Final cut pro - shot via rifle mic - get rid of reverb?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by steveOooo, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2008
    shot a fitness dvd, we used a shotgun mic - is there a way to get rid of some slight reverb on the audio? theres approx 6hrs of footage so cant be too fiddley.
  2. treehorn macrumors 6502


    Aug 21, 2007
    Not really I'm afraid. Adding reverb is easy because you're basically creating a slight echo taking the original sound file and overlapping it a hair off the original. Taking Reverb out is a lot harder because the sound is overlapped and overlaid (overlayed?) and trying to separate and a bitch of a physics challenge.

    Only thing you can really try is use the parametric EQ (in Final Cut Pro or Soundtrack), and pump up the gain and play with the frequency settings until you hear the boominess really get obnoxiously high (you're trying to find the frequency that closely matches the boominess of the reverb versus the frequency of the sound you want to keep - and find a happy medium). Then cut the gain to remove. It doesn't get rid of reverb but takes some of the muddiness out.

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