October 10th, 2015 by Smile Harney
"I created an animation using Anime Studio 8, and when I exported my videos to my portable disk drive, I saved them as a flash video (.swf). I am trying to import them to iMovie on my Macbook but it will not let me. What should i convert my animations to, to import them into iMovie? "
SWF is one of the most dominant flash container formats and widely used among the internet. However, it is not supported by iMovie. It is known that iMovie is a video editor allowing Apple users to create their own movies with files recorded by camcorders, DV, etc. At present, no matter iMovie 11, iMovie 09 or iMovie 08, they only support a limited number of video formats, including DV, DV Widescreen, HDV 1080i (25 and 30 fbs), HDV 720p (25 and 30 fps), MPEG-4 Simple Profile, iSight. Unfortunately, SWF is not in the list.
Therefore, to edit SWF in iMovie we will need to convert SWF to iMovie supporting formats and successfully import SWF into iMovie.
In this passage, we'd like to recommend a great SWF to iMovie converter named iDealshare VideoGo, designed for video format conversion, thus having excellent performance in converting SWF to iMovie. After converted, there is no quality loss. The green environment will never bother you with unexpectedly popping up advertisements, commercial software, etc.
More conveniently, this SWF to iMovie converter has quite simple operation, and even the beginners can handle it. Now, let's follow the step-by-step guide to import SWF into iMovie.
Below is a step by step guide on how to convert SWF to iMovie compatibe MP4, MOV or DV to successfully import SWF to iMovie.
Click "Add File" button to import SWF file or drag and drop SWF flash videos directly to this SWF to iMovie Converter. When there are more than one SWF files needed to be converted, this great SWF to iMovie converter will fulfill the task in batch converting SWF to iMovie video format as well.
Click the "Profile" drop down button and select iMovie compatible video formats like MOV, MPEG-4, DV from the "General Video" or "HD Video" category. We highly recommend MP4.
If you wish to slightly adjust the SWF file, please click "Effect" button, and in the small window, you will see various editing functions like trim or crop, merge or split, add/delete/adjust subtitle, add special effects/watermark, adjust bitrate, switch audio channel, etc.
Click the BIG ROUND button at the right bottom side to begin to convert SWF to iMovie, after that easily import SWF into iMovie.