SWF to MOV on Mac - Edit SWF files in Final Cut Pro 7/X, iMovie/FCE (El Capitan)

This guide presents how to convert SWF files to Mac compatible format for smoothly editing with iMovie (iMovie 11), Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro (FCP X).

SWF, an Adobe Flash file format and stands for Small Web Format, capacitates users to watch graphics or videos from a storage drive or online. Currently, SWF is the dominant format for displaying "animated" vector graphics on the Web. It may also be used for programs, commonly browser games, using ActionScript. Besides, SWF are commonly used when embedding video in websites, either as large animations or small effects buttons.

While, the SWF files are not so easy to playback and edit as a common file. Some issues from the SWF video owners are listed as below:

Q1: SWF to FCP ?

"Can we import SWF files into FCP ? Can't import them. SWFs remain greyed out."

Q2:SWF to iMovie?

"Does iMovie support SWF files ? What is the best/easiest way to get a swf file into iMovie for editing?"

Okay, iMovie support MP3、WMA、WAV、APE、FLAC,MPEG4 AVI、RM、RMVB. it means iMovie can not support swf files, Final Cut Pro uses QuickTime technology, almost any QuickTime-compatible file format can be imported, SWF is not supported. So, SWF format is not ideal for playback on computer, not to mention editing SWF with iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc NLE systems on Mac OS X. Well, no worry. There is an easy way to fix it, namely, converting SWF to a Mac compatible format like .mov. Brorsoft SWF Converter Mac is the best tool help you accomplish the goal.

The SWF Converter for Mac users comes with supports for a wide range of video editing software and media devices, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Final Cut Express. It helps you convert SWF to any editable format like ProRes, AIC. mov, MPEG-2, DNxHD, etc as you need without any quality loss. Download the program and follow the guide below.

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How to Convert SWF to FCP/iMovie/FCE supported editing formats

1. Import SWF videos to the software

Once run the SWF to Mac 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 FCP/iMovie/FCE

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.And for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 is optimal.

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, SWF to ProRes mov for FCP 6/7/X.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MOV files effortlessly.

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