Nero’s video editing tools help professional and amateurs alike.
Formed as Ahead Software in Germany in 1995, Nero launched its first commercially available media software product in 1997 with the release of its Nero Burning ROM program for copying and burning audio and video files. Since establishing an American presence in 2001, the company has become a major player in the field of audio and video editing tools. According to the company, more than 300 million units of its software are in use worldwide.
Nero Vision Xtra
Nero Vision Xtra combines two of Nero’s video editing and storage software programs: Nero MediaHub and Nero Vision. Nero MediaHub is an organizer for video, music and pictures that allows for basic editing. Nero Vision is an advanced video editing software suite with a full range of professional editing features.
The Nero Vision software includes a range of advanced multitrack video editing features including the ability to apply picture-in-picture audio and video effects, animation tools and create audio and video overlay effects. Video effects and transitions and more than 70 video filters are also enhanced with high-definition output.
In a review of the Nero Multimedia Suite 10 on March 29, 2010, PC World said that while the interface could occasionally be confusing and “amateurish,” the overall power of the video editing tools in Nero Vision Xtra helped to make Nero Multimedia Suite 10 “a very viable contender to Roxio Creator 2010 and Cyberlink’s Media Suite.”
Nero Burning ROM
Nero Burning ROM has progressed from a program designed strictly to burn audio files to CDs to a full-fledged program for professional DVD and Blu-ray disc copying and burning. This program can save audio and video files to a disc, hard drive or USB devices. In addition, it can break up larger files on multiple discs or storage devices.
The company also introduced its SecurDisc data protection to Nero Burning ROM. These features are designed to protect burned audio and video files from digital theft. Advanced digital security features include the ability to add personal passwords before accessing files, digital encryption and digital signatures. It also will alert a user before a disc begins to deteriorate so it can be backed up and preserved.
Nero BackItUp & Burn
The Nero BackItUp & Burn application is designed to protect people with large amounts of digital media files from losing them in case of a computer issue. It backs up a user’s hard drive–including important video files and other digital media–to a CD, DVD, flash storage device or another hard drive.