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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

 
 

Nisus Writer Gets Nicer

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Nisus Writer Gets Nicer -- Nisus Software recently made the Nisus Writer 4.0.7 updater available to the general public, and anyone who uses Nisus Writer 4.0x should update to take advantage of the improved find and replace speed, Ignore All option in the Spelling dialog box, and general improved graphics handling. Nisus Writer 4.0.7 also fixes a number of minor bugs and annoyances. The update comes in different versions for different countries, so make sure you get the right one.

http://www.nisus-soft.com/~nisus/demos_ updates.html
ftp://ftp.nisus-soft.com/pub/nisus/updates/ Nisus_Writer/

For the price of a shipping and handling fee, you can also get the update on disk. To find out more, call Nisus Software or send email to <mia@nisus-soft.com>. [TJE]

Nisus Software -- 800/890-3030 -- 619/481-1477 -- 619/481-6154 (fax) -- <info@nisus-soft.com>

 

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