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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.

2 Free Ways to Convert Flash for Windows Movie Maker

As one of the most well known video editing tools, Windows Movie Maker has gained a good reputation for years. As a tool installed in Windows systems, Windows Movie Maker is a favored choice for users who want to edit movies. Though small in storage and powerful in function, Windows Movie Maker still brings troubles to users for its compatibility issue.

Among various video files, Windows Movie Maker can only support the input of WMV/AVI/MPEG videos. To edit videos in other formats, users need to convert them to those video files supported by Windows Movie Maker. It is not easy to get a good converter to manage the process and it is even harder to convert SWF files for Windows Movie Maker.

Funny in content and innovative in design, Flash movie is always a good choice for entertainment. However, it is so unique that it can be supported by few converters. For those who want to edit Flash movie with Windows Movie Maker, they are always troubled by getting a good SWF converter. Here this post will present two free methods to convert Flash for Windows Movie Maker.

I. Convert Flash to AVI Video

A feasible way to edit Flash with Windows Movie Maker is to convert the SWF file to AVI video. To do it for free, follow those steps.

1. Download and launch SWF Quicker. Open it, click “File” and choose “Import” option in the drop-down menu to import the Flash movie.

Import SWF into SWF Quicker

2. When the SWF file is imported, click “File” and choose “Export Movie…” option in the drop-down menu of “Export“.

Export Flash

3. Set the output video as AVI video in the drop-down menu of “Save as type” and then click “OK” button. After that, the SWF file will be converted to AVI video.

SWF to AVI

4. Open Windows Movie Maker and click “Import video” in the drop-down menu of “Capture Video” to import the converted AVI video. Then users can edit it freely.

Import into Windows Movie Maker

SWF Quicker are provided for free for over twenty days, after that users need to pay for it. However, users will get a tremendously larger video files after conversion. An 8M Flash movie will turn out to be a 1.5G AVI video. Also, users may fail to play the AVI video smoothly.

II. Convert Flash to MPEG Video

In order to convert Flash for Windows Movie Maker, users may try to convert Flash to MPEG video with free converters. Follow those steps.

1. Download and launch Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter then click “Browser…” button and choose “From Folder” to import the Flash movie.

input SWF

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

SWF to 3GP

3. Click “Convert” tab and choose “Start and Capture” to start capturing. When the Flash movie ends, click “Finish” button to start the conversion. After that, the SWF file will be converted to 3GP video.

Convert SWF to 3GP

4. Download and launch KM Player. After that convert the 3GP video to MPEG video with KM Player.

capture video

5. After conversion, import the MPEG video into Windows Movie Maker.

Free registration code for Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter is available before June 24 as part of Father’s Day Promotion Plan. This method is a free one on the premise that users own the free registration codes. Though quite complicated, this method can help users get MPEG video with good quality.