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.
This week's installment of Adam's Hacking the Press series focuses on the different types of publications, how they work, and how to interact with them. Jeff Carlson weighs in with another Worthy Web Site - iPing's Mr. WakeUp notification service. In the news, we cover the releases of Conflict Catcher 8.0.7, ATM Deluxe 4.6, and Default Folder 3.0.6, note last week's poll on Macworld Expo attendance, and ask where you buy Mac hardware.
Default Folder 3.0.6 Squashes Bugs -- St. Clair Software has released Default Folder 3.0.6, the shareware control panel that enhances the functionality of the Mac OS's Open and Save dialog boxesShow full article
ATM Deluxe 4.6 with Type Reunion 2.6 -- Following the release of Adobe Type Manager Light 4.6 (see "ATM Light 4.6 Adds OpenType" in TidBITS-538), Adobe has released ATM Deluxe 4.6, which now includes Type Reunion 2.6Show full article
Conflict Catcher 8.0.7 Available -- Casady & Greene has released Conflict Catcher 8.0.7, the latest version of their venerable utility for managing extensions, control panels, and the myriad files that enhance (or degrade!) your Mac's functionalityShow full article
Macworld Expo Pocket Show Guide Changed -- Last week, in "Macworld NYC 2000 Events," I recommended that users of Palm OS-based handhelds download a copy of Palmtop Publishing's Macworld Expo Pocket Show Guide last weekShow full article
Poll Results: I Go, You Go, We All Go Expo -- Macworld Expo in New York City starts this week, but the results of last week's poll indicate most of you probably won't be thereShow full article
Poll Preview: Buy and Buy -- In days of yore, Macworld Expo was the place to go for amazing deals on Macintosh hardware. Sales of Macs and peripherals at the show no longer catch the attention they once did, and the changing fortunes of local Macintosh dealers, computer superstores, mail order catalogs, and online retailers have all affected where we shopShow full article
Using a Macintosh for years has deepened my distaste for bad interfaces. I'm not talking about Kai Krause-inspired, rounded-and-buffed software "skins," but rather real-world objects that demand too much work to accomplish a simple taskShow full article
Last week I talked about the reasons you might want to work with the press; whether you're a developer looking for product exposure, or a non-profit looking for volunteers, knowing how to deal with the press can be a valuable toolShow full article