Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Author Biography

Sharon Zardetto wrote several dozen Mac books when they were still produced only on paper. She has since moved to ebooks, with her most recent titles being Take Control of Safari 5 and Take Control of Spotlight for Finding Anything on Your Mac. Follow her on Twitter at @SharonZardetto. (March 2012)

Send Email to Author Email the author

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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

 
 

Displaying results 1 to 6 of 6

Show summaries of articles  Hide search parameters

Any text
Author
Headline
Issue #
 
Start date
 
End date
 
Sort
Per page
 

 

What’s New in Mountain Lion’s Safari 6

Amazon’s Electronics Trade-In Program: Goodbye, iPad 2!

Use Keyboard Viewer to Type Special Characters

Font Auto-Activation Still Broken in 10.5.3

Are Your Fonts Ready for Leopard?

Avoid the Most Common Mac OS X Font Mistake