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Swivel

2013-01-27 16:51:56 by mike

Ever try to run an ancient DOS game on a modern PC? It's not easy, right? Imagine a day when the same thing happens to the Flash movies on Newgrounds. You want to watch The Final Task, but you can't. Even today, it's a struggle to watch a Newgrounds cartoon on your phone or tablet.

Newgrounds has 15 years of Flash content. That's 15 years of history and great animations that people could miss out on!

This is one of the main reasons that I've been working on Swivel, a new SWF-to-video converter. We want to preserve the legacy content on NG and keep it easily accessible, so that it can be watched for another decade!

Even forgetting about past content, it's been notoriously difficult for current users of Flash to get their movies out of the program. "How do I convert my Flash to video?" was the #1 question that every animator would ask me! Animators simply couldn't use the Flash software in the way they'd like. Very frustrating to hear.

But now Swivel is publicly released! It's been a series of narrow escapes from near impossibility, but I truly think Swivel is the best choice for converting your Flash animations to high-def video, so please give it a shot. Hope it helps!

Swivel


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digsBotdigsBot

2013-01-27 16:58:31

Mike. I love you. Your hard work is more than appreciated!!


deathinkdeathink

2013-01-27 16:59:50

WOW... this thing is awesome man!


ReNaeNaeReNaeNae

2013-01-27 17:07:48

You're the best, Mike!!! I'm surprised it's free though ...is there a donate button in there somewhere?


sweet21sweet21

2013-01-27 17:20:00

Thats nice to hear.


VertVert

2013-01-27 17:21:52

Mike, that's an amazing achievement, seriously kudos for creating it and even more-so for making it free!


SuperDeagleSuperDeagle

2013-01-27 17:22:19

Works like a charm. Thank you in fixing one of the biggest ires in working in flash.


ZJZJ

2013-01-27 17:25:47

Mike, be straight with us, you're Jesus, right?


SwagMuffinSwagMuffin

2013-01-27 17:41:04

Thanks Mike :D


SpudzySpudzy

2013-01-27 18:00:46

Now you are a good programmer.


SpudzySpudzy

2013-01-27 18:01:36

Very, very good programmer. God knows how you dealt with all the Vcam crap jeez!


test-objecttest-object

2013-01-27 18:09:21

*applauds Mike for amazingness*


sweetcommandosweetcommando

2013-01-27 18:35:51

I LOVE YOU.... SO MUCH!!!!!


SabtasticSabtastic

2013-01-27 18:41:17

Shared on Reddit: http://mike.newgrounds.com/news/post/821884 c:

So stoked that this is finally out of beta!!
This is such a vital part of Newgrounds already.
Thank you Mike! (and Stamper and everyone else who helped)


dylandylan

2013-01-27 18:42:29

It's everything I dreamt of. Amazing job, man!


JurgenJurgen

2013-01-27 19:18:07

You are an amazing person, thank you.


SpysocietySpysociety

2013-01-27 19:21:04

Haha finally a news post


BowzBowz

2013-01-27 19:55:21

This is great, I'm using it on my next project!

Thank you sir!


CatFatCatFat

2013-01-27 19:58:37

YOU DA MAN MIKE! :D


JonBroJonBro

2013-01-27 20:08:17

I'm now convinced Albert Einstein's got nothin' on you, Mike.


Sandremss128Sandremss128

2013-01-27 20:22:41

Really awesome that you release this complex tool for free.
Yet a tool that seems so basic that it should be included by Adobe in the first place, they should pay your for this lol.


RicePirateRicePirate

2013-01-27 20:53:55

And from here on out Flash re-assigned AS from Action Script ... to After Swivel.


ZalfuriusZalfurius

2013-01-27 21:30:00

Thank you kind sir!!


LokiLoki

2013-01-27 22:56:12

Never! I will keep using Windows Movie Maker!


Mr-SharkMr-Shark

2013-01-27 23:19:49

Not the first to say it but yeah " YOU DA MAN MIKE! "


MindChamberMindChamber

2013-01-28 00:36:32

Excellent work YAY!


stickville-07stickville-07

2013-01-28 02:58:22

Thank you so much! I've been looking for something like this for a LONG time now!


JazzaJazza

2013-01-28 05:21:29

You are a legend in my eyes. Thanks for all your hard work man.


FatKidWitAJetPakFatKidWitAJetPak

2013-01-28 11:12:14

This is truly incredible!!! Mike you are a MAD GENIUS


MasterMarioMXMasterMarioMX

2013-01-28 11:18:29

Holy shit! this is epic man, so epic i can even create gameplay preview footage for my new game!!!! (if i ever make another one, but with the tests i did, o BOY!!!)

thank you very munch for this awesome software! now, where do i support newgrounds?


FancyVillainFancyVillain

2013-01-28 11:30:19

Mike!
I've just tried this software and it works Perfect!
This software will help many flash artist and therefore, You're Awesome.


mmanktmmankt

2013-01-28 11:34:02

amazing work. i used a lot of converters but this one is the best. my animation with tons of filter was converted flawlessly. a post detailing how you achieved this beautiful piece of software in AIR would be very welcome. BUT i think that it should be only free for supporters cuz it's too good to be free.


francisyflfrancisyfl

2013-01-28 12:35:27

Releasing a completely perfect swf converter without charging a dime ? ... you must be the nicest guy on earth


JeremyLokkenJeremyLokken

2013-01-28 15:45:53

It's not just a program for internet. I've seen flash commercials on TV, and TV shows clearly made in Flash. Swivel will speed up production in several sectors. Thank you for making this, time to do my part and upload a decade of cartoons on NG.


skater007skater007

2013-01-28 16:32:00

Thanks Mike, kisses


mkurtmkurt

2013-01-28 17:36:54

Congratulation man! And thank you very very much! Your effort is gonna be repaid by the awesomeness of NG contents from now on!


evanarmagastevanarmagast

2013-01-28 20:24:34

i was so excited when i heard, i told everyone. known of my friends even have a clue what flash is, but i couldn't contain myself.


RyderOmegaRyderOmega

2013-01-28 22:42:05

If I could hug and kiss you through my computer screen, I would, a million times over. You have just made my life so much easier. The even better thing is that you put it up for free, while other shit software cost an ungodly amount of cash.

Thank you!


Matija27Matija27

2013-01-29 08:00:57

I risk to sound like a little girl, but, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! :D


mandogmandog

2013-04-02 16:52:19

I have recommended this to everyone I know who uses flash! awesome tool!


ChimbleyChimbley

2013-07-27 17:01:36

This is the greatest application in the world. A flawless breakthrough. I'm gonna kiss you on the mouth some day


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2013-11-26 16:22:20

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fuchaosfuchaos

2015-02-18 05:54:44

Dude, you're amazing!