Video software for slow motion effect?

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  1. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    is there a decent FREE program out there to simply add slow motion to a video? iMovie obviously can't unless i'm missing something.

    thanks!
     
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    From iMovie help

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  3. rychencop thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks...now how do i get to the inspector? i'm using iMovie 08
     
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    It seems you're out of luck:

    Criticism of iMovie '08
    iMovie 08 was criticised due to a drastic abandonment of some iMovie HD 6 features. New York Times reviewer David Pogue said "iMovie ‘08 is an utter bafflement...[it] is incapable of the more sophisticated editing that the old iMovie made so enjoyable...All visual effects are gone—even basic options like slow motion, reverse motion, fast motion, and black-and-white. And you can’t have more than one project open at a time."[5]
    Features removed included the classic timeline, the ability to create DVD chapter markers, support for plugins, and in-timeline audio adjustment and control. Most surprisingly, iMovie '08 imports a much more limited set of video codecs and metadata formats than previous versions of iMovie or today's QuickTime Player. For example, QuickTime Player can be extended to support the FLIP Video 3ivx MPEG-4 codec, but iMovie cannot. Limited import formats also excludes the DV format for storing raw format. As a result, all resulting videos have lossy compression applied and there is no facility for managing full format video. The peculiar lack of QuickTime support means QuickTime Pro can edit a far larger range of video than iMovie '08.
    Apple released iMovie HD 6 as a free download to those who had purchased iMovie '08.[6] However, in response to the release of the subsequent newer version of iMovie '09, Apple removed that official iMovie HD 6 download in late January 2009[7] while Apple also reduced the $299 price tag for Final Cut Express to $199. Several of the features removed from iMovie '08 that were previously in iMovie HD 6 have been restored into iMovie '09.

    from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMovie#Criticism_of_iMovie_.2708


    Maybe you can get your hands on iMovie HD or so.
     
  5. rychencop thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok...i think i'll just buy iLife 09 and call it good. thanks for the help.
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Oh didn't realise that you had 08. I also didn't realise that 08 doesn't have slow motion.

    Depending on what you need to do QuckTime 7 might be able to do it.

    If you open the file in Quicktime 7 then go to Window - Show A/V controls there is an option to change the speed of playback there and then you could save the file. (It may only be an option in Quicktime Pro, i'm not sure)

    I would be hesitant to buy iLife 09 now, it has been out for over a year and could well be due to for an update soon.

    I'm sure there are freeware options out there to do slow motion.
     
  7. rychencop thread starter macrumors 65816

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    good point...i may wait a bit.
     

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