The Sony HDR-CX240 Full HD Handycam Camcorder features an 1/5.8″ Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens with 27x optical zoom plus 54x 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 CX240 captures Full HD 1920×1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images.

Sony CX240 can record AVCHD video, you may have recorded many vivid clips when you travel. AVCHD format is not a widely used video format, so edit Sony CX240 AVCHD on Mac software like FCP 6/7/X is not so easy. Many Sony HDR-CX240 users have encountered problems when import Sony CX240 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, FCP doesn’t support load Sony CX240 AVCHD footages for editing directly, the main reason is the AVCHD video format and codec not well supported. To edit Sony CX240 video in FCP 6/7/X smoothly without any problems, the best way is to convert Sony CX240 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X best supported format.

Final Cut Pro 6/7/X best supported format and codec is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, once you transcode Sony CX240 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422, you can import and edit Sony HDR-CX240 AVCHD in FCP without rendering.

How to convert Sony HDR-CX240 AVCHD videos to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X?

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Step1: Import Sony CX240 AVCHD files to the Sony CX240 AVCHD ProRes Converter.

Install and launch the UFUWare AVCHD Converter as the Sony CX240 to FCP X Converter for Mac, and then click the “Add Video” button to import your AVCHD files.

Sony HDR-CX240 AVCHD to FCP X Converter for Mac

Tip: If you have multiple Sony CX240 AVCHD files, you can select all files and click “Merge” to merge the Sony CX240 AVCHD files into one single file for FCP so that you can play these files without interruption.

Step 2: Select compatbile output format for FCP X.

Click the “Profile” option and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP. Here we recommend the Apple PreRes 422.

Note: If you want the files to be in a smaller size, you can follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov) option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.

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Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters.

Click “Settings” button to adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 4: Convert Sony CX240 AVCHD video filess to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP X.

Click the “Convert” button; the best Sony AVCHD to ProRes Converter will convert Sony CX240 AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the Sony CX240 AVCHD to Apple ProRes conversion completed, you will get the converted files for FCP X. Now you can easily import the converted Sony CX240 AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro for editing with high quality without any trouble.