How can I load Flash video (.flv, .f4v, .swf) into iMovie?

How can I load Flash video (.flv, .f4v, .swf) into iMovie? If you are looking for a way to import FLV/F4V/SWF files to iMovie for editing, you may have interest in this post. It displays an easy and direct way to transcode Flash video to iMovie’s favorite Apple InterMediate Codec that iMovie will recognize and handle well.
load Flash video (.flv, .f4v, .swf) into iMovie

How can I import a .swf animation file to iMovie?
”Hey, there, I’ve been searching for a few days for a workable converter that would let me convert a .swf file (a flash animation) to a format that is compatible with Apple iMovie. Actually, I’ve tried several options Google present, but unfortunately, with no luck, I was not satisfied with the image (audio) quality that those converters resulted. I wanted to maintain original quality (both image and sound) of the .swf file. Can anyone suggest a route? Many thanks.”

iMovie only supports formats like QuickTime MOV, MPEG-4, and DV (standard definition), HDV (high definition), MPEG-2, and AVCHD files from Camcorders. To be able to use Flash videos like .swf, .flv, .f4v in iMovie, you will need to transcode them to a format that is compatible with iMovie, such as Apple’s InterMediate Codec (AIC) before start. To process file conversion, it is important to maintain the quality (and audio) of the original flash video, and HD Video Converter for Mac is such a smart choice. With this little app, you are able to convert FLV/F4V/SWF files to AIV .mov for use in iMovie with lossless quality. You can download a demo to see if it is able to do what you want.
import FLV/F4V/SWF files to iMovie

How to convert Flash video to AIC for iMovie on Mac?

Follow these steps:
transcode Flash video to iMovie’s Apple InterMediate Codec

Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional FLV/F4V/SWF to iMovie Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
For the purpose of converting Flash video files for use in iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This format is also suitable for use in the discontinued Final Cut Express.
import a .swf animation file to 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: Adjust 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: Click ‘Convert’ to start Flash video files to MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated QuickTime files for using in iMovie with optimum performance.

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