This book includes an APTS_OptimizingFCP DVD, which holds all the files you will need to complete the lessons. All files are contained in the Opt FCP Book Files folder. Within that folder, there is a Lessons folder and a Media folder containing the applicable project and media files for those lessons that include exercises.
While installing these files on your computer, it's important to keep all of the numbered Lesson folders together in the main Lessons folder on your hard drive. If you copy the Opt FCP Book Files folder directly from the DVD to your hard drive, you should not have to reconnect your project files to the media.
Installing the Lesson Files
You will need approximately 4.5 GB of free disk space on either your hard drive or a separate media drive to copy all the project and media files for this book.
Reconnecting Broken Media Links
In the process of copying the media from this book's DVD, you may break a link between the project file and the media file. If this happens, the next time you open a project file, a window will appear saying that it can't find a file and asking you to reconnect the project files. Reconnecting the project files is a simple process. Just follow these steps: