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After Effects for Flash | Flash for After Effects: Dynamic Animation and Video with Adobe® After Effects® CS4 and Adobe® Flash® CS4 Professional by Marcus Geduld, Richard Harrington

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Chapter 11. Converting Flash to Broadcast Standards

As the worlds of Web animation, cel animation, and broadcast graphics collide, it’s more feasible to use an animation created in Flash in a video project, such as an animation used for broadcast or a background for a DVD menu. Flash does have the ability to export a QuickTime movie directly, but this method lacks certain refined benefits such as anti-aliasing, interlacing, and broadcast-safe colors. By spending a little extra time prepping the FLA file, you can export vector-based SWF files.

These can then be recomposited in After Effects as well as enhanced for a better overall look.

The Technical Essentials of Video

When animating in Flash, you have the benefit of designing on a computer, which ...

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