Boost Audio / Reduce background noise...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by poonpatch, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. poonpatch macrumors newbie

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    Feb 19, 2008
    #1
    Hi,

    I've got some footage from a wedding of the speeches. The only issue is that I was some distance from the source. So I can hear the speeches, but the background noise from the room is loud.

    Is there anything I can run the video through which would clean up the sound/boost the vocals/reduce the background noise?

    Any help appreciated!

    P
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #2
    There are a few things that can kind of help, sort of, maybe, sometimes... but the general rule with audio is, unfortunately, GIGO (garbage in, garbage out). Apps like Soundtrack Pro and others have noise reduction filters that let you take a sample of the noise you want to try to remove, but unless that noise is very low level compared to the signal you'll often end up with gross, digital-sounding mess on top of the audio. It's a pick your poison situation really. There's no magic bullet, that's for sure.
     

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