You may have got the Sony HDR-PJ440 camcorder, recorded some 1080/60p footages in XAVC S format, and wanted to import the XAVC S videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony PJ440 XAVC S 1080/60p recordings to FCP X/7/6. Why the problems occur? XAVC S is the high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by Final Cut Pro so far. To import Sony PJ440 XAVC S videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing without problem, the best solution is to convert Sony PJ440 XAVC S to FCP supported format Apple ProRes MOV. The Apple ProRes codec is a friendly codec supported by FCP X and FCP 7/6. Below is a brief guide for you.

How to transcode Sony HDR-PJ440 XAVC S videos to Apple ProRes codec?

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to ProRes Converter, which can convert Sony PJ440 XAVC S videos to Apple ProRes with high quality and fast speed.

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Step 2. Launch the professional Sony XAVC S to FCP X Converter, and click “Add File” button to import the Sony HDR-PJ440 XAVC S videos to the converter, you can also directly drag and drop the Sony XAVC S videos to it.

Sony PJ440 XAVC S to FCP X Converter for Mac

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar to get the drop-down list, and select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for Final Cut Pro. Apple ProRes codec is best codec for FCP X/6/7 editing.

Convert Sony PJ440 XAVC S to Apple ProRes on Mac

Step 4. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate or others as you want. You can also keep them as default.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 5. When the settings all done, click “Convert” button to convert Sony PJ440 XAVC S videos to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7/6 on Mac.

After the conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the converted Apple ProRes .mov files for importing and editing within Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 on Mac.