On-the-fly 2D to 3D Conversion in BigScreen via UMS - Avatar 2 Trailer

On-the-fly 2D to 3D Conversion in BigScreen via UMS - Avatar 2 Trailer
Big Screen VR Player Showing Avatar 2 Trailer Converted to 3D in Real-time

I posted about adding real-time 2D to 3D video support to Universal Media Server (UMS) recently.

I've updated the solution based on feedback to include; additional 3D output formats, IPD stretch factor, algorithm improvements, and support for additional media players.

So here, is a nice BigScreen example showing the Avatar 2 Way of Water Trailer being dynamically converted from 2D to 3D in real time via UMS. This gives you an idea of performance. UMS is running on my laptop, which has a 3060 GPU:

This 2D to 3D enhancement is available in Release 13 of UMS or higher. I have prepared a full installation and configuration guide here.

BigScreen supports a wide range of different virtual environments in which you can watch your videos (from cinemas to home), with varying screen sizes. However, the screen size within each environment is fixed.

The aspect ratio of screens in BigScreen is always 16/9 (Widescreen). From release 13.2.0, UMS will dynamically adjust the aspect ratio of videos sent to BigScreen to this 16/9 aspect ratio, including for 2D to 3D converted videos. For 2D to 3D converted video, this aspect ratio correction works best when used with one of the UMS 3D SBS output formats.

BigScreen also supports the UMS resume function and UMS chapters, so you can return to the point that you left off or step through your converted videos to a given point in time defined by the relevant chapter link. See demonstration video below: