Corel – Holiday Gift Guide

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

We take a lot of photos and video over the holidays. I love watching Baby Bird as she learns all of our traditions. At the end of the holidays though, we are left with photos and video. Then comes the time to put them together and retell the stories, memories and good times.

Corel makes a series of programs that are perfect for capturing the moments. When my parents were visiting this summer, we had the chance to use the Video Studio Pro X3. Unfortunately we own Macs, but my parents both have PCs and since the program works on PCs, it was the perfect chance to try it out.

My mom made a quick video to demonstrate how easy it was to put together. She found the program really easy to begin using without the immediate use of manuals. She also said that it has everything you need to make your home movies. The editing tools and applications are all on one page, so there is no searching through multiple menus to find what you are looking for.

It also has professionally designed templates to choose from as well as numerous transition options for in between pictures (fading options). I was also very easy to add audio and create a title screen which completed the look.

To save time I recommend you pick out all of the photos and video you want to use in your home movie before you get started. Then you will have everything you need and you won’t need to go back and forth between programs to find more photos, etc.

So without further adue, here is my parent’s (Grandma & Grandpa Bird’s) trip to Alaska earlier this year.

Corel has also released their Digital Studio 2010 this year which is an all-in-one for photo editing and making home movies.

Corel has generously offered one lucky This Bird’s Day reader the Corel Digital Studio 2010 for PCs of their own as a giveaway.

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This contest is open to Canadian residents only and runs until 10pm MST on Friday, November 19 2010, 2010.

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  • Carolyn Nov 19, 2010, 10:18 pm

    I would love to make a home movie of my 3 year old for our family and friends that are all over the country and the world!

  • suzquiz Nov 19, 2010, 2:47 pm

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  • Darris Nov 19, 2010, 2:32 pm

    I’d like to say something more interesting than my dog… but it would totally be full of my super wicked awesome Inuki.

  • Brenda Nov 19, 2010, 11:48 am

    I would make a movie of my children’s adventures over the last year and give it to my inlaws. They don’t live close and we don’t get to spend a lot of time together. With that being said, I feel they have missed out on so much of their grandchildren’s lives.

  • Sarah Alexis Nov 18, 2010, 5:44 pm

    Home movie of the kids at christmas!

  • Steph Nov 16, 2010, 2:53 pm

    I would love to put together a movie of my wedding.

  • Lynda Larsen-Baldry Nov 16, 2010, 10:45 am

    I would love to make movies of all the photos I have of my children growing up that I have packed away in boxes so that we could watch them when we want and not have to pull them out and try to figure out when they were taken.

  • Lynda Larsen-Baldry Nov 16, 2010, 10:43 am

    I would love to make a movie of a trip to Los Angeles I had with my husband, Chris years ago that I won through a local television station and we went with the television personality and had a blast going to all the tours and places of interest.

  • Lynda Larsen-Baldry Nov 16, 2010, 10:40 am

    I would love to make a movie of the trip I made with my husband to Las Vegas for our 20th anniversary.

  • Lynda Larsen-Baldry Nov 16, 2010, 10:39 am

    I would love to make a movie of my wedding in 1990 as a gift to my husband, Chris. We just celebrated our 20th anniversary and it would be nice to see all the photos on a movie with music instead of in a binder that sits on a shelf.

  • Mary Warner Nov 15, 2010, 2:26 pm

    I need major help making sense of all these photos.

  • Pat Nov 14, 2010, 1:43 pm

    I have lots of movies of the kids when they were young.

  • E Barth Nov 14, 2010, 10:32 am

    would like to make one of family vacation to washingon DC

  • Lilac Nov 14, 2010, 9:23 am

    We are going to Europe next September and it would be really nice to make that trip into a movie

  • Mel Nov 13, 2010, 10:11 am

    I would like to make a home movie of our annual Family Christmas parties.

  • andalene Nov 13, 2010, 2:27 am

    Well, Christmas morning of course.

  • corey Nov 13, 2010, 2:27 am

    Movies of our kids just playing in the snow – always an adventure.

  • Louise Nov 12, 2010, 6:31 pm

    Would love to video my family enjoying our new home and park like yard

  • Mary Warner Nov 12, 2010, 3:26 pm

    great way to organize photos and home videos.

  • Sherry P. Nov 12, 2010, 6:52 am

    I would like to record some of our daughter’s pregnancy for our new baby coming in January.


