Originally Posted by petergaryr
I did actually yesterday and that got my hopes up. Those still shots and the short videos looked pretty good. Not sure why the SB clips were so bad.
HQ images shown on a compter have a far wider color range and are shown in true RGB displays most of the time. So well made red & cyan and ColorCode anaglyphic images on the net will always look better than their video counterparts.
A lot has to do with how color is handled in consumer analog and digital delivery formats.
Analog video only devotes a small portion to the color bandwidth. Ditto for digital. The color in ATSC HDTV is 4:1:1 digital. While being component in nature and therefore has a huge advantage over composite analog, it only gets 25% of the space the b&w information gets. That is normally a very acceptable compromise for color 2-D video, but it hurts anaglyph 3-D. Then try to do full color images that are suppose to look correct looking through colored gels. There are tweaks that do help a little, but there's no way to have 100% correct natural color with anaglyph. B&W encoded anaglyph works far better, but then you're losing one enhancement (color) for another (3-D).
Anaglyph 3-D is also what I call a fragile format, if the colors are slightly off on your display device, or there's something even slightly degrades the color signal, anaglyph suffers.
Once you break away from anaglyph (using colored lens - be they red & cyan or amber/blue) and use one of the more advanced 3-D video formats like field-sequential, Sensio, dual stream, etc, these factors are no longer an issue. The CEA and SMPTE have groups studying these advanced 3-D video formats and will each recommend a universal advanced standard.