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Old 08-25-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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Question Export Actionscript animation

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I have created animation using Actionscript and I want to export it as Video .
As I understand Flash by defautl can only export timeline animations (no Acationscript) ;/ I need best possible quality.

I need solution for windows. I thought about:
- screen video capture tool - do you know good one for this job?
- some 'SWF to Video' tool - iI tried few but no one works as expected - some have pure quality (even if the best quality is set) others won't display or fail to convert ;/

Does someone have experience with this? Any help appreciated. Once again the goal is to convert programmatic animation into video file.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:57 AM   #2
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I used SnagIt to grab videos of my Facebook game programmed in Flash called CruiseTime. That seemed to work pretty good. Little mpg lossy, but it is so easy. You just press printscreen and it lets you draw a box over what you want to capture.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:38 AM   #3
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Hi panel,

If you don't mind me asking, why do you want to export to video?

If it's an iOS (iPhone and iPad) issue, then it's worth trying project Wallaby (beta = free) which converts Flash to HTML5 + Javascript + CSS: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/wallaby/

For animation, SWF is almost always preferable to video formats mainly because of the file size, smoothness and quality - it can't be beaten! Even HTML5 + Javascript + CSS is bigger and slower.

I hope this helps!
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:00 AM   #4
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Snagit wan not an option - poor quality and framerate

The main reason is that I have quite complex animations (with are working fine on mine core i5), but this must be 100% working on most of PCs & Tablets. Since testing on different machines is no an option (no time, no hardware, to many configurations) I figure that best way to to this is simple to export video. This is offline presentation so size doesn't really matter.
I agree there is some loss in smoothness (quality is ok), but still it will be working at any hardware

BTW
I found the solution - freeware CamSudio recorder did the job

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Old 08-26-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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Glad you found a solution. I've used CamStudio before but not for that purpose. I guess you can record the Flash on screen as video (AVI) and it'll even convert the video back to Flash for you for a smaller file size. However, you'll experience some substantial loss of quality and the colour rendering is a little bit off. It only exports Flash Player AVM1 AS2 compatible files so you can't load published SWFs into an AS3 player.

For anyone who's interested in a great open source screen recorder it's here: http://camstudio.org/
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As I said size doesn't rally matter
Build is 'Lagarith Lossless codec' does great job. Importing into flash again isn't needed since move can be played in video player, but thx for suggestions @matbury
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