Allowing Multiple People to Work on the Same Flash File

Allowing Multiple People to Work on the Same Flash File from Paul Trani on Vimeo.

Flash Professional CS5 has a new uncompressed XML-based file format called XFL.  Why is this great?  Because it allows multiple people to work on different aspects of the same file!  As the video shows, one person could be engineering the audio, another could be updating the images while a third works on the code in the project.  No more waiting for another person to close the file before working on it.  Imagine the time this will save if you’re working on a large project.  Or even if you’re the only one work on the project it’s nice that you don’t need to even open Flash to update an image.  Also note that this format works well with other products such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder.