Monday, October 12, 2015

Import and Edit Sony CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD/MP4 with After Effects CC on Mac

The Sony HDR-CX405 Handycam captures Full HD 1920x1080 video at 60p and 9.2 megapixel still images. It includes an Exmor R CMOS sensor, which is great in low light, and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens with 30x optical zoom. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to keep your videos blur free. The camera is capable of recording two movies at the same time - one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format(a professional-grade file for further editing) and another in MP4 format(a small file ready for instant sharing).

For Adobe Effects CC users, you may find it is a pain to import and edit XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video captured with Sony CX405 in it. The main reason is that After Effects CC does not compatible with XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 file formats very well. To fix this issue, the best solution is to transode Sony CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to After Effects CC native editable formats such as MPEG-2 or WMV formats.

Here, you are recommended to download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, which enables you to directly convert Sony CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video to After Effects CC specially optimized file formats with all the suitable settings. As a comprehensive and powerful video conversion application, the program is also capable of outputting other professional editing codec such as Apple Prores Codec for FCP, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie/Final Cut Express or Sony Vegas/Adobe Premiere Pro optimized file formats.


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How to transcode and edit Sony CX405 XAVC-S/AVCHD/MP4 with After Effects CC ?

Step 1: Add Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video files.

Click the "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to import source Sony HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video files to the program. You can add multiple video clips at one time.

Step 2: Specify output file format.
You can output HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to After Effects CC optimized file format by following “Format” > “Adobe Premiere/Sony Ve...” > “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” format.

Step 3: Edit HDR-CX405 XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 video files.
The program offers some basic video editing functions to allow you trim video length, crop video file size, add text/image watermark, insert subtitle, apply special effect, replace/remove audio, etc.

Step 4: Carry out the conversion process.
Press right-bottom conversion button to start XAVC S/AVCHD/MP4 to After Effects CC conversion process.

When the conversion is complete, you can easily import converted videos to After Effects CC for professional editing.

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