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.
So what's the best long-standing Macintosh feature slated to appear in Windows 98? Multiple monitor support, which may be the most significant way you can increase your productivity on the Mac. This week, Adam explains why you need two monitors and offers tips for using a pair of screens effectively. Also in this issue, John Shinnick reviews the Hitachi MPEG Cam, and in the news, Apple ships a 300 MHz G3-based Power Mac and Connectix releases Virtual PC 2.0.
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Virtual PC 2.0 Gains Speed, Better Interoperability -- Connectix is shipping Virtual PC 2.0, a software-based Pentium emulator that enables users to run operating systems and applications based on the Intel architecture, including Windows, MS-DOS, and NeXTstepShow full article
The launch of the Hitachi MPEG Cam last year generated interest among Web publishers, many of whom envision the day when the current text and photo content of average Web pages can be augmented with audio and full-motion videoShow full article
When Tonya and I were visiting family a few months back, we learned that Geoff Duncan was in a panic after experiencing a catastrophic hardware failure back at TidBITS HeadquartersShow full article