CNET Editors' review
People who don't need the back-up, burning, and mobile transferring functionality offered by Nero's full-service Multimedia Suite might be better served by Nero Video Premium HD, which is the developer's standalone video-editing tool. This program is essentially a more feature-packed version of Nero Vision Xtra, which has also enjoyed some upgrades lately (namely improved background rendering and the ability for users to export movies to Flash Video).
Video Premium HD is a straightforward and fairly quick install that will require a system reboot and a whopping 1.7GB of space on your hard drive (by comparison, Sony Vegas takes up about 230MB). The interface is clean and intuitive as video editors go. Upon launching the program, you're greeted with a variety of project options, such as make a movie, capture video to hard drive, and make a Blu-Ray disc.
The movie creation pane is much less cluttered than that of Vegas Movie Studio Platinu and as such it's the friendlier option for entry-level users. The top-left corner contains a preview pane, whereas directly to the right are three clearly tabbed sections for managing media, selecting effects, and viewing properties. The bottom half of the window is dominated by the editing section, which is viewable as a timeline or storyboard. Adding content to this pane is as simple as dragging and dropping, and the actual editing will be a piece of cake for anyone who has any experience with basic audio or video production apps.
In addition to including all of the standard video-editing tools found in Xtra, Video Premium HD offers Blu-ray disc authoring and playback as well as the Nero Creative CollectionPack. This feature pack consists of 50 unique transitions effects; a picture-in-picture effects generator with more than 65 layouts; and 25 movie theme packs with menu templates, transitions, backgrounds and music tracks. The program supports a variety of file formats for importing, and will export to eight different video types, including Flash, WMV, and MP4. As with pretty much any video manipulation software these days, Nero will also let you upload your creations directly to the Web.
Nero Video Premium HD offered up some mixed results during our performance testing. Our system slowed noticeably while using it, which in itself isn't a huge problem considering you aren't likely to be doing much else while editing a video. However, the time it took to start a new project seemed interminable compared to the competition--it took a full seven minutes to launch a new movie editing job, which is slow for consumer-level software. However, rendering speed for exported video files is right on target, and the results played back smoothly in our tests.
Nero Video 2014 is the only fully integrated video editing product that combines easy organizing, with powerful video editing and authoring as well as superb playback of all your media. If you're looking for a unique solution to capture and organize your footage, edit and author video and slideshows and to play them back on your TV or PC, Nero Video 2014 is the answer. With its task oriented home screen including a drop zone for files it has never been easier to get right into your desired project and achieve perfect results in no time. You will also like the unique media organizer making sorting, pre-selecting, and using your preferred files in your video project a blast. With fast and easy yet very creative Express video editing you can achieve pro looking results in no time. Switch to advanced editing, within the same user interface, to get full control and multi-track editing with versatile key-frame handling for video effects and animations. High quality video export to file, the web, and fully customizable Hollywood style DVD and Blu-ray DiscÃ??Ã?Â¢?Ã??Ã?Â¢ is easy to do with Nero Video 2014. Finally playback of your video discs and files is at your fingertips. Even use Play to TV streaming to present your latest video or slideshow on the big screen in the living room via network streaming right away. Effectively organizing footage -One library for all photo, video, music on your PC -Find, sort, and tag favorite assets in your footage -Easily transfer favorite assets to your editing and authoring projects Powerful Video Editing -Nero Video Express editing achieves pro-results in no time -Hundreds of powerful drag & drop video, transition, text and PIP effects -Powerful advanced multi-track editing with full control and superb key-frame handling Superb Video Authoring and Disc Burning -Superb disc authoring and burning with Hollywood-style 2D and 3D menus templates -Fully customize your menus in advanced authoring mode
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All versions:2.2 stars
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"The problems never end"
Version: Nero Video 2014 15.0.01700
Good music studio items
Easy to work with
Every Nero version has given problems at some time
Customer service and tech support NEVER have a solution, except stating the obvious
I've been a loyal customer to Nero, but every Nero version has given me software and application problems (8, 10, 11 and now 12). I'm not stating their may be malconduct from their part, but whenever their latest version is on the market somehow parts of Nero fail to work. Coincidence? I do not want to point fingers, but 4 times in a row? You tell me...
Nero 12 worked fine until I went on a holiday (PC off). When I returned and wanted to edit and burn a music compilation in Burning ROM, it did not work anymore. I can start the application and even rip audio (why o why not in the Nero overview), but anything else is a problem. I just can't get it sarted. I've tried re-installing after erasing everything, but no avail. In addition I cannot activate Burning ROM by opening an image-file. Express works, but here (and for reasons unknown) there are problems with overburning the CD (82 min instad of 80 min).
Nero Tech support apparently has no idea. I've been sending them everything they claim to need, but the silence is deafening, except for stating that I should try diffferent CD-ROM's and/or at a lower speed (I always prefer to choose the lowest possible anyway. Another good one is that my driver (Plextor) might be the problem. Sorry Nero, I've tried it all in the past...new CD-ROm's, new harddisc, new drivers, new software downloads at Nero.
Come up with a solution instead of stating the obvious. You're the so-called and self-proclaimed experts.
Simply enjoy is their mission.....I haven't had the pleasure for a long time.
Just to make it clear: DO NOT BUY THIS SOFTWARE. It will let you down at some time, and don't expect customer support.
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