EuroVisionary will, as the first media ever, be publishing videos from the Eurovision Song Contest in Real Stereoscopic 3D. Have in mind this technology is still fairly new to internet vidoeo, but here are a few tips on how to improve your 3D experience. And remember, if you do not want to watch in 3D - you can always turn 3D viewing off and enjoy our videos in standard 2D.
You will come across many videos which have been turned into having some kind of 3D effect post production, but these will not come anyway close to true 3D recorded with an actual 3D camcorder with two lences to record left and right eye. Such a camcorder is what we are using.
How to watch our 3D videos:
- 3D TV's are getting more and more into the consumer market. Here you get the absolute best result as you won't be needing the coloured glasses and your TV is optimized for this type of recording.
- Computer screens optimized for 3D can give you the same good result as with the TV's. These screens often comes with a pair of non coloured glasses that work perfectly for this equipment.
- If you do not have the specialized hardware you'll need a pair of coloured 3D glasses. We recommend the most common ones; red & cyan. They come in various designs and prices, but are generally cheap and easy to find. Cinema glasses do not work on a standard computer screen.
If you need a pair of 3D glasses, EuroVisionary offer you our own (displayed above) that work perfect on a standard computer screen for only €1.35 each plus €2.00 postage no matter how many you order. These were the glasses handed out to participants of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
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If you do not get a good result with your red and cyan (blue) 3D glasses try looking into the following things:
- There can be a big difference between how good the glasses are in displaying the 3D content and unfortunately there is no comparison between prices and quality. Try a few different pairs and see which ones generally works best. We have tried four different pairs - and the best ones turns out to be second cheapest of them with a price of only 0,30 UK pounds.
- Try changing the quality and 3D settings in the youtube player. Go for the highest quality setting your computer can handle.
- Adjusting brightness and contrast on your computer screen can also improve a bit. You will have to see what works best in your situation.
Things to know about watching 3D content:
- Watching 3D content for a long time in a row can be stressful to the eyes. We recommend taking the nessary breaks in order for your eyes to adjust well. If you do experience symptoms like headdache or dissyness do take off the glasses and step away from your screen. You can always come back later and see the rest.
- Zooming in a 3D video can be uncomfortable while watching it. We will therefore be zooming very little in our 3D videos. Due to this we will also be recording some videos in 2D for those who wants to see more close up's.
- Videos with a lot of red and blue lights can give some ghosting effect if watching them with the coloured glasses, meaning you will see some things a bit double, on screens not optimized for 3D - however the 3D effect will still be quite visible. This can't be be avoided as it is due to the colour of the light coming in, but how much it is depends a lot on the glasses and the screen you are watching it on - and your own eyes as some will see more others less depending on how well eyes captures colour. On screens where you don't need the coloured glasses this won't appear.
Note: EuroVisionary will upload its 3D videos to Youtube in the format side-by-side half as that is the only format YouTube currently accepts. We would prefer to upload in side-by-side full, as that would give a higher quality. As soon as they open up for this we also expect to upload our videos in that format giving those with 3D TV's even better image quality.