What’s new in Nero Platinum 2018

Nero 2018 Platinum is THE standard multimedia software that helps you mastering your digital life with photos, videos, and music on so many devices in ubiquity.

Nero 2018 Platinum puts an end to major pain points by allowing users to easily clean up their footage, and to perfectly create and play content faster, quicker, and easier than ever in best quality on any device.

Get your image archive cleaned up, safely by removing duplicate images.

Use the fully integrated ‘Nero BackItUp’ as part of Nero Platinum 2018 and do your regular backups. In case restore your valuable data easily. Now even access and restore backups created with former versions of ‘Nero BackItUp’.

Get your personal archive of movies & TV shows in shape via specialized organizing and playback views with movie titles and movie covers being added automatically. Now, stream your media archive with movies and TV shows to the TV in the living room, and comfortably make use of Nero Streaming Player App as a remote control.

‘Vertical Video ready‘ means that you now can import native vertical video from your smartphone, edit it vertically with all the bells and whistles of a powerful video editor, and export it to native vertical video format.

Also make use of outstanding vertical video design themes for auto-editing your vertical video footage. Then share your greatly enhanced vertical video via YouTube, Facebook and other social media channels. Also impress yourself and other people by putting your vertical video with cool new design back to your mobile device in native format.

Utilize the 1-click black bar remover and boost up your non-widescreen video & photo footage in any picture format (4:3, 3:2, 1:1, 2:3, 9:16, etc.) for viewing it in widescreen format. For example have the black bars in your digitized 4:3 VHS footage or your vertical smartphone photos and videos nicely compensated when watching your movie files or your video disc on the wide screen TV in the living room.

Utilize 18 fresh new movie design templates including unique drag & drop effect-zones for auto-editing your personal movie to show off with

Utilize 18 new disc menu templates for your Hollywood style video disc

Free Nero 360 VR App lets you watch 360 panorama photos on your Win 10 PC



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In my video projects, I make use of image formats like 4:3, 3:2, 9:16, and 1:1. Does Nero have a solution to fill black bars?

Indeed, it can happen quite frequently that one uses a variety of image and video formats within a 16:9 widescreen video project which do not cover the full width of your video. This way you will see those ugly black bars left and right of your video image.

If you import source clips into a 16:9 Nero Video project that do not have an aspect ratio of 16:9 – like images from your DSC or smartphone in 4:3, 3:2, 1:1, or 9:16 aspect ratio – and you drag & drop these clips to the timeline of Nero Video, now all black bars will be automatically replaced with a mask image taken from the content of your source clip. This great effect is introduced with Nero 2018.


This way, all of the clips in your project will have a consistent and nice look and feel. Within the context menu options of each clip (right mouse click), you can decide if you want to have black bars removed from any clip in your project or only for the given one. You can also ‘undo remove black bars’ for each clip individually via button or context menu.

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In advanced editing mode you also have the option to modify shape and color of the mask per clip. Just select a clip and place the timeline cursor over it. Then check the properties windows and open the listed effect ‘Remove black bars’ via the arrow. This window will let you set advanced options.

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