How to use SWF files with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X

Final Cut Pro is the ultimate MAC video editor, which has gained the favor of many professional users including Hollywood films makers. But it only takes QuickTime and iMovie compatible video formats such as QuickTime MOV, QuickTime MP4, DV, HDV MPEG, ProRes,etc. Obviously, SWF is not included in the above list. In order to import SWF flash file to Final Cut Pro for editing further, you need to convert SWF to FCP compatible video formats first.

To get the job done, what you need is just a common video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (EI Capitan and Yosemite compatible). With it, you can effortlessly transcode SWF to ProRes encoded MOV files, which ensure maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. If you’re editing with Final Cut Pro, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from here.

How to convert a. SWF file to Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Locate the original SWF file

Download and run the SWF to FCP Converter on Mac, and then click the “Add” button to import the .swf videos to the program. (Drag and Drop is also an convenient way to load the videos.)

Step 2: Set output format

Click “format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as Final Cut Pro compatible format for editing SWF files in FCP smoothly.

Tips: Click “settings” to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Final Cut Pro.

Step 3: Start SWF to ProRes MOV conversion

Click the “Convert” button to start converting SWF to ProRes MOV for FCP. After the conversion, click the Open button to locate the output files and import to Final Cut Pro for editing flawlessly.

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