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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.

Visit iMovie '09 Visual QuickStart Guide

 
 

Google Chrome 5.0.307.7

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Google's latest release of Google Chrome for Mac adds several features that are necessary for the browser to be considered a viable alternative to Firefox or Safari. The latest version includes support for extensions (similar to add-ons in Firefox that extend your browser's functionality), the capability to sync bookmarks, and new bookmark, cookie, and task managers. Also, gesture support has been expanded to enable users to pinch-to-zoom, and use Command-three finger swipe to navigate pages in new tabs. Be aware though, Chrome is still in beta testing and therefore may be prone to buggy behavior. (Free, 18.8 MB)

 

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Comments about Google Chrome 5.0.307.7
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Roger D. Parish  2010-02-13 05:39
Yeah, it's so buggy that it crashes on Acid Test 3.

And when I went to report the crash, their form doesn't list Mac OS X as an operating system choice; only various flavors of Windows!

Google has a long, long way to go before I'll even entertain thoughts of Chrome.
I actually find Chrome to be very stable, very fast, and now that I can use extensions, it's replaced Firefox as my default browser.

I have had it up an running for 30 hours. In that time I've had two different pages crash, but not the browser itself.