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Creator 2011 Giveaway

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Creator 2011 Giveaway

Add depth to photos and videos with Roxio's 3D editing software

by Karen Day
on 24 August 2010
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The Roxio Creator 2011 media suite brings photos to life with its first-ever set of tools for capturing, creating and sharing 3D photos and videos on a PC. The program works with both content captured on a stereoscopic camera or standard 2D device, smartly enhancing or converting the files into impressive photos with full depth and scale.

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To achieve a 3D photo without a stereoscopic camera, start by simply taking two photos of the same shot, the first with a slight lean to the left, the second with a slight lean to the right—this provides the left eye, right eye effect. Upload the two photos to Creator 2011, which takes over from there with an easily navigable system for meshing the photos together, as well as typical editing effects. The software's VideoWave feature helps stabilize and splice together footage from 3D-enabled cameras, standard video camcorders or both, for a modern take on the home movie.

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Once finished with the editing, you can upload the photos or videos to YouTube or Facebook, or produce a standard or high-definition DVD. The program also provides the option of choosing Anaglyph (for regular monitors or TVs) or RealID modes (for 3D-compatible viewing technology).

To celebrate its launch, we're giving away five boxes of Creator 2011 to CH readers. Follow us on Twitter and tweet a favorite photo you would like in 3D with @coolhunting and #creator2011 to enter. We will only accept one entry per user. Entries must be submitted by 6pm EST on 25 August 2010. Winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying (i.e. correct answer and only one entry) entrants at 12pm EST on 27 August 2010 and will be notified via Twitter.

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