The Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam features an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom lens with 30x optical zoom. The CX-405 captures Full HD 1920×1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images 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 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.
The point here, you will find it a painful experience to import Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 media to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X to edit the movies. The basic reason why we can’t work Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 with FCP is that XAVC S codec is a new one, and is not widely supported. To make the XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 compatible with FCP, the easy workaround is to convert XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes MOV, which ensures best results when using in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X. UFUSoft XAVC Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users make the XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes transcoding on Mac OS X.
With it, you effortlessly encode/re-encode XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 footage shot from Sony HDR-CX405 to FCP highly compatible ProRes MOV, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6. Besides, its also exports advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit iMovie, iDVD, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. If you are editing Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S, AVCHD or MP4 with Final Cut Pro 7/6 or FCP X, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it it from here. Below are the steps on converting Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to ProRes MOV for FCP.
Convert/Import Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly with Apple ProRes Codec on Mac
Step 1. Free Download the Mac Sony XAVC S Transcoder for FCP to your Mac. Install and run it. It’s excellent Sony HDR-CX405 video converter which can convert Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.
Step 2. Click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP 6/7 or FCP X. Choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
Here we recommend the Apple ProRes 422.
Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start the conversion from Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 footage to FCP Apple ProRes MOV on Mac OS.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 videos in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X under Mac without problems.