My next 7Dilemma. see what I did there. 7D, 7Dilemma. I crack my self up sometimes. Anyways this project calls for green screen and plates. Some plates were video and some were stills. We shot the still plates with the 7D in CR2 format (canon raw file) thinking "the more info the better". I am having trouble importing them into FCP. And I can't open them in photoshop (cs3) to save them in a smaller size. Let the advise begin!
Yep you can't get raw files into FCP (or any other NLE that I know of) Your best bet is to convert them to a lossless format like tiff or psd to use in your project. The reason you can't open them in your version of photoshop is you'll need to go download the latest version of the Adobe camera raw ( I think its v. 6.1). I'm pretty sure that'll work with CS3.
Just keep in mind its in the raw conversion where ideally you'd do most of your color correction and tweaking. Also keep in mind if you're going to be using Apple Color to do a final grade of your project the max frame size that color supports for stills is the max frame size of the app which is 4096 x 2304. You're stills would need to be that size or smaller to work in Color if you go that route for final grading of the project