Import Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 Videos to FCP 6/7/X for editing on Mac

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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.

XAVC S, the newest HD recording format announced by Sony, has gained much attention since it is released, XAVC S uses level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC which is the highest level supported by that video standard. XAVC S can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps). XAVC S supports color depths of 8-bits, 10-bits, and 12-bits.[1][2] Chroma subsampling can be 4:2:0, 4:2:2, or 4:4:4. The Material Exchange Format (MXF) can be used for the digital container format.XAVC S allows for a wide range of content production including intra frame recording and long group of pictures (GOP) recording. XAVC S is produced by two CineAlta cameras like Sony HDR-PJ440, Sony HDR-CX440 and Sony HDR-CX405, which are not the preferred formats by Final Cut Pro X. Even you will have problem for transferring and logging these XAVC S videos.

Final Cut Pro X is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP X can not support MXF video format! Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro X, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Yosemite, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with XAVC S Videos.

So the program you need is a great UFUWare Mac XAVC S to Apple ProRes 422 Converter. With it, you can convert Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 files to Apple ProRes 422 for editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac.

Supported OS:  Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9,10.10;

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Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to Apple ProRes Codec (*.mov) for editing in Final Cut Pro.

Step 1. Download XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 files to Apple computer.

Connect your Sony HDR-CX405 camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the xavc files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the XAVC S,AVCHD MTS,MP4 files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2. Import XAVC S files to UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac.

Run UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to FCP 6/7/X ProRes Converter, and click the “Add” button to load XAVC S,AVCHD MTS or mp4 videos from Sony HDR-CX405 cameras. You may also directly drag and drop the XAVC S video to application UI for importing files.

Step 3. Choose Final Cut Pro – Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) or HD MOV output format.

Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov)as output format. The Mac XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to FCP X Converter will convert XAVC S,AVCHD,MP4 to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with high quality.

Step 4. Convert XAVC S video to Apple ProRes (*.MOV) for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac XAVC S to FCP 6/7/X Converter will start the conversion from Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut.

After the conversion, you can easily import Apple Prores to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without rendering for editing.

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