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Nintendo’s 3DS European Stereo 3D Photo Contest is Now Open

April 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · General 3D News

>Nintendo has started their 3DS photo competition in Europe and if you live in UK, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Belgium or Netherlands you can share your 3D photos taken with the Nintendo 3DS. You have six categories to choose from (Animals, People, Places, Objects, Nature and Augmented Reality) to take 3D photos in and the competition runs from April 2nd to June 17th. The most promising 3DS photographer will win the top prize – a trip for two to Paris and a photography masterclass, and the runners-up will be awarded Nintendo goodies. The competition’s website already has a lot of entries available for viewing, so you can take a look at what others are shooting and maybe get some ideas or inspiration to make something even better. The website however only shows the photos in 2D, you would need a Nintendo 3DS console to be able to see them in stereo 3D…

For more information about the Nintendo 3DS stereo 3D photo contest…

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Nintendo 3DS Stereo 3D Photo Contest Starting This April in Europe

March 27th, 2012 · 5 Comments · General 3D News

Now that the spring has arrived Nintendo is going to be starting a 3D photo contest for 3D pictures taken with their 3DS portable gaming console in Europe. There is already a dedicated competition website online, although the full details about how to participate will be available on April 2nd. Meanwhile Nintendo has revealed just a few things like the fact that the competition will be running for three months and that there are going to be six photo categories for the 3D photos you will need to take. The categories will be Animals, People, Places, Objects, Plants and Augmented Reality, which should give you plenty of scope for creativity. And creativity would be required in order to do something really impressive considering that the built-in 3D camera of the Nintendo 3DS is with a quite low resolution. Still this contest seems like a good way to promote the 3D capabilities of the 3DS console and the portable console itself, so anyone with a Nintendo 3DS here interested in joining the 3D photo contest?

For more information about the upcoming Nintendo 3DS stereo 3D photo contest…

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How to Convert 3D Videos for Playback on the Nintendo 3DS

December 10th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Other S3D Tech

The Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console has finally received the anticipated feature for recording 3D video with the latest firmware update, but much more people are actually willing to use the console for 3D video playback and not 3D video recording device. The 3DS can be used as a nice portable 3D video playback device and thanks to the autostereoscopic 3D display that does not require to wear 3D glasses it is even more convenient. As a result there is now a handy little tool with an easy to use GUI that relies on ffmpeg to help you convert most stereo 3D video clips in a format that the Nintendo 3DS console can play. The software can easily convert both 2D and 3D videos (Side by Side or Top/Bottom formats) for playback on the Nintendo 3DS. You can change the Quality between the default of 1 (best) and 31 (lowest) and use the Advanced options that allow you to select Bitrate or change the FPS of the converted video. You are welcome to try the software (it is free and open source) and report how it works for you if you have a 3DS and if you find any bugs you should also report them to the authors of the software, so that they can fix them…

For more information and to download the 3DS Video conversion software…

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