Pinnacle Studio 9 Hard Drive Partitions

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Guest, May 22, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I've got Pinnacle Studio 9 which I bought a year or so ago. I had to
    stop using it because my hard drive wasn't big enough to make a DVD

    I've now got a 160GB HDD and I was wondering how much space I should
    partition off for captured video and disc creation (auxillary files

    I'm what would be classed as a basic home user (just want to put
    together some DVDs of my family etc). I'll probably have clips of
    around 5-20 minutes which I would want to put together onto a DVD at
    high quality. Maybe some background music or sounds and some basic
    titles but nothing major.

    I was thinking of 40GB for the partition. Would that be enough?

    Thanks for any help given.

    Guest, May 22, 2006
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    RS Guest

    Standard DV capture is approx 13 Gig per hour of video. DVD is 4.7Gig
    for a full DVD.

    Look at it this way. How big a system partion do you really need? I'll
    bet 30Gigs more than covers it for most people. Or cut it up 60 and 100.
    RS, May 22, 2006
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    NoNoBadDog! Guest

    Also remember that you will need 2x the space on your hard drive as the
    finished project. Pinnacle will create the project first on the HDD and
    then burn that to the black DVD. For a single layer DVD, you will need 9GB;
    for a dual layer DVD your will need 17GB of free drive space.

    NoNoBadDog!, May 22, 2006
  4. You'd be far better off using a cheap, small (40-60-80Gb) hard
    drive (your previous boot disc?) for use as your boot/system/cache/
    program drive and use your 160GB drive exclusively for video (and
    audio) files.
    Richard Crowley, May 23, 2006
  5. ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Richard Crowley"
    Subject: Re: Pinnacle Studio 9 Hard Drive Partitions

    I agree .. if you can .. make the BIG drive the video drive.

    I just bought a 400 gig SATA drive (with driver card) at COSTCO for $150 ..
    it's now my video drive ;-)

    Richard Amirault N1JDU Boston,
    MA, USA "Go Fly A Kite"
    Richard Amirault, May 24, 2006
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