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Something about 3D in General

3D TV might be unofficially dead, but 3D movies are still alive and kicking — particularly with the latest resurgence of virtual reality. 3D technology changes people’s life and make it possible to have an immersed sense when watching 3D movies.

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Today let us grasp some more information about 3D. To get any kind of 3D effect, a different image must be delivered to your left and right eye. You can demonstrate this by placing your finger in front of your face and focusing on something behind it. Close one eye, then the other. Observe how the position of your finger changes drastically depending on which eye you’re viewing from. Your brain is constantly combining those two images to give you a 3D picture of the world. In this case, the fact that the finger position changes so much gives it a strong depth clue about how close your finger must be.

The two current methods to do this are called active and passive. Active 3D uses battery-operated shutter glasses that do as their name describes: they rapidly shutter open and closed. Passive uses inexpensive polarized glasses, like what you get at most movie theaters. The TV has a special filter that polarizes each line of pixels. This filter (a Film Patterned Retarder is one type) makes the odd lines on the screen only visible to the left eye, and the even lines only visible to the right. Without the glasses, the TV looks normal.

Active Shutter 3D System

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An active shutter 3D system (a.k.a. alternate frame sequencing, alternate image, AI, alternating field, field sequential or eclipse method) is a technique of displaying stereoscopic 3D images. It works by openly presenting the image intended for the left eye while blocking the right eye’s view, then presenting the right-eye image while blocking the left eye, and repeating this so rapidly that the interruptions do not interfere with the perceived fusion of the two images into a single 3D image.

An active shutter 3D system generally uses “liquid crystal shutter glasses” (also called “LCS glasses”, “LCS 3D glasses”, “LC shutter glasses” or “active shutter glasses”. Each eye’s glass contains a liquid crystal layer which has the property of becoming dark when voltage is applied, being otherwise transparent. The glasses are controlled by a timing signal that allows the glasses to alternately darken over one eye, and then the other, in synchronization with the refresh rate of the screen. The timing synchronization to the video equipment may be achieved via a wired signal, or wirelessly by either an infrared, radio frequency, Bluetooth, or optical transmitter. Active 3D provide full 1080p picture resolution for each eye. However, the glasses are expensive and usually bulkier than passive glasses, and some viewers are bothered by their high-speed flickering.

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How to copy 3D Blu-ray video

Now, no need to go to the cinema, you can also enjoy active shutter 3D Blu-ray video at home with the help of portable devices or 3D copy software. This guide will teach you how to decrypt a 3D Blu-Ray movie and make a copy of it with 3D effect preserving using an active shutter 3D copy software.

First of all, download and install Leawo Blu-ray Copy to your PC. After installing the program and launch it, its neat interface gives you a deep impression. The friendly step-by-step layout will display as follows:


Step 1. Insert Blu ray disc into BD drive and launch the program.

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Insert Blu-ray dicsc into the Blu-ray recorder drive and insert writable blank disc into the other disc drive. Once you install the program and finish loading the whole of Blu ray disc. It provides users to copy BD movies/Blu-ray folder/local ISO image file to another blank Blu ray disc.

Step 2. Choose the target

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Then click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to import source Blu-ray disc or folder which you want to copy. Double click the video, you can preview the movie in the right side.

Step 3. Define copy settings

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Choose copy mode and select output disc type at the bottom left. Click the big green “Copy” button. Three types of copy mode will display. If you choose the main mode, it will only copy the main 3D movie and remove menus and other unnecessary special functions.

If you can tick the “custom mode”, it allows you to define what chapters, subtitle and audio you want to back up. Moreover, you can choose the custom chapters comfortably with a preview function.

Step 4. Start to copy

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Before you click “start” button, please check out all your settings are right. Set “Copy to”, “Disc Label” and “Save to” options. Make sure you have enough hard drive space. Once all are ok, start to copy 3D Bluray movies from BD disc. The process of duplication needs little system resource.

By the way, Leawo Blu-ray Copy can compress BD-50 to BD-25 with an outstanding output quality. After duplication, open output file destination, locate the created 3D video and you could watch it on your 3D player as you want.

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The program is a highly-rated Blu-ray copy software on the market and available for Windows and Mac users. Leawo Blu-ray Copy comes with all features that we could expect from a “Pro” level Blu-ray copy software. Getting Blu-ray Decrypter, Blu-ray Copy and 3D Blu-ray Cloner into perfect combination, it could copy Blu-ray/DVD content between discs, folders and ISO Image files. It offers 1:1 disc copy and supports high quality of BD-50 to BD-25 or DVD-9 to DVD-5 backup. One of the superior feature of Leawo Blu-ray Copy is it fully supports 3D Blu-ray copy.

Other Programs

Maybe you wonder whether there are something besides Leawo Blu-ray Copy?

DVDFab Blu Ray Copy features a powerful built-in decryption. And it is able to make perfect 1:1 copies and can also compress BD-50 to BD-25, BD-9 or BD-5. But this program only does Blu Ray video, you need a separate license for DVD.

Blue-Cloner 5 could make perfect 1:1 Blu-ray copy , movie complete copy, movie-only copy, split copy and customized copy with just simple clicks and it has the feature of copying Blu-ray movie to DVD or AVCHD disc. Unfortunately it hasn’t the ability to rip to portable video formats.

Blu-Ray to DVD Pro can compresses a Blu-ray movie to one DVD-5 or DVD-9 disc, or splits a Blu-ray movie to two DVD-5s. It can save your desired audio track and subtitle, set different resolutions. Though this software has outstanding performance such as high speed, perfect quality, it lacks the ability to make a 1:1 copy. And their Tech support system needs to be improved.

Leawo Blu-ray Copy is a open source Blu-ray coping application to help you rip 3D Blu-ray for watching on 3D players. It make a good quality for copying BD/DVD discs for watching. In conclusion, Leawo Blu-ray Cop is a better choice you may need.

What’s more, here is extra info about 3 ways to backup 3D Blu ray ISO files for your reference.