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Old July 17th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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Interview Audio Clipping

Hello all,

Definitely a newbie so please bear with. I have just recently completed a series of interviews with a Sony ECM-44B mic plugged into a Panasonic GS120. I am very pleased with the quality, but on some of the subjects I have some clipping issues. On one, it lasts nearly the whole interview! Any suggestions on fixing this in post? I am running Final Cut Express 3.5 on a Mac Pro and do have Pro Tools LE if that is any help. Thanks for the help!

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Old July 17th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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Hello all,

Definitely a newbie so please bear with. I have just recently completed a series of interviews with a Sony ECM-44B mic plugged into a Panasonic GS120. I am very pleased with the quality, but on some of the subjects I have some clipping issues. On one, it lasts nearly the whole interview! Any suggestions on fixing this in post? I am running Final Cut Express 3.5 on a Mac Pro and do have Pro Tools LE if that is any help. Thanks for the help!

Joe
Thee are some clipping repair plugins but they are usually only marginally effective - not a Final Cut user here so I can't be more specific. Most of the time there's nothing much you can do except learn from the mistake and take more care the next time.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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hi joe

I'm also a newbie love the Panasonic GS120 and have a Rode Video Mic, still playing about with it but extremely happy with the sound and recording. I also have Panasonic GS70 and use Sony Vegas Platinum 8 for edithing and Epson rx685 for dvd printing nice to meet you Aaron
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Old January 17th, 2009, 05:32 PM   #4
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Hi Joe:

While there are a few plug-ins available that will somewhat mitigate slight clipping, we are talking about slight clipping. If you have a full interview with clipping, Steve is right, apply the re-shoot filter.

That is the downside of digital, once audio or whites are clipped, generally, there is nothing that can be done to re-claim any signal. If you are desperate and cannot re-shoot, I would suggest trying iZotope RX - Complete Audio Restoration: Declipping, Declicker, Hum Removal, Denoiser, Spectral Repair, Restore, Remaster, Download The have a declipping module in Izotope.

It is pretty great overall, but it can only do so much. Worth a try.

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