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 Mac OS X
- Further Explorations into Mac OS X 10.1 (08 Oct 01)
- Making the Mac OS X Upgrade Decision (01 Oct 01)
- Mac OS X 10.1: The Main Features (01 Oct 01)
- Acquiring Mac OS X 10.1 (01 Oct 01)
- TenBITS/03-Sep-01 (03 Sep 01)
- Mac OS X 10.1 Previewed At Macworld Expo (30 Jul 01)
- TenBITS/21-May-01 (21 May 01)
- TenBITS/14-May-01 (14 May 01)
- TenBITS/07-May-01 (07 May 01)
- TenBITS/30-Apr-01 (30 Apr 01)
- TenBITS/23-Apr-01 (23 Apr 01)
- Out of the Box: Installing Mac OS X (02 Apr 01)
Mac OS X is out - when should you make the jump? Adam offers specific advice to different types of users to answer that question. Jack-Daniyel Strong joins us with a comparison of two U.S. federal tax preparation programs: TaxCut and TurboTax. In the news, OnStream files for bankruptcy, Proxim and Netopia terminate their merger, and we cover the releases of StuffIt Deluxe 6.0.1 and ConceptDraw 1.59, plus Palm's announcement of the slim m505 color handheld.
StuffIt Product Line Updated to 6.0.1 -- Aladdin Systems has released StuffIt Deluxe 6.0.1, a small update to their venerable file compression and archiving softwareShow full article
ConceptDraw 1.59 Update Available -- CS Odessa has updated their diagramming and business graphics program ConceptDraw to version 1.59 (see "Make the Connection with ConceptDraw" in TidBITS-553)Show full article
OnStream Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy -- When writing about the Ecrix VXA-1 tape drive (see "Ecrix's VXA-1 Tape Drive: Big Fast Backups" in TidBITS-569), we mentioned the competing Echo tape drives from OnStream and noted that one concern with both Ecrix and OnStream was that neither had achieved the status of an industry standard with multiple suppliersShow full article
Proxim, Netopia Terminate Merger -- Due to the current stock market conditions (I first wrote "doldrums," but the reality is more like rounding Cape Horn in rough weather), Proxim and Netopia announced they are terminating their merger agreement without payment of termination fees (see "Proxim Reunites Farallon and Netopia" in TidBITS-565)Show full article
Palm Announces Thin Color m505 -- Palm, Inc. has unveiled the Palm m505, which offers the long-awaited combination of a color screen in a thin case the size of Palm's popular Palm V seriesShow full article
Poll Preview: When Will X Mark the Spot? In November of 1999, we asked what your upgrade plans were with regard to Mac OS 9. The question is similar now, but in relation to Mac OS X - when, if ever, do you plan to install Mac OS X? You might first want to read through our examination of who should install the new operating system and who should wait, but please do come to the TidBITS home page and vote so we can judge how important Mac OS X coverage will be to our readersShow full article
If you're a U.S. resident, the 15-Apr-01 tax date is most likely starting to weigh on your mind. Fortunately, this year you have one extra day (since the deadline falls on a Sunday) and two options for filing your tax return without engaging the services of a costly accountantShow full article
On Saturday, March 24th, Apple released Mac OS X 10.0, marking the company's official move from the much-evolved Mac OS 9.1 to the entirely new Mac OS XShow full article