The Sony HDR-CX380 HD Handycam Camcorder is a Full HD 1920 x 1080 video camera that shoots at 50 progressive frames per second in AVCHD format. The Sony HDR-CX380 camcorder features the BIONZ image processor and a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for improved low light sensitivity. The video camera features a Sony G 30x optical zoom lens and Sony’s Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system with Active Mode for camera shake reduction. The camera also features both manual focus and a Contrast AF auto focus system that are available through the touch panel feature of the 3.0″ flip out LCD.

As far as we know, AVCHD format is not a widely used video format, so edit Sony CX380 AVCHD on Mac software like FCP 6/7/X is not so easy. Many Sony HDR-CX380 users have encountered problems when import Sony CX380 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, FCP doesn’t support load Sony CX380 AVCHD clips for editing directly, the main reason is the AVCHD video format and codec not well supported. To edit Sony CX380 AVCHD video in FCP 6/7/X smoothly without any problems, the best way is to convert Sony CX380 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X best supported format.

How to import Sony HDR-CX380 AVCHD clips to Final Cut Pro for editing?

Step1: Import Sony CX380 AVCHD files to the Sony CX380 AVCHD ProRes Converter.

Free download and install the UFUWare AVCHD Converter as the Sony CX380 to FCP X Converter for Mac. Launch the Converter, and click the “Add Video” button to import your Sony HDR-CX380 AVCHD clips.

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Sony HDR-CX380 AVCHD to FCP X Converter for Mac

Step 2: Select Apple ProRes as output format for FCP X.

Click the “Profile” option, and 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.The Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format is the Final Cut Pro 6/7/X best supported codec and format

Convert Sony HDR-CX380 AVCHD to Apple ProRes

Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters.(Optioanl)

If necessary, 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 CX380 AVCHD clips to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for FCP X.

Click the “Convert” button; and the best Sony AVCHD to ProRes Converter will convert Sony CX380 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X on Mac immediately.

When the conversion finished, you can click “Open Folder” to get the generated files. Now you can easily import the converted video files to FCP 6/7/X for editing with high quality without any trouble.