Summary: Come across problems when importing Sony HDR-PJ440 AVCHD videos to FCP X? Don’t worry. Come here to get the solutions.
One of my friends has a Sony HDR-PJ440, which is the best camcorder as he thought. He captured many videos with his PJ440 like 1080/60p AVCHD, XAVC S, and he wants to edit the AVCHD recordings with FCP X thus he can share the videos with us and upload video on the website. But while he trying to import MTS clips from Sony HDR-PJ440 to FCP X, the program can’t be compatible well with these AVCHD files.
As far as we know AVCHD format is a delivery codec not for editing, so it is not compatible with many editing software, such as Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express on Mac. That is to say, Final Cut Pro doesn't supports Sony PJ440 AVCHD well, it takes much time to render. If you want to smoothly import and edit Sony HDR-PJ440 AVCHD video with FCP 6/7/X, you should convert Sony HDR-PJ440 AVCHD to MOV format encoded with Apple ProRes codec, that is best supported by FCP 6/7/X.
Along with the help of Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (review), you can complete the task effortlessly. It supports creating high quality ProRes video for FCP X and all the versions at super fast speed effectively.
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How to work Sony HDR-PJ440 AVCHD videos with FCP X?
Step 1: Drag and drop source Sony HDR-PJ440 AVCHD videos to the main interface. Or click “Add Video” button to import videos.
Step 2: Set up output format for Sony HDR-PJ440 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X. From format list, choose “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” for output.
Step 3: This program offers some editing functions. You can tick “Merge into one file” under the preview window. And click “Edit” button, you can make changes to the video effects as you wish. In the editing window, you can trim your favorite part from the video, crop the frame size, adjust the visual effects, or add watermarks or subtitles. If you want to change the video parameters, go back to the main interface and click “Settings” button, you can select the video encoder, resolution, audio channel and more. This function is something worth trying. You can get the work done splendidly.
Step 4: Press the “Convert” button to start Sony HDR-PJ440 AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes conversion.
Conclusion: Once finished, click “Open” to get converted MOV videos. Then you could transfer them to FCP X for editing. Go to “File>>Import>>Files…” to import converted Sony HDR-PJ440 AVCHD footages to FCP X project.
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