Titanic: How do you convert a movie to 3D, anyway?
Extremetech.com reports that while not everyone likes 3D movies, and almost everyone agrees that traditional movies later converted to 3D have been disappointing. Until now, James Cameron, famed director and now also deep sea explorer, agreed with them. He has been a harsh critic of 3D film conversions, except that he has now spent a reported $18 million converting his blockbuster movie, Titantic, to 3D. The re-release is timed to coincide with the movie’s 15th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. This herculean effort inspired us to take a closer look at how a movie gets converted to 3D after it has already been shot, and what makes Cameron’s effort so daunting.