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July 20, 2009

YouTube 3D

YouTube test a stereoscopic player for watching videos in 3D. If you go to this video, you'll notice a drop-down that includes some options for red/cyan and amber/blue 3D glasses and some options that don't require glasses.

"Stereoscopy, stereoscopic imaging or 3-D (three-dimensional) imaging is any technique capable of recording three-dimensional visual information or creating the illusion of depth in an image. The illusion of depth in a photograph, movie, or other two-dimensional image is created by presenting a slightly different image to each eye," explains Wikipedia.


To enable the 3D player, you need to add the following tag to one of your videos: yt3d:enable=true. Pete, a Google employee, has more information about this experimental feature:
I'm the developer working on the stereoscopic player as a 20% project. It's currently very early, hence the silly bugs like swapping the eyes for the anaglyph modes. A fix for this is in the works.

The current tags are provisional and may change or expand. They are:

yt3d:enable=true Enables the view mode.
yt3d:aspect=3:4 Sets the aspect of the encoded video.
yt3d:swap=true Swaps the left and right sources. You may need to add this to videos when the player with fixed anaglyph modes ships.

You can try the new feature by searching for yt3d:enable=true.

{ via Search Engine Roundtable }

27 comments:

  1. I chose the "Focus Thru" option. Then crossed my eyes to make the 2 images overlap. I was able to see it 3D that way.
    But some people can't do it, and it's kinda straining on the eyes.

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  2. Not anaglyphic 3D! You simply cannot have all future content wasted like that. Side by side or double frame rate with shutterglasses - anything that retains original quality video.

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  3. Great! I was waiting for something standard to distrbuite my 3D videos!
    Thanks! grazie!
    Franco

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  4. Thats nice :D i wonder who did that haha

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  5. Hey Guys,

    I know of an Israeli Company named "Taatua" that has been developing such a 3D solution for real time systems.
    I have seen a few samples and the result is surprisingly really good.
    Has anyone else heard of them?? you can check their website at www.taatua.com, not much there but contact info.

    E

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  6. I tried it with one of my videos, and this is the results...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9prM7CD_Ok. I don't know if there will be a change by the time you people see it, maybe it will just take a while to load properly, but if anyone who reads this comment can help me, please do!! :(

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  7. I've uploaded some 3-D and how-to videos to explain a bit about the YT3D feature tags. http://youtube.com/kq4ym

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  8. Хуйня полная! Галогрфическое видео лучше

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  9. Suggestion: Double the bottom control bar when in crosseyed mode, maybe use some sort of flash trickery to double the mouse cursor also for ease of controlling the video. Other than that pretty spiffy.

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  10. What about Polarized?

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  11. its great.. i got a 42" TV an watch now with good 3d glasses.

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  12. I think, the Idea is good. But why are there mistakes added to my videos?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9iGcHvnVyA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxk3azPaV_I

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lX5lmIhOMI

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  13. The better the movie, the more terrible the destruction by YouTube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNQc0i3cP3k
    1.2 GB for 5 and a half minutes.
    A desaster.

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  14. I delete my movies. Tell me, when you are ready.

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  15. I reduced the size to 360 x 240 of one movie as an example:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhlDddnGU6c

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  16. I HAVET WACH THE VIOER BECOSE I DONT HAVE 3D GLASS+ I DONT HOW TO SET UP THE ROAD

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  17. There's some fantastic user generated stereoscopic 3D videos been uploaded for UK TV's Channel 4 3D Week. You can see some of mine here - http://www.youtube.com/user/EnhancedDimensions

    Also try searching for Channel 4 3D Week to see more entries.

    These video animations are created in After Effects and really deliver the depth and out of screen experience that 3D does so well.

    Enjoy.

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  18. NASA has a web tutorial on how to make your own 3-D glasses...This is the address:
    http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/classroom/glasses.shtml
    Hope this helps!

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  19. I have an idea. I saw an Apple patent where they mount a device with a hi-res display close to your eyes: http://www.physorg.com/news190620130.html

    Maybe you could combine inexpensive head-mounted magnifiers (e.g. http://www.atafa.com/sports/products/Carson_x_x_Dual_Power_FlipUp_Head_Mounted_Magnifier-219549.html) with a small device like an iPhone or Touch having a hi-res display (I think Apple is coming out with newer devices with better displays).

    You could then just play the 3D side-by-side video full screen on the device and use the head-mounted magnifier to focus. I might try this weekend if I can find one of those magnifiers. :)

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  20. This is good. But if you really have a 3D Monitor you would like to show the video in full screen with vertical line by line rendered on each eye. For some reason that does only work when not in full screen.

    When will this get fixed? Thanks a ZALMAN monitor user.

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  21. First single shot 3D music video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqm8wmwgjYQ

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  22. looks good so far. be intersting to see if the passive circular polarised format will be used to match the new monitors and laptops coming out. I got some decent looking wraparound 3d glasses from i-3k.com and they work fine with the new 3d vids.

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  23. Try this, with a mirror. It works oppositly, the left image is the correct one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFHKthK4B18
    (the video explains how to make and watch the movie as well:)
    or this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUTa9mQ7BwU

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  24. Hi,

    I've made a page wich show the 3d vidéos from youtube. Those vidéo are order by rate and are refresh every hour.

    http://www.3ddunet.com/3dmovies

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  25. i feel dizzy seeing those video picture above... don't know whether i feel comfortable watching 3D video on YouTube... do we need some sort of 3d glasses to watch it....?

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