So let’s continue on our quest on removing unnecessary background noise from the videos that we record on our phones (or tablets or other portable gadgets). We are going to extract the audio from the video, process and remove its background noise and then join the audio and video file.
After you have extracted the audio and processed it for the background noise using Audacity, let’s see how we can merge them together using Windows Movie Maker.
Merging the Audio and Video Together
Step 1: Run Windows Movie maker on your computer. If you don’t already have it, you can install it using the Microsoft Essential Pack which can be downloaded from their website.
Step 2: After you have imported the video to Movie Maker, select it and click on the Edit option under Video Tools. Here select the option Video Volume and minimize the slider to mute the existing audio in the video.
Cool Tip: You can use the option Video Stabilization under Video Settings to stabilize the videos you take from your smartphone.
Step 3: Having done that, again open the Home tab in Movie Maker and click on the button Add Music. Here select the option Add musicfrom PC and import the processed video from the Audacity tool.
That’s all, preview the video once and finally save it as a video on your computer. You can also upload it to YouTube or SkyDrive directly from Movie Maker.
So that was the complete guide on getting rid of unwanted background sound from recorded videos. The process might look a bit lengthy with multiple tools to switch in between, but it’s simple to implement and the tools are free to use without any limitation.
So try out the guide on the next video you wish to upload on YouTube. If you have any doubts, just drop a comment and I will more than happy to help.