The way we watch or consume visual media has a long history. People used to watch movies, videos and TV shows on black and white screens. Then came the age of color screens, and this age has seen massive changes over the past few years. What started as standard definition evolved to become high definition, and high definition evolved to 4K video. 8K video has also been developed, but it is not widely used yet. For now most of us will stick to 4K, and while many argue that this is currently the best way to enjoy video, there is also 3D video to give it some competition. 3D videos are much more realistic than 2D videos, and they have much attractive influence. All the sides and aspects of videos are well defined, and viewers can experience a much more realistic perspective. While most cinemas showcase most of the latest blockbusters in 3D video, they are not only limited to theatrical release. Since the advent of 3D televisions and 3D Blu-ray, it has become possible to watch 3D video content directly in the comfort of your home, when you do not want to go to the cinema. You may also have wondered if its possible to convert 2D videos to 3D videos, and this guide will show just how to do that with MP4 videos by using some popular video converter programs.
Part 1: How to Convert MP4 video to 3D with Leawo Video Converter
According to a Cnet Editor, “Leawo Video Converter is a competent software, greatly enhanced by its ability…”. Not only do you get to convert your videos, this software program also integrates a Blu-ray/ DVD Ripper. Coupled with great video output effects, you will get to greatly enhance your videos before you convert them, and one of them is a 2D to 3D effect. To start, download and install this software (for both Windows and Mac OS) to convert your MP4 videos to 3D videos.
Step 2: Turn your MP4 video to 3D video. You can start with subtitles, by clicking “Subtitle” which you can select from the available tick boxes or importing the file (normally with .srt extension). You can also select your audio track by clicking the “Audio” drop down menu. When you finish, enter the video editing mode by clicking the editing icon. Select “3D” from the editing menu, toggle “3D Mode” on, and then make other changes like 3D depth and anaglyph if necessary. Click “OK” when done.
Step 3: Enter the profile settings. You do this by clicking “MP4 Video” which will show a drop down menu, then click “Change” to enter the settings. You have several options, from common video, HD video, 4K video and lossless video. In this case, we can convert it to MP4 video which is under “Common Video”. When you finish your selection, you will be returned to the previous screen.
Step 3: Editing the ASF video. Clicking the edit video icon will get you to the editing menu. There are many ways to personalize your video, for example the “Effects” menu allows you to turn your video to black and white if you drag the saturation slider, as shown in the picture below. You also have several other options which include crop, trim, effects, 3D, adding watermarks and more from the same menu. Click “OK” when you finish.
In case you wish to manually adjust your video output settings, you can click “Edit” from the “MP4 Video” drop down menu instead of “Change”. You can adjust video and audio parameters like the codecs, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution and more.
Step 4: Conversion. First set your preferred video output folder. Click “Convert” and a side bar will show. Set your output destination under “Save to:” and when you are done, click the “Convert” button at the bottom to begin the encoding process.
Part 2: How to Convert MP4 video to 3D with Amazing 3D Video Converter
Like Leawo Video Converter, the graphical layout of the Amazing 3D Video Converter software program is easy and intuitive, which makes it easy for users to adopt. Like Leawo Video Converter, it also supports batch processing but however, this software does not support drag and drop. It has profiles created for almost all the popular video playback devices. Unless you purchase for this license, many features will be disabled and you will only convert a few minutes of your videos. This software is only available for Windows which is a bummer for Mac OS users. To begin, download and install it.
Step 1: From the main interface, the first thing is to import your MP4 video file(s). Click “Add File” which will open a window from where you can locate for the videos.
Step 2: Edit your videos by clicking “Edit” which has various manual editing options for experienced users. If you wish to do a quick job, click the “Profile:” drop-down menu to select the profile of your choice from the available device list. When you have finished, click “3D” to edit the MP4 video by turning it to 3D.
Step 3: Set your destination folder for the output 3D video where you can conveniently find it after the encoding process finishes. When you are done, click “Convert to begin the encoding process.
Part 3: How to Convert MP4 video to 3D with AVCWare 2D to 3D Converter
AVCWare 2D to 3D Converter supports conversion of standard videos, in this case MP4 video to 3D video. It also supports conversion of 3D videos to other types of 3D videos, and it can convert from 3D to 2D video. This software is also relatively easy to use, but lacking drag-and-drop capabilities and inducing sluggish PC performance during the conversion process even for small videos, might make it an unreliable choice. The trial version of this software is also limited as some features are disabled by default, so you will have to fork out some bucks for all the features. This software suite is available for both Windows and Mac OS. To begin, download and install it and follow the steps below.
Step 1: Import your MP4 videos. On the toolbar, click “Add File(s)” to open a window from where you can search and load the MP4 video files.
Step 2: When you have finished, click the “3D Conversion” button on the toolbar to enter the 3D conversion interface. From there, click “2D to 3D” to open the settings interface. There are various settings on this interface and set them according to your preferences. Click “Finish” when you are done.
Step 3: Set the output folder by clicking the “Browse…” button to specify the destination folder for saving output files.
Step 4: When you have finished with all the relevant procedures, patience is needed next. Click “Convert” to begin the encoding process.
Part 4: How to Convert MP4 video to 3D with 4Media 2D to 3D Converter
The options offered by 4Media 2D to 3D Video Converter are relatively clear, as you are able to do what the above mentioned software can do. Like Leawo Video Converter, this video converter supports many popular video formats. However, the video conversion speed is not top notch, and this also extends to the video output quality. As with many professional video converters, the trial version is also limited in features, and you will only get to convert a few minutes of the video. This program available for Mac OS and Windows, and to start converting your MP4 videos to 3D videos, download and install it and follow the steps below.
Step 1: Add your MP4 video files. Click "Add File(s)" button on the toolbar or select "File> Add File(s)" on the main menu to load files.
Step 2: When you have loaded your files, choose the MP4 video file you want to convert from the imported list, and Click "3D" button on the toolbar to enter the "3D Conversion" window. Click "2D to 3D" button to open settings interface. You can set your preferred parameters, for example anaglyph. When you are done, click “Finish” to return to the main window.
Step 3: Set the output folder, by clicking the “Browse…” to open a window from where you can select your destination. When you are done, click the convert button to begin conversion. When it has finished, you can conveniently locate the file in the output folder.
In conclusion, Leawo Video Converter is your best bet for this task. In terms of editing your MP4 videos, you will get more editing options like cropping, watermarking and more before you convert your video to 3D. The conversion speed is great. Quality is very important when you convert your videos, and this software guarantees lossless quality whenever you convert your videos. As said earlier, Leawo Video Converter also integrates a Blu-ray and DVD Ripper. If you have discs lying around, you can easily convert the videos to 3D, even if they have encryption because this software can easily bypass it.