Speed up a clip?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cleo, May 4, 2008.

  1. cleo macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    I'm *really* new to digital video and don't know the lingo too well, so please bear with me. :)

    I'm doing a project that will have 4 or 5 distinct "chunks." Between each, I'll have a title screen type thing to serve as a transition. I've played around in iMovie a bit, but I don't see any text effects that really fit the feel of the project (which is *very* casual). I thought it'd be neat to use iShowU + Photoshop + my Wacom tablet to have the transition be a clip of the words actually being scribbled in my own handwriting. So I played around with *that* a bit, and it's great. There's one problem, though: no matter how fast I try to write, I can't get the speed quick enough while keeping the text clear enough to read. So I was thinking that I could just do a clip where I write slowly (and neatly) and then speed it up... but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to do that. Is it possible in iMovie? If so, how? If not, any other ideas?
     
  2. AndySutton macrumors newbie

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    iMovie '08 cannot speed up or slow down a clip. A real shame, but Final Cup Pro and Lite can - if that's available to you?

    Andy
     
  3. cleo thread starter macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    Oh wow... yeah, the more I'm looking around iMovie '08, the more it appears to completely suck compared to what I remember of the previous version (which I only ever did one project on).

    Final Cut Express seems like a lot of fun, but I'm nowhere near serious enough about video (yet) to justify the cost. Luckily, a quick google turned up Apple's download page for iMovie 6, and it's quite easy to do what I need with it. (Proof that you're never old enough to hear, "search first, post later." /grin)
     

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