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How to Use SWF files with iMovie 11/09/08


iMovie is welcomed by all Mac users for home movie making which allows people to edit video clips, add sound and voiceover tracks and share movies in various ways. When you get some videos like SWF flash files, how do you import SWF into iMovie? Just like other Apple products, iMovie has no Adobe Flash support. Therefore, if you want to import Flash SWF files to iMovie for further editing, you will suffer great frustration. Let's look at the SWF to iMovie incompatible issue quoted as below:

"I am using a screen record program called 'Jing', on my mac. The one problem I am encountering is editing video in iMovie. The clips I'm making are '.swf' (flash) files, that for some reason, I cannot seem to open in iMovie. Any help?"

Actually, SWF is one of the most dominant flash container formats and you can find its wide applications on different websites. It is not supported by Apple's iMovie. To edit SWF files in iMovie, a better option is to convert SWF to iMovie most compatible Apple InterMediate Codec MOV first. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the utility that we would like to recommend.

With it, you can rewrap SWF files to AIC .mov for iMovie with fast encoding speed. Moreover, the Mac video conversion tool can help you convert SWF as well as FLV, AVI, MKV, MTS, VOB, MOV, MPG, etc on Mac and export the professional encoders, namely ProRes, DNxHD for importing to FCP, Avid, etc. flawlessly. Just get it and follow the steps to convert .swf to iMovie in Mac OS X(Yosemite, Mavericks included).

READ MORE: How to import SWF file to Final Cut Pro | Solve SWF file and Premiere Elements Problems

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How to Convert SWF to iMovie supported AIC MOV files

1. Import SWF videos to the software

Once run the SWF to iMovie Converter, you can click "Add Video" button to load .swf source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.


2. Select output format for iMovie

Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" and set it as the target format.


Tips- Adjust video and audio settings

The SWF video converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.


3. Start conversion process

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding flash SWF to AIC MOV for iMovie 8/9/11.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated AIC .mov files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import converted SWF clips into iMovie for further editing.

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