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Slow Motion, Fast Motion Slow motion is extremely effective when you're going for an emotional, nostalgic, warm feeling, especially when you delete the original soundtrack and replace it with music (see Chapter 8). On the more pragmatic side, it's also useful when analyzing your tennis swing, golf stroke, or sleight-of-hand technique. Fast motion is generally useful only for comic effects--kids wrasslin' on the living- room foor is a sure winner--but can also help with time-lapse effects, as described on the facing page. To produce one of these effects, use the Speed slider at the bottom of the Fast/Slow/ Reverse effect panel. You can drag this slider to the left or right to make the clip play faster or slower. This slider has been enhanced in one very important way since its iMovie 4 incarna- tion: you're no longer limited to positioning the slider handle directly on the slider notches. That is, you're no longer obligated to make your footage play exactly two, three, four, or fve times faster or slower. Now you can make a clip play just slightly faster by parking the little blue handle between the slider notches. When you adjust this slider and click Apply, the clip's blue bar grows or shrinks in the timeline to indicate its new duration. iMovie also speeds up and slows down Effects: The iMovie Catalog