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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

 
 

iMac Graphic FW Update 2.0

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Apple has released the iMac Graphic FW Update 2.0 to fix an issue that could in rare cases cause an iMac to hang during startup or while waking from sleep. The firmware update requires Mac OS X 10.6.7, but Apple doesn’t say which iMac models it applies to. Therefore, the easiest approach is to rely on Software Update to present you with the update. As always with firmware updates, be careful not to interrupt the installation process. (Free, 699 KB)

 

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Comments about iMac Graphic FW Update 2.0

Robert Durnford  2011-06-23 12:39
My iMaci7 27" late 2009 gets a response that my computer does not support this software. Also it does not show up in Software Update searches.