C-Command Software has updated EagleFiler, its document- and data-archiving app, to version 1.5.4 (see “EagleFiler Turns a Finder Folder Into a Snippet Keeper,” 24 February 2010). According to the release notes, EagleFiler 1.5.4 includes a slew of optimizations and bug fixes, in addition to a few new features. The app can now read data in a more efficient way from several RSS readers, including NewsRack and NetNewsWire, and can import bookmarks from a variety of sources, like Safari, Delicious, Pinboard, and others. EagleFiler 1.5.4 also includes early support for the upcoming Mac OS X Lion, where the app can run in full-screen mode. ($39.99 new from C-Command’s Web site or the Mac App Store, free update, 11.4 MB)
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.