It’s been over a year since I reviewed Nero 9 here on TestFreaks, and now it seems Nero 10 is coming out and it’s just full of new and exciting features that the video enthusiast will love.
Nero today introduced two new high definition solutions: Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD and Nero Video Premium HD. The Platinum HD suite and Video Premium HD bring enhanced Blu-ray capabilities to the table, unlocking a complete HD experience for creative enthusiasts and home hobbyists.
Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD builds upon the robust, 3-in-1 multimedia management tools introduced earlier this year in Nero Multimedia Suite 10, which focused on video editing, burning and backup. Nero Video Premium HD offers the ultimate HD video editing experience on the market. Both cost-effective premium software packages are offered at an aggressively affordable price to consumers.
“Consumers are increasingly armed with mobile phones, digital cameras and video camera with HD video capture and playback capabilities,” said Rob Enderle, President and Principal Analyst with the Enderle Group. “With its new software products, Nero is now delivering video editing solutions for semi-pros and amateurs looking to easily deliver professional-looking results from their multimedia content – without breaking the bank.”
With Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD, Nero completes the High Definition experience with the introduction of Blu-ray playback capabilities and new tools to help create, edit, burn, backup and share HD content anytime and anywhere. It incorporates BD-Live 2.0 Blu-ray disc playback, the Move It plug-in for easy media transfer and conversion between mobile devices and PC, as well as the Nero Creative Collection Pack 1 with new Picture-in-Picture (PiP) effects, as well as additional transition effects and Movie Themes.
Nero Video Premium HD blends the powerful video editing capabilities of Nero Vision Xtra with myriad creative effects and Blu-ray playback to simplify the task of advanced video editing, enabling any user to develop professional-grade HD movies on their own.
“With the launch of Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD and Nero Video Premium HD, we have delivered on our promise to offer a complete HD video experience to Nero’s creative users,” said Jürgen Kurz, CEO, Nero AG. “Our new products introduce powerful, yet affordable, Blu-ray playback, along with simpler advanced HD editing capabilities and a more seamless way of moving your content to and from any device or social network.”
The three components of the original Nero Multimedia Suite 10 have also been updated and enhanced. The most notable improvements in MediaHub 10.5 include compatibility with Apple devices and iTunes, as well as enhanced real-time slide show playback. Nero Vision 7.2 delivers improved video format support, enabling users to export movies to Flash Video (.flv), as well as improved background rendering, enabling better real-time previews of effect heavy sequences.
Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD includes the new Nero Blu-ray plug-in, Nero Move It Plug-in and the Nero Creative Collection Pack 1, while Nero Video Premium HD includes the Nero Blu-ray plug-in and the Nero Creative Collection Pack1.
- Nero Blu-ray plug-in
Blu-ray disc playback delivers outstanding HD performance. Featured within the Nero MediaHub component of the products, users can now playback and author Blu-ray discs and all other commercial and personal titles in any common video disc video format, expanding their video editing creativity.
- Nero Move It Plug-in
Moving content such as music, photos and video files among different mobile devices, or to and from a PC, has never been easier. Featured within MediaHub (in Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD only), Nero Move It allows users to browse and manage media directly from any portable multimedia device, enabling direct access to their content. It seamlessly transfers content and automatically transcodes media into matching file formats for hundreds of mobile devices like the iPad or iPhone.
- Nero Creative Collection Pack 1
The Nero Creative Collection Pack 1 enhances Nero Vision Xtra with impressive new feature sets that allow for easier, more advanced video editing. The Creative Collection Pack offers a complete set of new simple-to-use creative movie themes, integrating high quality video transitions. With more templates for the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature, it is now easier than ever for users to drag and drop their videos into the templates enabling anyone to create impressive, professional looking videos.
Pricing and Availability
Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD will be available in retail stores worldwide and online at www.nero.com for $129.99. Nero Video Premium HD will be available in select retail stores worldwide and online for $69.99. Both products will be available starting on October 14, 2010. Current Nero Multimedia Suite 10 users will be able to upgrade to Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD for a special price of $29.99. They will also be able to acquire the new plug-ins and Nero Creative Collection Pack 1 separately.
When users purchase Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD, they will also receive 5 GB of free Nero Online Backup storage from to safely backup their multimedia content online. Additional space can be purchased on www.nero.com/eng/store-online-backup.html.
For more information on Nero and its history, please visit www.nero.com.