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Over the past two years, Nero has made massive improvements to their video editing software. Nero Video 2014 not only has a different user interface than previous versions of the application, but it is also very easy to use and learn for new video editors. If you’re looking for an application to learn the fundamentals of video editing, Nero Video 2014 is worth considering.

Nero Video 2014 has dozens of transitions and effects to help you create movies. It also supports third-party add-ons. It doesn't provide many exporting options, however, so you'll want to be sure it supports the formats you want to use. This movie editing software comes with dozens of transitions, text effects and other effects. It doesn't offer as many as other products that we reviewed, but it may be enough for your needs. This application can create chapters automatically. You can also insert music and voiceovers.

When importing files, you can capture video, audio and images from your computer or any device you connect to it. Before you take the time to export your movie, you can use the playback option to see your video. This video editing software can burn your movies to DVD, AVCHD, CD and Blu-ray Disc. You can also save the file on your computer or upload it to the internet.

If you need technical assistance, you can contact Nero through its email form. We received prompt responses through this avenue. You can also chat with Nero – if you want to contact company representatives during Greenwich Mean Time business hours. U.S. users may find difficulty contacting Nero via the telephone because the telephone numbers for tech support are all for countries in Europe.

Nero Video Summary:

If you are willing to spend the time to learn where the features are and aren't concerned about its limited number of editing options, Nero Video 2014 might be a good application for you. Technical support focuses on European users, but the email support is quick. Nero Video can create movies, but the best video editing software supplies more features than it does.


Nero Video 2014

Nero Video 2015 adds functionality such as 4K support and video stabilization.

At times the workspace seems muddled and counterintuitive.

The Verdict:

Once you learn to use it, Nero Video can be a powerful and useful editing application. It's just not the best.