3D movies have been popular in the movie theater for many years. To make the movie more portable, you can use the ISO format to save it after creating the 3D Blu-ray movie. In today’s article, we will explain all the concepts involved and discuss how to create and play 3D Blu-ray ISO file with the best applications.
Part 1: Brief Introduction on 3D & Blu-ray & ISO
Before we start talking about how to create and play 3D Blu-ray ISO file, we should know some of the basic concepts first.
3D movies, or 3D films, are three-dimensional stereoscopic films, also known as three-dimensional films. Ever since the form of film was invented, traditional motion pictures are displayed on flat 2D screens. But with the fast development of visual effect technology and video filming technology, 3D films enhance the illusion of depth perception, hence adding a third dimension to the video and make you feel like everything on the screen seems to be around you. Normally you have to wear a pair of special glasses to have the immersive movie-watching experience. There are many kinds of 3D types like side-by-side or Anaglyph. So according to the types of 3D movie, the glasses you wear are also different.
Blu-ray can be considered an upgrade for DVD. As a digital optical disc data storage format, Blu-ray was designed to supersede the DVD format and is capable of storing several hours of video in high-definition and ultra-high-definition resolution. The capacity of a Blu-ray disc is way better than that of a DVD disc. Blu-ray discs today come with storage capacities of 25GB for a single-layer disc, and 50GB for a dual-layer disc. If there is a third storage layer added for extra capacity, then the Blu-ray disc can hold up to 100GB of data. That’s why you can save more details in the movies file, therefore get a better visual and sound effect from the movie.
ISO files or ISO images are disc images of an optical disc. An ISO image file can save all information on a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc, and can be written to an optical disc sector by sector including the optical disc file system. You can consider ISO image files are digital versions of optical discs. Usually, the ISO files need dedicated applications to get written to an optical disc, or an ISO mounting tool to get mounted. But with proper player applications, you can also directly play the movies in the ISO image file on your computer.
Part 2: 3 Programs to Play 3D Blu-ray ISO
In order to play 3D Blu-ray ISO directly on your computer, you need a 3D player application installed. The followings are some programs that you can use to play your 3D Blu-ray ISO movies.
3D Video Player
3D Video Player is a dedicated 3D media player application. To watch 3D movies in 3D Video Player, you have to use special 3D glasses like you do in the movie theater. The player application has a Simple and practical interface. To activate the 3D mode in the playback, you only need to click the “3D” button in the player interface. Movies in the player can be played on Fullscreen so that you can have an ultimate 3D movies enjoyment. 3D Video Player supports most of the common video formats like AVI, MKV, MP4, FLASH, WMV, QuickTime, 3GP, HD Video and ISO.
Bino 3D player
Although not having an attractive appearance, Bino 3D player is actually pretty powerful in the 3D video playback functions. The player application is designed with so many features like incredible support of stereoscopic 3D videos, multi display video content. automatic controls for color input/output and the ability to play content from two cameras at a time. Bino 3D video is available on many platforms and systems including Window, Mac OS X, Free BSD, Linux and GNU.
Corel WinDVD Pro 11
Corel WinDVD Pro 11 is a DVD player application that specializes in the 3D playback ability. When you buy the physical version of the product, it comes with a set of 3D glasses in the box. As a professional video and DVD/Blu-ray player application, Corel WinDVD Pro 11 supports a wide range of video formats and can provide a great playback performance. Like 3D Video Player introduced above, Corel WinDVD Pro 11 also has a dedicated 3D mode that you can turn on easily by clicking the 3D button on the interface. So if you are a 3D lover, Corel WinDVD Pro 11 can be a must-have program on your computer.
Part 3: How to Create 3D Blu-ray ISO from Blu-ray
Now we know what 3D Blu-ray ISO is, and how to watch it on your computer. Let’s see how to make your own 3D Blu-ray ISO file in the easiest way. To create a 3D Blu-ray ISO, there are two things that you need to prepare. The original movie file, and the Blu-ray authoring application.
The movies for the 3D Blu-ray ISO can be downloaded from online. There are many free Blu-ray movie download sites where you can get high-quality movie files for the authoring. You can also burn your own homemade videos to a Blu-ray ISO as well. The Blu-ray authoring or burning application, on the other hand, is not easy to find. Although there are many DVD burning applications that you can find on the market, not many of them can provide a high-quality 3D Blu-ray ISO burning function. But fortunately, Leawo Blu-ray Creator is one of the few that could.
Leawo Blu-ray Creator is a professional Blu-ray creating an application that can burn Blu-ray ISO or disc from more than 180+ formats of videos and photos with 6X higher speed. What makes Leawo Blu-ray Creator different from other Blu-ray creating applications is, the Blu-ray burning tool has a very practical and powerful video editor module built-in, making it capable of doing many advanced modifications to the video like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, removing background noise and of course, adding various 3D effects to regular 2D movies. In addition, Leawo Blu-ray Creator also can directly burn your video to an ISO image file, so that you don’t have to actually own a Blu-ray disc but still can enjoy your 3D Blu-ray movies easily. The following guide shows you how to burn a 3D Blu-ray ISO with Leawo Blu-ray Creator.
Step 1: Download, install and launch Leawo Blu-ray Creator. To import the original 2D movies to the program, just drag the movie from its original folder to the interface of Leawo Blu-ray Creator, or click the “Add Video” button and choose “Add Video” or “Add Video Folder”.
Step 2: After importing the video, you can choose and customize a Blu-ray menu template from the sidebar on the right. To add a 3D effect to your video, just click the “edit” button on the video and go to the video editing window.
Step 3: On the video editing window, click 3D to reveal 3D settings. You can choose different 3D modes from Red/Cyan, Red/Green, Red/Blue, Blue/Yellow, Interleaved and Side by Side. Use the “3D Depth” slider to adjust the 3D depth on the video and have a preview on the preview window before you click “OK” to apply the 3D effect to your video.
Step 4: After Adding the 3D effect, you can go back to the main interface and start burning the ISO image. Click the green “Burn” button to call out the output settings panel. To burn an ISO file, make sure the box next to the “ISO File” is checked, then set the label of the file in the “Disc label box” and set the output folder in the “Save to” box. When everything is set, click the big “Burn” icon below to start burning your video to a Blu-ray ISO movie with 3D effect.
Part 4: Conclusion
Watching a 3D Blu-ray ISO movie at home is a great leisure entertainment you can have alone or with some friends or families. With a great 3D effect, you can feel like you are in the world of fantasy and have a totally different experience with regular 2D movies. In order to have that kind of ultimate 3D movie watching experience, one of the important elements is the player you use. You must have a great 3D video player like the ones introduced above to play the movie in order to keep all of the details. Another important element is the Blu-ray creating an application. With an application like Leawo Blu-ray Creator, you are guaranteed to have a solid 3D effect as well as a great ISO image output quality. I believe with the recommendations and the instructions provided today, you can for sure have a great time with your 3D Blu-ray ISO movies.