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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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Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.6

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Bombich Software has released Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.6, a small maintenance release for the backup utility. The update improves the implementation of a bug fix that was introduced in version 3.5.5 related to handling corrupted Access Control List entries, fixes a Drobo-related issue that resulted in the backup task being aborted prematurely, improves filtering of errors caused by a Synology NAS file sharing server’s inability to serve up Synology-proprietary extended attributes, prohibits copying a source volume with ownership disabled directly to the startup disk, and withdraws a configuration change that did not improve detection of dropped connections to a remote Macintosh. ($39.95 new, free update, 10.8 MB, release notes, 10.6+)

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Comments about Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.6
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Dennis B. Swaney  2014-08-11 20:11
When I clicked on the link you posted: http://www.bombich.com/software/updates/ccc-3.5.5_a.html

I got this:



Looking for something on bombich.com?

Sorry! "/software/updates/ccc-3.5.5_a.html" is not available on bombich.com. Please check that you typed the URL correctly. Also try to find what you're looking for by visiting one of the links above.
Agen Schmitz  2014-08-11 21:29
sorry about that: here's the correct link (which has been updated with this article):

http://www.bombich.com/software/updates/ccc-3.5.6.html