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For most of your data burning you'll probably use Nero Express, which is a quick, capable product. Drag your files into the window, give the disc a name and off you go. You can burn multiple copies of the data and specify whether or not the disc is a multisession disc. It couldn't be much easier.
If you have disc image you can simply open it up in Nero Burning ROM and start burning. Again, easy and quick.
For your video burning, Nero Vision is a powerful tool that gives you a lot of options and flexibility. Need to burn something quickly? From start to finish, getting a disc burned will probably take around two minutes. If you want to explore possibilities like different backgrounds and buttons you could spend a couple more minutes. If you're an amateur director or video editor and you're putting together a movie from clips or a photo slideshow, you'll be able to do so easily. There's a lot of options for scene transitions (some might say too many, but I say better too many than not enough). The Timeline view allows you to insert text, effects, and audio at any point in your movie. You get about 30 different text effects and almost 60 filters. You take take your movie and export it to a video file or create a DVD or CD. All the options you'd expect are here so you can tweak to your heart's content.
Nero BackItUp is a good tool for most people, allowing you to schedule times and dates for backing up drives or files and restoring an existing backup. Wizards lead you through each process.
After you've created your CD or DVD, you might want to create a cover for the jewel case or a label for the disc. The included CoverDesigner app will get the job done nicely. You get about a dozen different templates for a dozen different types of jobs from Lightscribe to Mini-CD to full custom jobs. Some of the templates are fairly plain, just position text in different places and some are pretty colorful. You'll probably be able to find something you like. What's Not:
You may or may not be able to use the Nero Home package to view and record live TV. I had some problems with the software. I started up the software and ran through the configuration. Options that looked like I was supposed to have multiple choices, such as the background and font size, didn't display more than one choice. When I got to the window to select the video source, the only option I had was "Antenna," which was a problem since I use Comcast Cable. When the setup started scanning channels it found some, but not all of them. I never did get audio when I viewed the channels it did find however.