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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

 
 

ProKit 7.0

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Apple has released ProKit 7.0 , the set of libraries that power the user interface behind Apple’s professional apps like Final Cut Pro, Logic, and MainStage. Among other changes, the new release includes several bug and stability fixes, provides better font rendering, and improves support for popover-style tooltips. ProKit 7.0 is recommended for — and will be presented by Software Update to — users of Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, iPhoto, Aperture, Final Cut Express, Logic Pro, MainStage, Logic Express and iAd Producer. ProKit 7.0 requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. (Free update, 15.7 MB)

 

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