Now You Can Watch HD YouTube Videos In 3D
Looks like its time to get a pair of 3D glasses for myself, because everything is going 3D these days. The latest to join the 3D team was the everyone’s favorite video sharing site, YouTube. Now anyone can watch HD video on YouTube in 3D, only thing you need to have is a pair of glasses to watch them.
To watch the videos in 3D, just load the video in 1080p and then switch to 3D. Soon maybe Google will start manufacturing some 3D glasses too.
In the YouTube blog, Google explained how it works.
- We use a combination of video characteristics such as color, spatial layout and motion to estimate a depth map for each frame of a monoscopic video sequence
- We use machine learning from the growing number of true 3D videos on YouTube to learn video depth characteristics and apply them in depth estimation
- The generated depth map and the original monoscopic frame create a stereo 3D left-right pair, that a stereo display system needs to display a video as 3D
With this broader knowledge of 3D conversion, we then apply cloud computing scalability to make conversion possible across even more videos on YouTube. Breaking up a video into tiny chunks of data and processing them in parallel on Google’s cloud infrastructure lets us process these videos, while still producing the quality you expect.
[Via: How we’re making even more 3D video available on YouTube YouTube Blog]
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