Roxio brings 3D to Creator 2011

Roxio Creator is a digital media suite lets you capture, enhance, save and share your photo, video and audio projects. The latest version adds 3D editing and improves existing tools.

With an aim to stay ahead of the curve, software maker Roxio is bringing 3D editing to the latest version of its digital media suite, Creator 2011. The company's thinking in adding this functionality is that 3D video is eventually going to make its way from the big screen to our home computers, and it wants the software to be ready for that when it happens.

Roxio recommends wearing the included 3D glasses when adjusting images.

The new version of Creator includes the ability to import video from popular 3D video cameras, and it lets users edit said videos and even select from a variety of integrated 3D transitions. You can also save 3D videos to various formats and burn discs on 3D-capable media. As an added bonus, the suite is also capable of converting 2D photos and videos to 3D (as shown in the screen grab above). Of course, none of this would be possible without the requisite 3D glasses, and Roxio includes a pair in the package with the software.

Roxio also improved on various other features in Creator 2011, understanding that many consumers still want all the standard functionality offered by the suite. The program now offers accelerated file conversion, a better backup and recovery system, the ability to encrypt discs that you burn, and support for high-def DVD menus. There's also a variety of new photo templates for greeting cards, calendars and other projects as well as iPad optimization and added support for MKV movies.

Roxio Creator 2011 is available now and will set you back $100.