Sony XDCAM EX has became one of the most high-end professional camcorder lines on the market in that this kind of series camcorders can capture stunning videos with HD for the users. Normally, the videos from Sony XDCAM EX are wrapped in MP4 format.
Aperture is a professional photography application that lets you refine images, showcase your photography, and manage massive photo libraries with more sophisticated tools. Many camcorder users are willing to import their video to Aperture 3 for customize the image they like.
However, it is difficult for Sony XDCAM EX users to achieve the goal. While loading the Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to Aperture 3, they will meet the importing problem.
"I shot a lot of videos for my little girl with a Sony XDCAM EX camera. I want to import the videos to Aperture 3 to get some special images, but it indicated that the video was not supported in Aperture 3! Why? I can play the video in QT smoothly. How to get MP4 files from Sony XDCAM MP4 to Aperture 3? Help me!"
Then how can we import the Sony XDCAM EX MP4 in Aperture 3 without problem? The simplest way to make Sony XDCAM EX MP4 compatible with Aperture 3 is to transcode the XDCAM EX MP4 files to Aperture preferred Apple ProRes MOV format.
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Guide: Convert Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to ProRes for Aperture 3
Step 1: Load Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files to the program
Drag and drop the Sony XDCAM EX MP4 files to the Converter you just set up. You can also hit “Add” button on the main interface to import videos to the app.
Step 2: Select output format
Just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing "Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)" as best video format for Aperture 3. PS: This format is also designed for FCP editing.
Step 3: Start Conversion
Click "Convert" button to transcoding the Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to Aperture 3.
Before conversion, you can adjust the parameters in “Settings” as you like including Video Size, Audio/Video Bitrate, Audio/Video Codec, Frame Rate .etc
When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you can transfer the Sony XDCAM EX MP4 file to Aperture 3 easily by clicking "File > Import > Files...".