Issues importing SWF files into iMovie

Failed to drag and drop SWF files into iMovie? If so, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to convert SWF video to AIC encoded QuickTime movie format for use in iMovie flawlessly.

How can I import an SWF file into iMovie?
“Hi there, I have several SWF files which I need to use in iMovie. The thing is that iMovie refused to recognize SWF as import. Is there any workaround to go through this? Thanks for any suggestions.”

SWF is not supported by iMovie. To be able to load SWF files into iMovie, you will need to transcode them to a format that is best suitable for use in iMovie first, such as Apple InterMediate Codec encoded MOV, which iMovie will recognize and handle well. Check a simple guide on how to convert SWF to AIC .mov for use in iMovie smoothly.

[Guide] How to encode SWF video to AIC for iMovie?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
drag and drop SWF files into iMovie

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as an SWF Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
convert SWF video to AIC encoded QuickTime

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert SWF video for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
import an SWF file into iMovie
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Begin SWF files to AIC MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
Tips:If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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