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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

 
 

iPhoto ’11 9.2.1

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Hot on the heels of the iCloud-enabled iPhoto ’11 9.2 comes iPhoto 9.2.1, which fixes a single important bug that caused iPhoto to crash if the 3ivxVideoCodec plug-in was installed. There are no other changes, but it’s well worth getting this update to avoid unexpected crashes should you ever end up with the 3ivxVideoCodec plug-in. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 357.18 MB)

 

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Comments about iPhoto ’11 9.2.1
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Why has apple software update checker not notified me that this was available in the weekly checks...this came out in October?

I love and hate iPhoto...amazing potential and sophomoric GUI and stability.

I just checked the Software Update checker..."you are up to date".

App Store says you have an update.

This has happened too many times.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-12-15 05:46
I'm not sure how the Mac App Store integration works with Apple apps, honestly, since all of mine came from DVD originally, so I get update warnings from Software Update (and the App Store app just badges itself to indicate updates are available). That said, iPhoto has, in Preferences > General, an option to check for updates on its own (at least in my DVD copy); assuming that's in the Mac App Store copy too, it should alert you to new versions on launch.