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How to Get Premiere Elements Work with SWF files Perfectly


Some people including you may be confused: Adobe claims Premiere Elements supports Adobe Shockwave Flash (.swf) format, but why I can't import SWF to Premiere Elements correctly? Actually, flash SWFs are generally not editable files. It's always a painful experience to edit SWF movie in Premiere Elements. To help so many people quickly solve the issue, we wrote down this page which will offer you the best way to get Premiere Elements work with SWF files without any issue.

To bring SWF video to Premiere Elements easily, you need to download the free Adobe Flash Player from the Adobe site. That may install the necessary codec, but no guarantees. As mentioned above, SWFs are generally not considered to be good source video files for editing in Adobe Premiere Elements. A better option is to get some help from third-party software to convert SWF to Premiere Elements more editable format like MPEG-2. Brorsoft Video Converter will give you a big hand.

This video converter program supports creating high quality MPEG-2 files without losing quality and the output video seamlessly fits Premiere Elements. The conversion is easy to handle and only with a few clicks, you can finish the conversion without facing any glitches. Besides, you can convert SWF as well as AVI, MKV, VOB, WMV, FLV, etc to an editable format for using in Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Pro. If you're running a Mac computer, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Below is the step-by-step guide on transcoding SWF to Premiere Elements supported MPEG-2 format for smooth editing.

READ MORE: How to Import SWF to Final Cut Pro | How to Use SWF file with iMovie

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Steps to convert SWF files to Premiere Elements acceptable format

Step 1: Launch the SWF Video Converter on your computer and you can either click "Add" button to import .swf files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.


Step 2: Set the output format - Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit flash SWF videos in Adobe Premiere Elements, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.


Tip: Click the "Settings" button, you are able to enter the "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio parameters for VOB source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

Step 3: Finally, press the Convert button and the program will start to convert SWF files to MPEG-2 which is ready to be imported into Premiere Elements 13/12/11/10 without any problem.

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