It’s true you can’t totally fix bad sound in edit, but you can definitely try to improve it. DeNoise is a Premiere effect that can really help when you’re editing sound in your videos.
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Here’s how it works. First, navigate to your Effects panel. You can find DeNoise under Audio Effects or you can search at the top next to the magnifying glass icon. You may also see an old version called DeNoiser which is now obsolete.
Click and hold on DeNoise and drag it to the audio on your timeline that you want to alter. DeNoise is great for reducing background noise in Premiere. I’ve noticed it works well in reducing static and ambient noise, loud background sounds or things like wind.
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After you apply the effect, you can also adjust it. Click on the piece of audio you’re working with and then navigate to Effect Controls. That’s where you can further edit the effect.
Some other audio tips when you’re in the field, which can help when you get to the edit, are to use the right microphone and make sure you have a good recording environment. Close windows if it’s loud outside, wait for an airplane to pass before recording, turn off loud ice machines or noisy air conditioning units.
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Hopefully this can help next time you need some audio edits in edit!