The Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam, with 8GB Internal Memory features an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom lens with 30x optical zoom. The Sony HDR-CX440 captures Full HD 1920×1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images to its 8GB of internal memory or to optional media cards. The Sony CX440 records 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-CX440 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 HDR-CX440 XAVC S files to iMovie/FCE. Why the problems occur? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by iMovie/FCE so far. To import Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S videos to iMovie/FCE for editing without issues, the best solution is to convert Sony CX440 XAVC S to iMovie/FCE supported format. The AIC MOV is the friendly format supported by iMovie and Final Cut Express.

How to convert Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S to AIC MOV on Mac?

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 CX440 XAVC S to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE with high quality.

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Step 2. Launch the professional Sony HDR-CX440 to iMovie/FCE Converter, and import your Sony HDR-CX440 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-CX440 to 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 native format for iMovie and Final Cut Express editing.

Convert Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S to AIC MOV

Tip: 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-CX440 XAVC S to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac.

When the Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S to AIC conversion finished, you can click “Open Folder” button to get the generated AIC .mov files, and then import the converted Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S files to iMovie 8/9/11 or Final Cut Express for smooth editing.