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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

 
 

APDA Moves

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APDA, which distributes Apple's development tools like ResEdit, moved earlier this fall, and now has some new phone numbers and a snail mail address in Buffalo, NY. APDA says that it notified all current customers and that its next catalog, due on 20-Oct-92, will contain the new contact information as well.

APDA
P.O. Box 319
Buffalo, New York 14207-0319
800/282-2732 (US toll free, same as before)
800/637-0029 (Canada toll free, same as before)
716/871-6555 (International, new number)
716/871-6511 (fax, new number)
APDA@applelink.apple.com
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

Information from:
Mark H. Anbinder, Contributing Editor

 

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