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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.

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OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update

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Apple has released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update, a small update that addresses a few specific issues that weren’t large enough in scope to require a new version number. In particular, it fixes a problem that caused certain Japanese characters to appear incorrectly in Mail, fixes a crash with DVD Player, enables access to secure Web sites in Safari when parental controls are enabled, and fixes an issue that could prevent systems with more than 64 GB of RAM from starting up. (Free, 26.65 MB, available through the Mac App Store or direct download)

Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article:

Whether you're a relatively new Mac user or someone who remembers the days before there were three colored buttons in the upper left corner of every Mac window, Mountain Lion has something new for you. In this concise book, Macworld focuses on Mountain Lion's new features and adjustments, and demonstrates how you can use them.
Join Mac expert Matt Neuburg as you make the most of Mountain Lion's major new features, including Notifications, Documents in the Cloud, and improved Auto Save/Versions. Plus, learn to customize Mountain Lion and get help with finding files, launching apps, managing windows, handling user accounts, and more.

 

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Comments about OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update
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John Haller  2012-10-09 03:05
Groups in Contacts appears to be not supported between Mountain Lion and IOS6.
Groups in Contacts on an iMac display as before but when synching with iPhone 4 or iPad 2 do not display on the iOS device.
I called Apple support and they hadn't heard of any problem but on their Forums, there are several others complaining or wondering also.
https://discussions.apple.com/search.jspa?resultTypes=&dateRange=all&peopleEnabled=true&q=contacts-groups+not+supported+in+IOS6%3F&containerType=&container=&containerName=&username=&rankBy=relevance&numResults=15

Do you know anything about this?
It is not critical, but is very convenient to have groups in the address book, or contacts app.
Thanks!
John Haller
John@hallerweb.com