Welcome to our latest Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorial! In this blog, I’ll be showing you how to remove wind noise in Adobe Premiere Pro!
The very first thing you need to do is make sure you use a shotgun mic or some kind of mic when shooting (either mounted to the camera or above your talent) that has a windsock on it. Without this, it’ll be really difficult to remove the severe wind noise you might pick up.
The good news, however, is that less severe, ambient wind noise is much easier to remove!
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Start by searching for ‘Highpass’ in the Effects box, in the Effects workspace, and dragging and dropping that effect into your audio clip.
At first, the Highpass will be at a certain frequency (e.g. 1495 Hz), and anything below that will be rolled off your audio. At this level, it’ll definitely remove the wind noise but your audio might not sound that great either.
So, what we need to do is take that number down to something like 100 Hz, using your effect controls. Anything below 100 Hz will be wind noise or the rumble of a road, but none of the human voice is inside the 0-100 Hz frequency range. Remember to bypass it by selecting the box above the frequency range in the effect controls.
Dialing In The Settings
Keep playing around with the frequency, between around 100 Hz and 200 Hz, until you’re happy that the wind noise is removed with cutting into those base frequencies in your voice.
Another thing you can do once you’ve added that Highpass filter, is to look for the ‘Dynamics’ effect, drag and drop it into your audio, click edit (making sure everything is on the default settings) and enable the Expander.
By adjusting the Threshold and Ratio levels, you can cut down some of that ambient noise between the words you’re speaking.
So, there you have it. With the Expander enabled and some Highpass filter, you can easily eliminate most wind noise in most situations in Adobe Premiere Pro!