NoteBook 1.2 v180 Beefs up HTML Export -- Circus Ponies Software has released NoteBook 1.2 v180, a minor upgrade to their elegant snippet keeper and information manager, which I've found handy for maintaining to do lists and taking notes on complex procedures. This version adds an option to export only changed pages to HTML, preserves text styling in HTML, and automatically converts a series of multiple spaces to a non-breaking space character. You can also now choose the format for images pasted into Notebook. Circus Ponies also fixed a number of bugs, including an annoying one with the licensing system that could cause a crash on the first launch after restarting your Mac. NoteBook 1.2 v180 is a 7.7 MB download that's free to registered users; new copies cost $50. [ACE]
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.