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Reducing Base In Previously Recorded Video

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  1. kep1014

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    Hello my name is Mike and i just bought a Sony HDD Digital Camcorder and then last night I went to a concert and i was in the front row and i got really nice video but the sound was really distorted. All the other sound of the music came out well but the base was so bad that it muffled the speaker. Is there a way i can keep the original sound but lose the base? Is there a program i could buy that would make it easy for just reduce the base and keep the rest of the original sound. If you could help me out i would really appreciate it.

    Here is a link to one of my clips.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vkzAg4eqYw

    thanks Mike
     
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    One way.
    This assumes the file is now on the PC and you have a way to demultiplex (separate) the audio so that it is now a wav or mp3.
    (VirtualDub would do this if it was an AVI and Audacity can be used to manipulate the audio).

    If the result was satisfactory, it can be saved as a .wav and VirtualDub used to join the modified audio back to the video.

    Audacity program
    http://superb-east.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/audacity/audacity-win-1.2.6.exe

    Talk about bass reduction with Audacity.
    http://forums.minidisc.org/lofiversion/index.php/t16825.html
     
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    my files are all mpeg format. is there a way to convert mpeg to avi?
     
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    attar Senior member

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    What's the final destination for the file.Do you want to leave it as AVI to play on a divx player or was it going to be a DVD or VCD and what is the audio in the files mp3, ac3?
    Drag the file onto Gspot.

    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/v26x/GSpot270a.zip
     
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    i wanted to leave it as an avi so i could watch it on my comp without all of the base that ruins the entire video. the video is just terrible how it is not with the base.
     
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    What type of audio does it have just now?
     
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    right now they are just video clips that are mpeg format. what i want to do is remove the audio and fix the base situation i got going on and then re-insert it back into the video clip so it sounds better.
     
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    Download VDub and install the codecs.


    Run VirtualDubMod and drag the file onto it.
    Streams > Stream List > Save WAV
    Minimize Vdub or close and reopen after Audacity is finished.

    Run Audacity and drag the file on to it.
    Edit as required.
    File > Export as WAV.

    In VDUB
    Streams > Stream List, double click on the audio stream (hatch marks) to disable it.
    Use the 'Add' button to open the new wav from Audacity.
    Right click on it and select 'Full processing Mode' then 'Compression'
    Select 'Lame MP3' and a suitable format (48000 128 CBR Stereo) to test. Click OK then Video > Full Processing Mode > Compression > Xvid > Ok.
    File > Save as..

    VirtualDubMod
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=65889

    Lame MP3 codec
    http://www.freecodecs.net/files/lame-3.97.zip

    XVid Codec
    http://www.xvid.org/
     
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    ok so i get to the point where i have exported the wave file from virtual dub and after i get that file into audacity i try to play that file in audacity all it does is make a 1 second screech noise. but if i try to play the file i exported from VDub its plays fine. Any Help
     
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    Your original file, what does GSpot say about the audio type?

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    Codec= AC3
    Info= 0xbd[0x80]:48000Hz 448 kb/s tot , 6 chnls (3/2 .1)
    Stat= Codec(s) Installed

    This is on the original mpeg file that i took straight from my camcorder
     
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    i cant get this headache program to work. its all bugging out and givig me there error messages when i start it up. its v.0.23
     
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    disregard my last comment i got the audacity program to accept my new wave file. now when using audacity do you know how to manipulate it so that i sounds alright?
     
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