25 July 2009

Video: HOW TO - Create YouTube Videos in 3D

25 07 2009 - By now, you may have heard the rumors about YouTube in 3D. Yes, they’re true: you can watch some videos (like the one below) in three dimensions. And while it’s nifty that YouTube has enabled a feature that’s recently received a boost from high-profile movies like Pixar’s Up and Monsters vs. Aliens, it’s essentially useless if nobody actually makes content with the third dimension.

That’s why YouTube’s making a push for you to create 3D videos. In a blog post, the Google -owned video site highlights the steps necessary to shoot and upload your own 3D video. And because it’s YouTube, you know that there’s going to be a video tutorial involved.

YouTube’s instructions are actually quite simple, although they stress patience if you’re going to embark on this experimental adventure. Their instructions are as follows:

- Use two cameras arranged like a pair of eyes.

- Start both cameras recording simultaneously.

- In your video editing program, place the footage for the left and right eyes together in the frame side by side, with the right eye on the left and the left eye on the right.

- Upload your video! Edit your videos tags and add yt3d:enable=true. If video is widescreen, add yt3d:aspect=16:9 too.

While creating a 3D video seems doable, the 3D experiment still has kinks and bugs. The big one: you can’t embed 3D videos yet. At least, not correctly. Watch the video below, then compare it to the video on and you’ll see the difference.

We’re sure they’ll find a way to support embedding. I still need to get some 3D glasses, though.


No comments: