Nero Vision

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Nero Video
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Nero Vision Xtra Screenshot.jpg
Video editing area of Nero Vision Xtra
Developer(s) Nero AG
Initial release 12 April 2010 (2010-04-12)[1]
Operating system Windows 10 (32/64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)[2]
Available in Available in multiple languages
License proprietary

Nero Video (known as Nero Vision until 15 October 2011) is a video editing software from Nero AG that provides simple editing functions (in Express mode) as well as advanced video editing (Advanced mode), which includes multitrack timeline and key framing functions. Nero Video also provides a wide range of functions for including photos and music in video projects, as well as a broad selection of transition, video, audio and title effects. In addition, it includes templates for semi-automatic film creation and for picture-in-picture effects. Once editing is complete, users can export their finished film as a file or upload it to the web. They can also use Nero Video to burn the film onto DVDs and Blu-Rays and personalize the discs’ menu and chapters step by step. Video disc creation is a separate module and can be executed directly from the start screen. That enables users to complete their disc-only projects quickly and easily. This authoring module also includes simple cropping and arranging tools.


The software demonstrates significant technical progress with each new version.

Nero Vision 4[edit]

In the first version, Nero Vision 4, users were already able to edit videos in a small template and had a fixed choice per film of one video channel, one effect channel, one text channel and two audio channels. They could not add images to their film at that time and could only edit menus within in an automatic template.

Nero Vision 5[edit]

In this version, Nero added HD capability. Although the menu areas included more templates, there were no major innovations in this version.

Nero 9[edit]

The third version of the software included manual menu editing to enable the creation of additional submenus. This version also included the ability to add images to videos.

Nero Vision Xtra[edit]

This version was much more extensive and included multitrack editing as well as a refreshed look and feel. Nero added multiple new effects to this version as well as optional key frames on the timeline, helping users to vary things like the image size or effects during the film. The menu editing remained more or less unchanged, although users could now also burn their film to Blu-ray discs.

Nero Video 11[edit]

This version saw a name change to Nero Video and its major new feature was the Express mode, which allowed easy yet full-functioned video editing in a simplified timeline. It also included Express Effects, a range of predefined effect templates that users could drag and drop onto their clips. Nero also completely redesigned the start screen and simplified imports of AVCHD media. Older effects were split off into separate functions and new sound effects were added.

Nero Video 12[edit]

This version introduced several new effects, such as slow motion, time lapse, image stabilization, and retro designs.

Nero Video 2014[edit]

This version saw the addition of Nero Tilt-Shift effects and Nero RhythmSnap. Nero also added a drag and drop function to the start screen, enabling users to get started on video or disc projects faster. In addition, this version introduced 4K video and slide show editing capabilities.

Nero Video 2015[edit]

Along with typeface and font style enhancements, this version includes animated text effect templates, and the ability for users to create their own text effect templates. Moreover the function to change the disc output format on the fly was introduced in the authoring module.

Nero Video 2016[edit]

Along with typeface and font style enhancements, this version includes animated text effect templates, more text effects, and the ability for users to create their own text effect templates. Furthermore the version offer full 4K support: 4K Video playback, 4k Video footage and more.

Product versions[edit]

Nero Video is a part of Nero 2016 Classic,[3] Nero 2016 Platinum,[4] Nero Video 2016[3] and Nero Video Premium 2. With the exception of the version included in Nero 2016 Classic, where there are slightly fewer effects and templates, and no 4K editing, all versions of Nero Video in the other products are identical. All products also include Nero MediaHome.

Nero MediaHome enables users to more easily manage and play their images, videos and music files. Alongside audio CD ripping and the creation of playlists and slideshows, MediaHome includes important features that let users sort their media, including tagging, face recognition in photos, geo location support and manual geotagging for photos and videos. Streaming to TVs and home media players is also included. Starting with Version 2015, users can stream media directly to their mobile devices (iOS, Android, Amazon) with the Nero MediaHome Receiver App.[4]

Overview of Nero Video features[edit]

The current version, Nero Video 2016, includes the following main functions:

  • Streaming of videos from digital camcorders and other external devices (such as smartphones)
  • 4K Support
  • Video Editing Preview in brilliant quality for single and dual monitor
  • Import of videos, photos, and music from USB thumb drives and hard disks
  • TV recording with TV cards or sticks
  • Streaming of DV and HDV material by connecting a IEEE 1394 camcorder
  • Recording analog video material using A/D converter cards
  • Import and editing of Microsoft PowerPoint projects
  • Import via Nero MediaBrowser
  • Express editing with simplified timeline
  • Express effects (retro, Tilt-Shift, text, brightness, contrast, speed and many more)
  • Advance editing with multitrack capability (theoretically unlimited)
  • Chroma key (aka GreenScreen) effects
  • Slow motion and Time lapse effects
  • Picture-in-picture effects
  • Video stabilization for shaky films
  • Menu authoring and burning of DVDs and Blu-ray discs
  • Adaptable menu editing (optional extra menus, several main menus etc.)
  • Export of video files to hard disks and the web
  • Export of audio files
  • Support for multiple file formats, including MP4, MPEG2, FLV, AVI, WMA, and etc.


  1. ^ Nero 10 publicated (shown at 11 June 2011)
  2. ^ "Nero Video: System Requirements". Nero AG Official Website. Nero AG. Retrieved 2015-02-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Nero Video in Nero 2016 Suite Classic". Nero AG Official Website. Nero AG. Retrieved 2015-01-20.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "nero15-video" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ a b "Nero Video in Nero 15 Suite Platinum". Nero AG Official Website. Nero AG. Retrieved 2015-01-20.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "nero15-plat" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).