Have you ever shot a video that looks great – but the sound leaves a lot to be desired? That problem is really quite common due to the fact that the built-in microphones on many mobile devices and cameras tend to be quite poor.
The good news is that if you want you can actually salvage those videos by removing the sound and maybe even replacing it with background music, a voiceover, or some other sounds. All it will take is a little bit of editing using Movavi Video Editor if you want to do any of that.
How to Remove Sound from Video?
If you’d like to remove sound from video right now, just launch Movavi Video Editor and select the ‘Create project in full feature mode’ option in the menu. In the editor you should then click on the ‘Add Media Files’ button and select the video that you intend to remove the sound from.
The video that you selected will appear in the ‘Timeline’ area of Movavi Video Editor and you should notice that it has an upper ‘Video Track’ and a lower ‘Audio Track’. All that you need to do to remove the sound is click on the ‘Audio Track’ to select it then click on the ‘Remove’ icon (i.e. the trash can) located right above the ‘Timeline’.
It is worth pointing out that if you don’t want to remove the audio track from your video completely, you could opt to mute it instead. To do that, find the ‘Mute’ icon (i.e. the speaker) beside the ‘Audio Track’ in Movavi Video Editor and click on it.
In any case you should end up with a video without any audio at this point, and if you want you can click ‘Export’ and select the format that you want Movavi Video Editor to save your video in. But instead of that it is often better if you replace the audio track with a new one.
How to Replace the Audio in Video?
Assuming you already have an audio track in mind, you can click on the ‘Add Media Files’ button once more and select it. By default Movavi Video Editor will place it in the ‘Audio Track’, and you should then check that its length matches the ‘Video Track’.
If the ‘Video Track’ is longer you’ll either have to add another audio file (or the same one again) so that there’s audio throughout your video. On the other hand if the ‘Audio Track’ is longer than the video you should use Movavi Video Editor to trim out the excess parts.
Rest assured trimming the audio is really very easy in Movavi Video Editor, and you just need to position the marker on the ‘Timeline’ at the end of the video then click on the ‘Split’ icon. Once the excess part has been split into a separate segment, you can click on it then press the ‘Delete’ key on your keyboard.
While that covers everything you need to remove and replace the audio on a video there are other features in Movavi Video Editor that you could try. It is able to merge video clips, enhance video quality, apply filters and effects, add captions, transform the frame and orientation, insert animated transitions, and a whole lot more. In fact it even has tools that you can use to edit and improve the audio directly, in order to remove background noise, normalize quiet audio, adjust the equalizer settings, or apply audio effects.
By taking advantage of the full spread of features in Movavi Video Editor, you should be able to make sure both your video and audio is truly amazing. As you can see it isn’t difficult to apply the features that are available, and all it will take is a few minutes of your time for you to become familiar with what they are able to do.