  • AnnieO Nov 11, 2010, 9:07 pm

    I would love to make a movie out of all the footage of our older daughter in her first year.

  • DaveO Nov 11, 2010, 8:14 pm

    We’re going on a helicopter tour of Niagara Falls soon, I could create a movie for family and friends to watch.

  • Lisa B Nov 11, 2010, 6:20 pm

    I would like to use it to capture my son to share with family far away.

  • Kristen Nov 11, 2010, 2:48 pm

    I’d love to make a movie of my son’s upcoming birthday to give to relatives that can’t be here.

  • mg Nov 11, 2010, 2:17 pm

    I wuld like to do a movie on my trip to Russia.

  • Marlene V. Nov 11, 2010, 1:35 pm

    I would really like a movie for grandma of the three kids — thanks for the chance to win.

  • Gingermommy Nov 11, 2010, 11:28 am

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  • Gingermommy Nov 11, 2010, 11:24 am

    I would like to makesoccer movies starring my boys

  • Grace Nov 11, 2010, 11:20 am

    I would do a home movie of all the kids pics when they were little.

  • Darlene Miron Nov 11, 2010, 10:52 am

    I would make a movie of my girls singing

  • sheila Nov 11, 2010, 8:16 am

    I would put together our family advertures. :)

  • sheila Nov 11, 2010, 8:15 am

    I would put together our family adventures :)

  • linda darby Nov 11, 2010, 7:19 am

    We have so many wonderful animals here at our Childrens Farm and I would love to update our videos.

  • Carla Nov 11, 2010, 6:23 am

    I’d make a home movie of my next trip to the Philippines

  • Jane Nov 10, 2010, 11:49 pm

    I would make a video detailing my life for my grandchildren!

  • Cal Nov 10, 2010, 8:48 pm

    I’d love to put together videos highlighting my children’s lives so far. We have snippets of video everywhere and it’s about time we got organized.

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  • Anne Taylor Nov 10, 2010, 7:37 pm

    I’d like to make a movie of our family spending a day at the beach during the summer! I think it would be cool to make a movie of a stormy day at the breakwater also!


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  • jessica Nov 10, 2010, 4:31 pm

    would love to track my kids’ childhood!

  • suzquiz Nov 10, 2010, 3:50 pm

    I would love to make a video of my grandchildren learning to walk

  • Piroska Nov 10, 2010, 3:48 pm

    I “like” you on FB

  • Piroska Nov 10, 2010, 3:45 pm

    I’d love to make a movie about the wildlife at camp. Hubby got some gorgeous shots of 2 lynx…some beavers…bald eagle.

  • SuperMel Nov 10, 2010, 3:19 pm

    I would love to make a video of my kids for my relatives that live overseas!

  • Lynda Larsen-Baldry Nov 10, 2010, 1:49 pm

    I would love to make a home movie of when our family went ot Calgary, Alberta in 2007 to visit my brother and sister-in-law for 2 weeks and we did a lot of sight seeing including the Calgary Zoo, West Edmonton Mall and took lots of photos and videos that are just sitting around gathering dust and need to be done up properly with sounds and music.

  • Carla Nov 10, 2010, 1:12 pm

    This would be an amazing way to preserve the memories of our trip to Nigeria! We have been home for a week and things are already starting to fade!

    carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

  • Rhona Nov 10, 2010, 12:21 pm

    I would make a video of my boys and husband dirtbiking and doing freestyle jumps off a 7 foot ramp.

  • CanadianMama Nov 10, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Okay, this is super cool and I would love to have it! I would make a movie of Chicken’s 1st and 2nd years of life. I would also do it for the new baby too! Plus, all of our vacations (okay, basically all the videos and photos I have haha).

  • Tanis Nov 10, 2010, 11:20 am

    I would love to put together a video for my mother-in-law’s 50th next year! Thanks!

  • Barb H Nov 10, 2010, 11:03 am

    I’d make a movie of Christmas morning 2010!

  • Michelle Nov 10, 2010, 7:34 am

    I would love to make a movie of my kids!

  • Debbie W Nov 10, 2010, 2:44 am

    We do aerial photography using RC. This program would be great for editing, and giving professional results.

  • missbobloblaw Nov 10, 2010, 2:26 am

    I would love to make a movie of my kids misadventures!