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 Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony CX405 XAVC S recordings to FCP/Premiere. Why the problems occur? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by FCP or Premiere so far. To import Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S videos to FCP/Premiere for editing without issues, the best solution is to convert Sony CX405 XAVC S to FCP/Premiere supported format. The ProRes MOV is the friendly format supported by Final Cut Pro, MPEG-2 MPG is the friendly format supported by Adobe Premiere Pro.

Import Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S files to FCP/Premiere editing

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to FCP/Premiere Converter, which can convert Sony CX405 XAVC S videos to ProRes MOV for FCP, to MPEG-2 MPG for Premiere with high quality and fast speed.

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Step 2. Launch the professional Sony XAVC S to FCP/Premiere 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 to FCP/Premiere Converter for Mac

Step 3. Click “Profile” bar to select proper format for Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro,

a. Select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format, it’s best format for Final Cut Pro editing.

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

a. Select “Adobe Premeiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” as output format, it’s best format for Adobe Premiere Pro editing.

Convert Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S to MPEG-2 MPG

Tip: If necessary, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface and adjust the resolution, bitrate or others as you want. You can also keep them as default.

Custom video and audio parameters

Step 5. When ready, click “Convert” button to convert Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S to ProRes for FCP, MPG for Premiere on Mac. When the conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated ProRes .mov or MPEG-2 .mpg files for importing and editing within Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS on Mac.