Asked • 04/06/19

How are older movies post-converted to 3D?

I went to see Hugo in 3D today, and beforehand there was a trailer for the upcoming re-release of Titanic in 3D. I must say, I was impressed.How much of the conversion to 3D of a movie that was shot in 2D is done by hand? I assume they don't have to go through every single frame -- there are probably close to 280,000 frames for a 3+ hour film like Titanic. Perhaps for a scene can certain items be marked as in the foreground and a computer used to track them through several frames?

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Ray B. answered • 10/02/20

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