Im not sure the best route for you but I'd play with the video compression settings when your exporting from Flash to MOV. What compression setting are you using?
In Adobe Media Encoder I have tried the following:
Preset: Match Source - High Bitrate
Preset: HD 720p 29.97
Preset: YouTube HD 720p 29.97
I would have thought one of those would have given me the results I was after.
And again, it's the colors that aren't coming out as crisp and bright as they should.
I'm on a different computer now with a different monitor and went through the motions to try and show you what I'm talking about.
Of course now all of a sudden the difference is minimal. In the screenshot below, the SWF is on the right and the compressed MP4 using "Match Source - High Bitrate" is on the left.
I feel like I'm going crazy because now I don't see a difference...
Ya looks the same... but what compression setting for video did you use for exporting the MOV from Flash?
I used whatever the default settings would be as this was a fresh install of Flash CC. I didn't make any adjustments. I just click FILE > EXPORT > EXPORT VIDEO
It made an MOV on my Desktop.
I'm home now and have checked some things and this is what I'm finding.
When you are in Flash CC and click FILE > EXPORT > EXPORT VIDEO and choose a path, an MOV is made that is gigantic. This gigantic file actually looks like it's supposed to.
It's when I convert the MOV to MP4 where the colors become washed out.
You can see it in the examples attached.
One is washed out (b) and the other isn't (a).
The washed out one was converted from MOV to MP4 using Adobe Media Encoder CC with the "Match Source - High Bitrate" preset.
You can change the Quicktime export settings after you select save path and quicktime window pops up click quicktime setings, then video settings then compression to MP4
I'm not sure where you are seeing that Quicktime export settings.
When I click FILE > EXPORT > EXPORT VIDEO in Flash CC I'm presented with the first image shown below.
After I choose a path and click EXPORT it creates an MOV on the Desktop and opens Adobe Media Encoder CC.
From there I have some options (shown in the 2nd image).
Hey. Sorry for the delayed response.
Just wanted to say that if I uncheck that box before clicking export it simply creates the MOV in the folder specified. No further options are displayed.
At this point what we're going to do is create the beautiful but LARGE .MOV file and then convert it to an F4V. It seems to look the best and although YouTube doesn't list it as an accepted file format, it does indeed work.
It seems to keep the quality and color as close to the original as possible.
Thanks for trying to help me out here man.
yup thanks for update. good luck!