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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

 
 

Take Control of Upgrading to Panther in Japanese

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Last week, we released yet another Take Control title, but this one's a bit different. It's Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Panther," translated into Japanese for the many Macintosh users in Japan and elsewhere who prefer to read in Japanese. It was translated for us by the industrious volunteer TidBITS Japanese translation team, although we insisted on compensating them for their significant effort. As a result, the Japanese translation costs US$7.50, split evenly between us, Joe, and the translation team.

<http://www.tidbits.com/takecontrol/jp/>
<http://www.tidbits.com/takecontrol/jp/panther/ upgrading.html>

To thank those Japanese speakers who already purchased the English version of Joe's ebook, we're offering them a free copy of the translation. If you fall into that category, send Tonya email at <tc-comments@tidbits.com> so she can look up your Kagi or eSellerate order and send you a coupon for a free copy of the translation. Since we can't promise a schedule for translations of updates to Joe's ebook, everyone who orders either the English or Japanese version will be eligible to receive free updates in English, with the translation coming later.

Needless to say, we're at a huge disadvantage when it comes to trying to tell Japanese publications and Web sites about this translation, so any help anyone can provide in this arena would be extremely appreciated.

 

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