4Media 2D to 3D Video Converter adds a third dimension to your flat 2D movies and videos in a simple and straightforward way. The 2D to 3D conversion process is not more complicated than any other video conversion task, and it offers you the possibility of creating anaglyph, side by side, and top/bottom 3D versions of your videos in no time. The reverse process is also possible, in for whatever reason you wish to go back to the original 2D version.
As said, the change from 2D to three-dimensional video will not take you longer than converting, say, a Flash video into MPEG in any standard video conversion tool. You need to decide, though, which 3D technology you require. Anaglyph 3D – also known as red-cyan – is the oldest of the three supported by 4Media’s video converter. This is the one that makes the image look blurry and color-washed unless you are wearing the typical red-cyan 3D glasses from the early days. Stereoscopic 3D is based in an even older technique, though conveniently updated using state-of-the-art 3D video technology. Side by side and top/bottom are the two options offered by the program, so that you can check how the images generated for each eye look like.
You can convert between 3D formats if needed – if you do not happen to have a 3D-ready TV that can mix those side by side or top/bottom images for you, you can always make them anaglyph and watch them in full 3D using your old red-cyan glasses.
The program comes with a wide range of output profiles, organized both by media type and by device. All the most popular consoles, smartphones, and mobile phones are on the list, as well as all the most widely used video codecs and formats, such as MP4, AVI, FLV, SWF, MPEG, or MOV (both for the input and the output).
- Supports all well-known video codecs and formats
- Allows you to convert between 3D formats
- 3D to 2D video conversion is also possible
- Excellent choice of output profiles
- Some video file formats take a while to load