I've seen a number of different estimates on how much hard drive space is needed for capturing/editing/burning DV. My experiences to date are much different.
My 120 G. dedicated external video hard drive contains the following: captured avi's with which I have made three 1 hour long and one 20 minute long DVD's. The avi's take up 30.3 G.s of space (the actual DVD files are no longer there). The avi's were captured from analog video at maximal quality. The drive also holds one project ready for burning occupying approx. 89 MB's.
Free space on the drive is 78.47 G.
I do direct burns to DVD.
Given that I would like to capture an entire 1 hour analog video of my wife's family and burn it to a DVD, I am wavering between figures of 240 MB of required hard drive space per minute of video up to 4 G. of storage space per minute of video. The second figure was given by Adobe in the Premiere manual.
My quandary: to buy another bigger drive or not.