I am curious about this, too. I am learning Encore, and my first project has 5.5 GB of data in the folder that contains all videos (.mov files). Other than a PSD menu file and a single frame screen grab, I don't have any other data in the project. However, the Build window tells me I have 11.27 GB.
I have tried adjusting the transcode settings, but regardless of which settings I use, the Build window reports the same 11.27 GB of data.
The build window shows an estimate of the finished size. If it is not changing when you change transcode settings, it may be because you have already transcoded.
I assume that the "folder that contains all videos" is your source and is not part of the Encore folder structure. These will be transcoded, and have nothing to do with the size on disk. What was the DVD Transcode Status when you imported? (Do not transcode, Automatic, or what?)
BTW, I didn't intend to hijack Velzz's thread here with my scenario, so I hope my comments offer more help than confusion.
First of all, I DID accidentally add ROM content. I thought that field in the Build dialog was necessary to indicate where my video files were located. Apparently, the glaring green bar in the disc info wasn't glaring enough for me...LOL. After removing the ROM content, the disc info now displays only 1.64 GB. Given that my video files are 5.2 GB, I suppose this must be some serious compression. Any advice on how to determine which of the various transcode settings are best? The videos I am working with a live music videos with stereo audio and a moderate amount of movement.
Thanks Stan & Bill for helping me out. I appreciate your time!
DV AVI is about 13 Gig per hour
That hour fits comfortably on a 4.7 gig DVD
Yes... there is compression to go from "raw" DV AVI to the MPEG-2 format used on a DVD
For easy searching, download the product user guide PDF(s)
The individual CS5 pages also have links to the earlier user guide pages
CS5 User Guides - online and PDF (right click PDF link to save PDF to your hard drive)
A "crash course" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/761834
A Video Primer for Premiere http://forums.adobe.com/thread/498251
Premiere Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/thread/424009
CS5 Premiere Pro Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/message/2738611
CS5 Tutorials http://bellunevideo.com/tutlist.php
Tutorial HD to SD w/CS4 http://bellunevideo.com/tutorials/CS4_HD2SD/CS4_HD2SD.html
Premiere Pro Wiki http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Color correction http://forums.adobe.com/thread/892861
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
-And another crash report http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935
After Effects Tutorials http://www.videocopilot.net/
Encore Tutorial http://www.precomposed.com/blog/2009/05/encore-tutorial/
And more Encore http://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/
Surround Sound http://forums.adobe.com/thread/517372
Regions and NTSC vs PAL http://forums.adobe.com/thread/951042