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Nero 12 Evolves

Nero 12 is the latest update to the venerable Nero collection of media tools -- with familiar classics like Nero Burning ROM, more recent favorites like the Nero Video editor and Nero Recode for format conversion, and an intriguing newcomer in the Nero Kwik Media player.

The Nero suite can seem a bit old-fashioned due to its strong emphasis on physical media, with reliable burning and backup, plus extracting tracks and recovering files from damaged media. But it also includes the latest developments in video editing and format conversion, especially for mobile devices

The Nero 12 suite includes seven bundled applications for video editing and conversion, media playback, and physical media burning and recovery. In addition, Nero has spun off its audio tools (among others) as free downloads, with Nero WaveEditor to record and edit and Nero SoundTrax to digitize and mix music.

The suite is available in two editions, the core Nero 12 (now $79, $39 street), and Nero 12 Platinum ($109, $54 street), which includes greater HD support with Blu-ray Disc, stabilizer effects plus, more themes, templates, and content for editing, and additional Kwik tools for accessing and sharing your media around your home and with mobile devices.

And now the version 12.5 update adds features including improved encoding speed with GPU acceleration, job handling to encode multiple projects for one device, and expanded support for cross-platform Android, iOS, and Windows 8 RT mobile devices.

See my full article, Nero 12 Editing Software Review, in Videomaker Magazine

Find Nero 12 on Amazon.com

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