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No more swf import with Premiere Pro CC 7.1 ?

Nov 4, 2013 9:33 AM

Tags: #swf #import #7.1

Hello,

 

After upgrading Premiere Pro CC to 7.1 I am not able to import swf files, and previous projet with swf files consider them as offline. Is it just a bug with my install or did this feature has been avoided ?

 

Thanks for your help,

Best Regards,

Sébastien

 
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    Nov 4, 2013 10:25 AM   in reply to sebgaillard

    I'd guess that this feature has been dropped. That is a guess though.

     

    There is an Export Video option in Flash, but I'm not sure how long it's been there, nor how good of a job it would do in your case.

    File > Export > Export Video

     

    In my quick test, it does seem to export animating movie clips properly.

     

    Maybe this will help you out? Sorry I couldn't have been more helpful!

     
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    Nov 4, 2013 10:51 AM   in reply to TeeKayCC

    He is referring to import, not export.

     

    I think we are still waiting for clarification from staff: both flv and swf appear to no longer be supported with the 7.1 update, or there's a bug.

     
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    Nov 4, 2013 10:57 AM   in reply to Stan Jones

    He was definitely referring to import.

     

    I was trying to say that, instead of trying to import an swf directly, you may want to go into Flash and export the fla file as a movie instead. Then you can import that. I know it's an extra step, and it sucks... but it might be what Adobe wants you to do from now on.

     

    Flash is a dying breed, and I'm sure they'll eventually drop support. It seems a little soon to drop it though, in my opinion.

     

    I'd definitely want to hear from staff, too. But in the meantime, you might want to try exporting video directly from within Flash, rather than importing/editing an swf in an Premiere Pro directly, to see if that's a viable workaround.

     
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    Nov 5, 2013 7:48 PM   in reply to sebgaillard

    Lord, me too! I am pretty ticked off about this, as I have two projects that contain swf files...Are we the only ones?

     
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    Nov 5, 2013 8:49 PM   in reply to sebgaillard

    Hi Sebastien,

     

    Please check the link below.

     

    http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/premiere-pro-cannot-import-flv. html

     

    Thanks,

     
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    Nov 6, 2013 1:05 AM   in reply to avanishdivya

    Heya,

     

    I am assuming you this applies to swf as well?

     

    Why would they suddenly drop this feature?

     
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    Nov 6, 2013 9:24 AM   in reply to sebgaillard

    After Effects still recognizes swf files, so these steps actually might be better for you:

     

    1. Import SWF in After Effects, create a composition
    2. Open Premiere Pro and import the .aep (After Effects project file) timeline that contains the .swf
    3. Do what you always used to do

     

    It is one extra step, and an annoying one for sure based on your old workflow, but you should be able to save your second transcoding step, which will save you time and increase the final output quality.

     
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    Nov 6, 2013 9:55 AM   in reply to TeeKayCC

    I would like to import flv files as usual.  I thought one of the purposes of the "Cloud" was to facilitate, not to take something away without any warning. 

     

    Please restore this abillity!!!

     
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    Nov 6, 2013 10:10 AM   in reply to rmartin215

    Please restore this abillity!!!

    Click here to make a Feature Request

     
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    Nov 9, 2013 5:21 AM   in reply to Stan Jones

    Man this ticks me off....

    It seems Adobe CC has gotten worse.

    Why do they keep down-grading!

     

    Why did you remove SWF support??

    Flash isn't dead you know!!!!

     

    arrrrhhh

     
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    Dec 1, 2013 2:09 AM   in reply to fwhilton

    I'm really glad i found this thread as this was starting to really confuse me. I also have legacy animations that i've previously imported SWF into premiere and edited.

     

    How irritating!

     

    thanks for the After Effects tip.

     

    So are we all supposed to use Edge for animation now?

     
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    Dec 19, 2013 8:56 AM   in reply to avanishdivya

    The link shows that this is for flv files, what about swf files, will this feature be restored?

     
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    Dec 19, 2013 2:30 PM   in reply to HB44

    Unlikely.

     
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    Jan 23, 2014 11:40 AM   in reply to sebgaillard

    This worked for me.

     

    1. Export Flash animation as video (Export > Export Video). It become a large .mov file format.
    2. Open Adobe Media Encoder and import (or drag) your .mov file into the queue
    3. Select output file to be a .F4V file (found in the Preset panel under Web Video > Flash). I choose the Match Source Attributes High Quality F4V
    4. Click the Start encoding button (the arrow). The .mov becomes a much smaller .F4V file format.
    5. Import your F4V into Premiere.

     

    A few extra steps, but it worked. I even went as far as to Import the .F4V into Captivate and it worked fine there also.

     

    Hope that helps.

     
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