Ok, I have just started editing using Pinnacle 9. What I want to do initially is archive off my footage from my tapes so I can reuse those.
I am capturing the video and doing a rough cut and creating an avi file and saving this down on a dvd with the intention of bringing it back later and making a movie.
My question is just how much big a file can I save on a 4.75b disk. Pinnacle usefully tells you how big the avi will be but I certainly can't get anywhere near 4.75bgb, somewhere nearer 4gb. Is this me or is it normal.
Oh, and is this the most efficient way to archive stuff.