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3 Methods to Add Watermark to Flash Movie

December 21, 2012 is remembered as doomsday coincidently predicted by various ancient prophecies.  However, there is no sign that tomorrow will be a disastrous day for human beings. Therefore, people still need to prepare for the coming of Christmas 2012 and welcoming the approaching of New Year 2013. When looking back to 2012, patent fights and copyright lawsuits have set the main tunes for the whole year. In fact, as the technology moves forward, copyright piracy turns to be rampant. Therefore, for Flash lovers, they always need to figure out ways to prevent their Flash works from being pirated.

Adding watermark to Flash movie has provided those fans a perfect solution to protect the copyright of their works. In fact, by adding either text watermark or image watermark to Flash movie, users can easily declare the ownership of the Flash animation. Therefore, how to add watermark to Flash movie? This post will cover three methods to help users add watermark to Flash movie. Some of those methods are provided for free, some calls for professional skills while some operations are quite complicated.

Method One: Add watermark with Adobe Flash CS4

As a professional Flash editor, Adobe Flash CS4 is generally employed to make Flash animations. Therefore, adding watermark to Flash movie with Adobe Flash CS4 will be an easy task. Generally speaking, users need to add a layer titled as Watermark to the other layers and then insert the photo to the layer. Of course, this method calls for some knowledge about Flash and Flash CS4.

Step 1: Download and launch Adobe Flash CS4. Open it, rename the first layer as Watermark, right click the mouse and then choose “Insert Layer” option to create other layers for making the Flash movies. Then right click the first frame in Watermark layer and then choose “Insert Frame”.

Add watermark to Flash: Insert the flame

Step 2: Click “File” button, choose “Import” option and select “Import to Stage…” option to import the watermark logo to the first frame. Then adjust the size and position of the watermark.

Add watermark to Flash: import the watermark

Step 3: After making the Flash animation, choose the frame corresponding to the last frame of the Flash in Watermark layer and then click “F5” button to pose the watermark to each frame of the Flash movie. Then the process of adding watermark to Flash movie has ended.

Method Two: Add watermark with DoSWF Pro

Add watermark to Flash: customize the watermark

With the help of some Flash tools, users can add watermark to Flash movie with just a few clicks. DoSWF Pro is among the team of such Flash tools. However, since either processing process or preview mode is provided, DoSWF Pro may fail to help users add watermark to the appropriate position of the Flash movie.  DoSWF Pro is not a free app but users can add watermark to Flash movie for free with the trial version.

Step 1: Download and launch DoSWF Pro, open it and then click “Watermark” tab. Choose “Browser…” button to import the Flash movie needed to be watermarked.

Add watermark to Flash: input the Flash movie

Step 2: Choose the location of the watermark with those options given in location bar. Check “Using image watermark” box and then click “browser” icon to import the image watermark. Of course, the image size is not allowed to be cropped.

Add watermark to Flash: Choose Watermark logo

Method Three: Convert Flash to video

For users who want to upload the Flash movies to YouTube, it is a better choice to convert Flash to video. For one thing, they can add watermarks to Flash movies during the conversion; for another they are allowed to share the Flash movie online with friends after the conversion. Therefore, they need to find a powerful SWF to video converter providing watermarking function. To this extent, Moyea SWF to Video Converter is a desirable choice for them.

Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to Video Converter. Open it, choose “Input” tab, click “Browser…” button and then choose “From Folder” option to input the downloaded Flash movie.

Add watermark to Flash: import SWF movie

Step 2: Click “Crop” icon in “Input” menu to enter into Crop Settings panel. Then check “Add image water mark”, import the image watermark with the folder icon and set the transparence of the watermark with “Transparency” bar. Click “OK” to finish the process of adding watermark to Flash movie.

Add watermark to Flash: set Watermark logo

Step 3: Then click “Export” tab, check “Video” box and set the output file as FLV video for YouTube. After that, click “Convert” tab to start the conversion process. As the conversion ends, users can upload the Flash movie to YouTube freely.

Add watermark to Flash: start the conversion

Flash for YouTube Ideas – 4 Methods to Upload Flash to YouTube

If video sharing is an irresistible trend, YouTube is definitely the most prominent pusher. As the most famous online video website, YouTube also enjoys good reputations for being an excellent video sharing platform. It is no uncommon issue for users to share videos, photos, animations and even PowerPoint presentations on YouTube. In fact, publishing videos to YouTube has become a daily issue for most users. When they have recorded excellent movies, they want to share the movies on YouTube and when they have created funny Flash animations, they want to upload the Flash movies to YouTube.

Adobe Flash Player is important to YouTube because most YouTube videos are published as Flash movies. However, this can’t be used as a proof against the fact that Flash is excluded in the supporting list of YouTube. Therefore, for users who tend to upload Flash to YouTube, they need to find a way to convert Flash for YouTube in the first place. In other words, only when users have found a way to convert Flash to YouTube video can they publish Flash to YouTube. Therefore, this post will illustrate three free methods to upload Flash to YouTube.

