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How To Remove Noise in Final Cut Pro X

How To Remove Noise in Final Cut Pro X

As you create your videos and start to add in the audio, you may come across issues with noise. Background noise, hums or other issues that distract from the audio are things you need to get rid of if you want a solid final piece. Luckily, it is easy to remove noise in Final Cut Pro X. Find out more about removing noise in this editing program.

Audio Analysis Feature

You can use the program to automatically correct severe audio problems. While Audio Analysis function will not fix all the issues, it will alert you to other issues that are present but could not be fixed. You will be given a readout in the Audio Enhancements section.

Steps To Edit

The basic steps to editing an audio clip are as follows:

Step One: Select the clip you wish to edit in the timeline. Edits are done through each component, so if your audio has more than one component, select the component you want to edit.
Step Two: Choose Modify from the menu.
Step Three: Select Auto Enhance Audio or use the Option-Command-A shortcut. 
Step Four: Open Inspector.
Step Five: Click the audio button, which is located at the top. 
Step Six: Choose enhancements you wish to work with. 

Note that if you ran the automatic analyze and fix, you will see green check marks by enhancements that have already been applied. If you select an enhancement a blue checkmark shows up indicating it is in use. Once you have made your adjustments, you click the checkbox and it will turn off. You may also see a checkmark of another color. Yellow means there are potential problems with the setting, and red means there are severe problems with the setting.

Change Options

You can change different aspects of your audio to remove noise in Final Cut Pro. Here are a few of the options: 

Remove hum - This lets you adjust to 50 Hz or 60Hz to help get rid of an annoying humming that permeates your audio.
Loudness - You have the option to adjust amount and uniformity using a slider that changes the percentages, which can be useful if there is an imbalance where a noise is drowning out the audio.
Equalization - This enables you to either choose a preset equalization or make adjustments manually to determine the different levels of your audio.
Noise removal - This is a slider that you can use to tone down background in your audio, it is great if something in the background should not be there or is causing interference with the main audio.

Putting superior audio with your video is the best way to finish off your project. If you are looking for another way to enhance your video, check out the stock images from Shutterstock. 
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