Sunday, 5 December 2010
Please note: These examples are in the inferior anaglyph format which displays some ghosting artifacts. The final version is in the superior side by side format which is better quality and should display no ghosting when viewed properly on a DLP, or other, 3D capable display.
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Latest Anaglyph images from Carnival of Souls 3D
Please note: The final version will be in side by side format and viewable in various 3D outputs using StereoMovie Maker
Sunday, 5 September 2010
This test trailer uses the original trailer's audio but I have replaced the video with video from the 3D conversion which is still a work in progress.
UPDATE 23/09/10 : The final scene of the whole movie has been completed but I am currently re-doing several scenes from the first half of the movie. I'm also adding more contrast to the depth maps and adding 5% more parallax to each scene. In doing this, the 3D depth is improved and looks closer to true stereoscopic content now. Please visit my "Release date information" page for technical specifications about the film and more info about it's availability.
Taken from the opening sequence of Carnival of Souls 3D. During a car race, Mary's car plummet's off Kaw Bridge and into the cold river below. The young men that they were racing, jump out from their car to investigate.
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
This 13 second long scene of Mary escaping from her garage nightmare took several hours to convert to 3D. After a background template was created, the moving objects were individually rotoscoped and shaded, in order to create the final animated depth map that would give the 3D effect. It's a very laborious process but the final results make it all worthwile.
This is the anaglyph version from the original side by side conversion.
Monday, 26 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
2D23Dconversions is currently in the process of converting the cult 60's movie Carnival of Souls into 3D. A depth map has been created for each frame of the film, which is then processed along with the original 2D image (using the appropriate software) to achieve the 3D effect. The depth map method is very laborious and even though the conversion process has been going on for several weeks, there is still a long way to go before the whole film will be completed. Estimates are that it will be available for download Autumn 2010.
The one drawback with this particular conversion is that, due to copyright issues, I have had to use the public domain version of the film for the conversion. It's not that bad really, but not a patch on the Criterion DVD version, which has the best picture quality of the film available. Because of the poorer quality, even though during the conversion process I have only compressed the film one more time, artifacts are occasionally evident in some of the darker scenes. Fortunately it isn't too distracting and doesn't spoil the 3D effect in anyway.