Method One: Convert Flash to MP4 video

Convert Flash to MP4 video

As a popular video format, MP4 is now widely supported by most portable devices. In the latest version of YouTube, MP4 video is viewed as a YouTube friendly file. Moreover, of all those YouTube videos based on HTML5, most are published as MP4 movies. Therefore, an efficient way to upload Flash to YouTube is to convert Flash SWF to MP4 video. However, users must make sure they have set the video codec of the MP4 video as “H.264” and the audio codec as “AAC”.

Method Two: Convert Flash to FLV video

Convert Flash to FLV video

FLV video is small in storage space and fast in loading speed. Therefore, FLV are usually used as the standard video format for YouTube file. In most cases, users will get FLV files after they have managed downloading some YouTube videos. To this extent, converting Flash to FLV video is an easier and safer way for users to upload Flash to YouTube. Luckily, some free methods to convert Flash to FLV video are available to help users manage the conversion process. One thing to notice is that YouTube only support FLV video with the video codec as FLV1 and audio codec as MP3.

Method Three: Convert Flash to MOV video

Convert Flash to YouTube

Widely used in portable devices like iPhone and iPad, MOV now turns out to be one of the mainstream video formats. As more and more new devices have made MOV movie as their default video file, YouTube has also added support to MOV video. In this way, mobile users can get easy ways to share their videos with friends. To this extent, users are allowed to upload Flash animations to YouTube after they have converted them to MOV videos. Though there are free ways to convert Flash to MOV video, users also need to make sure those methods can set the audio codec of the MOV file as H.264 and audio codec as AAC.

Method Four: Convert Flash to AVI video

Convert Flash to AVI

As a popular video format, AVI can be supported by most media players. AVI video is also used as the output file of popular video cameras. Therefore, AVI video is also listed as YouTube friendly file. Once users can convert the Flash movie to an AVI video, they can upload the Flash movie to YouTube. To manage the conversion process, users can either refer to online websites or low-budget converters like Moyea SWF to Video Converter. However, they must make sure the converted AVI video gets MJPEG as video codec and PCM as audio codec.

2 Free Methods to Convert Flash to FLV Video

Though the fall of Adobe Flash Player is a known story, it does little harm to the dominance of Flash in entertaining fields. Till now, Flash is still widely employed in various fields like online gaming or online video watching. As a consequence, the market is trying to find perfect Adobe Flash Player alternatives to help users enjoy Flash movies at ease. However, Flash is so unique that it won’t be supported by most mainstream media players and even video editors. Therefore, the conversion from Flash to FLV video seems to be quite necessary.

In fact, converting Flash movie to FLV video is of great benefits to users. For one thing, users can share the interesting Flash content with friends by uploading it to YouTube after the conversion. For another, users are allowed to edit the Flash file with easy-to-use editors like Windows Movie Maker after the conversion. Though there are plenty of decent SWF to FLV converters in the market, most of them charge. Therefore, two free methods on converting Flash to Flash video will be covered here to help users better enjoy the fun of Flash movies.

Method One: Record Flash with Screencast-O-Matic

As a professional screen recorder, Screencast-O-Matic enables users to record everything on the screen at ease. Moreover, Screencast-O-Matic not only allows users to set the output format of the recorded video as FLV/MP4/AVI/GIF file, but also upload the recorded video to YouTube directly. Therefore, here is the strategy of converting Flash to FLV video with Screencast-O-Matic. Users can record those online or downloaded Flash with this screen recorder and then save the recorded video as FLV video.

Step 1: Download and launch Screencast-O-Matic, open the Flash file one desires to convert to FLV video and then open the video recorder. Fix the recording window to the appropriate size of the Flash movie.

Set the recording area

Step 2: Click “Start” button or press “Alt+P” keys to start the recording process. As the Flash movie finishes, click “Done” button to finish the recording.

Record the screen

Step 3: Click “Publish to Video File” and then set the output file as FLV video in the drop-down menu of “Video Type“. After that, click “Save Video” button to start the conversion from Flash to FLV. However, users have to tolerate the irritating black margin once they fail to get the appropriate recording size.

Export as FLV video

Method Two: Convert Flash with converters

Since it is not an easy task to get a powerful and free Flash to FLV video converter, this method will introduce users how to manage the conversion in an indirect way with two free converters. What users get to do is to convert Flash SWF to 3GP video with Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter and then convert the 3GP file to FLV video with Moyea Video4Web Converter. Though the method may seem to be quite complicated, it can provide users decent FLV video without the annoying black margin.

Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter. Open it and click “Input” tab and then choose “From Folder” option in the drop-down menu of “Browser…” to import downloaded Flash file.

Import Flash file

Step 2: Click “Export” tab and then set the Flash file to 3GP video in the drop-down menu of “Style“. After that, click “Convert” tab to enter into corresponding panel where users can manage the conversion from Flash file to 3GP video.

Convert Flash to 3GP

Step 3: Download and launch Moyea Video4Web Converter. Open it and then import the 3GP video with “Add Video Files” option in the drop-down menu of “File“.

Import the 3GP video

Step 4: Set the output video as FLV file in the drop-down menu of “Profile“. Then click “Edit” button to enter into Video Edit panel where users can wipe out the black margin of the video with “Crop” tab.

Convert 3GP to FLV

Step 5: After that, click Convert button to manage the conversion process from 3GP to FLV. As the conversion ends, users have succeeded in converting Flash file to FLV video.