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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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Bare Bones Software Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Never let it be said we don't play well with the younger kids. Despite TidBITS being an official teenager now, Tonya and I had a great time at the Bare Bones 10th anniversary dinner on 19-May-03 with Rich Siegel, Meredith Taitz, Patrick Woolsey, and the rest of the Bare Bones crew, along with a few other guests like Andy "America's 42nd most-beloved industry personality" Ihnatko and Steve "Mr. IOXperts" Sisak.

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Sorry you couldn't all come to the dinner too, but you can enjoy the rest of the Bare Bones 10th Anniversary Celebration, with a 10 percent discount on any order through 30-Jun-03, a $250 limited edition BBEdit Anthology that brings together every commercial release of BBEdit up through the current BBEdit 7.0 (along with liner notes and bonus tracks), and a $15 10th Anniversary T-shirt emblazoned with a saying about 3,650 days of saving a part of your anatomy synonymous with "donkey." (Dratted spam filters!) Want the collector's edition BBEdit Anthology and T-shirt for free, along with a BBEdit polo shirt? All you have to do is win the Bare Bones 10th Anniversary Essay Contest, in which you describe how you've used BBEdit to change the world in 1,000 words or less.

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We're proud to have such a fun company sponsoring TidBITS, and the 10th Anniversary Celebration helped us recover from the disappointment of learning that the BBEdit Personal Service pricing option ($250,000 for hand delivery by a Bare Bones employee in a gorilla suit, unlimited feature additions, ceremonial breaking of the seal on the CD-ROM, and interpretive reading of the manual) was only a cruel April Fools prank. Oh, the letdown! But seriously, congratulations to Bare Bones for ten years of producing high-quality Mac-only software, and we're looking forward to another ten.

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