Troubleshooting Photoshop in Final Cut Pro

PROBLEM: importing an Adobe Photoshop file into Final Cut Pro looks like a flat image. That’s bad. It’s supposed to be a sequence, so you can play with the individual layers!


  • open the file in Photoshop
  • Re-save it, exactly as it is, using “Save As…” — make sure the Layers checkbox is on!
  • delete the file in Final Cut Pro and re-import it. If this worked, the icon should now be different, and look like a sequence.