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Problem with file size in Avid DVD

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Anonymous
December 20, 2004 10:40:39 PM

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Hi all.

Never burned a DVD before so maybe I'm missing something obvious. I
exported 2 one-hour clips from Avid XpressDV Pro 4.5. Then I
compressed the clips with Sorenson Squeeze 4 with a custom bit rate of
5000 Kbps to keep the total file size (of both clips) to under 4.3G.

In windows Explorer the .mpv file sizes are 2.06G and 2.12G, for a
total of 4.18G. This should be well under the real limit of 4.38G.
However, when I import the clips into Avid DVD and put them on the
timeline, the Bit Budget meter claims that I have -1.7G remaining
(negative 1.7). It's putting each clip 3.2G.

I'm mystified as to why this is happening. Please, any help, I am
supposed to deliver this DVD tomorrow!

Thanks.

Marc
Anonymous
December 23, 2004 11:24:21 PM

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"Sypro" <no@one.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi all.
>
> Never burned a DVD before so maybe I'm missing something obvious. I
> exported 2 one-hour clips from Avid XpressDV Pro 4.5. Then I
> compressed the clips with Sorenson Squeeze 4 with a custom bit rate of
> 5000 Kbps to keep the total file size (of both clips) to under 4.3G.
>
> In windows Explorer the .mpv file sizes are 2.06G and 2.12G, for a
> total of 4.18G. This should be well under the real limit of 4.38G.
> However, when I import the clips into Avid DVD and put them on the
> timeline, the Bit Budget meter claims that I have -1.7G remaining
> (negative 1.7). It's putting each clip 3.2G.
>
> I'm mystified as to why this is happening. Please, any help, I am
> supposed to deliver this DVD tomorrow!
>
> Thanks.
>
> Marc

You haven't mentioned the audio tracks - if these are WAV files they will
add to the space considerably - convert to AC3 if possible. Also the menus
you create in the DVD software will add space especially if you have
'preview' buttons or moving backgrounds etc. If all else fails then create
the DVD folder on the hard drive and then import into DVD Shrink (freeware -
search on google) and this will 'shrink' it down to the exact size for DVD.
!