I'm putting together a 3D DVD using Encore. The video files were provided to me as "side by side" format .avi files. Some are 2560x720 and some are 2560x1024 and some 2560x972, for example. Does that matter? Do I just import them, as is, into Encore and just link the menu items to the individual video files?
Upoon export from Encore, do I need to do anything special to ensure the TV set recognizes this as 3D and combines the "side by side" images?
I'm also doing an anaglyph version (red/blue) Same questions as above. Do I need to know anything special about creating these two 2D discs? All video files were provided to me as .avi files.
Thanks in advance. This is my first attempt with 3D and Encore (and only my 2nd Encore project!)
I have read on these forums that side by side 3D video is possible... of course now I can't find that thread.
I'm totally new to all this, so I have no idea what makes the final output of a "side by side" 3D DVD different from a "true" 3D DVD. I am getting conflicting answers on the boards as to whether I can move forward with this project. I only have 3 weeks to do it and need to know if I really need to outsource it or if Encore can do the job. I'm not trying to create a Blu-ray 3D disc, just one that uses the side by side .avi files I've been given so people can watch it on their TV using the "prism" glasses AND an anaglyph version.
If you say Encore can not do 3D, can you please explain why, so I can explain to my boss why we need to outsource it?
My revised comment is that Encore will not author menus in 3D. It will apparently pass through (I am assuming pass through is the concept) side by side 3D.
This thread was the most in depth I found. As to whether it is accurate or works I do not know.
So, to my initial question:
The video files were provided to me as "side by side" format .avi files. Some are 2560x720 and some are 2560x1024 and some 2560x972, for example. Does that matter?
Does it matter that I'm using video content that varies in dimensions? Will the TV just play it/adjust it as needed?
I recall from past Premiere editing that all my video needed to have identical specs to work correctly. That's not the case with Encore, right??
Well, I seem to have deleted my partial response...
Anyone out there actually doing this? And if so, what are the specifics of the file imported to Encore?
My impression of side by side is that the file is a regular 1920x1080 file, with a 48 fps rate, with the left and right eyes sharing that frame. The 3DTV splits the frame into left and right, upscales (thus the loss of horizontal compared to the full resolution for left and right eye in Bluray 3D), and displays left and right eyes 24fps each. This makes no sense to me since 48fps is not bluray compatible. Perhaps it is 24fps all the way, and the TV handles that also.
While different resolutions can be on a bluray, I don't t hink any of them can be out of bluray spec: max 1920x1080.
Since I don't know what I am talking about, I could certainly be wrong.
There are quite a few people talking about this, but I didn't find the specifics of the final file that will be imported to Encore.
What's the difference, bluray vs DVD? Just the resolution?
I had our corporate Adobe salesperson (PCMall) contact Adobe and this is the response we received regardng being able to do a 3D DVD in Encore:
"If the video is already edited and they have one as anaglyph (red/blue) and another side by side, then yes.
When you play a 3D video, there’s nothing 3D about it. It’s a flat 2D movie it’s either anaglyph or it has each eye on left and right parts of the screen.
There are other options like interlaced or over/under but they are all flat movies. When you play them on the right set top box and screen or projector, that’s when they convert the side by side and begin to look like Avatar.
So no, we can’t edit it, but yes we can output it."
Based on that, I'm moving forward, crossing my fingers. I'm just confused about having recieved video footage in various dimensions and what the implications of that is.
And I assume in PhotoShop I build the menu at 720x480?
Jim, I really don't know. But what I read suggests the nature of the side by side option makes it possible for any video to be 3D. Some of the methods being described use motion settings (think PIP) to put the left and right streams into a side by side format.
I do not know how the 3D TVs detect the options, but in this case, it is apparently possible to manually set side by side 3D.
But I have to think that DVD based 3D from a side by side option will be nasty quality.