2. The Relink Files dialog box displays and here you can choose to relink all the files or just the ones that
are missing. Files that have broken links are listed in the Original Files area and you can choose to relink
just a single file by selecting it from the list. Click the Locate All/Selected button and navigate to where the
media is located on your computer.
3. Click the Choose button and wait a few seconds as Final Cut Pro verifies the files. Matched files are dis-
played at the bottom of the Relink Files window (you may need to open the disclosure triangle to view
these). To have Final Cut Pro copy the media into the Event, check the Copy files to Final Cut Events folder
4. Click the Relink Files button to complete the process.
To relink offline media in Projects, select the Project by clicking the long Project strip in the Project Library,
choose File ⇒ Relink Project Files, and follow the same procedure.
You also can change the main Event that a Project is referencing:
1. Select the Project in the Project Library and open the Inspector (if it isn't already open) by choosing Win-
dow ⇒ Show Inspector.
2. In the Inspector, select Properties and click the Modify Event References button.
3. In the dialog box that appears, select an Event and click OK.
Exploring the Interface
Final Cut Pro's interface consists of a single window that is made up of three main sections, with each section
fulfilling a specific role (see Figure 2.3). The top-left section of the interface consists of the Event Library and
Event Browser. This is where a typical workflow starts and where media is imported, organized, and prepared
for editing. Below this, in the second section, you'll find the Project Library and Timeline where footage sent
from the Event Browser is assembled and cut. The third section, at the top-right of the interface, consists of the
Viewer and displays video clips played or skimmed in the Event Browser and Timeline.
When you place the cursor on the dividing line between any of these sections, a resize icon appears, allowing
you to change the window's dimension (see Figure 2.4). You simply click and drag the window's border until
the window is the size that you require. To return the windows to their default setting, select Window ⇒ Revert to
The main interface window also can be resized by selecting the lower-left corner with the cursor and dragging
out a new size. Selecting Window ⇒ Zoom also fills the Mac display with the entire interface.
For Lion users, Final Cut Pro can be used in true distraction-free full-screen mode just like other Lion applica-
tions. To use Final Cut Pro in full-screen mode, click the full-screen icon on the top-right of the window (refer
to Figure 2.3), select Window ⇒ Enter Full Screen, or press Control+ +F.