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iMovie '09: Speed Clips up to 2,000%

iMovie '09 brings back the capability to speed up or slow down clips, which went missing in iMovie '08. Select a clip and bring up the Clip Inspector by double-clicking the clip, clicking the Inspector button on the toolbar, or pressing the I key. Just as with its last appearance in iMovie HD 6, you can move a slider to make the video play back slower or faster (indicated by a turtle or hare icon).

You can also enter a value into the text field to the right of the slider, and this is where things get interesting. You're not limited to the tick mark values on the slider, so you can set the speed to be 118% of normal if you want. The field below that tells you the clip's changed duration.

But you can also exceed the boundaries of the speed slider. Enter any number between 5% and 2000%, then click Done.

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AT&T Plans To Curtail Heavy iPhone Data Users

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Expanding vaguely on previous threats, AT&T's head says that the firm will offer "incentives" to have heavy users reduce their usage. Incentives is 1984-speak for penalties.favicon follow link

 

Comments about AT&T Plans To Curtail Heavy iPhone Data Users

Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-12-10 13:44
I don't mind too much when companies try to reduce abusive usage, but what bugs me is that people who are on the other end of the spectrum - very light usage - always overpay, regardless of their light usage.

I barely use any minutes on my iPhone's plan - I have nearly 3500 rollover minutes stored up in a year of owning an iPhone, and yet I don't see AT&T offering me any "incentives" for being so nice as to not overload their network.
Glenn Fleishman  2009-12-10 13:56
Same thing is aggravating with bandwidth caps. I actually don't mind that Comcast has a 250 GB monthly cap, but I think they should also roll over some percentage (maybe half) of my unused GB each month for 6 to 12 months as a courtesy.
NYT link doesn't appear to work - tried it a couple times
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Glenn Fleishman  2009-12-28 12:10
I see the problem. It's an AP story that was linked at the New York Times, which expires AP links. Since this is just a link and an old story, we will leave it standing.