Nero 12 brings less to the table unlike its predecessors, which were full of features. Modules like WaveEditor or CoverDesigner have been dropped completely in the new version, but you can download these utilities for free. When used on Windows 8. Nero adapts to the new UI, but could do a lot better. Although the big buttons work as eye catchers, the overloaded welcome screen in every module is quite annoying.
The video transcoder module, Recode ,grabs video from diverse sources, but this feature only enabled in the platinum version. You can also download videos from video portals like Youtube. But in practice, the conversion of DVD’s and Bluerays fails due to the copy protection on the discs. The performance on our mid-end test rig was mediocre and it took about 22 minutes to convert a film in Full HD format for the PS3. The software runs fine when importing video from the hard drive, but crashes repeatedly when importing directly from camcorders or camera’s. Nero 12 deals with various sources of video material and does it quite promptly-it imports a 1GB camcorder video in 38 seconds. Nero offers many video presets for various devices, including Xbox 360, PS3, iPad, iPhone and kindle fire. I also masters video editing and offers it about 500 effects for that. The effects can be applied by simply dragging and dropping them. We also have a function for extracting audio tracks from videos and saving them as an MP3 file.
Nero Burning ROM and the backup software Backltup are pretty much the same. Only the backup utility runs a bit slower than utilities runs a bit slower than utilities such as Acronis True Image. It is remarkably slow for all the backup sizes. All in all, Nero 12 stands out positively due to its good configuration. The new video effects are great even through the entire suite has been stripped down. We liked the drag and drop functionality, but a few points were deducted due to the incomprehensible mini icons and other shortcomings. Ultimately, this is a Multimedia Suite which can safely even advanced users.
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