Nero 7 Ultra Edition is a multimedia suite that provides everything you need to manage, create, and edit all of your digital media. The Nero suite includes software for burning and copying CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs; converting files into playable formats for mobile devices; editing videos; and creating image slideshows. The suite also includes software for enhancing audio and video content with 5.1 surround sound and advanced tools for creating and editing DVDs.
Designed for Windows Vista, Nero 7 offers the best of its software applications with improved graphics and features that work seamlessly with Vistas new user interface. The suite has more than 18 applications and now features a SmartStart screen that intelligently selects programs for common tasks. For example, if you want to make a DVD video, it will open Nero Vision automatically.
Other Nero features include the ability to turn your old home videos into Hollywood quality movies, compose beats with Rhythm Studio, edit images with PhotoShow Express and Nero Picture Enhancer; burn CDs or DVDs, design disc labels, and more. Nero also has backup and restoration features that ensure data safety in the event of a hard disk crash or other disaster.
Nero 7 hummed along on our test computer; an NLE Systems system configured with Windows XP Professional and a 3.0GHz Pentium 4 processor with a gig and a half of RAM. The suite does require a relatively powerful machine, though, and it is a little heavy on resources when running. Nero comes with a slender getting-started guide, but its Web site offers several FAQs and tutorials to help troubleshoot problems.