I created a pretty sweet promotional "movie" using Adobe After Effects CS5.5 (trial version) for a website I'm launching and I'm very happy with the result... BUT....
The program saves completed projects in .swf format. I've been trying to figure out how to actually use this file on my website (inside of my optimize press format, not just on an html page) in its current form.
Each time I upload it to youtube to use... or "convert" it to another format... or record my screen while it's playing... I experience a severe loss of quality or get an outright unusable result.
What can I do about this? I would hate to scrap the project.. Surely there's a way to work around the file type that I haven't thought of.