As a prelude it was pretty easy getting 3D SBS/OU material to output 60fps on my Benq HT3050 ( or most other 3D displays that support it) using a strong PC, and supposedly the same can be done with 3D blu-ray and MK3D for 720p/60hz frame-packing content
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I am wondering if anyone has any experience using SVP on an HTPC with 3D content (mainly frame-packing blu-ray or mk3d)? For those who don't know, it is software that renders extra frames (ie frame interpolation) into just about any video when used in conjunction with many video players on a PC
. It uses a bit of juice so you need a decent dedicated gpu and cpu.
I have spent the day trying to get SVP to work with either mk3d or 3D blu-ray. Actually the problem is that SVP does not work with my (and many others) 3D playing software PowerDVD, but it does work with mpc-be and mpc-hc. I can't get these formats to play in their native 3D formats with these programs, though. I went through several sets of instructions including http://www.svp-team.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4163
. The videos either try and play in a messed up OU/SBS mode, play in 2D, or crashes the program on full-screen.
As said earlier, it worked easily on SBS and OU 3D content. It was pretty cool too. There was some visual artifacts here and there, but it really does work and FI in 3D is much nicer than in 2D imo. I may be able to get rid of some/most of the artifacts since there are so many options between the player, madvr and SVP. I just didn't get to them since I was trying to get the superior 3D formats working.
I've been eyeing up the Optoma uhd-51a/lv and trying to figure out if they have any FI in 3D mode since I've enjoyed it in the past. We can't get a concrete answer on that so I'm just assuming no. Then I figured if I can get FI working with my 3D content regardless of the projector/display, it opens up my options a bit more.
Mostly I wanted to start the discussion on this topic to see if anyone else is interested, and I could not find anything about it while searching here. Any questions I can drop my very limited knowledge on you as well!
Edit: I am also aware that I will likely not be able to view any frame-packing 3D above 24fps as that is the limit of my projector. I was just trying to figure out if I'd be able to use it on my next hypothetical projector that did support higher hz. Looking at specs of some newer 4k ones for example those uhd51's, maybe there are none that go above 24hz frame-packing 1080p 3D?