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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

 
 

Firefox 7.0

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Continuing their new silly version numbering, Mozilla has released Firefox 7.0 (think of it as 4.3 in the real world), once again adding no real new features to the organization’s Web browser. Memory handling is supposedly “drastically improved” for certain use cases, Firefox Sync is faster, the http:// URL prefix is hidden by default in the address bar, MathML support has been enhanced, and there are a few other minor changes. Walk, don’t run, to download it. Also note that the just-released Firefox 7.0.1 fixes a rare bug that could hide add-ons after the 7.0 update was installed; if you’re not seeing the problem, it’s safely ignored for now. (Free, 28.2 MB, release notes)

 

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Comments about Firefox 7.0
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Hi Adam: Firefox has just been updated to 7.0.1. Check it out.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-10-03 14:40
Yeah, it's a trivially tiny update... nothing wrong with getting it, but it doesn't deserve coverage.
When will they take the debugging code out? It fills up my console log with arcane messages.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-10-13 16:52
Strange. I'm not seeing hardly any messages from Firefox.
Dan O'Donnell  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2011-10-24 00:41
Is (are) there any compelling reason to upgrade from version 5?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-10-24 12:19
The only reason would be to get the security fixes. None of the "features" are really even noticeable.