Post-Production : Premiere Pro Question (Sound) by Jennifer Claire

Premiere Pro Question (Sound)

Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me out as I'm going crazy trying to figure it out! I had a scene filmed with a fellow actress but there is a point in it during which I pronounce the letter "T" too hard at the end of the word "it" so I want to soften it. Is that possible? I understood from Google that it's something to do with the DeEsser but when I try to apply nothing seems to happen. I only want to isolate and change this one sound not everything else. Please could someone simplify it for me? Thank you so much! Jen :-)

Nicholas Jordan

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/peachpit-tv-for-video/normalizing-compression-... working on it; I am technical type but am shy of saying compressor/limiter/gate in front of audio-engineers whom may say clipping or other audio-effects, so first thing is to select exactly the «t» on the audio track and then will need to apply some tool, though I have not found the terminology to be correct: Dynamic Processing is what adobe calls it.

Samantha Mauney Aiken

I think what you're referring to is aspiration, and it's best tackled in an audio editing program like Audacity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inbSdGb26XQ Or you can key frame the audio in Premiere and just decrease the sound.

Jonas Cox

Trim it back a frame, and add a 2-frame dissolve ending at the cut.

Jennifer Claire

Thanks everyone for responding. In the end I used Adobe Audition and although I can notice what seemd like a marked difference it's better than it was before!

Omar Brown

Jennifer, I would recommend that you check out a DAW that is called Reaper at http://reaper.fm. It has the dialog editing tools that may come in handy.

Jennifer Claire

Thanks Omar, I appreciate it. Always good to know insider tips - an editor I am not! :-)

Sean Ruecroft

For this I would use another program called iZotope RX. It's a very powerful tool for noise removal and audio cleanup. Maybe not the quick fix you're looking for, but well worth learning in the long run.

Omar Brown

iZotope RX is a great software and I own it but it is expensive for those who are not audio engineers and audio media producers. Reaper does have a plugin called ReaFir (FFT EQ + Dynamic Processing) that can perform some basic corrections like the iZotope RX but for free or a small price. I use it for small corporate video post work.

Bret Hampton

Since Jennifer already has Audition it has similar effects to RX (some guys have worked on creating both programs) De-esser is more suited for actual 's' sibilant sounds, not hard ones (also called plosives) like t, d, c, etc. I think Audtion has a number of effects that will work. They have some funny names like telephone voice, etc. But the suggestions for lower volume, crossfade, etc are also good.

Jennifer Claire

Thanks everyone, I hopefully resolved it. It's not perfect but better than before!

Bret Hampton

Jennifer If you like I could look at it and see if it can be improved. I have Audition and Premiere. If that works I can send you the filter to use next time so you can do it yourself. bret@brethampton.com best to send and if big use WeTransfer.com

Nicholas Jordan

Jennifer did you use special audio tools in the product or simple reduce short interval?

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