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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

 
 

QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3

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Apple has released QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard with absolutely no release notes, so there's no telling what has changed. Remember that Snow Leopard now comes with a new QuickTime Player for QuickTime X, so the only reason you would want QuickTime Player 7 is because it supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard. It also accepts QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes, which turn on QuickTime Pro functions. Apple explains more at this Knowledge Base article. (Free, 10.65 MB)

 

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Comments about QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3
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Chris Pepper  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-05-19 04:58
Player 7 also allows screen captures, which X does not. I use 7 every time I post a video, to grab a frame for the poster link.
Johan Olie  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2010-05-20 15:23
Quicktime Player 7 also allows f.i. rotating a movie. In version 10 I have not found this functionality yet.
I dont think this is new... I have that version (7,6,6) since more than one year.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-05-25 07:11
Yes, it's very odd. 7.6.6 just appeared on Apple's Support Downloads page, and different people have different versions for no apparent reason (I have 7.6.3, for instance).