Filmmaking 101: How To Get Rid Of Noise From Your Audio!

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on April 19, 2016

There is a world of difference between sound & noise as anyone who's ever made a video knows. Sound shapes your narrative while noise is something we tend to avoid. Sound is the disturbance caused while recording audio for your footage. Irrespective of the measures taken by sound technicians to avoid noise, it always finds its way back into the soundtrack. Once it is in, it is extremely difficult to eliminate noise from your footage. We know that these glitches are unavoidable, but there are several ways in which you can overcome them. So let us look at ways to reduce noise in our audio footage.

Whilst shooting, filmmakers are bound to encounter issues with many types of noises like broadband noise, hum noise, rumble or clipping among others. Most of these are caused by natural or technical factors; nonetheless both have to be dealt with.

There are several sound editing softwares one could use to get rid of the noise, two of which are listed below:

For those who have access to Adobe Premiere Pro, you can watch this video by Film Riot that shows you how to reduce noise from your audio.

And if you don’t have the software, you can download it right away that will help you improve the quality of your audio for free. Do check out the tutorial right below:


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