3D Video: Wizarding World of Harry Potter walkthrough at Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure

in Entertainment, Theme Parks, Universal Orlando

Our popular Parks in 3D section has featured hundreds of 3D photos taken in and around theme parks worldwide. Now we add our first 3D video to the mix as Nintendo recently added the ability to shoot video with its 3DS game system.

While visiting Universal Orlando yesterday to ride Jaws a few more times before it closes (more on that soon), I made a stop at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to test out the new 3D video option for the first time. The result was good, but finding a way to share it all was more difficult. YouTube doesn’t support the video format the 3DS is shooting in (yet), so after some digging, I found a tutorial on how to convert the 3DS video to be compatible with YouTube’s built-in 3D options.

The result is not perfect, with the left/right separation too far apart, leaving much ghosting. But it’s a start – and I wanted to share it here. YouTube offers a few different realtime 3D options, including red/blue and side-by-side. So watch the video below, pick the 3D option that works best for you, and comment below to let me know what you think.

Video: 3D walkthrough of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

I didn’t upload the original 3DS video file, as it’s nearly 300mb. But if there is interest, I can.

Be sure to also keep checking back to our Parks in 3D photos, which are best seen using the built-in Nintendo 3DS web browser, allowing glasses-free viewing of 3D photos from theme parks and special events, with many more photos to be posted soon.

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