Nero Platinum & the Alternative: Movavi Video Suite

Edited by Movavi Content Team

March 3, 2021

Having used Nero Platinum 2020 Suite and it’s recent 2021 upgrade, there are many good things to be said about this premium video-editing software. From its wealth of features and customer support to its diverse and easy-to-use multimedia suites, Nero is undoubtedly a force to reckon with in the video editing world.

However, for a frame-accurate pixel-perfect person, there is always room for improvement. So, how does Nero Platinum Suite and its subsequent features, such as the classic Nero Burning ROM, stand up to its alternative – Movavi Video Suite?

This review compares Nero's multimedia editing capacity against one of its greatest competitors, Movavi Video Suite. We navigate through their weaknesses, strengths, edges, and where each program downright outdoes itself.

Comparing Features of the Software

Features are probably the most crucial selling point of any video editing software. That's where your eyes move to next after looking at the price.

For Movavi Video Suite and Nero Platinum 2021 Suite, you won't be disappointed. Both full and trial versions are flush with more than enough features and capabilities to bring your photos, audios, and videos to life.

Feature

Nero Platinum 2021 Suite

Movavi Video Suite 2021

Platforms Windows Windows, Mac
Disk burning
Video editing
File conversion
Photo editing
File management
Screen recording
PDF editing
Mobile integration

Price

It’s not only the features that influence the choice of software. Price is just as important. Let’s compare the pricing options both programs offer.

As you can see, Nero’s yearly subscription is less costly than the one for Movavi. Both subscriptions include free updates. Also, neither of them has a monthly subscription plan. If you’re interested in getting a lifetime license, Movavi provides a less expensive option in a Video Suite + Picverse Photo Editor bundle. Luckily, both programs have a free trial period of 1 week for you to check out the differences and decide on which software you prefer.

License Type

Nero Platinum 2021 Suite

Movavi Video Suite 2021

Free trial 7 days 7 days
Lifetime license $109.95 $104.95
One-year subscription $42.95 $84.95

User Interface

When it comes to video editing software, a delicate balancing act is required between having complex and sophisticated features and simple-to-use interfaces.

Nero tries its best to be less cluttered and complicated. Adding a drag-and-drop box in the lower portion of the screen makes the interface more up-to-date.

Highlights:

  • Drag-and-drop box
  • The search option

Reviews show that the Movavi interface has ease of use. It manages to hide most of its complexities and ensures that they don't spill over to the user interface. The same cannot be said of Nero Platinum Suite.

Highlights:

  • A more intuitive approach to drag-and-drop
  • Spotlight feed for more apps & ideas
  • In-app online video- and photo-editing courses

Nero's wealth of features comes at a price; a more complicated interface that is harder to use than Movavi's user-friendly drag-and-drop interface.

Burning Discs

Any video editor knows that CDs and DVDs are far from exhausting their usefulness. That's why disc burning will always carry significant weight when purchasing a video editor.

Since time immemorial, Nero has been the granddaddy of disc burning, and recent Nero Platinum Suite reviews show that this latest 2021 flagship is no exception.

Nero Burning ROM allows you to burn, rip, and convert your section of media files. Nero Recode also comes with AirBurn, a smart feature that facilitates burning files directly from your smartphone wirelessly.

Highlights:

  • Burning CD, DVD, and Blu-ray
  • Creating ISO files
  • Erasing rewritable discs

Movavi Video Suite: Burn is also not far behind in reputation as a reliable disk burning software. What Movavi brings to the table is simplicity and abstraction. The CD burning features in Movavi are endless, including burning images to disk, copying disk to disk and disk to a hard drive.

Highlights:

  • Burning CD, DVD, and Blu-ray
  • Copying from one disc to another
  • Free DVD menu templates for burning videos

Video Editing

Every content creator is in constant search of a reliable video editor. Many times, both Movavi and Nero suites come up.

Nero Platinum Suite's advantages include editing that allows for HD, Ultra HD, and 4K video editing with an endless variety of enhancement tools. These include retro film effects, tilt-shift effects, and a video stabilizer.

