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Old October 19th, 2007, 02:27 PM   #1
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Fixing overmodulated sound; is it possible to do?

I've got some footage that I didn't expect to need to use, in which the sound is peaking when the interviewee speaks up (laughs, etc). Is there any effective way to clean this up a little (I know that it can't be totally fixed).
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Old October 19th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #2
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Others say they have good luck using Waves Restoration De-Click and De-Crackle plugins. Cedar hardware Declicker is excellent, but quite expensive, can be rented. Also try SoundSoap Pro, I think it's for mac only.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 05:13 PM   #3
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check out iZotope RX - the declipper seems pretty nifty in the demo

http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/rx/

"eliminate overload distortion by automatically rebuilding clipped sections of audio"
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Old October 20th, 2007, 08:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice; I'll check both of these suggestions out.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 08:15 AM   #5
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Sony Noise Reduction 2.0 has a function to handle this.

Of course, your success depends on how much overload there is. I have used it successfully when I thought there was no hope.

Sony Noise Reduction 2.0 is now included as part of Sound Forge. I bought mine as an add-on to Sony Vegas.
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