Sony HDR-PJ650 HD Handycam Camcorder with Projector is a Full HD 1920 x 1080 video camera that shoots at either 60 or 24 progressive frames per second and stores the video on its internal flash memory. The camcorder features BIONZ image processor and a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for improved low light sensitivity. The wide-angle Sony G 12x optical zoom lens provides a sharp image, and the included lens hood helps to protect against lens flares that can degrade the image. Sony’s Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system with Active Mode provides for improved camera shake reduction and smooth moving images. The Sony PJ650 shoots Full HD 1080p recordings in AVCHD format.

Regarding to the AVCHD codec, it is very popular in both the professional and consumer market. That means most non-linear editing software should have full support for the codec, but the thing is that users still have problems one or another while trying to open the Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro for further editing. In order to import and edit Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD files in FCP X without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you’d better transcode the Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD footages to FCP X native format. UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac is a professional AVCHD Converter, which can help you to convert Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

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How to convert Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD to Apple ProRes on Mac?

Step 1. Add Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD files

Install and launch UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac as Sony AVCHD to FCP X Converter. Click “Add Video” button to import Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD files to the converter, you can also directly dray and drop the Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD footage to it.

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Step 2. Select Apple ProRes as output format

Click “Profile” option to get the drop-down menu list, and select “Final Cut Pro > pple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. The ProRes codec is native for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

Convert Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD to Apple ProRes

Step 3. Customize video and audio prarameters(Opational)

You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step 4. Convert Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV

Press the “Convert” button, and the Sony AVCHD to ProRes Converter will start the Sony HDR-PJ650 AVCHD to Apple ProRes on Mac immediately.

After the conversion, hit “Open Floder” button under the preview window to locate the generated .mov files. Now, you can import the converted files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for further editing without issues or rendering.