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Your Chance at a Free Copy of Roxio Creator 2011

Last week, I wrote about Roxio Creator 2011, the new version of the do-it-all creativity software for Windows that includes video, audio, and photo editing, file conversion and sharing, disc burning, and more–including new 3D capabilities. The Roxio folks have offered to give free copies of the $79.99 software to five Technologizer readers. We’ll choose the winners in a random drawing–here are three ways to get your name in:

1) Add a comment to this post talking about the the most important audio, video, and/or photos in your life. (Be sure and provide a working e-mail address so we can contact if you win,)

2) Send me an @reply on Twitter (where I’m @harrymccracken) with thoughts about your most important media. (Follow me so I can direct message you if you win.)

3) Head to Technologizer’s Facebook page and leave a message on our wall with your thoughts about your most important media.

Whichever method you choose, do it by 12pm noon PT on Sunday, September 5th–we’ll pick winners from everyone who’s entered as of then.

Good luck! We’ll report back here once we’ve found our winners.


Roxio Creator: Cheap n' Simple 3D

Full disclosure: I think of myself as a 3D skeptic. On balance, I think its impact on the movie business is pernicious–sixty years after the first 3D boom, it remains a gimmick, not an artform. As for 3D TV, much of the enthusiasm I’ve witnessed so far comes from TV manufacturers rather than consumers, and the need to pay for all those pricey glasses still seems like an overwhelming gotcha.

Despite all that, I kind of like the approach to 3D in Roxio’s new Creator 2011, the new version of a venerable swiss-army knife package for creating, editing, and sharing media of all sorts. If you happen to be one of the few folks who own a 3D camera or camcorder, a 3D HDTV, or a laptop or monitor that works with Nvidia’s $200 3D Vision active shutter glasses, Creator ‘s new 3D features will work with them. But they don’t require any special equipment other than the pair of blue-and-red lens cardboard spectacles that come in the box, and you don’t need to know anything about 3D to give them a whirl.

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