Question: I have some animation effects I created in flash and export as a swf. I intend to import the swf file with transparency to Final Cut Pro. However, Final Cut Pro cannot recognize the swf file types. What should I do?
To solve this problem, you should first figure out what video formats are compatible with Final Cut Pro. Because Final Cut Pro uses QuickTime technology, almost any QuickTime-compatible file format can be imported. Therefore, you can convert flash swf to QuickTime-compatible file format to import into Final Cut Pro for further editing.
Jihosoft SWF Converter for Mac is the simple to use application that helps users to directly convert SWF to Final Cut Pro compatible QuickTime Movie format. After the conversion, you can easily import SWF to Final Cut Pro. The program also provides some basic editing functions, you can crop flash file size, apply image watermark to video or add background color to your flash files.
Step by Step Guides to Convert SWF to FCP on Mac OS X
Step one: Install and launch Jihosoft Mac SWF Video Converter
Step two: Input swf file to the software.
Click “Source” icon on top-left menu to import your desire swf file from local computer to the software. When successfully loaded, click the “Play” button to view the flash file in right displaying window.
Step three: Select output file codec.
Click “Codec” drop-down list and select “Final Cut Pro (*.mov)” as the output file format.
Step four: Edit flash SWF file. (optional)
You can drag the solid line around the frame to crop flash file size, add background color for flash decoration or apply image watermark with transparency effect to overlay part of the flash video.
Step five: Convert SWF to FCP.
Click “Capture” to open flash recording window, click “start”->“Begin Record” to start the flash recording process, click “End Record” will start the flash conversion process. When the conversion is over, you can open the converted files from a pop out window.