Since the release of Flash CS3, a new feature called QuickTime export was introduced. QuickTime export allows you to export Actionscript driven or timeline animations into a QuickTime movie file. One key advantage of exporting Flash as a QuickTime movie is the ability to playback your heavy animations as fluid as possible with no skipped frames.
Lee Brimelow walks you through the process of exporting ActionScript-based animations into a QuickTime movie and then compositing it within After Effects. In the process of demonstrating this feature, Lee also gives some additional advice with ActionScript-based animations.
If you are in a hurry, follow the steps below to quickly get your Flash content exported into a Quicktime Movie.
1. Open Flash File
Open your existing Flash file that contains the animation.
2. Export Your Movie
By heading over to the file navigation menu, select Export>Export Movie which should bring up a file dialog.
3. Name/Save File
Provide our new video with a file name and a new location. Select Quicktime as your movie type. Note: Quicktime is the only format that will allow you to export ActionScript driven animations.
4. Configure Export Settings
Configure the export settings to your specifications
5. Export and Enjoy
Click export and wait for your Flash to record your Flash animation. Note: For improved video playback and recording, close down any open applications till the recording process is complete. The more resources available – the better.