax to work with my monitor full screen. After this was completed the movie trailer played flawlessly. The Hardware I am using is the NVIDIA 3dVision Glasses and a Viewsonic fuhzion vx2268wm 3d ready Display.

  • 28 Bloody // May 18, 2010 at 10:02

    These are only conversions to 3D, you can try the real 3D trailer here: http://3dvision-blog.com/true-stereoscopic-3d-trailer-of-avatar-is-available-on-youtube-3d/

  • 29 laurawelch // Jul 23, 2010 at 06:08

    This movie trailer is full of Graphical magic and it looks very awesome to see with our eyes.Its really so tremendous..Thanks…


  • 30 Sarah // Jul 27, 2010 at 19:00

    I LOVE AVATAR!!! I could watch every day (same with the trailer of course!) :) Thanks for the link to that great site btw @Laura (amusementhub.co.uk)

  • 31 Tax Filing // Sep 17, 2010 at 08:43

    I’m sure someone’s touched on this previously, but word is Cameron waited almost 10 years before making this movie because technology wasn’t where he wanted it to be, to make this as impressive as he envisioned it. On top of working to develop a new type of camera system (with some techno help from a DP I believe), so far I’ve heard nothing but great news for this movie. I’ll probably make my way to see it in a couple weeks, after waiting for the kids to go back to school!

  • 32 Brad Fallon // Feb 17, 2011 at 19:21

    How can I convert a video File into a 3D format that can be seen with the new 3D Glasses?

  • 33 ARTATRANA SETHI // Jun 12, 2011 at 15:46

    Friends can anybody tell me dell inspiron 1440 laptop supports 3D feature or not?how can i watch 3D movies on my dell inspiron 1440 laptop?what should i do?

  • 34 chad bezurk // Dec 15, 2011 at 05:23

    Not one person knows where to get content for Nvidia 3D Vision

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