We have had major problems with the conversion of Captivate's
SWF files in an effort to create an AVI from which to edit within
Premiere Pro. We tried three differnet conversion software packages
including SoThink. When we load the Flash file, these converters
only see the first 150-180 (6 seconds) or so frames -- in our case
the videos are thousand of frames in duration. Captivates playback
is fine but there is something about their Flash creation or their
instructions about how to export it that is lacking. You will note
that there are several associated SWF files created. If you use the
largest of the created SWF files, it plays back as expected within
a web browser with full duration, but when you load that same file
in a converter, only the first several seconds are recognized.
What is unbelievable to us is why there is only a Flash
output option. After all, Adobe is a video editing player ---don't
these development groups consult among each other. Captivate is a
powerful application. But not having multiple output formats is a
MAJOR, and unforgivable design omission.
By the way, don't try Flashants's SWF2 Video Plug in for
Premiere that is supposed to allow you to import SWF files. It will
crash Premiere. We tried several times.
We have been tearing our hair out with this problem and will
welcome any advice. Let's all appeal to Captivate to get output
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