It’s a Rorschach trifecta for today’s technology world! An Ohio network engineer wore his Google Glass (turned off) in a movie because he has prescription lenses in them. An hour into the movie, he was pulled from his seat by the FBI at the behest of the “Movie Association” (the MPAA, in all likelihood) and questioned for over three hours. Once the agents downloaded and viewed the contents of the Glass (as he had been asking them to do), they agreed he had done nothing wrong, after which the MPAA guy gave him a pat on the head and four free movie passes. For self-awareness points, figure out what bothers you the most about this story: the heavy-handed FBI behavior, the response to potential movie piracy by the MPAA, or the wearing of Google Glass? follow link
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.
Movie Theater Calls FBI to Detain Google Glass User
What can they possibly ask him??
And by what sane measure don't you just check the contents from the start?
It is wonderful to know the taxpayers are funding house dicks for the movie business.
I'm shocked that after putting someone through this for no reason, the people involved weren't utterly apologetic.
I also have to think that anyone who wanted to record a movie with a cell phone could figure out a surreptitious way of doing it pretty easily, though the quality is going to be lousy without a tripod.
I've not paid much attention to illegally distributed movies, but what I have seen over the years leads me to believe that they aren't generally being recorded by theater-goers.