Thursday, September 22, 2011

Convert your 2D videos to 3D with YouTube

September seems to be the month where many of Internet's biggest services are rolling out improvements and tools. After Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter's turn to add some new frills and functionality, it's now YouTube's turn.
In a bid to foster the creation of video content, YouTube has introduced three new features to empower YouTubers and to facilitate video content creation.
The world's largest video sharing service now allows users to convert 2D videos into 3D with a single click. However, it has currently introduced it in a beta stage. Users don't need to go through a long journey to create 3D videos which requires them to set up two cameras, combine the footage from each, and use special software to make the effect look just right.
"We are launching 2D to 3D conversion. Once people have uploaded their 2D videos to YouTube, they can convert them to 3D with the click of a button. Converted videos will be viewable by everyone in 3D," said the company in a blog post. Users can find this feature by selecting "Edit Info", then "3D Video" on a video they have uploaded to YouTube. But experiencing the 3D effect will need the aid of special glasses.
YouTube is also allowing all "verified users in good standing" to upload long-form videos, that are longer than the current limit of 15 minutes for most users. To help people get those longer videos online, YouTube has also launched 'resumable uploads', which ensures that users will able to continue their uploads from the point from where the upload failed due to connectivity faults or any other reason.
YouTube has also added two additional video creation platforms - Vlix and Magisto - to help its users make better videos. Vlix lets users add effects to their videos and text to the video introduction and closing, while Magisto takes their unedited video and automatically edits it into short, fun clips.


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