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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

 
 

OmniOutliner for iPad Review at Macworld

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If you make excessive use of outlines, as Jeff Carlson does, you’ll appreciate the ability to build and edit them on the iPad. It’s often a more convenient method of jotting thoughts that can be expanded later on the Mac without having to pull out your laptop or wait until you’re back at your desk. In this review for Macworld, he touches on the advantages and depths of OmniOutliner for iPad, as well as a few surprising limitations.favicon follow link

 

Comments about OmniOutliner for iPad Review at Macworld

Ron Cook  2011-12-13 10:32
Does it have Dropbox capabilities?
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-12-13 11:05
It doesn't. The Omni Group has said they don't plan to add Dropbox as an option. I'm not sure why, but my suspicion is that they don't want to rely on a third-party company to host stuff like that (even one with a good track record), in favor of their own iCloud implementation. Or perhaps it has to do with how records within an outline are synced. (Clearly, I'm not a programmer, so I'm just guessing.)