How to Remove Background Noise from Audio and Video
Edited by Pat Bitton
July 24, 2019
If you’ve ever recorded video or audio, you’re probably all too familiar with the problem of background noise. Whether you’re making a family movie or recording a street interview using a microphone, it’s likely that the resulting footage will contain unwanted sounds: breathing, random voices, traffic noise, and other ambient sounds, or various hums and buzzes caused by mic defects.
If you find your video or audio has unwanted background noise, there’s no need to throw your work into the garbage. We have an easy solution for you – Movavi Video Editor! It’s an efficient video editing app for Windows and Mac that can also be used as audio noise reduction software. To learn how to use Movavi Video Editor for background noise removal, read our quick guide below.
Install Movavi Video Editor
Launch the program file you’ve downloaded and follow the installation instructions.
Upload Media Files
Click the Add Media Files button and choose the video and/or audio file you want to fix. The video will be added to the Video Track and the audio to the Audio Track on the Timeline.
Remove Background Noise
To access the audio denoise function, double click the media file on the Timeline and select Audio in the Tools menu. Locate and click the Noise Removal button.
To get rid of unwanted noise from your recorded material, adjust the Noise suppression slider and click Apply. Experiment with different slider values until you get the best results; be aware that higher levels of noise suppression may cause distortions in the sound.
Export the Result
Now it’s time to save your fixed-up file. Click Export and choose the format in which to save your footage. You can choose any popular video or audio format: AVI, MP4, MOV, MP3, WAV, WMA, etc. When you’re ready to save, click the Start button.
Movavi Video Editor
Creating videos has never been so easy!
- Edit video clips, images, and audio on a timeline
- Add transitions, filters, titles, and callouts
- Use special effects like Chroma Key and Slo Mo
- Export videos in any popular format
* The free version of Movavi Video Editor has the following restrictions: 7-day trial period, watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length. Learn more