Originally Posted by Don Landis
How does he view #3 (HSBS file) easier than a 3D BD?
This was a test clip of 30 seconds. Most of son-in-law's use of 3D is for PS3 games. He already has a media PC hooked up to his TV, so using the routine VLC for the HSBS file and with the TV set to SBS mode let them watch the 3D clip in 3D instantly, without installing, burning, configuring or buying anything yet. There was a lot of rendering to make the HSBS clip.
Right now the best solution, to instantly select from expanding volumes of unedited family videos, could be the Mede8er RTD1186 based player that purportedly will play 3D files from the TD10 camcorder without rendering. I just ordered one to see if I can make it do that job.
Don and I have older versions of the RTD1186 based media players that play rendered 3D isos from our camcorders just fine, though without any menus.Thanks to a tip from "slaver42"
I've tracked down that the SDK for these RTD1186 players has in fact been updated to directly play 3D camcorder 1080i60 MVC files in 3D mode without rendering to a bluray standard. I see that this was the case for Mede8er 3D players since the release of their version 1.0.5 about 7 months ago. Here is a link that identifies the existence of the new SDK. Brief explanation is that the SDK is written by the Realtek RTD1186 chip maker, and it controls the core features of which types of 3D files all of the vendors who use the RTD1186 can play back. http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,9714.msg61100.html#msg61100
For further information from Mede8er, scroll down to number (8) at this link http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,9743.msg61258.html#msg61258
Where Mede8er refers to "AVCHD Lite" for playback, all they are really saying is that they can play back in two modes, that comply with the bluray standard, which are 720p60-3D and 1080p24-3D. I speculate that they are converting all 1080i60-3D to 720p603D for playback, which is ultimately very compatible with 3DTVs that play bluray, and this is really what they mean by AVCHD Lite. That speculation is based on the following observation by a Mede8er user.. http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,9739.msg61270.html#msg61270
It looks like HiMedia and Micca have dropped the ball and never incorporated this new SDK in their firmware, but Mede8er did. Not a happy thing for Micca and Himedia owners.
It was over a year between when I slapped RealTek with the fact that their SDK didn't support camcorder files before they came out with the new SDK, but at least they eventually did. I never heard that Oppo updated their firmware for the camcorder 3D. They too would need an upgrade of the SDK, but from Marvel instead.
I wonder if I can cross burn the 1.0.5 into a different brand player. I seem to recall that the Mede8er has a larger memory than the HiMedia and Micca, so maybe not a good idea. There is also a newer Mede8er firmware version 2.0.0, but I doubt if that one will cross burn since the boot loader was updated, and it is the boot loader that contains data tables that are unique aspect of each RTD1186 vendor's product. In any case, with the emergency mode, the original firmware can be restored since the emergency mode recovery is hard coded.
Occasionally I post a tangential response such as this one, but I know this subject is of interest.
It may turn out that "slaver42" has helped to uncover the Holy Grail of 3D camcorder enthusiasts, and that some people will spend a quite a while to ponder and decipher all that I wrote in this post. Take your time. You've been waiting over 2 years for this one.