For many years I've been using flash to generate animatics which I then import to After Effects to use as a base to build a project over. The latest AE, however doesn't bring in sound with the SWF files, and the latest Flash doesn't export WAV (or any audio file).
I've managed to get some audio out by using export video - convert in media encoder, but the quality is terrible and completely out of sync with the original.
Is there some arcane method available that's not obvious? Or has this functionality just been dropped from Flash?
In Flash Pro CC, we have dropped support for the following formats (Windows AVI(*.avi), QuickTime(*.mov), WAV Audio(*.wav)) via Export > Export Movie.
Can you share the source fla file and the exact steps which you followed to extract audio in Flash CC via AME. Since this issue is directly related to Adobe Media Encoder, we will try to reproduce this issue and escalate the issue to Adobe Media Encoder team.
I'm having a similar problem. The "export video" function completely destroys the quality of the sound files embedded in my .fla document. I have a voice professional recording, which in its raw format, sounds great. After being processed through flash, it sounds like I'm talking in a bathtub, and there's a huge amount of crackling distortion.
Has there been any further progress on Aerobotnik's original comments?
We have tried exporting our Fla movie which have sound embedded in the timeline using Export > Export Movie. But while tried to play the exported sound, it does not have any crackling distortion sound. Since you are facing some problem in this case, please share the source fla file which you are facing this problem. Please provide the exact steps which will help us to reproduce the problem.
Thanks for the reply and sorry I've been slow to respond, I've been busy with work. I've made file to demonstrate the issues I've been experiencing using the export>video function. I've eliminated Media Encoder from the process so that's unlikely to be the issue in this case.
It's easy to hear the difference between the original audio and the audio in the .mov file. The second one is heavily compressed, which is fine but there's no way (I've found) to change the level of compression.
Next up is the sync issue. Here's a screen grab comparing the waveform of the original audio with that of the .mov file exported from flash.
Even after nine frames there is a noticable difference. This becomes even more pronounced when working with scenes of long durations.
To be fair, audio has never been Flash's strong point especially in .mov files but a consistent workaround was always to export a .wav file. The inability to do that might be the final change that prevents flash from being useful to me . I'm sure the way I work with Flash likely represents only a tiny fraction of the user base but it's still sad to see it move away from animation production. Especially since there are some really nice changes in CC!
Thanks for sharing the file with the detailed notes. We are able to repdouce the issue with the file you have shared. We logged 2 internal bugs for the issues you reported above. Internal bug # 3595722 logged to track the difference in the output sound while export > export video. Internal bug # 3595727 logged to track the sound sync issue.
Sridhar, why do you no longer offer these export options? especially the audio export? i too have always used this to bring the audio into after effects when working on longer animations to correct sync issues and also cause i do additional special effects in AE. without this ability i too may need to look elsewhere for an animation program as this seriously hinders my workflow.
i also don't understand for the export video why it does not go straight to the Media encoder and instead has to write a huge MOV file first...this seems convoluted at best. i am not an engineer so i am sure you have your reasons but maybe in the future get designers into the process when you guys make these changes and definitely before stripping key features out of programs