Having a nightmare editing my documentary!!!
If anyone can help me I would be so, so grateful.
I shot my documentary on a Panasonic HMC41E camcorder, which produces HD video, and attached a Sennheiser lapel microphone in order to record the audio from interviews. So far, so good. Well, nearly anyway...
The audio has a slight hiss in the background, which is noticeable, and annoying on playback so I investigated audio editing software to help me eradicate the hiss.
I downloaded a trial copy of Audition, and using the ‘Adaptive Noise Reduction’ feature managed to take the hiss out of the audio.
Now though, I have an audio file to sync with the video image and I am working on an iMac, editing in iMovie 11 by the way.
The increments at which iMovie seems to allow me to move the audio are far too large for me to successfully sync the audio to the visual, which obviously produces the effect of the lips moving at a different time to the sound – a bit like a European ad shot in German and then re-hashed for UK TV (badly)
Does anyone have any tips on what I can do to get around this problem?
I am up against a deadline and it is driving my nuts, so any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance.