How to Transcode Sony HDR-AS30V 1080p MP4 to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP X on Mac?

The compact and rugged Sony HDR-AS30V HD POV Action Camcorder is designed for point-of-view (POV) shooting during action sports including skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, motocross, skydiving, mountain biking and other outdoor adventure sports. It supports Full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording at 60 or 30 frames per second (fps). It also supports other shooting modes including 2x and 4x slow motion modes. The 2x slow motion mode supports 1280 x 720p video capture at 60 fps, while 4x slow motion mode supports 1280 x 720p video capture at 120 fps. The camera can also capture up to 12MP still images when using the photo mode.

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 Sony HDR-AS30V 1080p MP4 Videos.

So if you want to edit Sony HDR-AS30V 1080p HD MP4 Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Sony HDR-AS30V MP4 to FCP X converter for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Sony HDR-AS30V HD MP4 to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080p MP4 files for import into Final Cut Pro X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Sony HDR-AS30V MP4 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 HD MP4 videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After transferring .MP4 files from Sony HDR-AS30V camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony HDR-AS30V MP4 to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .MP4 videos.

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Step 2. Choose ProRes or 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 HD MP4 videos from MP4 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.

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Step 3. Merge Sony HDR-AS30V HD MP4 MP4 files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Sony HDR-AS30V MP4 converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Sony HDR-AS30V MP4 to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Sony MP4 converter starts converting Sony HDR-AS30V MP4 videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the MP4 files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the MP4 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.

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