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Old February 28th, 2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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Any tips for removing audible camera clicks?

Due to limited space, just filmed an event side-by-side with a photographer, was courteous and showed what was happening each time the camera shutter "clicked" to the audio as I ran the footage into FCP. But they didn't make an effort to re-locate. Audio was recorded from the on-board camera (VX2100). Is there a quick way to detect and remove the "clicks" in SoundTrack Pro?

I know how to manually remove each click directly in FCP with audio levels, but due to the size of this project and the agreed terms of the project (post-production audio cleanup is not included at the agreed on price) I won't be doing that.

I'm asking if it's a quick fix only as a courtesy to try and clean things up, but again, if it requires manual click-by-click cleanup, that won't happen.

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Old February 28th, 2010, 09:57 AM   #2
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Hey Grant

Sorry for the obvious question but did you try the Analysis tools yet? Clicks and Pops perhaps?

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Old February 28th, 2010, 10:33 AM   #3
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If the above does not help, try taking a noise print on the section where clicks happen then remove the noise from the rest of the clip.

1. Process>Noise reduction> Set noise print > select the section that contains noise to be removed
2. Select rest of the clip
3. Process >Noise reduction> Reduce Noise
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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #4
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If the above does not help, try taking a noise print on the section where clicks happen then remove the noise from the rest of the clip.

1. Process>Noise reduction> Set noise print > select the section that contains noise to be removed
2. Select rest of the clip
3. Process >Noise reduction> Reduce Noise
This is very easy once you get the hang of it, and usually works like a charm, unless the frequency of a noise is too close to what you don't want to alter.

So it is important to try to get as pure a noise print as possible (just the noise you want to eliminate).
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Old February 28th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #5
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If the above does not help, try taking a noise print on the section where clicks happen then remove the noise from the rest of the clip.

1. Process>Noise reduction> Set noise print > select the section that contains noise to be removed
2. Select rest of the clip
3. Process >Noise reduction> Reduce Noise
@Gabor

Thanks for that detailed reply. It does seem to work, but still needs lots of manual tweaking. Something to spend more time working with for sure and practicing. I rarely use STP, so didn't know it had these tools, but knew it was a power-house for audio edits, and knew someone here could offer advice in getting me in the right direction.

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Old March 1st, 2010, 01:20 AM   #6
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Your best bet would be to post this in the "All things audio" section as the audio-specialists will be there and could advise you further. There may also be other tools you could use (such as Peak, SoundSoap etc) that could do the job faster/better than STP. Either way chances are you'll get more detailed and varied answers there.
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