I found a work-around: The rubber band is also movable even though the number is grayed out.
Also, now the number is grayed out even on other new and existing projects.
But here's another apparent bug: I use an animated Scale to zoom in on a frozen frame. All appears correct in the timeline and Effect Controls panel, but the zoom happens 53 seconds later in the clip than where the rubber band shows it should happen. Anyone encounter this before?
Thanks cvid01. That tutorial does cover the basics, with which I'm familiar. He's repetitive and gauzey, apparently overly careful not to overload the fragile viewer, yet he fails to mention the real names of the objects, such as the "rubberband." Without knowing its name, one must undertake the task of describing it adequately to communicate. So quickly a welcome tutorial becomes a demeaning bore.
I think the anomalies that I describe are defects in the code related to summing time over significant time remapping.
I don't see anything amiss in your posted image. Everything looks as it should. The 'rubberband' is the norm for adjusting the speed.
The text speed value, e.g. "47%", is supposed to be live and indicated as such by orange text and underlining. The manual says "To change a property value, place the pointer over the underlined value, and drag to the left or right," and "Click the property value, enter a new value, and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS)." The speed is such a property value, but its value doesn't work as it's supposed to. Yes, the rubberband works, and with shift it snaps to the nearest 5%. The text entry is used where you want to enter an exact value.
On another question, are the terms "drag" and "scrub" synonymous? If not, what is the distinction?
The text speed value, e.g. "47%", is supposed to be live and indicated as such by orange text and underlining.
I don't believe that's correct. It wouldn't be the first time the Help file had the wrong info.
To me, drag means to move or slide something. Scrub most often refers to perusing footage at faster than normal speed.
I would be able to accept drag or scrub for the parameters, but only scrub for perusing footage as Jim put it. I would rather have drag be for the parameters and scrub be for the footage, regardless of how similar the movement is with the mouse.