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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:50 AM

Has anyone ever had 3-D slides put on DVD's or made into pictures?

The only places I can find to do this aren't local -- I'd have to mail them off and cross my fingers. And some of the slides are very precious.

The reason I want to do this is because otherwise they can only be viewed through the viewer, and I'd like my viewer-less siblings to see them, too.

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Reply Has anyone ever had 3-D slides put on DVD's or made into pictures? (Original post)
pnwmom Jul 11 OP
Mike Nelson Jul 11 #1
csziggy Jul 12 #2
pnwmom Jul 12 #3
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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:07 AM

1. I did...

… have some slides and negatives done at "Printifex" - a local place.

I have regular slides - don't know what a 3-D slide is, unless it's a Viewmaster slide. I did not attempt to turn them into pictures. The negatives turned out nice, but I checked and the slides cut out some of the top and bottom of the picture. The slides were also very spotty/dirty... I found more and bought a slide and negative scanner to do it myself. My first try produced much of what I saw the Printifex people do... but, I played around and found a way to change to scan to a way I could put a dotted box around the whole picture and did it myself. I also have a photo restorer.

It reaffirmed the old saying, "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:35 AM

2. If you have scans made of the slides, you can do this yourself

In fact, most TVs and DVD players will play slides on a DVD (or for newer TVs, on a thumb drive) as a slide show.

If you only have the slides scanned and made into a DVD the scan quality is lower and you can never separate the slides from the video.

If you want to make DVDs from the scanned slides, Windows Movie Maker works nicely for making slideshows, with or without audio. I have not sued the app for Windows 10, but the older version with Windows 7. A couple of years ago our needlework group put on a show and I made a DVD of video clips narrated with descriptions interspersed with photos of the pieces in the show. I also made titles and end credits with the program and dubbed music over those.

Here is a link to the app for Windows 10: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/hd-movie-maker-free/9mvfq4lmz6c9

If you have an older version of Windows, while Microsoft no longer has it available for download, you can probably find it somewhere on the internet. Just watch out for scams: https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2017/11/13/windows-movie-maker-searches-lead-to-widespread-scam/#7af010cc60f8 (article offers safe alternatives)

Some of the CD DVD burning software also includes photo and video editing software as part of their suite - Nero and Roxio both seem to. But I dropped both over a decade ago and am not familiar with the newer versions.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:42 AM

3. Thanks for the info! Will this work with 3-D slides, too,

the kind with two slides combined in one sleeve?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:52 AM

4. I'm not sure though I bet someone has done it

My husband has a lot of the old stereo slides he inherited from his grandmother - if there is a way to make them 3D, he'd love it!

I'll have to do some research to find out how it can be done.

If nothing else, the two separate views could each be scanned and viewed just as regular images.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:13 AM

5. OK, here is a good article about old film formats

That includes 3D Stereo Realist Slides: http://thephotoorganizers.com/rare-format-slide-guide/

They have more on the format and scanning - and trying to sell their service - here: https://everpresent.com/photo-film-to-digital/stereo-slide-scanning-service/

Their basic conclusion is that the two images are basically identical:

Which image do I keep?

There are two images on your stereo slide mount, but they are not EXACTLY the same. Because they are meant to create the illusion of depth, the photos are produced by taking a snap from the perspective of both your right and left eye. The difference between the two is so miniscule, they appear to be completely identical, even though they are not. These perspectives are important when viewing them in a stereoscope, but when digitizing stereo slides, it doesn’t matter which you choose, they will look the same when digital.
https://everpresent.com/photo-film-to-digital/stereo-slide-scanning-service/


I am not endorsing this company, I know nothing about them. But the two pages give some very good information about film formats. I wish I had found this concise detail when I first started scanning our collection of family negatives and slides. I had to try to figure them out hit or miss as I came on different formats!

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