How to : create side x side stereo movies

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Creating side by side stereo movies in QuickTime


Present3D is great for displaying stereo. Stereo movies however should always be used in side by side format. This page will go through how to produce side by side stereo movies in QuickTimePro.


  1. Open both the left and right eye movie files in QuickTimePro.
  2.  Choosing the right eye movie, use the Select All then Copy functions from the edit menu.
  3.  Now click on the left eye movie, use the "Select All' and then use the Add to Selection and Scale function from the edit menu. Both movie will now be directly on top of each other.
  4.  Now open the Show Movie Properties from the window menu: The left eye movie will be Video Track 1, and the right eye will be Video Track 2. Select Video Track 2 and click the Visual Setting tab. Now using the Offset, change the the first value to width of the video file. In the Player window both video tracks should be side by side.
  5. Now Save and a side by side stereo movie has been sucessfully created.