Eliminating my breathing noises

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I'm using Camtasia Studio 8, and I'm cutting down the volume of my breathing when I'm not talking. It's a really tedious process of selecting the sections between talking and clicking the volume down button a number of times. Is there a quick way to do this? The noise removal tool doesn't seem to do it.

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Logan S.

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Hey Mark,

Are you adding audio points to eliminate your breathing noise? If so, you might find a bit of help in this thread to create them quicker: http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmi...
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I use a good desktop USB mic that is 3 feet away; I get virtually no breathing noises this way, so a lot less editing
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I use a Sennheiser noise cancelling headset (cheaper versions seem to work just as well as the more expensive versions).

I use the free audio editor 'Audacity' http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ for editing.

For example, using Audacity you can select one example of a breathing noise, set up/define a 'noise' filter and use the filter to automatically remove similar breathing noises from the whole track. Whole process takes lees than 20 seconds.
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Has anyone done a semi-automated filter like the one Tigger mentions—but in Audition?
Thank you!
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I use Adobe Audition similar to what Tigger does. You have to be careful not to over correct though or the voice can start to sound squirrelly (for lack of a better word).

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How do you integrate Adobe Audition with Camtasia? That would be great.
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Manish
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It isn't "integrated"...I export it out of Camtasia and make the edits. I then import it back into my Camtasia project.

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Is there a tutorial on exporting the audio from Camtasia, editing in Audition, and reimporting into Camtasia? I plan to test it out this week.

By "it" do you mean just the audio?

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Manish
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No I don't have a tutorial.

I would export the whole video out and then just import the audio into Audition but either way, you will end up with the same thing.

It's pretty easy...once you have the edited track from Audition, just split the Audio and Video in Camtasia, delete the original audio track and replace it with the edited track. It is critical that you don't change any of the length of time during the audio editing otherwise you will be out of sync when you bring it back in.

I would do all my editing first in Camtasia (anything the cuts the timeline) before I export out for special editing in Audition. The Audition editing should be the last thing you do with the audio.
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Thanks, just wanted to note for any future users that it really is pretty easy to "integrate" Camtasia and Adobe Audition. Ctrl+D exports the audio track from Camtasia. Select audio, Shift+P and Ctrl+Shift+P filter the noise in Audition; and Ctrl+I imports the saved wav file frin Audition into Camtasia as a separate track.

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