"Disk Full" error while rendering to avi in Premiere

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by David Causier, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. While exporting to an avi "movie", a project of approx 6 gigabytes(two
    avi files in timeline) will show a "Disk full" error message after
    rendering for only 3-4 minutes. I'm using Premiere Pro. The disk I'm
    saving to has 24 gigabytes of space. I've tried to save to other
    disks, all with >20 gigabytes, and get the same result. I have no
    similar problem when exporting to the MPEG decoder. Any ideas as to my
    problem? Thanks for any help. My disk is formatted as FAT32.

    David Causier
    David Causier, Feb 1, 2004
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  2. I'm no expert, but if the partition you're saving to is different to the
    partition on which Windows and/or Premiere is installed, Premiere is
    probably "working" on the Windows partition and then saving data to the
    destination partition. So you might need to clear more space on your
    Windows partition/drive to give Premiere more elbow room.

    Andrew McP
    Andrew MacPherson, Feb 1, 2004
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  3. David Causier

    Eamon Guest

    FAT32 has a 4gb filesize limit. There's your problem.
    Partition an NTFS section or render out into 2 files.
    Eamon, Feb 1, 2004
  4. Knew I'd forgotten something obvious :)

    Andrew McP
    Andrew MacPherson, Feb 1, 2004
  5. Thanks very much-can I just format my destination as NTFS or must I
    also format the application disk as NTFS?
    David Causier, Feb 1, 2004
  6. David Causier

    L. P. LePage Guest

    Just format the Destination to NTFS.
    I have 13 drives on my editing PC.
    only 1 is formatted to FAT32. An external Firewire drive I use for moving
    files from PC to PC.
    4-100Gb in two arrays NTFS [MPEG2 workspace and storage]
    4-120Gb on two arrays NTFS [DV workspace and storage]
    3- 40 Gb externat Firewire \NTFS [ Laptop editing and transfer usage]
    1-12Gb externat Firewire FAT32 [ Misc transfer usage]
    1 40Gb System drive NTFS [ system and application storage]
    L. P. LePage, Feb 1, 2004
  7. By the way, you don't have to reformat your drive. A simple "convert"
    from the command-prompt will do. Just go to Start -> Run and type
    "cmd" (no quotations) and hit enter. In the window type "convert" and
    you'll see the options. It's usually "convert x: /fs:ntfs". It only
    works one way, and a back-up is recommended (although I have never
    seen it go wrong, but you might be the unlucky one ;-) )


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    Martin Heffels, Feb 1, 2004
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