Solve Sony CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD/MP4 importing issues with Sony Vegas Pro

Error when importing Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD/MP4 files to Sony Vegas Pro? No worries, read here, i sincerely hope this article can help you.

The Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam features an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom lens with 30x optical zoom. The CX-405 captures Full HD 1920x1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images to optional media cards. The Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for increased sensitivity in low light situations and the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode delivers smooth video. Users can monitor and playback footage via the 2.7" LCD display with 230K dot resolution.

The camera records using XAVC S codec at up to 50 Mb/s and features dual recording, which lets you simultaneously capture both high-quality AVCHD and web-optimized MP4 files. All these files can not directly imported to Sony Vega Pro for editing smoothly. So, how to fix this issue, any good suggestions?



In order to make the XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 videos from Sony CX405 compatible with Sony Vegas Pro, a available way is to convert Sony CX405 to Vegas Pro compatible format. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the solid tool to help users make the Sony HDR-CX405 footage transcoding under Mac OS X(El Capitan and Yosemite included).

With it, you can effortlessly encode and re-encode XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 footage shot from Sony CX405 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Import Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 files in Vegas without problem

Step 1: Load video files to the converter

Download, set up and run the Video to Sony Vegas Converter, and then click the "Add" icon on the top left of the panel, or directly drag and drop to add the XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 shootings from Sony HDR-CX405 to the program.



Step 2: Choose output format

Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Vegas Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.



Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.

Step 3: Start XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 conversion

After all necessary settings, hit the Convert button to start the Sony HDR-CX405 video clips to MPEG-2 conversion on Mac OS X. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box "Shut down the computer after conversion".

Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video in Vegas Pro 8.0, Vegas Pro 9.0, Vegas Pro 10, Vegas Pro 11 smoothly.

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