Monday, November 7, 2016

Create 3D SBS Video out of 2D/3D Source for LG 360 VR 

It seems like everyone is having a crack at making a virtual reality headset, including LG. Recently, LG released its own virtual reality headset - LG 360 VR. Perhaps, a comparison chart between LG 360 VR and its most obvious competitor, Samsung Gear VR will make you learn LG 360 VR better.

LG 360 VR Samsung Gear VR(2015)
Resolution (per eye) 960x720 pixels at 693ppi 1,280x1,440 pixels, at 518-577ppi depending on phone
Connection USB-C cable Micro-USB connector inside headset
Weight 134.3 g (4.7 oz) 318 g (11.2 oz) headset only, phone will add 171 g (6.03 oz)
Dimensions 164.1x185.6x45.9mm with arms extended (6.46x7.3x1.8 inches) 92.6x201.9x116.4 mm (3.64x7.95x4.6 inches)
Works with LG G5 Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5, S7 and S7 Edge

Play 3D on LG 360 VR

I think the  biggest drawback of LG 360 VR is that LG VR Headsets is only compatible with LG G5. But if you are a LG G5 user or you have the plan to change your handset to LG G5, this drawback will be inexistent. So, when you get your LG 360 VR, you maybe want to get some 3D demos to experience the immersive virtual reality with it. You can download 3D videos from YouTube and anyother 3D video download sites. Of course, you also can make some personal 3D videos out of 2D/3D source with some VR Video converters.

How to Make Compatible 3D SBS Video out of 2D/3D Source for LG 360 VR?

What you need:

  • Prepare 2D/ 3D video source
  • Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate – to convert 2D/3D in all kinds of video types and turn them into 3D SBS MP4/MKV so that you can can create true theater entertainment at home instead of going to cinema. It can convert 2D to SBS 3D, rip 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS MKV and convert 2D Blu-ray/DVD to 3D Full SBS. Plus, you can edit video to get clips of your favorite scenes from a movie before conversion. (For Mac users, you can try Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac)


Convert your 3D movies to 3D SBS MP4/MKV videos for LG 360 VR 

1. Import 2D/3D video files 

Click “Add Video” button on the main interface to load your 2D/3D Movie files to the program. (Drag & Drop function is included.) If your source video is Blu-ray and DVD, you should insert the discs to Blu-ray drive and DVD Drive then click "Load from Disc" to add the Blu-ray and DVD to convert to 3D.


2. Set 3D as your output format 

Click “Format” and you will find many presets. There are three types of 3D effect: Anaglyph 3D, Side-by-Side 3D and Top-Bottom 3D. Here, you are suggested to choose “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)” or “MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mkv)” from “3D Video” option. 



a. Adjust target video settings and 3D effect. 

Click “Settings” which is next to “Format”, free change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to “original”. 3D movies should be encoded “full side-by-side” with a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio. Content should be resampled to 960x720 resolution full side--by--side resolution. We also recommend using a higher bit rate than a typical web stream at that resolution, as the pixels in your video will be magnified on the phone’s screen. The optimal bit rate is content dependent, and many videos can get by with less, but 5 Mb/s should give good quality. 

b. Useful edit functions for enhancing your video files. 

Clik “Edit” button, you can apply cool effects to your videos. To get more information about this, go to the user guide of Video Converter Ultimate

3. Start conversion. 

Now hit the big red “Convert” to start converting videos to start converting 3D to 3D SBS MP4/MKV on PC/Mac. After the conversion, click “open output folder” to quick locate the generated media file.

Now, you can transfer the 3D SBS video to LG G5 and then connect LG G5 to LG 360 VR to enjoy the 3D video.

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