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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

 
 

IPNetRouter 1.6.2 and Continued Care Available

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IPNetRouter 1.6.2 and Continued Care Available -- Sustainable Softworks has released IPNetRouter 1.6.2, the latest version of the company's popular software router for sharing a single Internet connection among multiple computers. Improvements include a larger filter table for the built-in firewall, the capability to turn the company's IPNetSentry firewall software on or off from within IPNetRouter, some cosmetic bug fixes, and developer extensions to the DHCP server functionality. The update is free to registered users and is a 1.5 MB download.

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Separately, Sustainable Softworks announced Continued Care, an optional $25 per year subscription support plan for customers who have not paid for a product or upgrade within the last year (those who have are entitled to free support for one year). The Continued Care program gives subscribers support queue priority for all Sustainable Softworks products (including the just-released entry-level Mac OS X Internet sharing software, gNAT), direct contact with developers, and both email and telephone support. [ACE]

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