Emotions are powerful. And, to perfectly capture an ‘emotion’ in a film, you will agree, that it is very critical to achieve a balance between the visual and audio parameters of the scenes. Moreover, as important as the role of music can be in a scene, many a time, ‘silence’ could equally create a game-changing effect.
From the explosion scenes witnessed in the movie ‘Interstellar’ to the battle scenes showcased in ‘The Hunger Games’, not only did the absence of sound have a mind-blowing effect, but it equally justified the environment and instantly hooked the audience.
Now if you are wondering how such marvelous effects were achieved, then let me tell you, it’s all about removing a part of the recorded audio and then editing it to match the context.
Of course, one needs to use the best of the best software and tools to achieve such a high level of precision; And, today, I am here to let you know 4 easy and effective ways to remove audio from your video especially talking about my number #1 recommended and the most popular tool amongst the digital creators - the animatic software from MakeStoryboard.
But before we proceed further, let’s first understand, why animatic software has been a craze globally amongst filmmakers, storyboard artists, video editors, and freelancers.
MakeStoryboard Animatic Software helps you to view a story or a short concept entirely in motion instead of seeing it just visually through story frames. That is, it puts thoughts or words into action. The frames created can then be viewed in a continuous sequence using animation.
Moreover, one could even see the slip-ups and accordingly plan the changes to be made in case of errors, making the software a one-stop solution, especially for professionals with a lot of video recording and editing work.
So, now that you know a brief about the software, let us consider some critical points to keep in mind before initiating the process of removing audio from a video.
Now, let us quickly learn the layout of the Animatic Software before using it finally to remove audio from a video.
There are five ‘easy to navigate’ buttons available inside the Animatic software toolbox. These buttons are situated on the left side of the toolbar. These are Coming back to the first Frame, Going one frame back, Going one frame forward, Going fast forward to the last frame, and last but not least to start the animation playback.
Also, one can easily view the total number of currently selected frames and the total frames available in the Storyboard.
The total animation time and current time are also shown at the toolbar's center. On the right of the Storyboard, one can even zoom in and out of the animation timeline. This is especially useful when we have more slides on the timeline.
The animation can be opened on a full-screen window by clicking the respective icon on the right of the toolbar. The panel can also be hidden by pressing the gear button.
Lastly, there is a scene details menu on the top right. One can use functions like changing the frame duration, modifying the description and title, changing the shooting angle, or even leaving a comment if some edits are needed.
That's all about the layout of the Animatic tool. To explore more on how you can club other software inside the storyboard and make the editing more effective, simply navigate to MakeStoryboard.
So, now that you are equipped to use the software, here’s how you can remove the audio
So, this was just about one of the popular features that the animatic software offers. Aren’t you excited to know how else can it make your editing better?
I know you are. So here’s how.
MakeStoryboard helps to add dynamics to your animated story. With thousands of users from across the globe, the brand has received positive feedback from many of its customers.
Coming to the other advantage of the animatic software, it provides the average frame duration to help the user understand how long a scene will go. The ability of the tool to calculate the duration of a particular frame based on the subtitles added and the user's reading speed is fantastic. The storyboard frames can easily be played to understand the story in motion.
Now, if you want to add fields for subtitles or scenic descriptions, then that is also easily possible. Moreover, if you want to show how amazing your Storyboard is to your colleagues, you can quickly share animated storyboards with your friends and acquaintances in an easy-to-access format.
Nonetheless, if you are fond of adding custom audio, you can instantly add it to your footage. Frames can also be swapped instantly to change the story's whole course.
Lastly, as you know, feedback is a crucial component of every project. So, if you are open to feedback, then the MakeStoryboard feature of making the comments active when a particular frame is selected can prove a boon to you.
In brief, the MakeStoryboard Animatic tool has been made user-friendly with a solid pack of tools and features combined with animation dynamics that can not only level up your video editing skills (here’s a brief guide for you, if you are just starting with video editing) but can also help you master storyboarding in almost no time.
So, now that you know how Animatic software works, let us now explore some other popular tools that you can use to remove audio from your video footage.
iMovie is the all-in-one tool for any new filmmaker at a minimal price or free of cost. Making short and promotional videos are its USP. Additionally, one has the option to enhance and modify the color settings of the video and to rotate and crop video clips as well.
It is also used to stabilize videos that are shaky. The tool helps to enhance the project audio by minimizing the background noise and allowing a user to use different audio levels in the clips.
iMovie is a wonderful video editing tool designed by Apple. It is especially suitable for an iPhone user, and one can use it free of cost on Mac. Now let’s learn the steps for removing audio from video as listed below.
Next, let’s learn the VLC way of removing audio.
The tool supports various file formats and is a one-stop solution for secure streaming. It is supported by a Non-Profit organization and is open-source free software. The tool is quite easy to use and user-friendly. It is majorly used for viewing as well. Apart from that, it can delete audio from all types of MP4 files.
Now, here’s how to accomplish this using the below-listed steps.
Please note that this step-by-step procedure removes the audio and saves the video on apple/mac devices.
For Windows, here are the steps.
This procedure completely removes the audio, thus saving the video on windows/PC devices.
So, now that we have the top 3 software discussed, let’s now learn about our last recommended tool called Media.io
This tool is cloud-based software and an affordable video converter. Removing audio with this tool is super easy and almost all types of video formats are supported.
Some of the exceptional features of this tool include adding music, reversing video, and basic video edits at an affordable price.
Let’s now understand the steps.
Removing Audio With Media.io Audio Cutter
While the presence of unnecessary disturbance and unwanted audio in the video is a major issue, especially for filmmakers and video editors, various high-end software like MakeStoryboard Animatic Software, iMovie, and VLC is used to resolve the issue.
Nonetheless, I am sure, with the advancement of time, several additional features would be added to the above tools making them even more usable and dependable for filmmakers and editors.
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