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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

 

 

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iPhoto ’11 9.3

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Apple has released iPhoto ’11 9.3, which brings tighter integration between the consumer photo management app and the more professionally geared Aperture via a new unified library. In line with the latest release of Aperture (see “Aperture 3.3,” 12 June 2012), you can now share libraries between iPhoto and Aperture, thus sharing images, Faces, Places, slideshows, and albums. The update also adds support for the AVCHD video format, preserves keywords and titles in exported files with embedded GPS location data, adds flagging capability when in Magnify (1-up) view, and automatically expands the Description field as needed when typing text. It also brings a new Export option that enables you to organize exported photos into subfolders by event. Note that iPhoto 9.3 now requires Mac OS X 10.7.4 — these changes aren’t available to users running 10.6 Snow Leopard, and for anyone who may still be upgrading from iPhoto 5 or earlier, Apple also released the iPhoto Library Upgrader tool, which also runs only in Lion. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update through Software Update or the Mac App Store, 630.4 MB via Software Update or 599.65 MB via Apple’s support page)

 

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cactusleaf  2012-06-12 21:55
They also changed the sidebar front in 9.3 from Lucida Grande, the normal OS X system font, to Helvetica. It's a little jarring and doesn't look very Apple-y, especially since it's not nearly as heavy. Helvetica is always nice, but in this context it looks a little cheap and round, I'd say.
Tom Knoff  2012-06-17 22:15
"Note that iPhoto 9.3 now requires Mac OS X 10.7.4" I am running Mac OSX 10.6.8. So why does the App Store tell me I have an update available (and then refuse to download it)?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-06-18 10:02
Because the App Store is a little stupid, compared to Software Update, which knows you can't run it. :-) Those who got iPhoto before the Mac App Store aren't even offered the update in Snow Leopard.