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How to create 3D home video

Transform your 2D footage with Roxio Creator 2011

3D is set to go mainstream in 2011, but you don't need expensive equipment to jump on the bandwagon. We show you how to convert 2D video into a 3D movie.

Step 11. Creator inserts tags that tell YouTube the footage is in 3D format. Should you want to upload the file using YouTube’s interface, you can add these yourself. Edit the tags for your video, adding yt3d:enable=true yt3d:swap=true yt3d:aspect=16:9. Change the 16:9 at the end of the tag to 4:3 if the video isn’t widescreen.

Roxio Creator 2011 3D step 11

Step 12. It’s also possible to turn still photos into 3D. Choose the Photo tab from Creator’s home screen, then click Create, ‘Create 3D Photos’. The applet pictured below will appear, allowing you to load a single photo for Roxio Creator to interpret, or two separate photos for the software to combine into one.

Roxio Creator 2011 3D step 12

Step 13. If you’re using two photos, these will need to have been taken of the same subject in the same place, but with the camera moved just a short distance to one side for the second shot. If you load the left and right images the wrong way round, a button in the middle lets you swap them over. Click Next.

Roxio Creator 2011 3D step 13

Step 14. Roxio’s 3D photo applet creates an anaglyph from your two photos. Adjustment tools let you line up the photos by moving them up, down, left, right, and rotationally. Don your red/cyan 3D spectacles and make adjustments until the 3D effect looks right. Make sure you save the result for future viewing.

Roxio Creator 2011 3D step 14

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