Why am I getting audible pops between audio edits?
Both in comp shots and on the timeline, I am now getting audible pops between audio edits.
- On the timeline, at the end of one comp shot and the beginning of the next shot, a slight popping noise is clearly audible.
- While building a comp shot, as I'm editing the narration, when I use the cut tool to add a pause, I hear a definite click or micro-pop sound.
Sometimes I'm able to get rid of it by changing the length of the audio segment a few frames. Otherwise, this is a new problem. The noise is there, even in the rendered video.
The audio source is a CAD GXL 2400 condenser mic. I've been using it on many projects and it's never given me a problem. In several places the talent seems to have been brushing the mic, so there is mic rumble, but other than that the track is clean.
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Okay -- I'm editing my post. I listened to the track again and cranked up the silence. The talent's computer fan is raising the noise floor of the track. But should this cause audio pops? Do I have to manually add audio fade-outs and fade-ins between cuts? That's a major hassle. Is there a noise gate filter/setting?