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Old August 16th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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Minimizing Static Interference

I've searched through the forums about this subject but I haven't found the answers I'm looking for. Mostly I've found suggestions for preventing the problem. I've now bought into the iRiver set-up.

I shot a wedding outside for the first time and I needed to use my wireless mic. To make a long story shot. I checked them before the ceremony, they were fine. During the ceremony I got tons of interference and the audio would even cut out completely at times. I'm sure this was due to cellphones and digital cameras. As soon as a guest with a camera started taking pictures (directly next to me) i got the loud clicking signal.

I let the couple know and they don't seem be too worried about the situation. I don't think they quite know how bad it is. The good thing is the vows came in clear for some reason.

I've done a lot of experimenting using audio filters and effects but nothings seems to change strength of the static. I'm looking for an effective way to reduce audio static if possible. I realize I'm not gonna be able to get rid of the static completely. Which filter works the best for this type of thing? Any help would be great.

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Sean
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Old August 16th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #2
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Sean:

Not sure what you are editing on but if FCP I would send the audio clip into Soundtrack Pro and play around with some of the filters. STP can analyze the clip for clicks, hums, pops and so forth...might be of some help.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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Sean:

Not sure what you are editing on but if FCP I would send the audio clip into Soundtrack Pro and play around with some of the filters. STP can analyze the clip for clicks, hums, pops and so forth...might be of some help.
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I do have FCP and I did sent it to Soundtrack Pro but i'm not familiar with the program. I experimented with different filters but I couldn't hear a difference. Is there a filter that auto-analyzes the clip?
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