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,
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!
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.
Please check the link below.
Thank you for your help and all your answers. It was very helpufull to import SWF directly inside Premiere Pro and to add other video elements around the SWF in the timeline. SWF is a small file, it is very fast to export SWF in Flash, and so to update and Premiere Pro timeline if we need some change in the SWF animation.
I am using this workflow for cartoon for children. My graphic designer for this cartoon is only able to use Flash, and it is a good way beacause we are also able to create a SWF export in an html page. Video Export in Flash is really bad, for example it is unable to export embeded clips so you have to only use graphic symbol and never clip symbols (but same problems if you import SWF in Premiere Pro or After Effects). Flash video export is also bad compared to presets used in Adobe Media Encoder Premiere Pro and After Effects.
So, because now Premiere Pro CC 7.1 is not able to import SWF, the best way to export SWF to video for me:
1. Import SWF in After Effects, create a composition
2. Export the composition with Adobe Media Encoder, for example H264 around 25Mb/s like AVCHD
3. Import these videos files in Premiere Pro and replace our SWF with the video files instead.
After Effects still recognizes swf files, so these steps actually might be better for you:
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.
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.
thanks for the After Effects tip.
So are we all supposed to use Edge for animation now?
This worked for me.
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.