File formats

My aim is to make movie DVD from camcorders. I capture and edit files as AVI with either Nero or WMM.

However, to save space, I want to temporarily store files on data-DVD’s and re-edit later. As AVI files are to large, which format should I use?

Many thanks, Victoree

Victoree, any compress and re-compress you loosing
q. Why not edit first tape, make movie, burn DVD and start second tape. I started saving my tapes on HD and DVD for later edit; in end i was recapturing from tape again. You can make MPEG2 and can fit DVD, but again you loosing frames. Keep tapes.