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2 Free Methods to Convert Flash to Animated GIF

“How can I get a free method to convert Flash to Animated GIF?” Questions like this can be easily found on Yahoo Answers. Though there are various ways to convert Flash to Animated GIF directly, most of them charge. For users who just want to make the conversion from SWF to Animated GIF happens for one time or two, it is really unnecessary to pay a price for corresponding apps.

Why will someone tend to get Animated GIF out of Flash file? Featured in small storage and excellent animated effects, Flash file is a desired entertainment choice. There are several advantages to convert SWF to Animated GIF. For one thing, through the conversion, one can not only gain the animated effects of the original Flash, but also get a file also featured in small storage. For another, it is a better way to solve the incompatibility of Flash to various applications. After all, it is easier to get an image scanner than a SWF player.

Therefore, this post will present you two free methods to convert Flash to Animated GIF. Comparing with those charged applications, those methods may be either time-consuming or operation-complicating. However, they are also the best choice for users who tend to convert Flash to Animated GIF for one time or two.

Method I: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4

As a powerful video editor released by Adobe, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 is a combination of video editor and video converter. Moreover, with the help of an alpha channel, Flash can be imported by Premiere CS4. Though the audio and interactive content of the Flash won’t be retained, it does no harm once you just want to convert SWF file to Animated GIF image.

Step 1: Download and launch Adobe Premiere CS4. Open it, and then choose “Import…” option in the drop-down menu of “File” to import the Flash file.

Import Flash SWF Files into Premiere Pro CS4

Step 2: Click “Export” option in the drop-down menu of “File” and select “Media…” option to enter a new panel. Then set the output file as Animated GIF in the drop-down menu of “Format“.

Choose Animated GIF

Step 3: After all those steps, click “Start Queue” option to start the conversion from SWF to Animated GIF.

Start Queue

Though Adobe Premiere CS4 also charges, it is provided for free in 30 days for new users. However, the conversion process is quite time-consuming. For a 2.3M Flash file, it takes over five minutes to manage the conversion process.

Method II: Ulead GIF Animator 5

As a professional tool designed to make Animated GIF, Ulead GIF Animator 5 not only enables you to make photos to GIF image but also video to GIF image. However since it merely support AVI video, a free way to convert SWF to AVI is required.

Step 1: Mange the conversion from SWF to AVI

1. Download and launch SWF Editor, open it and then click “Import…” in the drop-down menu of “File” to import the Flash file.

Import Flash into SWF Editor

2. Click “Export” option in the drop-down menu of “File” and then choose “Export Movie…” to export the SWF file as AVI video.

Flash to AVI

Step 2: Convert AVI to Animated GIF

1. Download and launch UIead GIF Animator 5, open it and then click “Add Video” option in the drop-down menu of “File” to import the AVI file.

Add AVI

2. After the importing, click “Save As” option in the drop-down menu of “File“. Then set the output file as Animated GIF.

AVI to GIF

3. After all those steps, the conversion from SWF to Animated GIF has completed.

Both SWF Editor and Ulead GIF Animator 5 can be used as free software for a period of time for new users. Since the AVI file you get from SWF Editor is extremely large in storage, it really takes time to manage the conversion from AVI to Animated GIF. Therefore this method is not time-costing but also operation-complicating.

Those are the two free methods to help you convert Flash to Animated GIF. Though they both are not flawless, they are best choices for users who want to do the conversion for a few times. For those who want a professional tool to manage the conversion, they can refer to Moyea SWF to Video Converter.

Methods to Edit Flash SWF File with 3 Different Video Editors

As an Adobe Flash file format, SWF is widely applied to multimedia, vector graphics and action script. Widely used in online video websites like YouTube or online Flash gaming center, Flash SWF plays an important role in people’s daily entertainment. Though the dominance of Flash SWF is threatened by new technologies like HTML 5, Flash SWF will still be people’s only choice in those fields in the next three years.

Generally speaking, Adobe Flash Player is required for viewing Flash file while Macromedia Flash 8 is a necessity to edit the SWF file. However, to edit Flash SWF file with Macromedia Flash 8, one needs to convert the SWF file to FLA file in the first place. When the edition completes, one needs to export the FLA file as Flash SWF file again. To be honest, the operations are quite troublesome and complicated.

Therefore, this post will present you ways to edit Flash SWF file with 3 different video editors. Among those video editors, some can used as Flash editors directly while others need an extra conversion process.

