Originally Posted by miahallen
I don't know how much power is needed, my PC is cutting edge, so I'm no good for testing it with lower specs. I'll have to get back in and check the adjustments on my next day off. I'm also planning to do some A-B comparisons since I have some multi-disc sets with 2D and 3D versions of the same movie, too see how effective the conversion is, compared to the native 3D.
So I did a bit of A/B comparisons today. I mentioned earlier that I'm still pretty new to 3D, so my impressions should be taken as a grain of salt....but here they are nonetheless
I used Captian America chapter 6 for comparison. I went back and forth between the versions several times and played with the depth slider in PowerDVD a bit.
CPU = i7 2600K at stock settings (3.8GHz for BluRay playback)
GPU = nVidia GTX 580 at stock settings (405MHz for BruRay playback)
Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
nVidia 3D Vision with IR emitter and 3D Vision 2 glasses
Acer H5360 1280x720 DLP projector (no crosstalk
Captian America 2D
CPU Utilization approx 18%
GPU utilization approx 33%
Captian America 2D/3D conversion
CPU Utilization approx 22%
GPU utilization approx 28%
Captian America 3D
CPU Utilization approx 6%
GPU utilization approx 6%
2D/3D conversion VS native 3D:
IMO, both version added similar amounts of depth and seemingly in the right places. However, pop-out was a bit better in the native version, specifically when Agent Carter is shooting her gun at the oncoming car, the bullet explodes out of the muzzle towards the screen and it really popped in the native version but was much flatter in the conversion.
Where the native 3D really stood out was in the natural feel. With the conversion there was a noticeable amount of strain to view the image. And it never felt like the entire scene was coherent in my brain. Not sure if that makes sense....but I sit very close to my screen (1:1 viewing distance to screen width, both about 85"), so maybe that exacerbates the effect. But with native 3D, I never felt the need to look around each scene for coherency...it just felt natural.
On another note, I'm not sure if other 2D/3D converters do this, but the converstion process consumes about 8% of screen width (approx 3 inches on each side in my setup). So overall, the image was noticibly smaller with the conversion.
I hope this is helpful