Monday, May 15, 2017

2 Ways to Put 3D Blu-ray to PS VR for viewing

PlayStation VR, known by the codename Project Morpheus during development, is a virtual reality headset developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was designed to be fully functional with the PlayStation 4 home video game console. You can import some 3D movies like 3D Blu-ray into it for enjoying the 3D moment. If you feel a little difficult to watch 3D Blu-ray movies with PS VR, you can get two easy methods in this article. Read on.

Method 1 of Watching 3D Blu-ray on PS VR

1. Upgrade PS VR to the System Version 2.5

Watching 3D Blu-Rays with the PlayStation VR only works if you have the latest updates to both the system and the headset. You want the PlayStation 4 to be updated to System Version 4.5, and the PlayStation VR to be updated to System Version 2.5.

2. Make sure PS VR is positioning

It's usually pretty important to make sure your PSVR is correctly positioned on your head, but when watching a 3D Blu-Ray this is critical. If the image is shifted too far in any direction because the lenses are not correctly positioned in fron of your eyes, the 3D effect can quickly become disorienting. Make sure you're seated, and your headset is correctly aligned.

3. Make sure the lenses in your headset is clean

It's also important to make sure the lenses in your headset are as clean as they can possibly be. Make sure you have a microfiber cloth nearby, and remove any smudges from the lenses before you try to watch a 3D Blu-Ray.

As soon as you put the Blu-Ray in your PlayStation 4, Cinematic mode will adjust to show you the movie in 3D. You won't see any 3D features until the movie starts, unless your movie included 3D visuals in the menu system for the disc.

Everything else about Cinematic Mode will remain the same, which means the display size will remain whatever your default setting is. If you've set your Cinematic Mode to Medium, you'll probably want to increase the size to Large when watching 3D Blu-Rays. This will use more of the display, and offer you more of the 3D experience.

Once you have the display size set to your liking, it's important to position the display just slightly higher than you'd normally set it when playing a game. This makes it easier for you to shift a little during the movie, so you aren't trying to reset the view while watching. To make this adjustment, pick your chin up a little higher than usual and hold the Option button until the display recenters.

Once the movie has started, you'll be able to control the movie just like you would any other movie viewed through your PlayStation 4. If you prefer the separate media remote, DualShock 4 controller, or voice commands, you'll find each of these features still exist in the headset. However, since you're going to be sitting stationary for a while, you'll want to ensure you choose a control method before you hit play.


Methos 2 of Watching 3D Blu-ray on PS VR

If you have many 3D Blu-ray discs or want to view 3D Blu-ray on PS VR, you can convert 3D Blu-ray to a 3D video format for easy playback with PS VR. Here, I choose to use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, which can rip any 3D Blu-ray movie to PS VR supported 3D format like 3D SBS MP4 format with super fast speed. Besides, it also can rip all the newest even region-locked Blu-ray/DVD and work in 4K/SD/HD video, TV shows and music dramas. It can accept H.265, MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, ASF, etc and then change them to 3D SBS MP4/MKV/MOV for PS VR and other VR Headsets like Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift DK2, Air VR, HTC Vive, Google DayDream View, 3D TV etc. For me, it is the best choice. You can free download and have a try. (Read its review to learn more)

If you are using Mac, you can get the Mac version - Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to convert 3D Blu-ray to PS VR 3D format on Mac easily. You can also reference this guide.

Simple Process of Converting 3D Blu-ray to 3D format for PS VR

Step 1: Load 3D Blu-ray disc.

Add 3D Blu-ray from disc drive into Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate by clicking "Load Disc" button. Or you can choose to import Blu-ray ISO image or Blu-ray folder from hard drive.

Tips: The program will automatically select the main Blur-ray title for you, you can select your desired subtitle languages or audio tracks from the drop-down list of "Subtitle" and "Audio" under the Blu-ray title displaying list.

Step 2: Output 3D MP4 or MKV format.

Move to "Format" menu, find "3D Video" category and choose "MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mp4)" or "MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video(*.mkv)" as output format, you can also choose 3D TAB MKV or MP4 format according to your own needs.

Step 3: Adjust 3D profile settings.

Click settings to open "3D Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust output 3D video depth, select the specific 3D resolution: Side by Side (Half - Width) or Side by Side (Full) or change the image display order for 3D SBS movie.

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

Go back to the program main interface, hit on the "Convert" button and start to create 3D SBS or TAB MP4/MKV video from 3D Blu-ray disc. When the conversion is done, you can locate the generated 3D SBS MP4 video in output folder to view on VR Headsets with seriously immersive 3D effect.