Tricks for Import AVCHD files from Sony HDR-CX440 to ProRes for FCP 7/X
This guide will teach you how to get the best Sony HDR-CX440 to Final Cut Pro workflow to deal with the AVCHD footage in an effective way.
Sony's 2015 CX440 offers quite a few features for the average consumer, yet still sits at an affordable $300.
Video quality certainly isn't sacrificed to keep the price low. The Sony CX440 can shoot 1080p HD video at a smooth 60 fps frame rate. The 50 Mbps bit size is excellent, and while it means larger files, it offers an additional edge in video quality.
Video Mode : HD: MPEG4-AVC / H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H264
However, there are a few issues while playing and editing Sony HDR-CX440 AVCHD footage in FCP 7 or other NLEs. Now, some tips and tricks for Sony HDR-CX440/B AVCHD and FCP 7 workflow are listed below. Read on.
Actually, Apple Final Cut Pro has added the ability to import AVCHD files. But it's limited to Final Cut Pro X 10.0.x via the Sony PDZK-LT2 plugin. For the older version of FCP users, there's no luck even with the plugin installed. To enable the HDR-CX440 owners have smooth editing work with the AVCHD clips in FCP, we suggest you to transcode video clips from Sony CX440 to a more "edit" friendly codec. Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the big help.
The program is an easy-to-use yet professional Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode AVCHD footage shot from Sony HDR-CX440 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro(6/7/X), Adobe Premiere Pro(CC/CS6/CS5), Avid Media Composer(7/6/5), iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. Don't hesitate to download the program and learn the step-by-step tutorial.
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Guide of Converting Sony HDR-CX440 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP
Step 1: Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the AVCHD , H.264 MP4 files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app. If you wanna combine Sony HDR-CX440/B video files into one you can click the "Merge into one" box.
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.
Tip: This AVCHD to FCP Converter also allows you to fix the frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, audio channel to your needs by clicking Settings icon.
Step 3: Finally, hit "Convert" button to start AVCHD to ProRes .mov conversion on Mac OS X. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.
Once the conversion finished, you can import the converted HDR-CX440 AVCHD footages to FCP X/7/6 smoothly with superior speed once the post production process begins.
If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.
Of course, if you need to get more import or output options, you also can choose Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac or Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate for Windows, it can support nearly all popular video and audio formats and also has the advantages like MTS Converter for Mac and Wins.
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