Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How do I create a Flash movie that will eventually be exported as a Quicktime movie?

Posted on 2009-05-19
1
Medium Priority
?
214 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
In the past I have created lengthy Flash movies and presentations that play through from start to finish as a SWF file. However, later, the client will return asking to convert the SWF to Flash video and/or Quicktime movies. I know that for either the Flash must first be exported as a Quicktime movie. I'm having trouble with this. I use Flash CS3 and I've only been able to successfully export one of my Flash projects. This particular project utilized only the root timeline and had only one Stop at the end of the movie. Any Flash movies with multiple movieclips, timelines, some simple actionscript, I could not get to export. Are there any tricks or tips to keep in mind when creating your Flash movies if you know this may be a request down the road? Perhaps there is a more specific way to set up the file to make this possible?

P.s. none of these are interactive. they all play through as one long movie.
0
Comment
Question by:kwood79
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
quizengine earned 2000 total points
ID: 24425892
Step 1 - When they start a new project, always ask your client "Will you want this turning into pure video at any point ?" And go on to explain that you can do more / make it faster / make it smaller if you *don't* design it to play as video. Then it's their choice - cleverer / faster / better, but no video - or dumber, slower, bigger, but can be video.

I know in theory that puts you in a safer place, but I also know that some clients will still come back in the future and say "You know I said I didn't need video.... wellll, it turns out I do...". But at least you've prepped the ground for your reply "Sure - lets agree a fee for this extra work that I warned you about"

Step 2 - If you do want the possibility to export as video *with no extra work needed*, you must do all of your animation and timing using the timeline and *not* use actionscript. When Flash renders a movie out as video, it *only* pays attention to the timeline, and not to any script used.

Step 3 - You have a movie that *cannot* be rendered out of Flash, but you still need it as video. Look into video capture software - the kind of software that is used for doing screen based tutorials. Run the swf on your PC, and capture the output with the video capture software. You just need to edit it with your favourite video editor and re-compress it to Flash video.

Hope this helps.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Here are some practices and techniques that can be adopted into your Flash/Flex application development process. Note: Not all "performance tips" provide an immediately-recognizable benefit.   This article does not include timing validation data,…
I have been doing hardcore actionscripting for some time; and needless to say I have faced a lot of problems in just understanding others' code rather than understanding what the code executes. A programmer's life can become hell when there are a lo…
Viewers will learn how to turn a Live Set into a compressed Live Pack file, and how to install Live Packs. Make: File > Collect All And Save: File > Manage Files: Click Manage Project: Click Create Pack: Select save location: Install: Doub…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to use the auto adjust feature and what the different options do. When your video is not working right you can choose the auto adjust feature to help choose your settings.
Suggested Courses

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question