Friday, October 9, 2015

How to Import Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to FCP X

With an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom lens with 30x optical zoom, the Sony HDR-CX405 captures Full HD 1920x1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images to optional media cards.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 built-in USB 2.0 cable provides a connection to your computer for charging or file transfer.



Work Sony CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video with FCP X
Although FCP X has officially claimed its perfect support for XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 format, however, when trying to import Sony CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video to FCP X, you will definitely experience some unexpected problems such as video not opening, video/audio out syncing, video get lagged, etc. The main reason is that all those 3 formats are not the ideal editing format for FCP X, which works with Apple Prores Codec perfectly. The Apple ProRes format maintains the highest quality and performance while requiring much less expensive editing and storage hardware for most demanding post-production workflows.

To encode Sony CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video to FCP most preferable Prores Codec, you can download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which can directly output Sony CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video to Apple Prores Codec for FCP X for directly editing. The program can output various different types of Apple Prores Codec, for Final Cut Pro X editing, it is ideal for you to output Apple Prores 422(*mov) or Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov) for high quality and high performance post-production workflows.

Besides exporting Prores codec for FCP X, the program also beneficially exports Sony CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video to other professional editing codec such as DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie/FCE, etc.

    

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Step by step to convert and import Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to FCP X?

Step 1: Add Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video files.

Click the "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to import source Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video files to the program. You can add multiple video clips at one time.



Step 2: Choose output file format.

Click the "Format" bar and select "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)" as output format. If your Mac is a little old or slow, you can choose to select "Apple Prores 422 (LT) (*.mov)" or "Apple Prores 422 (Proxy)" to save your bandwidth, if your computer is fast enough or you wish to do some high performance editing work, "Apple Prores 422 (HQ) (*.mov)" or "Apple Prores 422 (*.mov)" is more preferable.



Step 3. Edit Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video.
Open “Video Editor” window, here you can trim video length, crop video file size, apply special effect, add image or transparent text watermark, add subtitles, replace or remove original audio, etc.



Step 4. Convert Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to Apple Prores.

Click the "Convert" icon under the preview window, it will start to convert Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video to FCP X supported Apple Prores format.

After the conversion, find the folder where you save the converted video clips. Then launch Final Cut Pro to start importing video to FCP X for professional post workflow with no difficulty.

Further Reading:
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How to Transcode and Edit Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 Video with FCP X Mac OS X?
Workflow of Panasonic Lumix GX8 4K Video with iMovie/FCE/FCP
Encode Sony A7S II 4K XAVC S to Apple Prores for FCP 6/7 Editing
Import GoPro 4K Video to Final Cut Pro X for Editing

2 comments:

  1. I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert MP4 files to ProRes 422 or 4444 with this easy guide from http://www.idealshare.net/video-converter/mp4-to-prores-converter.html

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  2. i recommend a professional video editor & converter - Avdshare Video Converter.https://www.avdshare.com/how-to-edit-tod-files

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