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How to Import SWF file into Final Cut Pro for Editing


When trying to import a SWF file to Final Cut Pro, you will probably get an error message. Final Cut Pro doesn't seem to support flash SWF movie. It's really a headache that FCP, such a great movie making software program, doesn't accept SWF format. You may concern that is there any workaround that enables you to import and edit SWF in Final Cut Pro smoothly? Okay. In this article, we'll show you how to easily and quickly convert SWF to FCP X/7/6 compatible video formats.

Since FCP doesn't support SWF, you will have to transcode SWF to MOV before using Flash SWF format in FCP. To finish SWF video to FCP conversion task, you're highly recommended to get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a high-quality Mac compatible video converter, player and editor. It has built-in presets for Final Cut Pro so that users can directly select it to get FCP files. With it, you can effortlessly convert SWF and other video formats to Apple ProRes codec - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro. Just get the utility and check out the easy steps to convert and import SWF to FCP without any troubles.

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Download SWF to FCP converter for Mac:

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How to Convert Flash SWF files into Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Locate the original SWF file

Download and run SWF to FCP Converter on Mac, and then click the "Add" button to import the .swf videos to the program. (Drag and Drop is also an convenient way to load the videos.)


Step 2: Set output format

Click "format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro compatible format for editing SWF files in FCP smoothly.


Tips: Click "settings" to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Final Cut Pro.


Step 3: Start SWF to ProRes MOV conversion

Click the "Convert" button to start converting SWF to ProRes MOV for FCP. After the conversion, click the Open button to locate the output files and import to Final Cut Pro for editing flawlessly.

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