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10th April 2002, 06:40 AM
In the forum's previous life, I asked if there was an eisier way to embed video into flash files. Flash MX will embed videos, but the files aren't back-compatible with Flash 5 and therefore NOT compatible with VLight, or Flashmixer.
So enter in Flix 2, which does exactly what I need it to do with Video. Problem? It's 130 bucks and only works for me some of the time. So here's the question - are there any other CHEAPER programs out there that do this?
Here's the website for Flix, in case you're interested. There's a demo you can download that I'm using but it'll put a nice big watermark over everything you do making it mostly useless.
10th April 2002, 08:19 AM
there is one named TURBINE but dont know the webpage.
10th April 2002, 10:52 AM
10th April 2002, 01:12 PM
This is exactly what i was looking for!
10th April 2002, 01:17 PM
No problem mate..... I dug it up with great little search engine called google ;)
10th April 2002, 01:58 PM
or you can use adobe after effects 5
10th April 2002, 01:58 PM
I was using google to try and find stuff like this, but I didn't know what keywords to use, so I was using +flash +avi +convert but wasn't getting anywhere...just a bunch of message boards with people asking similar questions but no one answering...
Well, I'm happy now...probably gonna buy that Live Tronix proggie later today.
10th April 2002, 02:18 PM
Great to hear your sorted, personally I just typed "avi to swf convertor" :)
11th April 2002, 02:15 PM
As far as i can see, these free/cheap progs only support conversion to streaming swf video.
Wildform Flix....is the only software that converts standard video into vectorized .swf video using its automated trace bitmap feature.
Really??? No cheaper way?:confused:
12th April 2002, 05:33 AM
Hmmmm dunno not something I have really looked into... prolly won't be any need to in the future either as flash mixing apps upgrade to flash MX.
12th April 2002, 06:18 AM
Yeah, the only thing holding me back is the fact that my flash mixer isn't compatible with embeded FlashMX files.
12th April 2002, 06:24 AM
Well I doubt there will be much more development of vid to flash apps now that flashMX is out so I guess you just have to wait...... or pester your flash mixer developer to get cracking :)
12th April 2002, 12:30 PM
As far as I know video in Flash can be handled in two ways:
either as a bitmap sequence
(so you can export a jpg sequence out of Premiere or anything and import it into Flash then - no need for additional software)
flaw - big files
or as a traced (vector) sequence (thats how Flix works) ,
flaw - different (vector , traced) quality of the image , also big files sometimes
you can't use real video codecs (before FlashMX) in swf files so all the "video to flash" progsies just do one of above (so you don't really need them)
you can trace bitmaps inside Flash or Freehand (very good , i use it), also Adobe Streamline , use it with Windows macroRecorder (or something simmilar) to batch process multiple frames - result much better control than Flix
flaw - its sometimes tricky to setup the macroRecorder
swf output in After Effects sucks!
12th April 2002, 06:39 PM
*MoRpH cracks the whip on all the flash mixing app coders*...... all 5 of you :p
13th April 2002, 02:34 PM
Turbine although it doesnt have tracing function is best vid2flash converter I have ever seen. Cool interface, many functions, nice help etc.
13th April 2002, 09:22 PM
It really doesn't mater as the will all go by the way side wide with flash MX....... so just hold your horses... its about getting the job done... remember...
28th April 2002, 08:52 PM
I tried FlashMX and JPG encoders seems to be death now, but it crashes sometimes in Explorer. Movie is separated into more parts under 5MB, so whats the problem???
9th March 2005, 01:33 PM
as for me converting to swf is real quality with video to flash converter. http://www.geovid.com/video_to_flash_converter/
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