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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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Mechanical Keyboards Explained

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For many writers and gamers, nothing beats an old-fashioned “clicky” keyboard. But the keyboard’s feel depends on what sort of mechanical switches are used in the keys, and there are a number of different types. Even the vaunted Cherry MX switches come in several different color-coded varieties. Alex Cocilova, writing for PCWorld, explains the differences in available switches — including required actuation force, noise, and multitasking performance. If you’ve been considering a mechanical keyboard, be sure to read this first.favicon follow link

 

Comments about Mechanical Keyboards Explained

Eolake Stobblehouse   An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2014-01-22 10:03

Thanks!

I love those keyboards (I have around 4-5 of the clicky kind alone), so all information is interesting.

By the way, I *finally* found a portable keyboard for my iPad which is somewhat Clicky. I wrote this:

http://ereaderjoy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/logitech-wired-keyboard-with-lightning.html
JohnB (SciFiOne)   2014-01-28 10:36
It's funny. I could never type very well until I got a Powerbook with it's silent short throw keys. It finally stopped me from trying to type like I was on an old unpowered manual typewriter. Needless to say I never went back!