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 Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing. But you will encountered problems when importing Sony CX440 XAVC S files to FCP X/7/6. Why the problems occur? Sony XAVC S is the latest high definition format introduced by Sony–is not supported by Final Cut Pro so far. To import Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for editing without issues, the best solution is to convert Sony CX440 XAVC S to FCP supported format. The Apple ProRes MOV is the friendly format supported by Final Cut Pro X and FCP 7/6.

Guide: Convert Sony HDR-CX440 XAVC S to Apple ProRes MOV on Mac

Step 1. Free download and install the UFUWare XAVC Converter for Mac. It’s excellent Sony XAVC S to FCP Converter, which can convert Sony CX440 XAVC S to Apple ProRes for FCP X with high quality.

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Step 2. Launch the professional Sony XAVC S to FCP X 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 CX440 XAVC S to FCP X Converter for Mac

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

Convert Sony CX440 XAVC S to Apple ProRes 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-CX440 XAVC S to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7/6 on Mac.

When the conversion finished, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated Apple ProRes .mov files, and then import and edit the MOV files within Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 smoothly.