OK, I've decided to put the last 10 years of holiday videos onto DVD. I have pinnacle studio 9 plus which is great at importing footage either from my analoge camcorder or from a video player using firewire connections. So I now have lots of big AVI files on my 300Gb Maxtor USB2 external drive and not one dropped frame in sight. So far so good.... I want to put up to 3 hours of footage onto 1 dual layer DVD (8.5 Gb) using my new Sony DVD writer and have tried to use the Pinnacle software to do this. Oh dear...pinnacle will not render the AVI to MPEG2 under any circumstances. It simply keeps crashing the PC after anything from 2 to 5 hours of rendering. I can't spend my whole life trying to get it to work, so I've also tried NERO 6 and had similar problems. Is there a product out there that can cope with rendering about 35Gb of AVI into an MPEG2 file that will fit onto an 8.5GB dual layer DVD? Ideally, I would like the same product to do both the rendering and burning. The PC I am using has a 2.2Mhz processor with 1 Gb of memory and is runing XP Pro with SP2. Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can give.