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I bought Creator 2011 pro with all the bells and whistles and was hoping to repair some audio from a miniDV movie I downloaded to Roxio. The problem is that a bad pool filter motor was making a high pitched whine while we were recording our todler son's first swim in the pool. Is there a way to edit that whine out of the raw video using the tols that came with Creator 2011 Pro?

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I bought Creator 2011 pro with all the bells and whistles and was hoping to repair some audio from a miniDV movie I downloaded to Roxio. The problem is that a bad pool filter motor was making a high pitched whine while we were recording our todler son's first swim in the pool. Is there a way to edit that whine out of the raw video using the tols that came with Creator 2011 Pro?

 

You have to see because it depends on the pitch of the whine and if it is a "pure" sound. Did you install Sound Soap? What format is the video?

 

If it is not mpg2, you may be able to just open Sound Soap and open that video file. Follow the directions and play with it. You would then save the cleaned up audio as a wav file that you can add to a audio track in Edit Video-Advanced after you muted the native audio.

 

If it is mpg2 or similar, go to the Video tab in Creator 2011 and select "Browse and Manage Media". Navigate to the file and right click on it. Select to extract audio. Name and select the location that you will remember. Save it as a wav file. Open Sound Soap and add that file to clean it up. Add it to the audio track in "Edit Video -Advanced:.

 

Sound Soap was originall designed for Apple type files so it supports those more than PC video formats.

 

Come back and let us know if and where you get stuck.

 

Sound Soap has a pretty good video on how to clean up and audio file. You can view it here (link).

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You have to see because it depends on the pitch of the whine and if it is a "pure" sound. Did you install Sound Soap? What format is the video?

 

If it is not mpg2, you may be able to just open Sound Soap and open that video file. Follow the directions and play with it. You would then save the cleaned up audio as a wav file that you can add to a audio track in Edit Video-Advanced after you muted the native audio.

 

If it is mpg2 or similar, go to the Video tab in Creator 2011 and select "Browse and Manage Media". Navigate to the file and right click on it. Select to extract audio. Name and select the location that you will remember. Save it as a wav file. Open Sound Soap and add that file to clean it up. Add it to the audio track in "Edit Video -Advanced:.

 

Sound Soap was originall designed for Apple type files so it supports those more than PC video formats.

 

Come back and let us know if and where you get stuck.

 

Sound Soap has a pretty good video on how to clean up and audio file. You can view it here (link).

 

 

Thanks for the reply! It is sn svi file and no, I haven't tried soundsoap but it is installed. I'll give it a shot and post back.

 

UPDATE: I tried to open the .avi file in soundsoap and got the following message "failed to create wave compiler instance". I have no idea what that is or means and neither does google, apparently. Will keep playing with it.

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Thanks for the reply! It is sn svi file and no, I haven't tried soundsoap but it is installed. I'll give it a shot and post back.

 

UPDATE: I tried to open the .avi file in soundsoap and got the following message "failed to create wave compiler instance". I have no idea what that is or means and neither does google, apparently. Will keep playing with it.

 

That error is SOund Soap's way of saying it cannot work with that video file.

 

Did you try extracting the audio from the avi file to a wav file and use that?

 

Go to the Music Tab and over to the right you will see enjoy and one option under that. Select that option. Media Manager will open. Note if you have any thumb drives or portable devices, the program will ask if you want to sync with them. Select NOT to do that. Navigate to the video file and right click. Select to extract the audio. It is almost automatic after that. Add that file to Sound Soap.

 

Did you watch the video on how to use it? There was a link in my earlier post.

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That error is SOund Soap's way of saying it cannot work with that video file.

 

Did you try extracting the audio from the avi file to a wav file and use that?

 

Go to the Music Tab and over to the right you will see enjoy and one option under that. Select that option. Media Manager will open. Note if you have any thumb drives or portable devices, the program will ask if you want to sync with them. Select NOT to do that. Navigate to the video file and right click. Select to extract the audio. It is almost automatic after that. Add that file to Sound Soap.

 

Did you watch the video on how to use it? There was a link in my earlier post.

 

 

Yes I watched the video and can extract he audio. Not sure how to put the cleaned up audio back in and am still researching that. What is confusing and frustrating is that Soundsoap won't open any .avi or mpeg4 files I make. In fact I have saved this little file in several formats and Soundsoap can't compile.

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Yes I watched the video and can extract he audio. Not sure how to put the cleaned up audio back in and am still researching that. What is confusing and frustrating is that Soundsoap won't open any .avi or mpeg4 files I make. In fact I have saved this little file in several formats and Soundsoap can't compile.

 

As I said earlier, Sound Soap was originally designed for Apply type formats so mov, AVCHD, etc are the only ones natively supported.

 

The how to: Open Edit Video- Advanced and add the video file to the time line. Click to show/hide tracks and then select native track. Click on the native track and mute it. Select to add background audio and bring in that cleaned up audio file. Add it to the music track. It should line up exactly. If not, you can add a color panel before the video and then drag the audio to the left or simply drag it to the right to get it lined up exactly.

 

 

for extracting the audio from the file.

 

I've already given you a link on how to use Sound Soap.

 

Here are the types of files that Sound Soap works with. There are several different avi files and apparently yours is not the type that Sound Soap will work with.

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As I said earlier, Sound Soap was originally designed for Apply type formats so mov, AVCHD, etc are the only ones natively supported.

 

The how to: Open Edit Video- Advanced and add the video file to the time line. Click to show/hide tracks and then select native track. Click on the native track and mute it. Select to add background audio and bring in that cleaned up audio file. Add it to the music track. It should line up exactly. If not, you can add a color panel before the video and then drag the audio to the left or simply drag it to the right to get it lined up exactly.

 

 

for extracting the audio from the file.

 

I've already given you a link on how to use Sound Soap.

 

Here are the types of files that Sound Soap works with. There are several different avi files and apparently yours is not the type that Sound Soap will work with.

 

 

Great help sknis, and much appreciated. I converted the edited movie to .wmv and cleaned it up with Soundsoap. It sounds a hundred times better. Dumped the 2GB file onto a stick and now my wife can watch it on her computer. I will now try and do the more advanced things you've mentioned above while waiting for kickoff. Thanks again for the help and you have already saved one valuable movie.

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