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  1. #1
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    Jan 2001

    need help from real expert swf to tv


    i will start to make some kind of commercials advertising using flash mx .

    this is my first time doing that kind of work.

    i always make my movies on 600x800 or 1024x768

    so i dont know what is the suitable dimenssion because this movie will be published on tv screen

    i dont want the movie too small or to big on the screen that is first question.

    the second what is the best kind of video card that you advice me to use for copying
    the flash movie

    to a video cassette and is *.avi will give me the best resolution on tv as on computer

    many thanks

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    Hi Soultan,

    The road you are about to embark on is not an easy one. There are many difficulties you will have to overcome to produce broadcast quality DV from flash movies. The first major hurdle is getting your Flash files exported to some type of DV file format. There are a few programs out there that can help. I think this topic is fairly well covered in the Flash Video forum so look around in there. The best advice I can give you is to find a contact in the broadcast industry that can give you support as you move forward. Here are a few links that will be helpful. Good luck!

    Last edited by WildHaire; 10-01-2002 at 11:27 AM.

  3. #3
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    about flash to video cassette and tv



    thank you for your help- but you say that i will meet many difficults

    but as i know that it's simple to export swf to avi then to export

    the avi to an video cassette using video card in-out .

    all i want to know is the dimenssion of the swf file- fps because playing movie on tv not like playing on computer monitor

    and if there is another tricks i must know

    thank u again

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    hey soultan

    i don't know about 'broadcast quality', but regular DV is something like 7xx * 5xx. I don't remember exactly. Regular TV's are in a W:H ration of 4:3, widescreen is 16:9. So you that's probably one of the first things you have to decide. Also you have to know if you're doing it for NTSC, PAL or even digital TV. If you're in the USA then it's NTSC, but if you're in aus like myself then you do it PAL. frame rates are from memory 30, well 29.xxxx.

    sorry i can't be more specific. good luck

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    ...and what hapened???

    Hi Soultan,

    I came today looking for info about exporting (and using) swf to tv-video (post production), and i had the same questions you posted (size, frame rate, format, video card)

    I suppose you have done some tests... could you please share your experiences? (I hope everything runed smoothly ) what happened?, any troubles?, any tips?

    I will start my tests in a few days, your experience will be very helpfull.

    Thaks a lot and have a great day.

    Theres allways a solution!

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    NTSC DV 720 X 480
    PAL 720 X 576
    HDTV 1280 X 720

    Of course there exist variations but this is standard. In the USA your probably best off exporting as NTSC DV and no its not going to look anywhere near as nice on the TV as it does on your computer screen.


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    Mar 2002

    I work at a post house

    I work at a video post house.
    If you're outputting to NTSC
    then you'll need to make your
    stage 720x486 and 29.97 fps 30
    will work too. Use the video
    template in FlashMX to stay
    inside the video and text safe
    areas. Stay away from reds, they
    "bleed" on screen. Also remember
    you can't use actionscript, it won't
    translate into the avi.


    Your best bet would be to save it as a
    QuickTime and use something like Premiere
    or Final Cut Pro to edit it.
    Damon Hancock
    Vice President, Interactive Development

  8. #8
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    Jun 2000
    i wouldn't export to vhs since it is a crap format
    for tv you should export to dv format
    which has already been mentioned above

    vhs is 384x288 if you really want to know
    Last edited by davitz; 10-06-2002 at 08:56 PM.

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    I guess it depends on what you mean by for TV,
    if you mean Broadcast Television then it needs to be BetacamSP
    or Digibeta... if you're doing it for yourself on your onw TV then
    DV, DVD, VideoCD or VHS what ever you have will work. NTSC video is 720x486 or 640x480 (depending on your edit system) no matter what format (BetacamSP, 3/4, 1/2, 1 inch, dv, etc...
    Damon Hancock
    Vice President, Interactive Development

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