How to Convert 2D Movies to 3D

By Emily Watson, Thursday, July 16, 2015

The craze for 3D movies can be traced to Cameron's 2009 hit, Avatar. With several years of 3D movies development, it is quite easy for us to watch 3D movies in cinema. However, do you know that you can play 3D videos on different devices? These devices include 3D TV, old 2D TV with 3D glasses, mobile phones that support playing 3D movies like LG and HTC mobile phones or Mac/PC with 3D player. Isn't it a good idea to convert 2D movies to 3D and watch 3D movies with these devices at home?

For converting 2D to 3D, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate can help you a lot. This software not only support outputting Red/Cyan Anaglyph 3D video format so you can enjoy 3D effect on a standard 2D TV, but also it supports Side-by-Side 3D and Top and Bottom 3D. It can convert videos in many format 3D including 3D MP4, 3D MKV, 3D WMV, 3D AVI, and more. Also, you are allowed to adjust the depth from 0 to 50 to find a comfortable view and preview 3D effects in real-time to ensure whether the 3D effects are suitable.

Free download the trial version of this program and follow the steps below to have a try.

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1. Import 2D videos to the program

After installing and running the program, click "Add File" to import the 2D videos you want to convert to the program. The program support batch conversion which enables you to convert several 2D videos to 3D files at one time.

Import 2D Videos to Video Converter

2. Set your preferred 3D format directly

Click "Profile" > "3D Video". Here, you can choose "MP4 Anaglyph 3D video (* mp4)" if you happen to have Anaglyph red-cyan 3D glasses, no special device or software media player need. You can also choose other 3D format that compatible with your 3D devices.

Set Your Preferred 3D Video Format

3. Add 3D effects

Multiple 3D options are applied for 2D to 3D conversion in the FonePaw video converter. Highlight the 2D video file and click the "3D" button to open the integrated video editor. Here, you can choose a proper 3D type and adjust the depth. You can also trim, crop and add special effects to the video.

Add 3D Effects to Video

4. Start to convert 2D video to 3D

Click "Convert" and the program will do the rest automatically. When it completes, equip your 3D glasses and import these converted 3D files into your player and start your theatric 3D experience at home! BTW, you can also upload these files to your YouTube 3D page for sharing.

Start to Convert 2D Video to 3D

Before closing the page, I'd like to leave you with an insider secret: next time you are out to watch a 3D movie in a theatre, get the middle seats in one of rows towards the middle of the hall - they are the ones with the best view of the 3D effects. Again, if you want to watch 3D movies at home, don't forget to download FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate.

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