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Star Wars 3D Conversion

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I have all 6 Star Wars movies as 3D Widescreen conversions in 50% SBS format and Anaglyph 3-D ...

 

I'm sure they will be of interest to someone here.

 

 

 

 

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Sorry but that still isn't very 3D.

Did you do it yourself, manually or did you use some magic instant software to do it?

Having tried to do manual anaglyph conversions myself I gave up as it became too much hard work for too little reward.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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The picture could be better, these are Hi-def 50% SBS Widescreen 8GB DVD quality conversions.

This is converted using proprietary 3d conversion software, as well as sensing motion 3d it contains objective memory and transitional software which the 2d-3d converters in the tv sets don't have.

A conversion like this takes a computer with awesome graphics handling and a gaming rating of 9.4 over 6 hours to process 6gb of data. Properly done in widescreen with the audio synced perfectly and prepared as a 50% sbs then uploaded takes over 2 days to do.

These are for the people who ENJOY CONVERSIONS.

 

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Yes they are, always phun to see a new take.  Please go into the process you used to create them, i'm unfamiliar with "50% SBS format and Anaglyph 3-D" so links to how that works would be nice.  And if you decide to make them available, this thread should be moved to the 'Fan Edits' or "Fan Preservations and other projects' forum.  So if it disappears that's where it went.  Another user has attempted a similar goal, but they're having issues showing what they've accomplished.  If you need suggestions on how to get it to people, ask.  How long did the conversion take?

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I dunno man. I mean it's not a bad idea, but personally I've always seen the whole 3D thing as a sort of a gimmick. Still, good work, I guess.

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Yes I see this whole thread needs moving to the fan edit page, I have links to these movies via Megaupload which is free...

 

They are watchable in anaglyph using a pair of red / cyan glasses or as a 50% SBS on a new 3D compatable TV set swiched to SBS mode using the LCD Glasses...

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If this is your work perhaps it should be moved over to one of the project boards as it's a bit more that just a general discussion topic.

I for one would be interested in learning more about the software/hardwre used etc.

I think quite a lot of people would be interested in such a set even if it was just a curio.

Lucas' own 3D versions would be just as much of a gimmickfest.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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So which versions exactly did you convert? I'm not really an expert on distinguishing between movie versions like most blokes around here, but it doesn't seem to be the SEs at first glance.

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 I'm no expert but I managed to find a nice set of 720p .HDTV.x264.mkv files at 4.5Gb each which I used

 

Should I let the thread get moved before posting the links

 

 

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Bingowings said:

Lucas' own 3D versions would be just as much of a gimmickfest.

 

 

Or worse. I wouldn't be surprised if he added even more ronto butts strolling around.

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LOL, It's not sounding like a Fan Club here.   :)

 

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Neptune wrote:

Should I let the thread get moved before posting the links

One of the rules of the forum is no direct linking to content.  So that will have to be handled through pm's.

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Neptune said:

LOL, It's not sounding like a Fan Club here.   :)

 

 

You should post more screenshots. Could you also tell us which version of the movies did you use on this conversion? Did you change anything else other than the 3D filter itself? Specify man, specify!

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I'd be interested on knowing the program/method you used.

Making quick "fake 3D" anaglyph is not too difficult, but is no way 3D at all. Only a trick for the eyes, and most of the time headache inducing.

Fake 3D only "works" when the camera is moving and when charcaters go in the good direction that make two consecutive pictures look like they are from both eyes. And that coincidence do not happen a lot. Also, when a character or camera change movement suddenly, you need to reverse the blue/red color filter to better fit the 3D feeling.

This is a picture (not the best 3D ever, ok) from 2 consecutives picture of Star Wars (black and white because it was from my silent edit):

The thing is to make better 3D you need to distort the image with a "depth map" image. Such like this quick made one:

 

 

This one is quick badly done and would not make good result (you can see some test though, on my old silent Star Wars thread IIRC).

But you can get the picture of the amount of work needed to convert a 2D movie into 3D. Even with the best computer and programs, the human eye is needed at some point, in order to tell the machine what it close to the camera and what is far.

