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PREPARING FUJI W1/W3 AVI MOVIE FILES FOR 3D-
Many Society members own one or the other Fuji Finepix stereoscopic cameras -
Experience has taught me that some computer manipulation is required before movies captured by the Fuji 3D cameras can be played on a 3D TV set. Fortunately, Fuji provide PC software named ‘MyFinePix Studio’ (MFP) for the purpose of managing the source files from their cameras. The 3D tools provided for movie files include ‘Trimming’ and ‘Stitching’. Movie files can also be saved in several configurations, including half width -
MyFinePix Studio -
Having opened MFP select > View Images to open a management window where the movie files can be viewed and selected for trimming.
Left click on the first movie file to be trimmed then, from tools listed on the right hand side of the screen, select > 3D Tool Palette.
In the Tool Palette select -
3D Tool Palette
Now use the > In > Out buttons to trim each end of movie file as desired.
Selecting File Type
Name and Save the trimmed movie file
This procedure can now be repeated for each of the movie files to be used in the assembled movie.
Having trimmed the required files, they can now be progressively stitched together.
From the management window select the first and second movie files in the required order for the assembled movie, followed by > 3D Tool Palette as before.
Select > Save leaving the ‘File name’ and ‘File Type’ at the default settings.
Save stitched movie file
This procedure can now be repeated for each of the movie files to be used in the assembled movie, using the newly stitched file as the first file of the pair selected. NOTE: The Stitching procedure only allows for two files to be stitched at one time.
Once all the required files are stitched, the extended movie file name can be changed to something more appropriate, such as my_movie.AVI.
The assembled movie file sis still in the AVI (FinePix Real 3D) format and now needs to be converted for 3D TV viewing.
Having opened MFP select > View Images to open a management window where the assembled movie file can be selected.
Left click on the assembled movie file then, from tools listed on the right hand side of the screen, select > 3D Tool Palette as before.
In the Tool Palette select 3D Movie Trimming > Start to display the editor.
In the drop down menu select > WMV (For side by side / 3D TV) then > Save.
Selecting File Type
In the next dialogue, there is no need to change the ‘File name’ or ‘File type’ as ‘my_movie.WMV’ will be saved as addition to ‘my_movie.AVI’.
This concludes the procedure and the WMV file can now be written a USB device for playing through any device that will accept the WMV file type. It has to be said that the WMV file type is not a common format for 3D TV sets, or associated 3D Blu-
For information purposes,. When converting an HSBS WMV as created in this article, the most reliable format to create movie files with a video converter is MPEG. The pixel resolution to select in the converter is 1280 x 720 (16 x 9 aspect ratio).
Suggested AVS Video Converter settings
Video converter software is available on the internet, a popular choice being ‘AVS Video Converter’ by AVS4YOU which can be found here -
The Fujifilm ‘MyFinePix Studio’ is available here -
For those requiring more sophisticated software that will work end to end with movie files from the Fuji cameras, consider the offerings from MAGIX, CYBERLINK or SONY.
Uploaded to Dropbox 8/12/13
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