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A measure of the clarity and/or cleanliness of an audio signal. There can be both objective and subjective measures. It can refer to any point in the audio chain, from source, through recording and production, to the subjective human ear.

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How do I get better sound quality when screencasting with ffmpeg without having to increase -r?

I wrote the following script to capture both the screen and the audio from the microphone, both lossless from my laptop: #!/bin/bash d=$(date +"%Y%m%d_%-H%M") dimensions=$(xdpyinfo |grep ...
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What kind of video or audio encoding is causing this?

Trying to stream a video (mkv) on a Samsung 2017 TV and some videos are "lagging" / buggy. I don't know the term for this kind of issue so it's hard for me to pinpoint the problem. The video ...
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How can people apparently manage to capture video in such poor quality in 2022? [closed]

This is something which has baffled me for many years already. I just watched this freshly uploaded video (out of many): It seriously looks like somebody took a ...
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Why does this script reduce the bitrate of both the video and the audio stream?

I wrote the following script that is meant to remove the unnecessary audio streams, aka dubbing, as well as subtitles from the movies in my collection: #!/usr/bin/bash echo "What is the path to ...
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Audio distoreted after exporting on Premiere Pro

I just finished my video on premiere pro. The sound is nice when I'm listening to my premiere pro's video; however, my audio is distorted once I exported. I already used premiere pro before for a ...
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Quality control in DTS to AAC(stereo) conversion using ffmpeg

I am trying to convert a DTS stream to AAC(stereo) using the following command: ffmpeg -i "input.mkv" -c:v copy -c:a aac -q:a 2 -ac 2 -ar 48000 "output.mp4" [ffmpeg ...
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Kdenlive preserves original quality

Sometimes I use Kdenlive to cut videos because it is convenient. Something bothering me is that the application goes to the re-render process which has no point. I also have no idea what quality to ...
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How to fix this screwed part of Audio

i am new to video production , and i know that audio is a big part of the production process and cannot be messed up . here is a audio that i recorded and then reduced the noise from audacity and ...
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How to remove audio translations from the movie?

I want to cut an existing movie and want to remove all the language track from it. The thing is when I start to edit the movie, Premiere Pro just picks up some language, which is not suitable for me. ...
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Premier Pro Audio Quality Poor and Muffled After Export

I’m currently exporting a video on Premier Pro using the default YouTube 1080 HD settings. Usually, my videos export with no problem, but with this video, my exported audio is extremely muffled, even ...
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How to remove an annoying zinging noise in an audio track

I recorded a video and its soundtrack using the Logi Capture software that comes with the Logitech C920 webcam. In the sound track there's an annoying occasional zinging noise when I speak into the ...
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How to get peak audio quality and lowest video quality?

What are the best options to use to get optimal audio clarity for transcription, and minimal video to be used by the transcription service? Our videos are all meetings, and we're sending them to a ...
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How I can play an Amazon Prime Video movie with Dolby Digital Plus audio using Chrome browser in my PC?

Currently my web browser Chrome (last version 80) cannot play Dolby Digital Plus audio. I know this audio is used in other devices like Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV for example. According to ...
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How can you use ffmpeg's afftdn -sn flag to sample noise from a reference noise file?

The FFmpeg documentation for the afftdn audio filter says for the -sn flag: sample_noise, sn Start or stop measuring noise profile. Syntax for the command is : "start" or "stop" string. After ...
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Extract audio from video preserving audio quality

I need to extract sound from videos. There must be know loss of quality (since the sound files will be used in speech-to-text services). So I want to extract the audio from the video exactly as it is ...
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Remove coughing or sudden loud noises

I was recording a series of videos while I was recovering from a cold and didn't realize how bad my cough would come out in post production. On a quite infrequent basis a loud coughing noise pierces ...
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FFMPEG - 5.1 EAC3 encode output quality

I have PCM Wave source files that are 5.1 surround. My goal is to convert this to EAC3 at 192k per Apple recommendations. Here is the MediaInfo of my source media: General Complete name ...
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Premiere Pro audio muffled and distorted on export

I have a strange problem where my audio is very low, muffled and distored after exporting it from premiere pro. I tried a huge amount of export settings with different bitrates and and sample rates ...
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"Opus cuts audio above 20kHz" - Is this normal for lossey audio codecs?

Summary: 1. Is it normal among lossey codecs? 2. what are the effects of this specifically when handling this 'cutoff' audio file? 3. Why is it still saving the file as 48khz if it doesn't contain ...
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Do video containers influence the video quality?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_video_container_formats Understanding containers and codecs I'm just confused because the information above seems to indicate containers are simply chosen ...
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Too much bass in desktop sounds with a headset, but not during recording, only afterwards

I recorded some video footages with my voiceover, both with Fraps and OBS. (Also streamed with the latter) While I was playing everything was fine. (I played with a headset) When I played the videos ...
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Decreasing levels of other channels when voice channel comes in

I'm recording commentary over a video, and when I'm talking in the commentary I'd like the other channel's audio to get quieter to compensate for my voice. If anyone is familiar with discord, I know ...
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Problems editing smartphone clips. Audio seems robotic after saving in movie maker

thank you for clicking on my thread! I've recorded a video with my phone (android), after trying an edit with movie maker (Weather I click "Save for youtube" or "Recommended for this project"), the ...
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Final Cut Pro X multiple audio channels auto muting

I have a recording with two audio channels, one is a lapel mic for my audio and the other is someone else sitting across the table from me (we do this because we're recording in a fairly echoey room ...
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my client is unhappy with the video editing of the evening dancing as we havent used the actual audio but used songs that were playing that evening

My client is unhappy with the outcome of evening dance footage since we didn't use a recording of the actual music being played that evening. Instead we used clean music, the original CD recording of ...
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What is the maximum length of Portable Recorder to Camera cable that is safe to use?

