Calculating Disc Space Requirements

A major concern when authoring your DVD project is knowing whether it will fit on the disc size you intend to use. The following describes in detail how to determine the amount of disc space your project requires, and provides a way to determine a safe bit rate to encode your video assets with.

Note: The following example is specific to an SD project on a red laser disc. The same process applies to HD projects on blue laser discs.

Also see Making Sure Your Content Will Fit for additional information on fitting your content to the disc.