Monday, 15 August 2011

Macro on Monday - Guess What + Video Editing Software

Yippee. Another full house last Monday. Congratulations and virtual gold stars go to Keith, Adrian, Wilma and Glo for identifying the hairy monster AKA Bobby. Parts shown were nose, eye, paw and ear.

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On to this week's macro.
Guess What:

No prizes. Just for fun.

A bit late getting started today in spite of having to get up at 3.30 a.m. this morning.

Then when I did feel somewhat awake I decided to search for a different video editor. For a few years I have used Corel Video Studio Pro X3. Now there is a version 4 but the upgrade price is only £10 cheaper than the full price. It isn't really long since I last upgraded and on the whole some newer programs have better facilities to do the sort of thing I want.

I downloaded the trial version of AVS Video Editor and found it more user friendly and had better choices of effects and titling with more control over them so I decided to 'buy' that. It was cheaper to get a lifetime authorisation code with AVS4YOU, than a one off upgrade with Corel by taking advantage of the 70% reduction until the end of this month. Also the code works with all their programs and covers all updates - not to be sniffed at.


  1. My guess is a Chinese Lantern plant ;) (thanks to the clue and orange coloured section). I like the way you are presenting the quiz ~ a little bit of this and that, set out just so...very professional looking :) At least Bobby is an easy photo target - helps to be laid back!

    I'll be interested in seeing what you do with your new video editor.

  2. Thank you Glo. I use Comic Life to set out the Guess Whats.

    The video probably won't look a lot different. Little things e.g. - with Corel I could only fade titles in or fade them out but not both, not easily anyway. Also I couldn't zoom in on part a video clip. With AVS I can do both of those things, plus more I haven't played with yet.

  3. I have't a clue this week............I was, no will display my ignorance and go for a male courgette.

  4. I think a Chinese Lantern plant too.

  5. chinese lantern. I am writing and submitting this comment without looking at the earlier comments by others. based on your clue and on the orange sepals in one of the images.

    It was nice to see Bobby, even if only parts of him, last week. ;-) Give him a hug and treat for me; I feel like he is part of my extended family.




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