I'm about to record still videos, mostly of people sitting and talking to the camera. And I would like to use internal microphones of a portable recorder with a camera and I do not want to place the ...
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Audio quality deteriorates on Rendering

I have a video from which I extracted audio to clean it using Audacity. I applied both High Pass Filter (50 Hz) and Low Pass Filter (1000 Hz) and then used Noise Gate to remove unwarranted noise. ...
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Video Editors Supporting 5.1 Surround Sound?

Now that I've found a way to record in surround sound I'd like to keep surround intact while editing the files. Features I need include trimming, appending, and adding narration to paused frames. ...
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Check first then enforce and match various broadcaster requests with ffmpeg

This question is a spin-off of a previous one focused mostly on Premiere Pro: How match this broadcast standards with Premiere and ffmpeg My goal in this one is learn as much as possible to handle ...
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What should I consider when selecting a frequency band for wireless microphones?

I'm in the market for a wireless lavalier. I was burned in the past by selecting a cheap VHF frequency mic. I learned later that was a bonehead move because VHF is used for everything from TVs to ...
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Best way to capture audio at an event

I am getting starting with video and I have a question about audio. I am going to be doing my first event (wedding) where audio is going to be critical. I have done other shoots, where the audio was ...
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What type of equipment can I use to record a live rock performance as a member of the audience?

I've been attending some friend's concerts and using my phone or my DSLR or my high end point and shoot the audio quality is extremely poor. I assume if I wanted the best quality I'd need to plug in ...
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How to reduce background noise in the video

I am creating a video tutorial to upload into youtube , but after recording with the help of camtasia i am unable to remove the noise form the video. Note : I am able to remove the system noise like ...
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How do I round trip through premier without losing audio volume?

I have Premier Pro CC 2017 trial. I have a .MOV file from my iPhone. Steps: Start Premier New Project Click OK Drag file into timeline Pick File->Export->Media... Click Export The resulting file ...
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Request for Camcorder and Tripod Recommendations for Occasional Amatuer Usage, With Emphasis on Good Sound Quality

The title just about tells all about my question, but for a few more specifics, I want to record some monologue rehearsals (of myself) in an empty hall, and will later probably have some live ...
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Get rid of loud pops from audio

This is more related to audio than video so I apologize if I posted in the wrong forum. I've prerecorded some podcasts to listen on long drives/flights/trains and for the most part things have been ...
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Remove echo when recording in say, a hallway

Sorry if this is the wrong site to ask this question, with it not being strictly about video. Say I’m conducting an interview in a hallway or similar environment. There are a lot of flat surfaces, ...
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Audio Sync Issues on playback via thumb drive

I've got an audio sync issue with a .mov file during playback via thumb drive on a samsung tv. I exported the clip using QuickTime Conversion, H.264 compression with 48 KHz for the sample rate. I am ...
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Garage Band alternative for windows

Is there any software for windows which can perform live audio modification during recording. I have a samson go usb mic but still records are a bit lacking in terms of the professional audio quality ...
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What format and codecs to use for PS3?

i have edited a video with Open Shot. However when exporting and trying to watch via PS3 the results end up unsatisfying. I managed to figure out that the video is displayed fine as MP4 with libx264 ...
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Best way to dub the voice in a very low budget or no budget film

I am in the middle of making of a short movie. I have tried dubbing in ordinary mike and later clearing the noise in adobe auditions. But it is not working for me. Can I know the best trick to dub ...
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Producing Video Lectures similar to Coursera/EDX

I would like to record video lectures using a light board scenario which is a transparent board on which one can draw as if one is drawing on the screen/camera itself. For those of you interested, ...
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Is there a standard target level for spoken audio in a tutorial video?

I record a lot of tutorial videos for my work. I don't use background music or sound effects, just a voice over a screen recording. One thing I have noticed is each of my videos (so far) has a ...
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Audio Sounds Like It's Skipping in Lightworks

This is my first time using Lightworks. I have some video I recorded of some gameplay that I am trying to edit. While the audio itself sounds fine in other programs, every time I play it in ...
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Programs to improve audio quality?

I just recently purchased a Blue Snowball USB microphone and a Dragonpad Studio Mic Filter pad because I am interested in creating videos and podcasts. However, I am still experiencing excess ...
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What's the benefit of using an external audio recorder compared to an internal one?

Lately, my friends have been prompting me to buy an external audio recorder. They said that the quality of the sound is way better. I have always been using the internal audio recorder of my DSLR. As ...
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What is the name of this type of treatment in video/audio?

I ran into an expression a couple of months ago to describe videos which involve audio that is very present, as a way to heighten the senses. An example of this can be found here: ...
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What parameters should I select to get a high quality voice .wav file?

I'm trying to generate a high quality .wav voice-over using Microsoft Speech API. What should be the values of following parameters (they are part of this constructor): int samplesPerSecond, int ...
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Audio monitoring w/ headphones through HDMI port

I'm looking at a new camera that has a mic in and audio control, but no headphones out. Is there a way to get live audio out of a camera using the HDMI port and plugging into headphones? I want to be ...
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Why does audio have standard bit rates whereas video does not

I got into live streaming recently and while I was reading up on encoding settings I noticed that even though there are rules of thumb, there doesn't seem to be a standard set of bit rates we could ...
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