If you’ve ever had to edit audio in your filmmaking career, you’ll know the burden of receiving the sound recording and the first thing you hear is unwanted background noise creeping into each and every scene. However, it’s not all bad. There are plenty of ways now to correct that pesky background noise creeping into your masterpiece.
Today we will discuss how to reduce background noise in Adobe Premiere Pro and the most effective methods to get rid of that static noise.
Firstly we advise you to create the best possible recording environment when you are filming your latest scene, prevention is important! Try removing any potential pieces of equipment that may cause additional background noise whilst you film.
Using Premiere Pro to remove background noise
Even when you set up your film set with the least possible of additional background noise, chances are when you playback your audio you’ll have that unwanted static feedback. However! Don’t fear, this is the good part.
Firstly, open up Adobe Premiere Pro. Select the footage you wish to remove any additional static noise from.
After selecting the clip go to Window > Effects > Obsolete Audio Effects > DeNoiser (Obsolete). It will then ask you whether or not you want to use the newer version of the DeNoiser. Select no and continue with the DeNoiser (Obsolete).
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Select the DeNoiser effect and then drag and drop it onto the clip you wish to remove the static noise from. Once you have dropped the DeNoiser effect onto the clip go to Effect Controls > DeNoiser > Reduce Noise By. Use the sliders on here to reduce the static, you usually find it differs from clip to clip in terms of the decibel range to remove it from. We find around -5 to -10 is usually the range you’ll be able to reduce it to an unnoticeable level.
We use the DeNoiser effect, even though it is outdated. The reason being it still does a much better job than most effects and it’s simple and easy to use. We recommend it over other add ons as you can hear a huge difference once you’ve added it to your audio.
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