Create 3D Video for PlayStation VR

John Salley

Feb 02, 2017 10:18 am / Posted by John Salley to Conversion Speed, VR

PlayStation VR (PS VR) is a headset that displays a stereoscopic (a different image is in each eye) view of Virtual Reality (VR) content generated by the PS4 system. VR stands for Virtual Reality, which is a simulation of another reality created by designers and programmers. Currently the PS VR system delivers a virtual reality experience for your eyes and ears through the combination of the 360-degree 1:1 tracking of your head, wide field of view, stereoscopic images delivered with a high refresh rate at 120Hz, and binaural 3D audio.With this virtual reality head-mounted display, you can play downloaded 3D movies like 3D MKV, AVI, WMV on PS VR for great enjoyment.

However, you may experience some incompatible issues when playing 2d/3D videos on PlayStation VR like no sound. In this article, we will provide a walkthrough to help you solve the PlayStation VR 3D Videos Playback issues quickly.Since it is not so easy to find a proper codec, here we recommend you an easy and effective solution to solve “Create 3D Video for PlayStation VR” – With a Best 3D VR Video Converter to re-encode 2D/3D Video files to PS VR more compatible format to get them play nicely.

Best 2D/3D Movie Maker for PlayStation VR

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (review) is a top-notch PSVR video converter software app that capable of speedily ripping any Blu-rays in 2D/3D, stardard DVD and convert 2D/3D movie files to any type of 3D you want (Anaglyph, Top-Bottom, Side-by-Side) for VR headsets including Playstation VR, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus RiftGoogle CardboardZeiss VR One, etc. or 3D Players, 3D TV for watching amazing 3D movies. Besides, it also allows you to extract melodious soundtracks or special audios from 2D/3D movies for PlayStation VR audio experience with delivering high audio quality.With the support for NVIDIA CUDA technology, video conversion will be finished in a flash. Its built-in powerful video editor makes it easy to cut, trim, split, join, crop, resize, rotate,  take video snapshots, add special effects/watermark. You are also allowed to adjust video/audio parameters, aspect ratio, resolution, frame rate, bit rate and more.

Note: The equivalent Mac version – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (Best macOS Sierra VR Video Converter Software for Virtual Reality Headsets).

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Steps to Convert Unsupported 2D/3D Movies to PlayStation VR

Step 1. Add Video Files 

Open this VR video converter for PSVR. You can directly use the “Add File” button to load the ordinary video that you wish to convert into PSVR format. Or it is also available to drag and drop video from PC folder into this program. Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.


Step 2. Select 3D SBS mode 

In order to make converted videos works perfectly with your PSVR, you need to set a video mode according to your video type. Click “Edit” and turn to “3D” tab and select Left/Right as the output video mode. Then you can turn to “Adjust” to crop and get the imported videos cropped as you want. If you encode the corrected aspect direct into your movie file you could plug your PS4 direct into the PlayStation VR for sbs 3D playback.


Step 3. Select PSVR as Output Format

Click the “Select Format” bar and you can choose “Format -> Video -> MP4” as the target format. This format can be played well on PSVR. Also you can select “Format -> Audio -> FLAC” as output audio format for enjoying.

Note: You May Need to Know: What Are the Specs on PS VR’s Screen?

PS VR uses a single 5.7″ 1920 x 1080 resolution full-color OLED RGB display, also known as “1920 x RGB x 1080.” Unlike other VR displays, the PS VR display uses full Red, Green and Blue sub-pixels to produce a full color pixel. There are 1920 Red, Green and Blue sub pixels for each of the 1080 lines of pixels, so this is referred to as 1920 x RGB x 1080. This enables PS VR to further immerse the player and deliver a strong sense of presence.

Step 4. Customize Video Settings 

Before starting the conversion, click the “Setting” icon on bottom right corner where you are able to adjust the video/audio settings like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bit rate and so on. Also it is possible to change output folder path as per your need by clicking “…”.

The newest kid on the block features a combined 1920 x 1080 display OLED resolution, with each eye seeing 960 x 1080. The screen also gets a 120Hz refresh rate and 100-degree field of view, which should translate to smooth visuals. Sony has also announced a 90Hz refresh rate option, for the PSVR, as well, which will allow developers to create games that aren’t as hardware intensive.

Step 5. Start to Convert Normal 2D/3D video to PSVR

Click on “Start” button to accomplish the process of 2D/3D video to PSVR conversion. And this virtual reality video conversion will be finished in a short time. After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, and then you can import the output .mp4 files into PlayStation VR for playing with the best quality including “look all around you” 3D vision and “hear things behind you” stereo sound.

Step 6. Watch Converted SBS Video on PSVR

  • Plug the PSVR HDMI cable directly to your PC(Mac), not the breakout box.
  • In the HDMI OUT port of the PSVR breakout box, You have to plug a HDMI cable to a TV that is turned on. Could be bypassed by connecting something like Headless Ghost, (this will trick the PSVR breakout box into thinking a display is connected to it.)
  • After that, you should see your PC screen on the PSVR headset, not in cinema mode but your entire screen covering the whole PSVR display, then you can use VLC or something to display a SBS 3D movie

Just make 3D movies for PSVR by yourself and leave the expensive 3D theater ticket away right now with faster conversion than ever before! The PlayStation VR connects to your PS4 via a special converter box. You plug the headset’s HDMI and USB cables into the box, then the box into your PS4. A secondary HDMI port on the box lets you send the image to your TV, so you can wear the headset and still play your friend who doesn’t have a headset of her own.