The Sony’s 16GB HDR-PJ380 60p HD Handycam Camcorder with Projector in black is a Full HD 1920 x 1080 video camera that shoots at 60 progressive frames per second and stores the video on its 16GB of internal flash memory. The camcorder features 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. With the HDR-PJ380 you can take 8.9MP still photos while simultaneously shooting HD video (in some modes). A built-in zoom microphone records audio, and the camera’s built-in monaural speaker provides audio playback from the camera. You can choose from AVCHD or MP4 formats for image quality or smaller file sizes depending on your needs.
Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with HDR-PJ380 AVCHD Videos.
So if you want to edit Sony HDR-PJ380 1080/60p AVCHD Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Sony HDR-PJ380 MTS to FCP X converter for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Sony HDR-PJ380 AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080/60p MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro X.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Sony HDR-PJ380 MTS to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Sony AVCHD videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Sony HDR-PJ380 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony HDR-PJ380 MTS to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose H.264/AVC MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV (*.mov) for converting AVCHD videos from MTS to MOV with ProRes or H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.
Step 3. Merge Sony HDR-PJ380 1080/60p AVCHD MTS files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Sony HDR-PJ380 MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Sony HDR-PJ380 1080/60p MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting Sony HDR-PJ380 MTS videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.
After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.