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You can always print back to your DV tapes.
Another option would be removable HD’s. There would an initial start up cost (firewire enclosure), but then you should be able to swap out drives.
I’m confused how you can put 30 GB of video on 4.7 GB DVD. If you’re going to edit the avi files in the future, compressing to MPEG2 is not a good workflow.