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 10.1
- Apple Issues AirPort, Mac OS X Language Updates (21 Jan 02)
- Mac OS X 10.1.1 Update Released (19 Nov 01)
- TenBITS/05-Nov-01 (05 Nov 01)
- Mac OS X 10.1 Security Issues Fixed (22 Oct 01)
- 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)
Mac OS X 10.1 is a success, but it's not an unqualified success, and this week Matt Neuburg looks at one area where 10.1's interface is both inconsistent and incomprehensible: Open and Save dialogs. For network geeks, Adam marvels at the PacketShaper, a network device that monitors and improves the performance of Internet connections. In the news, 4D ships WebSTAR V, Macworld returns to IDG, and Handspring announces the hybrid cell phone/PDA Treo Communicator.
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