Hi everyone, new to the forums and video editing. Once I purchased my first DVD-R/RW a couple of weeks ago I thought I'd give this stuff a go. I've had really good luck thus far, after having found tons of great info at this and other forums.
It was bound to happen but the other day I finally encountered my first major issue. First off here are my hardware and software specs that I feel pertain to this issue: 2 40GB HDD's in RAID 0, partitioned into 3 drives, "system", "apps", and "other". I use Nerovision (as well as Nero 6 Ultra) for transcoding and burning my movies to DVD.
Nero is using my "other" drive for the transcoding/authoring, this drive has roughtly 25GB of free space for this process. I have made many DVD's using this setup, so far they have all had 2 avi's of 350MB each (700MB total), including menus.
Now where my new problem has arisen is I'm trying to burn 1 700MB avi to a DVD. About 3/4's of the way through Nerovision transcoding this video (before actual burning has started) I get an error that my HDD is out of space. So I close down Nero and check the drive, sure enough I'm down to about 50MB.... out of 25GB!! So I have to go clean up all the temp files nero created to get my 25GB back.
Now why is it taking soooo much space to transcode this 700MB AVI? Especially when I can do 2 350MB AVI's and everything works fine? On the off chance that it does in fact require more space than that I went ahead and ordered a new 120GB drive that I really needed anyway. But I just want some reassurance that it is going to work and it's not something wrong with the AVI. Any guidance/answers/advice would be much appreciated!