Oct 21

Sony FDR-CX440 to FCP X/7/6 – Edit XAVC S and AVCHD MTS files with FCP

Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam with 8GB Internal Memory features an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom lens with 30x optical zoom. The CX-440 captures Full HD 1920×1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images to its 8GB of internal memory or to optional media cards. The Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for increased sensitivity in low light situations and the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode delivers smooth video. Users can monitor and playback footage via the 2.7″ LCD display with 230K dot resolution. The camera records using XAVC S/AVCHD codec at up to 50 Mb/s and features dual recording, which lets you simultaneously capture both high-quality AVCHD and web-optimized MP4 files.

Although Sony tries their best to make the new codec-XAVC S/AVCHD compatible with most devices or NLEs, it is still difficult to import XAVC S/AVCHD videos to Final Cut Pro (FCP X included). Then what is the available workflow for editing Sony FDR-CX440 XAVC S/AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6? If you’re facing problems when using XAVC S/AVCHD video in FCP, you’ve come to the right place. The article below will outline how to get Final Cut Pro work with Sony FDR-CX440 XAVC S/AVCHD footage smoothly.

As we all know, Final Cut Pro works best with clips in the ProRes MOV format, the easy workaround is, get a UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac as a great Mac ProRes Converter for FCP X/7/6 and convert Sony FDR-CX440 XAVC S/AVCHD to Apple ProRes, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing.

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How to convert Sony FDR-CX440 XAVC S/AVCHD to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6?

Step 1. Run UFUSoft Sony FDR-CX440 XAVC Converter for Mac, add Sony FDR-CX440 XAVC S/AVCHD video into it.

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Step 2. Click “Profile” bar to choose “Final Cut Pro” > “ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output video format.

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Step 3. Click convert button to start Sony FDR-CX440 XAVC S/AVCHD video to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 conversion on Mac.

Step 4. After conversion, click “Browse” button to get the converted video files. You can import and edit Sony FDR-CX440 XAVC S/AVCHD video in FCP X/7/6 freely.

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