: Video help Please


bobloz
Dec 28th, 2016, 07:58 AM
I had a VCR video of a performance filmed of myself by a third party which I converted to a digital format. Process - VCR recording to DVD and then video converted.
I made 2 copies - one is mp4 format (744MB); the other is avi format (537MB).
The video quality is quite acceptable but the audio has suffered badly. It is inconsistent in volume, fading away and then coming back.
I am seeking help here. Should I use iMovie to extract the audio, attempt to adjust it in a sound editor and then paste it back to the video or is there a better way? Ideally I would like a recommendation for an application which would allow me to equalise the sound in the video. And even more ideally I would prefer not to pay big bucks should I be forced to purchase said application.
Thanks in advance

SINC
Dec 28th, 2016, 10:10 AM
First thing I would try is Audacity which is free:

Mac | AudacityŽ (http://www.audacityteam.org/download/mac/)

CubaMark
Dec 28th, 2016, 01:39 PM
First thing I would try is Audacity which is free:

Mac | AudacityŽ (http://www.audacityteam.org/download/mac/)

http://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/513510d226522.png

Audacity is a really great app!

eMacMan
Dec 28th, 2016, 05:09 PM
First thing I would try is Audacity which is free:

Mac | AudacityŽ (http://www.audacityteam.org/download/mac/)

Audacity is much improved over the past 4 years.

Roland
Jan 2nd, 2017, 01:29 PM
Let me know if you still need help getting this fixed. I have suitable equipment to get this re-transferred. Would just need the source footage again.

bobloz
Jan 5th, 2017, 10:53 AM
Thanks to all who contributed to my query. I have tried Audacity but maybe I will have to study the manual a little closer as my several attempts to 'normalise' the audio have failed miserably, but I do appreciate the input.