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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

 
 

Security Update 2011-006 (Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server)

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To bring the security fixes from Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion back to 10.6 Snow Leopard, Apple has released Security Update 2011-006 (Snow Leopard) and Security Update 2011-006 (Snow Leopard Server). The security vulnerabilities addressed are many and varied, with numerous affected components. Plus, Apple has updated a number of root SSL/TLS certificates. We recommend these updates for anyone still running Snow Leopard; it’s easiest to let Software Update install the correct version for you. (Free, 136.28 MB for Snow Leopard / 144.91 MB for Snow Leopard Server)

 

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Comments about Security Update 2011-006 (Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server)

Hunter H  2011-10-18 12:20
Oiks, just realized haven't updated since 10.6.1 - can I go straight to this, or do I need to update incrementally?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-10-18 12:44
Absolutely - Apple is very good about this. You want the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Combo Update 1.1, and once you've installed that, you can install Security Update 2011-006.

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

I think if you run Software Update, it will just give you the right stuff automatically.
Hunter H  2011-10-18 14:11
Awesome - thanks very much for your reply!