YouTube begins automatic 3D conversion

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YouTube begins automatic 3D conversion
It's almost like you're actually there.
Over the past year, YouTube has allowed content creators to convert their videos to 3D. This ability has now been opened up to more producers as YouTube has added automatic 3D conversion for short-form videos uploaded in 1080p. Viewers can now simply select 3D viewing in the Quality settings on the YouTube player and grab their 3D specs to see the converted videos in all their glory.

There are plenty of technical aspects at work for 3D conversions to work. YouTube uses a combination of video characteristics to estimate a depth map for each frame, learns from 3D videos on YouTube to learn video depth characteristics and uses the generated depth map and the original monoscopic frame create a stereo 3D left-right pair.

The team at YouTube has promised that there is plenty that they can still do. They have said that 4D, 5D and 6D are around the corner: it’s only a matter of time until each video plays out in your living room. If you want to see an example of a 3D YouTube video in action, grab your 3D glasses and watch the video below.




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