Sony FDR-AX40 is an excellent camcorder that can shoot videos in 4K XAVC S MP4 format and AVCHD MTS format, in this article you will learn the best way to transcode XAVC S MP4 and AVCHD MTS files from Sony FDR-AX40 to FCP X Apple ProRes 422 codec, and then you can edit Sony AX40 4K XAVC S and AVCHD files with Final Cut Pro X smoothly.
Sony FDR-AX40 is a new camcorder that released several weeks ago, now there are some users have got this excellent Handycam camcorder, the new Sony AX40 camcorder equipped with New Exmor R CMOS sensor which can shoot videos in 4K, the lens is new ZEISS 20x zoom 4K-compatible lens, with this equipment you can shoot videos in 4K XAVC S MP4 format or 1080p full HD AVCHD MTS format, the video quality is excellent.
Sony FDR-AX40 to FCP X Editing question
“Hello, can anyone help me to get recordings from Sony FDR-AX40 to FCP X and edit with Apple ProRes codec? Not long ago I bought the Sony FDR-AX40 camcorder to record videos when I go travel, these days I have recorded some videos with it. Some videos are recorded in XAVC S MP4 format and some are in AVCHD MTS format, today I want to load these videos from Sony FDR-AX40 to FCP X for editing, but when I try to load the videos, the FCP X can’t accept Sony AX40 files, I was told by my friend that I need to convert Sony FDR-AX40 videos to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X editing, can you tell me how to get this done? Thank you!”
Sony FDR-AX40 is an ideal camcorder for recording, so many users choose to buy Sony FDR-AX40 as their new camcorder. After you got the Sony AX40 and recorded some videos, you may want to import Sony AX40 files into FCP X and edit the footages, if you have already tried to do this, you may have encountered Sony AX40 to FCP X importing and editing problems. On camcorder forums many users have reported that FCP X can’t support Sony AX40 recorded XAVC S MP4 and AVCHD MTS files well, and they want an effective solution for this. Why not Sony AX40 files can’t be edited by FCP X smoothly? It is because Sony AX40 recorded videos are not in FCP X native supported Apple ProRes codec, FCP X only supports Apple ProRes codec videos well. In this case, this best method to import videos from Sony AX40 to FCP X is to convert Sony AX40 4K XAVC S and AVCHD MTS files to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X editing.
In order to help you convert Sony FDR-AX40 videos to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, we would like to recommend the best Sony AX40 to FCP X converter for you, the software is Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac, it is able to convert Sony FDR-AX40 files to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X editing, such as convert XAVC S to FCP X. Nearly all the HD videos are supported to import and convert, you can load 4K videos, 1080p videos, XAVC S files, AVCHD MTS files, MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, MXF, etc. to Acrok software for converting. This Sony FDR-AX40 to FCP X converter has many optimized formats for output, for example you can convert videos to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X editing, or convert videos to DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, or convert videos for Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5, etc. now please try this Apple ProRes converter via the link and follow the steps below to convert files from Sony FDR-AX40 to FCP X.
Step 1. Download Sony FDR-AX40 to FCP X converter, install this software on your Mac computer. This software also has Windows version, so you can use the Windows version if you need to convert videos on Windows computer.
Step 2. Run this Sony FDR-AX40 to FCP X converter, it will show the brief main interface. To import Sony FDR-AX40 files please click “Add Files” button on the top left corner, or you can directly drag and drop the videos into the software. This software can also convert MXF to FCP X for you.
Step 3. Choose FCP X native supported video format for output. Please click format column and choose Common Video -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is native format for final cut pro X editing.
Step 4. If you need to adjust the output parameters, you can click Settings button on the main interface, and then you are available to change the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec or other parameters according to your need. If you don’t need to adjust you can skip this step.
Step 5. Click convert button to start Sony FDR-AX40 to FCP X conversion.
Your Sony FDR-AX40 XAVC S MP4 files and AVCHD MTS files will be converted to FCP X Apple ProRes at high quality, video and audio synchronization is guaranteed, when the conversion is finished, you can import converted Sony AX40 videos into FCP X and edit natively, you don’t need to render the videos again, and there is no problems anymore.
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