With the popularity of 3D technology, 2D movie is gradually outdated. With a suitable anaglyph 3D converter in hand, you can easily convert 2D to anaglyph 3D. After creating anaglyph 3D, you can wear 3D glasses to enjoy the anaglyph 3D on 3D TV.

Part 1: Basic Knowledge about Anaglyph 3D

What Is Anaglyph 3D?

Anaglyph is a type of stereo 3D image created from two photographs taken approximately 2.5 inches apart, the center distance typically between human eyes. The Red color field of the left photo is combined with that of the right photo in such a way as to create the illusion of depth. In America usually the RED, BLUE lens glasses are worn to view the effect, in Europe the RED, GREEN combination is common.

How to View Anaglyph 3D?

It is easy to view anaglyph 3D. To view anaglyph 3D, all you need is a Red filter over your left eye and a Blue, or Green, or Cyan filter over the right eye. Any of these will work to view the 3D effect, but for viewing full color anaglyphs, the Red/Cyan combination is best. Now, once you have the filters over your eyes, just relax and allow yourself time to get into the picture. Your eyes will cross slightly as the image comes into 3D focus. There are many different types of glasses now available for viewing anaglyphs, from the inexpensive cardboard types, to the best I’ve tried and the kind I wear regularly, Anachrome.


Part 2: How to Convert 2D to Anaglyph 3D

It could be a quite easy job to convert any 2D movie to Anaglyph 3D with the help of Leawo Video Converter. Leawo Video Converter is not only a comprehensive media converter that handles format conversions between video, and audio of various formats, but also offers effective and quality lossless solution to convert 2D to 3D. Built-in with a 2D to 3D video converter, Leawo Video Converter allows you to easily convert any 2D movie to 6 different 3D movie effects: Red/Cyan, Red/Green, Red/Blue, Blue/Yellow, Interleaved, Side by Side. You could easily convert 2D movie to Anaglyph 3D with this 3D anaglyph converter.

Download and install this 2D to anaglyph 3D converter on your PC. If you are Mac users, you should switch to its Mac counterpart – Leawo Video Converter for Mac for help.

Step 1: Import source 2D movies

Under the “Convert” tab of Leawo Video Converter, click “Add Video” button on the sub-menu to add your 2D movies for 2D to 3D converting.

import source 2D movies

Step 2: Set 3D effect

Right click the loaded video file on the processing list panel and then select “Edit” option. Go to the “3D” tab to open the built-in 2D to 3D converter, and open “3D Mode” by sliding the button to green. Since you need to convert 2D movie to 3D Anaglyph, choose “Red/Cyan”. You can also adjust the 3D Depth and get instant preview.

set 3D effect

Step 3: Set output profile

According to the target 3D movie player you want to play with, you could convert 2D movie to Anaglyph 3D movies in desired 3D format with this Video Converter. On the main interface, next to the “Add Photo” button, click the drop-down box and then select “Change” option to set output profile. On the popup Profile window, select a desired output format like MP4, M4V or MOV from “Format” group upon your 3D movie player.

set output format

Note: Click the “Edit” button on the drop-down profile setting box to adjust video and audio parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc. (optional)

detail video and audio parameters

Step 4: Convert 2D movie to Anaglyph 3D

After finishing profile and 3D effect setting, click the big green “Convert” button on the main interface to set output directory. Click the bottom “Convert” button on the pop-up sidebar to start to convert 2D to 3D anaglyph videos.

convert 2D to Anaglyph 3D

After the 2D to 3D conversion, you could freely transfer the converted 2D movies (now in Anaglyph 3D effect) onto your 3D movie player for unlimited 3D movie enjoying.

Part 3: Method to Play Anaglyph 3D Movies on PC

You can not only transefer the created anaglyph 3D to 3D movie players for playing, but you can also stick to your PC for watching anaglyph 3D movies.


Firstly, you need to get a pair of 3D glasses for watching 3D movies on PC. Generally, there are basically 3 types of 3D glasses for you to watch 3D movies: passive galsses- red/cyan galsses & polarized glasses, and active shutter glasses. Polarized glasses are for cinemas and 3D TVs whilst active shutter glasses are designed for specific 3D TVs. To watch 3D movies on Windows PC with normal display (LCD), a pair of 3D Anaglyph glasses, i.e. the Red/Cyan glasses, is required.


Secondly, you should download and install a suitable 3D movie player on your PC to watch 3D movies. 5KPlayer plays 3D movies on PC/Windows smoothly and easily just like playing 4K 2D movies. It is a safe and efficient media player that delivers incredibly amazing 3D enjoyment with skilled performance.

Thirdly, start to enjoy anaglyph 3D movie on 5KPlayer. Wear your 3D glasses, and drag and drop the 3D video onto 5KPlayer UI. Once the video is loaded, the player will start to play immediately.