Highlights:

  • Customizable interface
  • Creating alpha-channel videos
  • Streaming videos on your TV via Wi-Fi

Movavi Video Suite comes with a multi-track timeline. The drag and drop feature enables you to drop clips to any position on the multi-track timeline.

Moreover, it allows you to add professional special effects and upload the results directly on social media. This makes it easier to edit personal footage, adjust video parameters and add text and graphics.

Highlights:

  • Simple slideshow creation
  • Comprehensive interface with in-app tutorials and tips
  • Exporting the result directly to social media (YouTube, Google Drive, Vimeo)

Conversion

Nero's one-click conversion tool is one of the best intuitive conversion tools out there. At the tap of a button, Nero's converter will be on your case, converting your multimedia files into any format you deem fit.

Highlights:

  • Direct import from the converter to the video editor

Name it, be it MP4, MP3, or MPEG 1, you will be able to convert it into any format with Movavi. To be precise, Movavi intuitive video converter allows you to convert 180 media formats without losing quality.

Highlights:

  • Flexible editing features: stabilization, filters, adding watermarks
  • Auto-search for movie subtitles and adding them to the video
  • If you’re compressing videos, the final quality preview is available

On the backdrop of its simple interface and its vast multi-format support, the conversion may be more straightforward with Movavi Video Suite.

Screen Recording

Nero Platinum 2021 Suite does not include its own screen recorder. However, it’s excellent at editing pre-recorded videos, which is okay if you already have a favorite screen capture app.

Movavi's screen recording, screen capture, and audio capture capabilities are unparalleled. It allows you to record videos full screen and split-screen from music and video games and drag and drop them into your timeframes.

Highlights:

  • Adding highlights to your screenshots
  • Drawing on the video during the recording process
  • Fast sharing through Movavi Cloud

Other Useful Features

Let’s touch on some other aspects that may be interesting for the comparison.

Social Media Integration

Online integration is integral in the day-to-day activities of a video editor. You need to be able to download videos, audios, and PDF seamlessly, edit them and upload them back online with ease.

Both Movavi Video Suite and Nero Platinum have you covered when it comes to online integration. With Nero Platinum, you can access Nero Media Home, cloud-based storage for all your videos and content.

Where Movavi shines, however, is its unmatched social media integration, something Nero platinum Suite falls short on. Movavi offers instant upload onto YouTube, Facebook, Amazon, S3, or Vimeo, making it a favorite for content creators.

Multimedia Support

A video editor that supports various types of media formats and devices is essential for a video editor. Nero Platinum Suite supports HD, Ultra HD, and 4K video formats giving any video editor a wide range of options for editing videos.

Movavi Video Suite, on the other hand, supports more formats and devices. You can import videos in any format from any device, including a TV tuner, webcam, camcorder, or VHS; edit the videos and export them in any format to YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive account.

Training

Ever needed a feature that you're not familiar with in the course of your video editing? Happens all the time.

Both Movavi Video Suite and Nero Platinum Editor have inbuilt manuals, tutorials, and customer support to make their features more comfortable to use, even for first-timers.

Movavi, on the other hand, has leveraged its reputation as a favorite for learners and beginners to offer training. Movavi Video Suite provides paid and free courses for self-improvement in video editing.

The Key Takeaway

Both Movavi Video Suite and Nero Platinum Suite are extensive video editing platforms. They offer essential video editing features in both their free trials and full versions.

Nero Platinum's 2021 selling point and the most remarkable advantage is its wealth of features. It has numerous transitions and options that may come in handy in video editing. However, its most significant disadvantage is its lack of social media integration and complex user interface.

Movavi Video Suite boasts of a user-friendly and straightforward interface, probably its most significant selling point. A close second is its social media integration and multiple format compatibility.

Besides its simplicity and social media integration, adding the price as a factor tips the scales making Movavi Video Suite a Nero Platinum alternative worth considering.

* The free version of Movavi Video Suite has the following restrictions: 7-day trial period, watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length. Learn more

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