Setup HYTEK Stereo 3D iVCam to see 3D Video
In the 3D iVCam's property page (see picture right side). Play around with the video mode, for the
modes that are NOT anaglyph 3D, you can put the two cameras separately anywhere you want and you
don’t need 3D glasses to see the video because the video is in 2D mode. When you select Anaglyph
3D mode, if you have never worked with anaglyph image or know less about it before, the first time you
select 3D mode, you may not see 3D. There are few tips you need to adjust before the 3D video pops
up. Please read below the tips and tricks for making 3D video with HYTEK 3D iVCam system.

Tips and Tricks of seeing 3D video
In order to see the 3D video, you need to setup and align the cameras, this is very important. Please
follow the steps below:
1.        
Mount the camera on triport: mount the two cameras on the triport. The two cameras should
look at almost the same direction, you don’t need to screw in the cameras on the triport too tight for now
because you may need to fine tune the direction at later steps. This will keep the cameras at a distance
of about 6.4cm, which is about our human eye's distance.
2.        
Check left and right camera position: : in order to see 3D video, the position of left and right
camera is very important, or else you may not see 3D or you may get cross-eyed effect. To do this,
switch the video mode to “Side By Side”, this way you will see two videos on the window. Face the
cameras to the same direction as your eyes (just think they are your eyes), the left side is the left
camera, cover your hand in front of the left camera, if you see the left side video on the screen is black (if
you face to the screen, the left side is the left video for this case), that means the camera positions are
correct. But if you see black in the right side video on the screen, that means the camera’s position is
swapped, please check (or uncheck if it was previously checked) on the box of “Switch left and right
camera image”, this will swap the left and right camera image. This step is very important, wrong
position of left and right camera will give you crossed-eye feeling. You need to repeat this step every
time you unplug and replug in cameras into USB ports, because the Windows OS does not remember
the position of the cameras.
3.       
 Adjust camera settings so that both camera has the same color tone: In property page
showed in picture 2, click on the “Left Camera Settings”, this will popup camera settings page for left
camera, adjust the color if you know what value to set, otherwise simply click on “Reset” button on the
top right side, this will set to factory value, but also make sure to check on the “No Flicker” option
depends on your country, either 50HZ or 60HZ of your power supply, wrong selection will cause video
image to flick. This is for indoors. If you are using the camera for outdoors, please check on “Off” of “No
Flicker” option, otherwise you will only see white screen. Do the same thing for the Right Camera
Settings. Both cameras should be adjusted to the same condition.
4.        
Align the cameras horizontally and vertically: Now switch the video mode to color anaglyph 3D
mode. Adjust cameras to about the same direction and parallel to each other on the vertical direction
with your eyes. Now look at the video window, you should see red and cyan shadow, although the two
shadows maybe off on the vertical direction and horizontal direction. Now it’s time to fine adjust it. First
find an object as your focus, something that has clear shape and big, maybe in the center and front (but
not too close), this would be easier to adjust based on it. Adjust one camera vertically until the red and
cyan shadow have almost no offset on the focused object in vertical direction, this is very important that
the focused object has no vertical offset, otherwise it may destroy the 3D impression. Now adjust one
camera, so that the red and cyan shadow of focused object have slight offset in horizontal direction,
adjust so that the cyan shadow is on the left side of red shadow for your focused object, don’t care the
other objects if cyan on the left or right side. You may want to hold on the stand of camera to adjust
horizontal offset because if you hold on the body of the camera, it may shift the camera vertically which
you just align previously. You may notice that by now the two cameras physically may not parallel to
each other after you fine tune the images based on your focused object. It’s ok, important is the images
on the screen are aligned. Now put on your 3D glasses, you should see some 3D effect. You can play
with the horizontal offset to get different depth feelings. This alignment maybe harder for the first timer,
but it will be easier and easier once you get used to it. Once you see some 3D effect, you can try to look
at the 3D video from different angle, find the best position. Now you can try out the true anaglyph 3D
mode, this will give you a lot better 3D feeling, but the image is darker. If you want to learn more about
different mode of anaglyph images, please search on Internet, you will find many knowledge-based
pages.
5.        
Warning: long time wearing 3D glasses or looking at miss-aligned 3D video/image may cause
cross-eyed feeling, dizzy and tired eyes. Stop using it or reuse it when you feel better at user’s own will.
6.        
Haven’t Seen 3D yet?
Well, haven’t seen the 3D? Don’t be disappointed, read the above tips for 3D and follow the steps
carefully, you will see some 3D effect sooner or later. Check out HYTEK stereo page, all our 3D images
and videos are made with the same set system. You should be able to do the same or even better. The
first time it maybe harder, but you will sure get more experiences while you try few times.
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