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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

 
 

No OS/2 for DOS in Mac, Maybe Power Mac

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No OS/2 for DOS in Mac, Maybe Power Mac -- For those who asked, the DOS card from Reply cannot currently run IBM's OS/2 operating system. Apparently it looks for something in firmware which exist on the card. Reply said they could work around the problem in doesn't software but don't have definite plans at the moment. However, IBM has reportedly shipped the first beta of OS/2 for the PowerPC, which could eventually result in a version of OS/2 that runs on Power Macs. [ACE]

 

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