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Old 06-06-2018, 01:30 PM   #1
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Which is better Audacity or HitFilm? - Sound editing

Personally, I think sound is more important than picture quality. (I canít understand why people always think the other way around.) And there I got a question. Which is better for sound editing audacity or HitFilm Express?
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:07 PM   #2
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Any audio editing software. I still use Vegas pro.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:12 PM   #3
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Is this one of those questions you are asking when you have nothing to edit?
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:29 PM   #4
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@indietalk Nothing to edit. I have to plan. I want to have quality. And not these "Ha! I make a movie. Now I’m cool"-stuff. And that’s meaning to find the best freeware for the result.
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It depends on what you are doing. When I was doing only audio, I started off with audacity years ago. But then I got into video recording and filming. Clearly, audacity is not going to cut it. So I recommend getting an editing software that can do both video and audio.
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@Quality Yah! I know Audacity doesn’t solve everything. I will borrow the cam and an extended microphone from my dad. But you have to edit the annoying noises first. Then you can mix both.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:40 PM   #7
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Yes, but what software are you going to use to edit the video? e.g. color grading, rendering etc.
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@Quality HitFilm express.
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You can do both on Hitfilm so...
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@Quality Even edit annoying noises?
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Of course, it is a professional software. If you feel more comfortable using Audacity's noise reduction, you can root the Audacity.exe into Hitfilm so you can edit externally with Audacity.
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"Fix it in post" applies to audio as well as picture. You should not have annoying sounds on your audio. That's when you cut and retake, or you eliminate the noise (air conditioner, baby crying etc.) on set. Shit in shit out. NOTHING is going to clean up poorly recorded audio. Do it right on set.
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:19 PM   #13
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I still use Audacity for music edits just because of comfort level. For sake of filming, I use Premiere for audio.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:28 PM   #14
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You will still get that light hiss noise when you record, even if it's a little air blowing. No mic is perfect; then you edit that in post. I'm not telling him to record in a hurricane and fix that in post.
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I like Avid and Pro Tools, but if you want free, Resolve 15. Edit, Color, VFX and Audio Mixing. All in one.
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