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Gazza
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 Posted: November 7th, 2007 10:48 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I am wondering if someone technically minded can help me. On a recent expedition I was filming during the day while we were doing tree knocks. We heard a couple of loud replies from the distant that may have been a squtach. The video shows us listening to and discussing the reply. Unfortunately my computer sound doesn't play loud enough to hear it. I there a way to enhance the sound on the video? Any help would be appreciated, it would actually make a pretty interesting recording if the howl could be heard. Video is 5 minutes long and was filmed on a digital camera in record mode.
Gary Cronin
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 Posted: November 8th, 2007 12:58 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Have you tryed listening to it with headphones?
That will in most cases bring the sounds out better.
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Gazza
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 Posted: November 8th, 2007 10:02 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Yep tried that, no real improvement.
Gary Cronin
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todd0329
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 Posted: January 7th, 2009 05:52 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Gary - I'm a little late on this one but...

Type in 'audio boost program' to google.com and there are a whack of free programs to download. I'm not sure how legit they are, but it may be worth a try. I know that Eric Spinner (NJ Investigator), and I think that Mike Aragona (NJ) have talked about a boost program. I just can't remember the name of it. My IC Recorder came with software that allows me to boost the signal. Perhaps you could shoot Eric or Mike an email and 'pick their brains'.
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Eric Squatcher
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 Posted: January 8th, 2009 01:58 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Hey guys,
There are a couple that I use, and they are both available for free online. One is Wavpad, and the other is called Audacity. You can increase the gain, and that will boost the recorded sounds in the file to make it easier to hear responses like knocks or howls. Good luck with it, and I'd love to hear your results!
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Gazza
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 Posted: January 11th, 2009 10:40 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Thanks Todd and Eric I will try these tips. I listened to it again last month without any enhancements, could just make out a distant howl on two occasions, hopefully these tips will bring out more detail. Will let you know.

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