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  1. Converting Home Movies over to DVD and naturally the VHS tapes contain quite a bit of audio noise on the soundtrack. Did many searches and asked around on other forums (including this one) and got no replies. After a few hours of searching, I came across this program.

    http://www.goldwave.com

    This is a shareware program that I found very useful for removing Audio Noise. Those static pops, hisses and otherwise annoying sounds you get when you capture over from a VHS/8mm source.

    So just load up your captured video into Adobe Premier (or Virtual Dub?) and save the Audio to a .WAV File. Load up GoldWave, drag and drop the .WAV into the work area. From the pull down menus, select Effects, then Filter, then POP/CLICK using the Agressive preset. After its done, run the Noise Reduction filter, using the Average at 75% preset. When done, save to .WAV and import it into Adobe for latter editing.

    Bit of a hassle, but this makes a HUGE difference in sound quality.
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    depends on your budget - Waves makes a really nice set of plugins, the Restoration Bundle, but they are a couple of hundred bucks...

    ...and that doesn't include the basic editing application that you plug them in to...
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    I use a program called cool edit....I have been making music longer than video editing and cool edit has all the features you want in cleaning up wav files clip pop restoration hiss/noise reduction, normalistaion, you name it can just about do it....I highly rate this software..it is the best wav editing software ....besides industry stuff like pro tools cubase ....etc
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    the best for that problem in my opinion is wave corrector $45 beats the pants off of the thousands of dollars programs, but I use cool edit pro for just about everything else
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    I've used WavePurity Standard to remove noise from vhs source audio with good results. Looks like it is priced at 30 Euros.
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    I agree with the Cool Edit guys. I use Cool Edit 2000 with the audio cleanup plug-in. I was shocked at how well it worked on my old 33rpm vinyl records I converted to CD. I have used it extensively to clean up clicks and pops in the audio tracks from old videos.
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    I'm too lazy to look it up. Where are those cooordinates ?
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  8. Well I must be doing something wrong, but I found a copy of Cool Edit Pro 2.0, which I believe had Audio Clean Up built into the program. Ran the static/pop removal and I couldnt tell the difference between before and after. Goldwave did a much better job and did it in a fraction of the time (10 minutes vs cool edits 45 minutes!!?).

    What gives?
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    go to www.syntrillium.com and get the noise reduction tutorial. it will explain why you didn't get any change in sound. Noise reduction is a two step process in which you have to sample the noise you want removed first and save it as a template. this works better than the generic static/pop removal. wave correcter is still the best at this.
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  10. I think ill stick with Goldwave, Adobe bought Cool Edit and merged it into their Adobe Audition software. That links re-directs you to the Adobe Audition support site, where if you type in "Noise Reduction Tutorial" you get a bunch of Adobe Premier links. If you Google the site, all you get are Glossary terms.

    I dont think the site is setup properly yet. Thanks for the help.
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