Mar 08

Sony CX455 to Final Cut Pro-Transcode XAVC S to ProRes 422 for FCP

Sony HDR-CX455 is a Full HD Handycam camcorder that’s ready to capture all of life’s moments, from expansive scenes to far away action. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode helps keep your handheld footage looking clear and smooth, even when you’re on the move, while an advanced Fast Intelligent AF system works to keep your subjects in sharp focus. The camcorder supports 1080p video up to 60 fps, still images up to 9.2MP, and records to either microSD memory cards or the internal 8GB of flash memory. Advanced features include a 5.1 channel built-in zoom microphone, interval photo capture for creating time-lapse videos, and Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity for wireless control and file sharing.

The new HD models has several other convenient features including XAVC S high bit rate recording 7, a 5.1 channel microphone and My Voice Canceling, which reduces the sound of the shooter’s voice during recording.

Well, many users would wonder how to get Sony HDR-CX455 XAVC S video editable in FCP since the Final Cut Pro proves to be incompatible with XAVC S format. In this case, you will need turn to help from a video editing tool, which can easily and fast convert XAVC S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

Overall, UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac is highly recommended here.

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony XAVC S Converter for Mac. It’s able to convert XAVC S files from Sony CX455 to FCP fully compatible format and keep original quality at the mean while. This software can export ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMedaite Codec(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE systems for native editing. Download it and follow the guide to convert Sony HDR-CX455 files to Apple ProRes.

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Converting Sony HDR-CX455 4K XAVC S to ProRes for Final Cut Pro

Step 1. Launch the XAVC S to ProRes Converter on your Mac, then click the adding button to import your XAVC S flies from Sony HDR-CX455 directly.

Sony HDR-CX455 to FCP

Step 2. Click the Format bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get the Apple ProRes codecs, including ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want.

Sony HDR-CX455 to ProRes MOV

Step 3. Press the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for editing Sony HDR-CX455 footages in FCP 7, FCP X with best quality.

Step 4. Hit the Convert button in the main interface to start the Sony HDR-CX455 XAVC S to FCP ProRes conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the ProRes MOV videos which can be directly imported to Final Cut Pro by clicking File > Import > Files.

Additional Tips:

If you want to make your Sony HDR-CX455 XAVC S files editable in iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. the Mac XAVC S Converter will also be a great choice for you. Choose a proper output format like “iMovie and Final Cut Express-Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)” for iMovie; “Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” for Avid MC.

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