As i hardly ever edit flv this is usefull information.
Useful and interesting. It is also simple!
I've had good luck with the Moyea FLV Importer for Premiere, in earlier versions of PrPro. Do not know if it "stripped" out any reference to Alpha, but never had any issues (other than the quality, small Frame Size and all that "stuff."). For a period of time, Moyea did not offer a version of Importer, that would work with CS4. I have been informed that even though CS4 has native support, they have issued an updated version that will work in CS4. Do not know if one would still need to do the Interpret Footage/Ignore Alpha, or not. I also do not know of any other issues, that might exist with that plug-in.
A little off topic; but in the event you have to download a youtube video to play with what do you use? I had a firefox addon that worked easily but its broken now that youtube released its new UI.
Yes, while I can't come close to explaining the rationale behind this, I'm just glad it works!
Bill, CS4 is capable of handling FLVs natively (sort of, with a little hand-holding, as we've discovered). For that matter, I've successfully edited SWFs with embedded Soreson Spark-encoded video, as well--though there is another hoop of fire you need to jump through to do so. I can't speak to what the Moyea plug-in does or doesn't do, but my uninformed impression is that it's wholly unnecessary with CS4, despite it being compatible with CS4. As we've seen on more than one ocassion, file format import handling plug-ins can often wreak havoc and be more trouble than help (not saying that this is the case with Moyea, but I'm generalizing), so my personal preference is to avoid any unneeded encumberances where possible.
But hey... if it works, it works!
I usually copy from the temp internet files.
Sometimes the audio has to be converted which i do with QT.