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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

 
 

Open Transport 1.0 Woes

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Open Transport 1.0 Woes -- Orren Merton <orrenm@darkling.com> writes:

Open Transport, Apple Computer's highly-touted new networking system (currently only available on the new Power Mac 9500s - version 1.1 will reportedly appear this fall for the rest of the Mac line), in its current form does not allow for stable, consistent PPP connections. Apple has released a patch for Open Transport that supposedly improves SLIP and PPP reliability, and MacPPP 2.2 is supposedly more Open Transport-friendly than other versions, but these fixes do not work for everyone. Hopefully, enterprising freeware and shareware programmers can work with Apple to make programs work better with Open Transport, and to make Open Transport's MacTCP emulation work better with existing applications. It is also noteworthy that in my personal experience, the most Open Transport-friendly program has been John Norstad's NewsWatcher 2.0b27.

ftp://ftp.tidbits.com//pub/tidbits/tisk/tcp/ mac-ppp-22.hqx
ftp://ftp.support.apple.com//pub/apple_sw_ updates/US/mac/n_c/other_n_c_sw/Open_ Transport_1.0.1_patch.hqx

 

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