RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 146,953
Posts: 5,797,791
Members: 26,053
Currently online: 636
Newest member: Tribbles69

TrekToday headlines

5th Passenger Teaser Trailer
By: T'Bonz on Jul 28

Star Trek: Renegades Los Angeles Debut
By: T'Bonz on Jul 28

Shatner Show Coming To Australia
By: T'Bonz on Jul 27

Star Trek Beyond Wigs
By: T'Bonz on Jul 27

Star Trek Beyond Adds New Cast Member
By: T'Bonz on Jul 27

Pegg: No Game Of Thrones
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24

Stewart Snotbot Support
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24

Ryan Joins Arrow
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24

Retro Review: Jetrel
By: Michelle on Jul 24

New ThinkGeek Trek-Themed Products
By: T'Bonz on Jul 23


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > Star Trek - Original Series

Star Trek - Original Series The one that started it all...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 20 2012, 06:45 PM   #1
toonloon
Captain
 
Location: London, UK
TOS-3D

Hi guys.

I just discovered by accident that my Power DVD player software converts SD into 3D. I watched "The Man Trap" and then "The Galileo Seven" and I was amazed at how much fun I was having.

Sadly, it doesn't work with the blu-rays (that must take too much processing power) but the field of depth in the SD versions was really good, especially the outdoor stuff in Man Trap.

In case anyone is interested, I was using a long HDMI cable to out put to my 37" TV and my TV is NOT a 3D capable TV. I used a pair of the red/green glasses. Now, before you all go "eurgh", I noticed that most of the colour palette remains almost the same because there are a lot of blues and variations of in TOS' photography.

If you have Power DVD 11 Ultra, give it a go. It's great seeing TOS from a new 'perspective'.

toonloon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 20 2012, 11:13 PM   #2
Trekker4747
Out there, somewhere...
 
Trekker4747's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas City
Re: TOS-3D

I'm going to go pop so popcorn.
__________________
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
Trekker4747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 20 2012, 11:21 PM   #3
JarodRussell
Vice Admiral
 
JarodRussell's Avatar
 
Re: TOS-3D

How the hell does that work?
__________________
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
JarodRussell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 12:23 AM   #4
toonloon
Captain
 
Location: London, UK
Re: TOS-3D

You need a pair of red/blue glasses - I had some free with piranha 3D, and all you do is click the 3D button in power DVD and hey presto! TOS-3D.
toonloon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 02:43 AM   #5
JarodRussell
Vice Admiral
 
JarodRussell's Avatar
 
Re: TOS-3D

And how the hell does that work?
__________________
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
JarodRussell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 04:05 AM   #6
plynch
Commodore
 
plynch's Avatar
 
Location: Outer Graceland
View plynch's Twitter Profile
Re: TOS-3D

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
And how the hell does that work?
Yeah, you'd still need two different pictures, from slightly different cameras, right? They only dd that on set with Omega Glory for Viewmaster, and let's not get that started again.
__________________
Author of Live Like Louis! Inspirational Stories from the Life of Louis Armstrong, http://livelikelouis.com
plynch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 12:07 PM   #7
toonloon
Captain
 
Location: London, UK
Re: TOS-3D

Sorry, maybe I'm not being clear.

All I had to do was press one button on Power DVD's onscreen console and hey presto! 3D! You need a cheap pair of those red and cyan glasses but it still looks terrific as all the blue stays the same colour. Spock looks more or less exactly the same because of his yellow pallor.

Download Power DVD 11 Ultra and just click the 3D button and you're off. I used a long wire to plug my PC into my TV but it works just as well on your monitor.
toonloon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 12:25 PM   #8
Tosk
Rear Admiral
 
Tosk's Avatar
 
Location: On the run.
Re: TOS-3D

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
And how the hell does that work?
It doesn't really, of course. It's basically a fake 3D image made from 2D, but because of the nature of red/cyan 3D it gives the image a "pop" effect.

Tosk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 07:42 PM   #9
toonloon
Captain
 
Location: London, UK
Re: TOS-3D

Tosk is right, although he doesn't exactly give it the rave review I did.

If you have Power DVD, try it. Try a shipboard episode because the colours won't change that much. It's great fun!
toonloon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2012, 07:50 PM   #10
22 Stars
Commodore
 
Re: TOS-3D

I tried this about 3 months ago. It is fun, but hardly revolutionary. Power DVD takes the frame and creates a second frame and offsets it slightly (there is a slide control to tell it what 'level' of 3D depth you want) and then tints them to the blue and red.

Of course it doesn't differentiate what is truly 'closer' to the viewer than other things, but by and large it does the job of making a 'viewmaster' like effect for the moving image.
22 Stars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 22 2012, 11:10 AM   #11
toonloon
Captain
 
Location: London, UK
Re: TOS-3D

Well, yes, of course you are right. It's hardly revolutionary. 3D movies have been mainstream since the '50's.

But having it in the home and seeing TOS with some depth perception was a lot of fun. I'm not a big fan of 3D but I genuinely had a great time re-watching these episodes that I've seen many, many times before.

I just thought I would pass on my enthusiasm in case anyone else wanted to try it.
toonloon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 22 2012, 12:00 PM   #12
Patrick O'Brien
Captain
 
Patrick O'Brien's Avatar
 
Location: Brooklyn NY
Re: TOS-3D

^ Sounds cool, thanks for the tip
__________________
The bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe.
-Dr. McCoy, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Patrick O'Brien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 22 2012, 03:29 PM   #13
22 Stars
Commodore
 
Re: TOS-3D

Yeah, it really is fun. I've been meaning to send it to my projector and see how it does at 100" diagonal
22 Stars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23 2012, 06:08 AM   #14
Destructor
Commodore
 
Destructor's Avatar
 
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Re: TOS-3D

I'm still a bit confused- how can there be depth illusion without an image from two sources?
Destructor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23 2012, 07:03 AM   #15
Tosk
Rear Admiral
 
Tosk's Avatar
 
Location: On the run.
Re: TOS-3D

Destructor wrote: View Post
I'm still a bit confused- how can there be depth illusion without an image from two sources?
I presume it's because many shots have a depth of field already, and the blurred portion is more likely to be ignored by the eye/brain, making the sharper item seem more prominent. Just a guess though.
Tosk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.