Nero Video is a capable video editing tool, priced to suit home users and smaller businesses. Built with ease of use in mind, Nero Video offers a great option for today’s generation of PC users, who have come to see multi-media capabilities as being central to their lives. Nero Video 2014 is a substantial upgrade to the previous edition with an updated interface and new streaming capabilities.
Those familiar with Nero Video 12 will immediately notice the effort which has gone into making the interface more user friendly. Their new drag-and-drop video editing option will appeal to users looking for maximum simplicity. Nero’s default settings are likely to be more than adequate for many people. Another appealing feature is the option to have Nero Video select appropriate royalty-free music for the video. Lastly, but by no means least, Nero has added streaming functionality to take advantage of the fact that many homes now have WiFi.
Nero is operating in a crowded market. The free Lightworks programme offers extensive video-editing capabilities – for those who are prepared to put in the effort to learn how to use them -. At the other end of the scale the free Windows Movie Maker is basic but so simple anyone can learn to use it. With regards to paid-for solutions, CyberLink PowerDirector is fully featured and in the same price range, while those with a little more cash to spare can look at Adobe Premier Elements and MAGIX Movie Edit Pro.
Nero Video is a solid choice for those looking for a mid-range product, which is still easy to use. Its effective default settings will appeal to users who simply want the software to do the job. For users who want to take a more hands-on approach, it has much more functionality than Windows Movie Maker but is still much simpler to navigate than Lightworks or the more expensive paid-for offerings.
The company behind Nero Video, began life in 1995 as a company called Ahead Software based in Germany. The success of its CD-burning products, named after the Emperor Nero, who allegedly fiddled while Rome burned, led to a 2001 rebirth in the U.S.A using the company name Nero. Today it has global offices and over 500 employees. While it holds to its core focus on multi-media authoring and management, its products are clearly being developed with an eye to the growth in the mobile marketplace.
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