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09-30-2002, 08:01 PM

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


10-01-2002, 11:22 AM
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!


10-02-2002, 01:46 PM


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


10-03-2002, 06:52 AM
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

10-06-2002, 01:29 AM
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:D ) 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!

10-06-2002, 09:24 AM
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.


10-06-2002, 12:59 PM
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.

Goodluck! :smoov:

Your best bet would be to save it as a
QuickTime and use something like Premiere
or Final Cut Pro to edit it.

10-06-2002, 08:50 PM
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

10-06-2002, 10:32 PM
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...