What is the meaning of Background Rendering? When would I use it?

If you are working on a Full HD Project with many tracks and a number of video effects applied your system may not be performant enough to play your preview in realtime. Also 4K projects can suffer from perfomance in preview.

For such cases ‘Nero Video’ has a special function called ‘Background Rendering‘. With this function enabled Nero Video will render your project in the background whenever your project is idle so that you can even watch complex projects in realtime.

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To switch on ‘Background Rendering‘ in ‘Nero Video’ go to ‘options > application settings > editing’ and ‘Enable Nero Background Rendering’.

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‘Nero Video’ will show a percentage indication. When this is finished (100%) ‘Nero Video’ is ready for a realtime preview.

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What is the easiest way to rip an Audio CD to my mobile device?

In three easy steps ‘Nero Disc to Device’ allows you to transcode your complete Audio CD or selected music files on it to single music files straight onto your Mobile device*.

Connect your device to the USB port. Insert a disc into your PC drive. When the ‘Windows auto-start menu’ opens select ‘Nero Disc to Device.’

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Select all titles or dedicated single files you want to play on your device.

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Then select your target device to convert your disc to.  Press ‘send’. That’s it.

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‘Nero Disc to Device’ will provide your disc content as single music titles on your mobile device in the best quality for each device, automatically. The music titles will also include album art so that you can browse and play based on albums. ‘Nero Disc to Device’ also supports converting your discs to PC folders and online storage services like ‘Dropbox’, ‘SkyDrive’ and ‘GoogleDrive’.

*Note: works for supported mobile devices, only. Audio CD ripping to iOS mobile devices not supported. 

Also check out the video tutorial.

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How can I preview Nero Video editing projects via Dual Monitor?

If you prefer doing video editing on a laptop it is very useful to have a second larger video monitor for your project preview. This way you also have the advantage of enlarging the project workspace on your laptop.

Make sure your second monitor is attached. In Nero Video click on the dual monitor button underneath the preview screen. Now your preview is shown on the second monitor simulateneaously.

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For adjusting the preview quality click on the respective button in the left hand side of navigation bar underneath the preview screen and make use of the quality slider. Select ‘Best Quality’ most right for Full HD preview.

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If your system lacks perfomance you can also set the slider more to the left hand side and reduce resolution in favor of having more real time performance.

Finally you can adapt the layout of your main screen to gain more space for your project work.

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Your layout will be auto saved with your project and loaded automatically next time you start Nero Video.

Check out the video tutorial

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How much video can I burn on one DVD? Which settings do I have to select?

This depends on one hand on the type of disc on the other on the video quality (compression rate) you prefer.With standard quality (5073 kbit/s) you can have 2 hours of video onto a DVD-5 (4.38GB).DVD Set EN_1 00033With high quality (8000 kbit/s) you will be able to burn about 1 hour to the same disc.DVD Set EN_3 00033

Quality settings are available in ‘Options > Recording format options’

The Tab ‘General’ lets you select your regional TV standard under ‘Video mode’ to PAL (Europe, etc.) or NTSC (North America, etc.). Per default it is set to be in sync with the language of your operating system. Also ‘SmartEncoding’ is set to ‘automatic’ by default, and we recommend to keep this. So, in a normal case, there is nothing to be set within the tab ‘General’.

TIP: Check Nero KnowHow Glossary if you want to learn more about PAL/NTSC or SmartEncoding.

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In the tab  ‘DVD-Video’ under ‘Recording format options’ you have ‘Quality settings’ available to select from.

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You can also have ‘Nero Video’ compress your quality automatically so that your content fits on one disc. Lots of content on one disc can lead to a high compression resulting in a lower viewing quality, though.In such a case we recommend using a ‘DVD-9 Disc’ (double layer disc with 8.5 GB). This will roughly double the space on your disc and increase recording time based on above mentioned quality levels.For ease of use ‘Nero Video’ has disc format switch that allows hot format switching from within a project’s content screen and within the final burning screen.

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TIP: Learn how to create a DVD-Video with menus in Nero Video via Nero KnowHow 00112

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What are the restrictions of a Nero trial version?

Nero trial versions can be tested for 15 days starting from the date of installation.

AVC, MPEG-4, and AVCHD video formats are not supported for encoding in Nero trial versions. Also the burning options are limited (100 MB / 30 sec).

From Nero start screen you can directly buy the product. After purchase you can easily convert the trial version into a full version product.

To do so, just open Nero ControlCenter and enter the serial key delivered with your purchase.Add serial EN 00001_2Also check out the video tutorial

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