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Nero 7 Achieves Authoring and Playback Certification for AVCHD


Nero, leaders in digital media technology, announced today that Nero 7 is the first multimedia suite to be certified for both authoring and playback of the Advanced Video Codec High Definition Standard (AVCHD), allowing users to create and enjoy their AVCHD content in one solution. AVCHD is a new recording format introduced by Sony and Panasonic that uses an MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video codec that allows for greater compression efficiency and higher quality audio and video capturing.

By achieving certification for authoring and playback of AVCHD, Nero 7 has successfully passed the stringent quality standards and guidelines as outlined by Sony and Panasonic to ensure the best user experience for AVCHD. Certified authoring capabilities found in Nero 7 allow users to add menus, create chapters, edit video, and much more, while certified playback ensures that they can enjoy their video directly on their PC, or through consumer devices such as the PlayStation 3 or Blu-ray Disc players. In addition, Nero 7 certified AVCHD authoring means users can encode their non-AVCHD content into H.264 allowing it to also be played back on Blu-ray disc players.

"We are extremely excited that Nero 7 is the first multimedia suite to be certified for both authoring and playback of AVCHD," said Charly Lippoth, CTO, Nero AG. "This achievement once again affirms Nero's leadership in digital media technology, as well as our commitment to quality and industry standards."

An AVCHD certified version will be available with the next online update of Nero 7 at www.nero.com.

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