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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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BBEdit 6.1 Adds Features, Mac OS X Support

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BBEdit 6.1 Adds Features, Mac OS X Support -- Bare Bones Software's popular text and HTML editor BBEdit has now joined the ranks of software carbonized for Mac OS X. Along with that basic architectural change and numerous tweaks to fit into the Mac OS X environment better, BBEdit 6.1 offers many new and enhanced features, including integration with Mac OS X's Perl tools, an improved FTP engine with support for alternate ports, optional display of hard line numbers in soft-wrapped documents, FTP browser windows for viewing remote directories, and support for Emacs-style key equivalents for editing commands. BBEdit 6.1 is 8.3 MB download and works on System 7.5.5 and higher. It's free for registered users of BBEdit 6.0; $39 for users of previous versions of BBEdit, $79 for cross-upgrades, and $119 for everyone else. [ACE]

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