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 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. The Sony CX405 captures Full HD 1920×1080 video using XAVC S codec(up to 50 Mb/s) and features dual recording, which lets you simultaneously capture both high-quality AVCHD and web-optimized MP4 files.

You may have got the Sony HDR-CX405 camera, recorded some full-HD footages in XAVC S format, and wanted to import the XAVC S recordings to iMovie or Final Cut Express for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony CX405 XAVC S recordings to iMovie/FCE. Why the problems occur? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by iMovie or FCE so far. To import Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S videos to iMovie/FCE for editing without issues, the best solution is to convert Sony CX405 XAVC S to iMovie/FCE supported format. The AIC MOV is the friendly format supported by iMovie and Final Cut Express.

Convert Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S to AIC MOV for iMovie and FCE

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to iMovie/FCE Converter, which can convert Sony CX405 XAVC S videos to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE with high quality and fast speed.

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Step 2. Launch the professional Sony XAVC S to iMovie/FCE Converter, and import your Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S video files to the Converter, you can click “Add File” button or just drag and drop the XAVC S video files to it.

Sony HDR-CX405 iMovie/FCE Converter for Mac

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar to get the drop-down list, and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format, it’s best format for iMovie and FCE editing.

Convert Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S to AIC MOV on Mac

Step 4. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface and adjust the resolution, bitrate or others as you want. If not, you can skip this step, keep them as default.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 5. When ready, click “Convert” button to convert Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac. When the conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated AIC .mov files for importing and editing within iMovie 8/9/11 or Final Cut Express on Mac.