For now I'm more than sceptic at any "on the fly" direct convertion method.

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Thank you for recommending that I hook up with that other guy wanting to spend 200 bucks converting a 4:3 vhs to a upscaled 16:9 1080I and then converting to 3d.

 

But a bit late now unfortunately :)

The pictures I included were still shots to show it is NOT converted using Motion sensing technology alone, This type of motion sensing conversion you speak of just gives you a nausious feeling and the 3D is very confusing

Just look at the helmet of the actor stood to the right of Chewie in your motion tracked 3d pic, the 3d is back to front and very confusing as it has added motion to a static object...  This is nothing like mine

 

The versions I grabbed were a nice set of 720p .HDTV.x264.mkv files6.5GB-8Gb VIDEO-TS file ready for playback in Side By Side mode on a modern tv , it has the dolby 6.1 track added as well :)

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Notice how the background in mine doesn't turn into big blurred mess making it a good enjoyable watch

On a new 3dtv in Side By Side full colour this looks totally great...

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Neptune said:

Thank you for recommending that I hook up with that other guy wanting to spend 200 bucks converting a 4:3 vhs to a upscaled 16:9 1080I and then converting to 3d.

Hey, we all need a little comedy in our hectic lives :-)

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Because of the 'proprietary software' we'll not be able to get more refined details.  But still interested in being a guinea pig, so since we are not going to learn about the specifics of how this was created, what do you want the audience to look for when watching this conversion?  Are there issues in the company which makes this proprietary software, that they want opinions on how they are doing?

 

Here's the blog for 3Dfiers: http://3dfier.blogspot.com/

This Roxio's Anime Studio mentions motion tracker: http://www.roxio.com/enu/promotions/landing/partners/anime-studio/default.html

The proprietary could be: http://www.legend3d.com/technology/

the motion sensing and objective memory program, are beyond me

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Notice how the background in mine doesn't turn into big blurred mess making it a good enjoyable watch

 

My Chewie exemple have blurry background because, well, the camera is moving at the same speed than Chewie. It's blurry even in the original... 

I'm sure parts of your version can be nice to watch. But without any explanations about how it was made (or at least a 5 minutes movie sample), I'm not interested in downloading something that have like 75% of chance to be average quality.

I'm not trying to be an asshole here, I appreciate you sharing this with us, I just try to be realistic with what I think I know about 3D convertion. (but hey, maybe I'm a has been already!)

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Ik its very simple, the technique used in the shot you showed of chewie uses a conversion process which takes information from the frames each side of the one being processed and uses it in the same maner for the whole image... This early type of conversion makes panning static objects into 3D ones because the program utilizes the object with the most motion as its point of reference.

Although this works it can be very confusing to the eye.

The trick is to take information away thus reducing processing time, simple techniques like adding a slight motion blur then using a sharpening tool to re-enhance the trailing side of an object can artificially create the illusion of an object being layerized.

The layers can be cropped to give depth of field to the whole scene

Then a subtle layer depth can be achieved using focal effects and motion sensing 

Note the highly crystalized trailing edge of objects in the left hand image make the frame look like it's layers are offset...

 

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http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b461/gagobaa/vlcsnap-2011-01-11-15h26m26s245.png

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Any-way, just thought you guys might want to watch it, I spent ages on this and used a boat load of software and hardware and ended up with a killer conversion...

 

The few people who have seen this were all very surprised at how well it turned out

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Neptune wrote:

Any-way, just thought you guys might want to watch it, I spent ages on this and used a boat load of software and hardware and ended up with a killer conversion...

People like myself have expressed interest, the PM (private message) feature is in the upper right, if you wish to distribute links so that people can view your work.

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Upload a video sample or something on youtube, so we can see it in action. If you want to upload the whole thing, try the usenet usergroups. Probably someone around here should be able to tell you how to do it if you ask nicely via pm(but don't ask me, I still haven't tried it). Alternatively you can upload it on private torrent sites like demonoid and then share the link via pm for those interested.

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Or Rapidshare...or Megaupload...or Mediafire...or....

There's a million choices.