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.
The big news this week is of course Steve Jobs’s resignation from the CEO position at Apple. We cover all the basics, and go beyond them with two additional articles. First, Jeff Carlson has composed The Steve Jobs Resignation FAQ, with short answers to questions that those not involved with Apple might ask after seeing clueless mainstream coverage. Second, as the Web has flooded with remembrances, tributes, and speculations evoked by Jobs’s announcement, we’ve compiled a list of those that caught our attention. As we keep learning more about Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, we’re continuing to share our discoveries — Adam explains how to fax in Lion, and Glenn Fleishman looks at two tremendously useful new features in Lion’s Screen Sharing. In other news, we’re pleased to publish Glenn’s “Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network, Second Edition,” which is an essential resource for anyone working with wireless networking on the Mac. We also welcome a new sponsor — the video tutorial company Noteboom Productions — and announce the winners of last week’s DealBITS drawing for the iTunes library syncing tool SuperSync (along with a 20-percent-discount offer). Notable software releases this week include DragThing 5.9.7, iTunes 10.4.1, Evernote 3.0, Mellel 2.9, and Typinator 4.5.
The surprise news that Steve Jobs had resigned as CEO of Apple doesn’t change the company’s approach or future. But it’s still the end of a remarkable era guided by a singular vision.Show full article
Looking for answers to the inevitable questions from friends, family members, and colleagues about what Steve Jobs’s resignation actually means? Here’s our hopefully level-headed take on the situation.Show full article
The day after an era ended with the resignation of Steve Jobs, the Web is awash in remembrances of his career and speculations about the future of Apple.Show full article
Wi-Fi expert Glenn Fleishman has updated his “Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network” with Lion-based steps and tips, and all the information you need to set up a fast and secure 802.11n AirPort network.Show full article
Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Noteboom Productions, makers of video tutorials for the Mac and iPad!Show full article
See who won copies of SuperSync 4.1 in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 20 percent on SuperSync’s iTunes library synchronization software. Show full article
Although Apple has deprecated faxing in Lion, it is still possible to send and receive faxes in Lion, with the right hardware and software.Show full article
Two new screen-sharing features in Lion let you work on remote systems with ever greater efficacy: using full-screen mode to give remote Macs their own desktop spaces and sharing the “screen” of an account on a remote Mac that isn’t the currently active account.Show full article
Notable software releases this week include DragThing 5.9.7, iTunes 10.4.1, Evernote 3.0, Mellel 2.9, and Typinator 4.5.Show full article