This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates how well Photoshop® and Final Cut Pro X play together.
Video editors frequently need to integrate photos and graphics into their work, and Photoshop is the grandfather of all editing applications. Thankfully, Final Cut Pro X imports all kinds of image formats, include native .psd documents. In fact, all layers are preserved in FCP X and can be manipulated by transforming them, animating them with keyframes, or adding effects to them.
And even better, if you take a few easy steps that Steve shows above, any changes you make to your layered document in Photoshop itself are automatically updated in Final Cut Pro X as soon as you save. So if you need to make a change to a complex, multi-layered graphic file after you've already added it to your FCP X project, no worries – just make the change in Photoshop and your FCP X project will reflect that change immediately – no need to reimport and re-edit the graphic into your project.