Problem editing layered Photoshop files in FCP

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

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    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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