Nero is demonstrating support of HD DVD and Blu-Ray technologies with its all-in-one digital media suite, Nero 7 Ultra Edition.
Demonstrations are taking place during CES 2006 at the HD DVD Promotion Group booth and at the Blu-ray Disc booth.
The company high definition video playback with Nero ShowTime and Nero Home and HD DVD-Video authoring with the Nero HD DVD-Video authoring engine which will be included to Nero Vision.
Two types of single-sided HD DVD discs were available for content playback, and Nero 7 Ultra Edition supports both: the 15GB single-layer disc, and the dual-layer disc with double-capacity for a full 30GB. Using the latest compression technologies, the 30GB disc can store up to 8 hours of 1,125-line HD images (depending on transfer rates). Today's DVD has a capacity of 4.7GB and can contain 2 hours of 525-line standard definition (SD) images. The 30GB HD DVD has space enough for 48 hours of SD images.
Nero 7 Ultra Edition also provides the ability to burn and back-up data to BD-RE and BD-R media, which enables users to store 25-50 GB of data onto a single disc. The new Nero 7 Ultra Edition also supports playback and menu navigation of BD-MV (BD-ROM) and BD-AV Disc content in high definition.
To complete the support for the video formats, support for BD-MV (BD-ROM) and BD-AV high definition authoring, capturing and video recording will be added and officially released in April 2006.
"Nero 7 Ultra Edition?s support of HD DVD enables the consumer to play back HD DVD-Video disc content with menu navigation in premium image quality," said Udo Eberlein, President, Nero Inc.