Cleaning up background audio. Need advice, please

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by TheBeastman13, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. TheBeastman13 macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2012
    I'm trying to compile footage for my demo reel for my final class at school. One portion of my footage is from a video on which I was boom operator. I'd like to use this experience, but the audio isn't the best because we filmed on a boat and the shotgun mic picked up the noises of the boat passing through the water. The dialogue is clear, but the noise from the water really brings down the quality.

    Is there any way to clean up the excess noises?

    -B Eastman
  2. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    Audacity has a profile-subtraction noise reduction feature that works pretty well.
    If you don't mind commercial software iZotope RX has a visual spectrum analyzer that does precision editing.
  3. TheBeastman13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2012
    Thanks for the insight.

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