Differences Between Anaglyph 3D and Side-by-Side 3D

Monica Pavtube

Sep 07, 2014 07:35 am / Posted by Monica Pavtube

Anaglyph 3D refers to a type of stereo 3D image and this kind of 3D technology uses filters of different colors, typically red and cyan. The optical 3D effect can be achieved when viewed with a pair of red-cyan glasses. The red filter enables the left eye to view the red part of the anaglyph image, and the cyan filter allows the right eye to see the blue or green part of the anaglyph image. Usually glasses with red-blue lenses or with red-green lens shall be worn to enjoy an anaglyph 3D video.

Anaglyph 3D has a wide range of applications in the fields of science, design, film and art. There are movies adopting anaglyph 3D available on the market, and anaglyph 3D HDTV programs for you to enjoy 3D videos at home.

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Side-by-Side 3D, also known as SBS 3D is intended for both right and left eyes with two halves on the right and left. How Side-by-Side 3D works? The principle for SBS 3D is that the entire 1080p or 720p content for the left eye and the right eye scaled down horizontally to fit the left side and the right side of the frame respectively.

Side-by-Side 3D is usually used for cable or air television, and most TVs and some projectors are using this kind of 3D technology to achieve better perspective. Though the output quality for Side-by-Side 3D is not so good, it is quite a popular way for you to backup a 3D Blu-ray disc to a smaller size to watch on 3D TV, Virtual Reality Devices or media streaing box, etc.

To get a 2D to 3D or 3D to 3D Blu-ray converter, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can rip 2D and 3D Blu-ray sources to 3D MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV and AVI with three types of 3D effects: Side-by-Side 3D, Anaglyph 3D and Top-Bottom 3D. To convert Blu-rays with DRM protection to 3D format, a DRM converter is required to remove DRM protection.


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