Sony HDR-CX240 Final Cut Pro X-edit AVCHD/MTS in FCP X on Mac

The black Sony HDR-CX240 Full HD Handycam Camcorder features an 1/5.8″ Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens with 27x optical zoom plus 54x Clear Image digital zoom. The CX240 captures Full HD 1920×1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images. SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode delivers smooth video, and 3-Way-Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother results.

Users can monitor and playback footage via the 2.7″ Clear Photo LCD display with 230K dot resolution. Dual recording lets you simultaneously capture both high-quality AVCHD and web-optimized MP4 files.

If you recorded many videos via Sony HDR-CX240, you may like editing Sony HDR-CX240 1080P footage on Mac or Windows. If you plan to edit Sony HDR-CX240 AVCHD/MTS recordings in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), this guide will be helpful.

For importing and editing 1080P 28 Mbps video via FCP X, you need to transcode Sony HDR-CX240 files to ProRes 422 MOV or ProRes 4444 MOV. Apple ProRes codec is the best editing video codec for Final Cut Pro X on Mac. Which software can do this job? UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac is your best choice. With this Sony HDR-CX240 Video Converter, you can convert MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD AVCHD/MTS to any video format on Mac, Apple ProRes MOV is included.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Sony HDR-CX240 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-CX240 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony HDR-CX240 MTS to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.

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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.

Sony AVCHD to FCP X

Step 3. Merge Sony HDR-CX240 1080/60p AVCHD MTS files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Sony HDR-CX240 MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Sony HDR-CX240 1080/60p MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Sony MTS converter starts converting Sony HDR-CX240 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.

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