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.
Other articles in the series Digital Cameras
- Digital Camera Goodies 2002 (16 Dec 02)
- Digital Photo Goodies (10 Dec 01)
- More Digital Cameras 2000 (13 Dec 00)
- Digital Cameras 2000 (11 Dec 00)
- Digital Camera Accouterments (04 Dec 00)
- The Second Generation of Digital Cameras, Part 2 (25 Jan 99)
- The Second Generation of Digital Cameras, Part 1 (04 Jan 99)
- Pixel Perfect (15 Dec 97)
- Choosing a Digital Camera, Part 2: Which One to Buy? (08 Dec 97)
- Focusing on Digital Cameras, Part 1: Higher Is Better (01 Dec 97)
- Digital Camera Buying Guidelines, Part 1 (06 Dec 99)
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