Triaxes StereoTracer and Depthgate Convert Stereo to Multiview
Looking for glasses-free photo presentations?
Triaxes (Tomsk,Russia) offers StereoTracer version 6 (Demo version is free, Home edition 79$, Photo Edition 209$, Pro edition 339$ - prices at time of writing - check their web site for updating). Its main use is to convert .MPO pictures from a Fuji W3 camera to a format suitable for lenticular printing.
StereoTracer software converts 2D images or stereo pairs into glasses-free 3D format. StereoTracer automatically generates high quality multi-view 3D sequence by means of special depth-maps. Resultant series of images is used for encoding and printing lenticular 3D picture in 3DMasterKit or another lenticular interlacing application. Also, it can be used for creating anaglyph image or exported into a movie clip (AVI or animated GIF) and used for presentation purposes on autostereoscopic screens. Details here under.
Glasses-free 3D movies?
If glasses-free 3D movies is what you are looking for, Triaxes offers its DepthGate product. DepthGate is the new high end solution for converting stereoscopic video content into glasses-free 3D formats (i.e. 3DZ Tile, 2DZ, or N-View). The program automatically corrects colors and aligns streams for both 3D stereosopcic and multiview glasses-free output formats. The software provides you with the possibillity to work with the Sisvel 3D Tile Format or the new universal 3DZ Tile Format. With the 3DZ Tile new format, what display you have doesn’t matter, you will get the image! More info here under.
Triaxes offers also the free StereoMeter software.
- Multi-view rendering from one 2D original image and a depth-map, manually created in an external graphic editor.
- Multi-view rendering with automatic depth-map creation from a stereo pair Real “look behind” effect.
- Multiview rendering from a stereo pair, based on depth maps, calculated for both frames of the pair.
DepthGate converts stereoscopic 3D video content into glasses-free 3D formats (3DZ Tile, 2DZ and N-View). The program automatically corrects colors and aligns streams for both 3D stereosopcic and multiview glasses-free output formats. The software provides you with the possibillity to work with the Sisvel 3D Tile Format or the new universal 3DZ Tile Format. With the 3DZ Tile new format, what display you have doesn’t matter, you will get the image!
Multiple Input Formats
DepthGate enables the user to use stereo streams stored in 3D Tile or side-by-side video and in separate files. DepthGate supports common compression standards and file formats such as WMV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and AVC.
Easy to Learn
Triaxes DepthGate performs most operations automatically, so you get professional results effortlessly.
DepthGate automatically corrects colors and aligns input video.
DepthGate enables the user to customize processing settings individually at the scene level. Glasses-Free Content DepthGate automatically calculates depth information (Z) for both source Left and Right channels. This depth information can be used to render multiview series of frames (N-view) for certain models of glasses-free 3D displays.
Output 3D-formats for glasses and glasses-free 3D TV
DepthGate generates processed video in 3D-with-glasses (3D Tile and side-by-side) and glasses-free 3D (3D Tile, 2DZ and N-view) formats.
Depthgate price inquiry page is here.
The "3DZ tile" format
The 3DZ Tile format is a frame compatible format storing 720p video (left image, right image, and depth map) in a single 1080p frame. With that format, a single TV channel is able to transmit 3d video to 3DTV sets with glasses and to glasses free 3D TVs. On top of that, if viewed on a good old flat screen or CRT television, you will get a perfectly watchable 2D video in 720p format. Best of both worlds.... We wonder why it is not adopted already by all experimental 3D channels???
The two pages 3DZ presentation leaflet is here in pdf format.
StereoMeter: Triaxes StereoMeter is used to calculate the optimum stereo base for making stereo photos. It is very convenient for photographers, taking a sequence of frames for stereo and 3D lenticular images. You can download it for free (1.1 Mb).
For more info on the above products, visit Triaxes.