Nero has unveiled the much-anticipated Nero 7, a full-step upgrade to its all-in-one integrated digital media and home entertainment software solution. Nero 7 now delivers 18 applications in one suite, including the addition of Nero Home, a new TV and PC multimedia management and distribution system that provides users with quick and easy access to all digital media files from the comfort of their living rooms using a remote control.
In addition, Nero 7 includes a number of enhancements and interface redesigns to familiar and popular Nero applications. Users now have the option of customized installation, meaning they can decide to install or not to install each application courtesy of Windows Installer Technology. To learn more about each of the applications included with Nero 7, visit www.nero.com.
Nero Home is a new media manager that provides fast access to the user's entire digital media library via remote control in the designated home entertainment room. Content can be viewed on a plasma, LCD or CRT TV. Nero Home integrates TV time-shifting, DVD playback, music playback, and video playback, and has a simplified interface and a TV wizard to walk users through a simple setup.
Scout, a new, unique optimized media database provides instant access to the user's library of media files of all types from any Nero application and Windows Explorer. Simple and Secure Data Backup The new and enhanced Nero BackItUp 2 allows users to run scheduled full or incremental backups, back up files directly from Windows Explorer, back up upon login or without logging in, create shadow copies, back up to disc images and perform FTP backup.
The Nero Burning ROM 7 and Nero Express 7 optical burning tools have been radically redesigned to maximize ease-of-use, efficiency, and speed, according to Nero. In addition, Nero 7 has a project launcher with a new user interface that can access all 18 applications, and has been enhanced to seamlessly guide users of any skill level through simple or advanced digital media projects. Users will have the ability to view, edit and improve their favorite digital photos.
Nero 7 offers playback software offers vibrant picture quality for all DVD formats and is compatible with Nero Digital (MPEG-4), an MPEG-4 encoder, which enables the user to recode non-copy protected movies (DVD-9 to DVD-5) to a CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R, or a single DVD+R DL disc in DVD-Video format (DVD-9 to DVD-9). In addition, a standard drag-and-drop packet writing application, that supports BD-RE/R (Blu-ray) is included and full 5.1 capturing, editing, mixing, recording and menu creation options and DVD+VR and DVD-VR advanced recording abilities.
New audio features and applications now support 5.1 and 7.1 audio recording, editing and mixing, along with 32-bit audio and a professional program with the ability to mix and edit for the production of audio CDs and CD compilations. Audio enthusiasts will now be able to incorporate beats, sound sequences and melodies into audio projects, with surround sound mixing.
The Nero 7 retail box will be available at participating retailers on October 10, in the USA, Canada and worldwide. Customers can order online at www.nero.com starting on October 26 for $99.99 and downloadable version for $79.99. Current Nero 6 users can Upgrade to Nero 7 online at a special discounted price on October 26.