Thanks John. I'll give it a shot.
You can also import an illustrator file; you are just seeing the transparency, right?
See "Importing Illustrator images" on this page in PR help:
As Vector Art (Shapes, Lines, Type) will be Rasterized for Video, I bring my AI files into Photoshop and do the Rasterization there, then do a Save_As to PSD for Import into PrPro.
Note: AI Layers are not quite the same as Ps Layers, so the entire Image comes into Ps Flattened.
It sounds like you have AI Layers in your art work, and are only getting the Text Layer on Import. In Ps, you will get all Layers, BUT they will no longer be Layered.
Good luck, and hope that works for you,
So far, when I create Illustrator stills (in this case, consisting of type) and import them into a Premiere Pro sequence, only the type itself ends up on screen. It's almost as if I've selected just the type to be used and the rest of the canvas has disappeared. Thanks.
That is correct:
I'm embarrassed to ask this, but I don't know how to make sure the background layer stays with the text. I thought I'd created a black background over which my white type is going. It looks right on my screen. But when saved as a PDF file, the entire file is white.