Warp Stabilizer is notorious for making project files huge. Did you stabilize any of your clips?
Thanks Steven, no, I have not used the stabilizer but have used several filters such as color corrector etc. I cannot even open the file at the moment though some earlier versions are opening and editing nicely. Do you know were the render files are ordinarily kept (or how I can find them) so I can delete them and hopefully decrease the file size?
I am editing on a macbook pro 2.66 GHZ w/ 8GB of RAM. Not sure how I can keep this info my profile to avoid retyping it every post...though I did search around..
Just look in the Sequence menu for "Delete Render Files".
I don't know for sure, but I think it is more likely that will reduce your file size than looking for the files and deleting them yourself.
I do that every so often for big projects to keep the disk usage down. I just rerender when I am about to go to dinner or watch a little TV.
To be honest I have never paid much attention to the size of the project file.
Problem is that I can't open the file Steven. If I can delete the actual render files first, maybe I can open the file/ sequence menu and do as you suggest..problem is, I am not sure were they are.
Search your hard drive for "Adobe Premiere Pro Preview Files".
I don't know if the directory is named the same on a Mac, but it is worth a try.
Otherwise, since on a PC the files end in .avi I would guess that yours end in .mov - and maybe they begin with the word Rendered like mine do? Search on "Rendered" and see if you can find them.
You can delete the cache file you have in premiere pro preferences. Heres a link Clean those Adobe Media Cache Files by Scott Simmons
The render files are also in the preview/render files that you can delete in the "Premiere Pro Preview Files" folder, these usually aren't large files so I'd go for deleting the cache files.
You can try to import the same project in a new one and check the size of the project.