I. SWF Editor

As a professional Flash editor, SWF Editor can support the import of Flash SWF file directly for further editing. To import the Flash file, click “Import…” option, select the Flash SWF file and then click “Open” button. Since SWF Editor is equally powerful as Macromedia Flash 8, one can edit the imported Flash SWF file freely. Moreover, new users can use SWF Editor for free in 30 days.

Import Flash to SWF Editor

II. Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11

Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 is non-linear video editing software that is equally powerful as Sony Vegas Pro. As the latest version of Sony Vegas Movie Studio series, Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 can support the import of Flash SWF file. After the importing process, one can edit those SWF files with Vegas Movie Studio Platinum HD 11. Follow those steps.

1. Download and launch Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.

2. Import Flash SWF file. To import the SWF file, click “Project” and then choose “Import Media“.

Import SWF for Vegas

3. Edit the Flash SWF file. Drag the imported Flash file to the Timeline zone and then one can edit the Flash file with those functions given by Vegas Movie Studio 11.

Add to Timeline

III. Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is probably the most popular video editors in the world. As a video editor small in storage and simple in operation, it is quite welcomed by Windows users. Since it can only support the import of WMV/AVI/MPEG video, one needs to convert the SWF file to AVI video for Windows Movie Maker. Follow those steps.

1. Download and launch Moyea SWF to Video Converter. Open it and click “Browser…” button. Choose “From Folder” option to import the desired SWF file.

Import SWF for converter

2. Click “Export” tab and check “Video“. Then set the output file as AVI video in the drop-down menu of “Style“.

Flash SWF to AVI

3. Click “Convert” tab and then click “Play and Capture” to start capturing. When the SWF file ends, click “Finish” button to start the conversion process.

Start the conversion

4. Open Windows Movie Maker and then click “Import Video” option in the drop-down menu of “Capture Video” to import the Flash file. Then one can edit the AVI file with Windows Movie Maker freely.

Import Flah SWF to Movie Maker

Those are the methods to edit Flash SWF file with three different video editors. One can edit the Flash file with SWF Editor and Vegas Movie Studio Platinum HD 11 directly after the importing operation. However, to edit SWF file with Windows Movie Maker, one needs to convert SWF file to AVI video first.

A Free Way to Make Videos with Free Euro 2012 Wallpapers for Mobile

Though the competition of Euro 2012 is drawing to an end, the enthusiasm of football fans has never faded. In a recent game, millions of football fans have witnessed the victor of Spain over Portugal. Of course, it is predictable that more fans will be engaged in the match between Italy and Germany which will be available soon.

In fact, football matches like World Cup and UEFA Euro can always bring happiness to fans but troubles to other sport events. Due to UEFA Euro 2012, the audience rating of sport events such as NBA Finals and Wimbledon Open is declining this year. Wimbledon Open is even planning to make some changes to its match schedule for the first time its 135-year history.

UEFA Euro is not a visual feast for football fans but also a paradise for producers. As only two games of UEFA Euro 2012 are left, various souvenirs are provided to commemorate the great event. Of course, those gifts are of great significance. However, football fans can commemorate Euro 2012 in an economy way by making DIY videos.

To this extent, fans can make FLV videos for YouTube to share with friends or make 3GP videos for mobile to commemorate Euro 2012. This post will present you a free way to make videos with free Euro 2012 wallpapers for mobile.

Step I: Convert Euro 2012 wallpapers to Flash

1. Download free Euro 2012 wallpapers. Open SWF Editor, choose “Album” in New From Template panel and click “OK” button.

Make Album

2. Choose one template in Album Wizard panel and click “Next” button.

Album Wizard

3. Click “Add Photo…” icon to import the Euro 2012 wallpapers and then click “Next“.

Add Photo

4. Click “Browser” to set the output location and then click “Next“. After that, those Euro 2012 wallpapers will be converted to Flash.

Output location

Though SWF Editor charges, new users can use it as a free converter for about a month. After that period, they have to pay for it.

Step II:  Convert SWF file to 3GP video

1. Download and launch Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter. Open it, click “Browser…” and choose “From Folder” to import the SWF file.

Import SWF

2. Click “Export” tab and set the output video as 3GP file in the drop-down menu of “Style“.

SWF to 3GP

3. Click “Convert” tab and then click “Play and Capture” to start the capturing. When the Flash file ends, click “Finish” button to start the conversion process.

Start conversion

After all those steps, the Flash file will be converted to 3GP video for mobile. Then one can either play the 3GP file or set it as the screensaver for the mobile. Also Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter is provided as a free converter now.

Those are the method to help users make mobile movie with free UEFA Euro 2012 wallpapers. With all those steps, users not only commemorate Euro 2012 in their own manners but also save a lot of money.