FCP-high audio hum...help at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 7th, 2003, 05:19 PM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Posts: 2
FCP-high audio hum...help

Just shot some interviews in-house with a hard wired mic, thru a mixer & into XL1s...
I just noticed there is a pretty high pitched background noise thru most of the footage.
FCP's filters seem to do nothing for this..any ideas????
I opened the clip into Peak DV & tried a few of the things I usaully do to fix it like normalize, eq, etc...any ideas for this also?
Are there any plug-ins for FCP that actually work?
Help me...Please!!!
Carl M.
Carl Metzler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2003, 07:51 PM   #2
Regular Crew
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 166
Low Pass Filter


At the very least, you should be able to use a low pass filter. Set the Frequency as high as you can till you hear the background noise, then drop it down a bit till the noise goes away.

And make sure you are filtering BOTH channels!

Michael Westphal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2003, 11:59 PM   #3
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
You may find Peak's tutorial on noise reduction a useful read, too. You'll find it in PDF format on their site.
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2003, 02:22 PM   #4
Regular Crew
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Lousana, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 146
I have had good luck using the Hum filter available in FCP. Open the audio tracks of your clip in the viewer and zoom into a frame that contains only the hum. Count the number of cycles for one frame and multiply by 30. Enter this number as the frequency in the hum filter, check off the first harmonic. You may need to play with the Q. This should remove the hum from your clip with little damage to your over all sound. Good luck.
Nature Boy
Phil French is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 28th, 2008, 02:27 AM   #5
Regular Crew
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 89
. . .. .Z-Noise. .. . . (edit: didnt realize this thread is 6 years old lol)
Chris Sweet is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:28 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network