Problem editing layered Photoshop files in FCP

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Luis Ortega, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2007
    Fetcham Surrey UK
    I recall being able to import a Photoshop file with layers into FCP (Studio 3) and when I double-clicked on it it the project bin, it would load up in the active FCP timeline as a series of video tracks, one for each layer.
    Now, when I do the same thing, the file opens up in a new tab on the timeline instead.
    I can work with it, but I don't know how to place it back into the main sequence timeline.
    Has this feature changed since FCP Studio 2?
    I can't seem to find any options for import that applies to this.
    I may be confused with another software, but I recall being able to make layered Photoshop files open as a series of video tracks in the main timeline when I was using FCP Studio 2.
    Am I doing anything wrong or am I mistaken about how layered files are handled in FCP?
  2. grahamwright1 macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2008
    North of the Border
    If the PSD is already in your timeline, double click it to edit. As you mentioned it opens in a separate tab, do your motion editing, then click back to the main sequence and the changes should have been applied.

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