Transcode Sony HDR-CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S to MOV for FCP X/7/6 on Mac
The black Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder brings broadcast-quality HD video to the palm of your hand. The 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor is approximately 8x larger than that of typical camcorders, allowing you to capture cinematic images with shallow depth-of-field for defocused backgrounds. The camcorder features a wide-angle Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom plus 24x Clear Image digital zoom. SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode delivers smooth video, and 3-Way-Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother results. The HDR-CX900 is a versatile camcorder that lets you capture Full HD 1920×1080 video in XAVC S (up to 50 Mbps), AVCHD, or web-optimized MP4.
However, when google search, we can often find such problems about importing Sony HDR–CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S video to FCP in forums. Here I am going to show a complete and easy solution about editing Sony HDR CX900 with FCP(Final Cut Pro) convert Sony HDR–CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S for FCP.
At first, we should make clear that Apple’s Final Cut Pro X/7/6 does not support editing of Sony HDR–CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S clips directly. Usually these videos are automatically converted into the Apple ProRes 422/4444 Codec format, which requires at least three elements:
1. More hard disk space (40GB per hour as opposed to 13.5GB per hour for Standard Definition DV),
2. More powerful machine (an Intel-based Mac),
3. More recent OS (Mac OS X 10.9)
Moreover, the whole process may take a long time. So if you would like to import Sony HDR CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X efficiently and more timesaving, I will recommend you first convert Sony HDR CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S Videos to .MOV compatible with FCP X/7/6, then import them to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 directly. And below is the detailed guide about how to convert Sony HDR CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S Videos to .MOV with UFUWare MAC Sony AVCHD/XAVC S Converter.
For the preparation of AVCHD/XAVC S video converting, please download UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac and install it. Then connect your Sony HDR CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S camcorder to iMac, Macbook or Mac Pro via USB cable.
Step 1. Load Sony HDR-CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S files to UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Drag and drop specified AVCHD/XAVC S files from Sony CX900 camcorder to AVCHD/XAVC S to FCP Converter or click the “Add” button to accomplish this importing. The preview window on the right is provided for you to preview your Sony CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S video files to be converted. And under this window, you are allowed to take snapshots.
Step 2. Choose MOV as output video format.
Click “Format” option and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422/4444(*.mov)” as output video format. If you are annoyed by the interlacing video effect, please tick the checkbox of “Deinterlacing” by clicking “Effect” button.
Step 3. Click Convert to start converting Sony HDR-CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S to MOV for FCP X/7/6.
After conversion, you can click the ‘Open’ button to locate converted Sony HDR-CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S video files. And then it’s time for you to import the output HD .mov files to FCP X/7/6 for further editing.
Tips: UFUWare Sony HDR-CX900 AVCHD Converter for Mac supports other functions:
Support input Sony HDR-CX900 AVCHD/XAVC S/MP4 at 1080p and 720p.
Allow selecting desired video clips to convert, cutting off unwanted areas, merging multiple files into a single one.
It adopted advanced audio and video sync technology which never let you troubled by the audio and video issues.
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