Information about 3D

3d introduction

In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a space or object is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it. While, in our daily life, three-dimensional video is a three-dimensional digital techonology based on computer or internet, which can provide users a real and stereoscopic visual effect.

Tipard products will provide customers a solution to convert 2D video to 3D video. There are three types of 3D videos: Side-by-Side 3D video, Top-and-Bottom 3D video and Anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D video.

Side-by-Side 3D

In Side by Side 3D format, one frame is divided into left and right two sub-frames, with the entire frame for the left eye scaled down horizontally to fit the left-half of the frame, and the entire frame for the right eye scaled down horizontally to fit the right side of the frame.

The difference between Side by Side (Half-Width) and Side by Side (Full)

For instance, you have a 1080p (resolution of 1920*1080) source video.

If you choose the Side by Side (Half-Width), the output video frame for the left/right eye will be at a 810*1080 resolution, and the resolution of the output video will be 1920*1080.

If you choose the Side by Side (Full), the output video frame for the left/right eye will be at a 1920*1080 resolution, which means the resolution of the output video will be 3840*1080.

So please make sure if the output video resolution is suitable for your device before you choose the Side by Side (Full) as the output 3D mode.

Side by Side (Half-Width) Side by Side (Full)
Resolution of the left eye frame 810*1080 1920*1080
Resolution of the right eye frame 810*1080 1920*1080
Resolution of the entire frame 1920*1080 3840*1080

Top-and-Bottom 3D

In the Top and Bottom 3D format, one video frame is divided into two sub-frames, the upper one consisting of the sub-frame meant for the left eye and the lower sub-frame meant for the right eye.

The difference between Top and Bottom (Half-Height) and Top and Bottom (Full)

For instance, you have a 1080p (resolution of 1920*1080) source video.

If you choose the Top and Bottom (Half), the output video frame for the left/right eye will be at a 1920*540 resolution, and the resolution of the output video will be 1920*1080.

If you choose the Top and Bottom (Full), the output video frame for the left/right eye will be at a 1920*1080 resolution, which means the resolution of the output video will be 1920*2160.

So please make sure if the output video resolution is suitable for your device before you choose the Top and Bottom (Full) as the output 3D mode.

Top and Bottom (Half-Width) Top and Bottom (Full)
Resolution of the left eye frame 1920*540 1920*1080
Resolution of the right eye frame 1920*540 1920*1080
Resolution of the entire frame 1920*1080 1920*2160

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About the Side-by-Side 3D and Top-and-Bottom 3D

Because of people's vertical resolution is more sensitive than people's horizontal resolution, so the visual effect of Side by Side 3D video is much better compared to that of Top and Bottom 3D video.

About the half effect and full effect

The output Half 3D video effect will keep the resolution of the source video, and the output Full will double the vertical or horizontal resolution of the original video. Please make sure if the output video resolution is suitable for your device.

Anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D

Anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D was the earliest method of presenting 3D effect and it requires less technology and specialized hardware.

In an Anaglyph 3D video, the two images are superimposed in an additive light setting through two filters, for example one red and one cyan. In a subtractive light setting, the two images are printed in the same complementary colors on white paper. Glasses with colored filters in each eye separate the appropriate images by canceling the filter color out and rendering the complementary color black.

Tipard will provide you up to 10 Anaglyph 3D modes like Red/Cyan, Green/Magenta, and Amber/Blue, (monochrome / half color / full color / high quality Dubois).

You don't need other special hardware or software, only a pair of archetypical 3-D glasses will enbale you to watch a Anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D video. You can play the video on a common computer with common media player software, or watch it on common TV.