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Hello, I have a 240Hz active shutter 3Dtv, However it doesn't possess the 2D to 3D conversion feature on its own. It can however convert side-by-side or top-over-bottom videos easily with the press of a button. What I'm looking for is a third party 3D converter device that can split any image, to side-by-side, like this Youtube video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTEPm5ZUcXU . Are there any converters that can do this feature? I recently bought this one  http://www.amazon.com/AdapSonic%C2%AE-Video-Converter-HDTV-Console/dp/B005ZWJMIY/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t , however it doesn't seem to be able to do what I'm looking for. It does it's "own" side-by-side 3D, which I find blurry, and inadequate, rather than like that video from Youtube. I don't need any super duper, fancy, expensive, converters, with a crap ton of features. It can be cheap. I'm just looking for this one feature. I just need one that can intercept, and split any image into side-by-side or top/bottom, so that my TV can do the conversion itself, with the press of a button. Does anybody know any converters that can do this?    
 

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Originally Posted by POckeTT  /t/1524865/any-side-by-side-converters#post_24544829


What I'm looking for is a third party 3D converter device that can split any image, to side-by-side, like this Youtube video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTEPm5ZUcXU .
What you are asking for doesn't exist. The basketball in that that LG demo YouTube video is not simulated 3D created from a single 2D camera view. It's actual 3D shot with separate Left and Right cameras. No automated real time converter in existence can do as good a job as having separate cameras in the first place.


We should not expect particularly high quality with a real-time automated 2D to 3D converter, though in future years such technology will no doubt improve. Some scenes can look convincing. Others will look artificial.


It cost $18m to convert Titanic to 3D. The result was superb because of the painstaking effort, which included human artists painting in missing detail frame by frame. See http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/titanic-3d-nab-producer-jon-landau-james-cameron-312631 or this 3m49s YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4hqx1Ui19A


Perhaps you could find a friend's TV that does do real time 2D to 3D conversion and see whether what it creates seems worthwhile to you. It has been suggested this feature is a gimmick, with little value. It doesn't do much for me but some people like it.
 

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Thanks for the answer!! Really?!! Dang, I thought somebody by now could have made a dedicated hardware device that could split any single image into a side-by-side image. Kind of like how Tridef does (which I believe is on the driver level,) except instead it would be a dedicated device doing it, without any performance hits. Its kind of like how some people record with softwares like Fraps but take a hit with performance, while other people simply use a dedicated capture card, a device that would handle all the recording pressure. I was thinking that somebody would have made a device like this for dedicated 3D top/bottom or side/side, while the user can simply press the corresponding button on their TV remote to enable the 3D. Well hopefully somebody will make one eventually. Again thanks for the response. 
 
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