20 Jul 2020
Imagine a situation when your video contains unwanted noises, and you want to get rid of them. Because the built-in microphones of our devices also record the ambient sounds when we shoot a video, this can happen quite often. The question is, how to remove sound from your video file?
Today, there are plenty of editors available online and offline, which you can use to remove audio from video. In fact, there are so many of them that the choice may even seem overwhelming! In this article, we’ve gathered some of the easiest ways you can use to extract audio from video. You can do it with an online tool, a pre-installed editing software, or using your mobile device.
Renderforest video editor is one of the video editing platforms available online that comes with an easy-to-use tool to remove audio from your footage. Let’s take a step-by-step look at how it works.
Go to our template section to pick a template.
From the large number of editing templates covering topics such as finance, education, healthcare, and many others, pick the one that fits your needs most.
As an example, we will go with the multi-functional Broadcast Video Editing Toolkit. Once you’ve chosen the template, click “Create Now” to move to the editor.
On the next page, you will be prompted to choose between two options: adding scenes or loading a preset. Select “Add scene” and hit “Create.”
You will be redirected to the scene catalog with a large selection of categories, such as Minimal Lower Thirds, Logo Animations, Social Action Scenes, and many more.
The most effective scene type for muting the video is the video holders. Browse the selection of scenes to choose one, or speed up the process by typing “Video Holder” in the search bar at the top. Pick the one you like most, and insert it.
The next step is where you upload the video file you want to remove audio from. Let's take a look at how you can do it.
Once you select the option and add your video, you’ll be redirected to our advanced trimmer. Cut the video and leave only the parts that you want or leave it as is and click “Trim.”
The last step is going to the “Music” section to mute your video. The default option here is that your video has background music attached to it. To change this, simply click on the switch button to change it to “No Music.” This will mute your video and eliminate all the background sound that it contains.
Next, move to the “Preview” section. Select “Free Preview” to see how the video looks and sounds. If there is anything you want to change, you can go back and do it immediately. You can also leave the video at any editing stage, and access it anytime later from the “My Projects” section and finish the editing process.
Once you are happy with how your video looks and sounds, export it in high quality. You can then share it directly on social platforms or YouTube with one click, or download it to your device for later use.
Now that you know how to mute a video online, let's take a look at how you can do the same using offline tools. There are many superpower video editing software you can download and use to remove audio from video. The good news is, most of them are quite intuitive when it comes to simple tasks such as removing audio.
So, even if you have no background in video editing, you won't have a hard time figuring out how to use these tools. The software will differ depending on what device you are using. Let's take a look at some powerful editing tools for Mac and Windows.
If you are using a Mac, one of the best and simplest editing tools you can go with is iMovie. It is one of the beloved software of Mac users' choice for streamlining and simplifying the video editing process and has been used for a long time. Detaching and removing audio from video files with iMovie will take only several minutes. After that, you can export the muted video to your device right away. Below is a step-by-step video guide on how to remove a voiceover or an audio track from a video:
QuickTime - QuickTime is another video player for Mac users. It allows you to play, edit, and record videos. The player comes pre-installed on Macs. While this player can’t be considered an advanced editing tool, it's a great tool to mute a video.
Final Cut Pro - Created by Apple, again for Mac users, Final Cut Pro is a powerful video editing software. This is an intuitive and easy-to-use tool that simplifies editing and creation. While the editor is paid, it offers a free trial. Try it to see if it fits your needs before purchasing.
If Windows is the operating system you’re using, there are a number of powerful editing tools you can choose from to remove sound from a video. "Windows Movie Maker" is a free video editing tool available for Windows users. The editor is not only great for muting your video but offers a large variety of other editing tools.
Windows Movie Maker is far from being the only video editing software available for Windows. There are plenty of other tools available that you can download to edit your videos offline. We’ve collected a short list of some of them. Take a look and see which one appeals to you more:
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro - Magix Movie Edit Pro is a video editing software available on Microsoft Store that simplifies video editing and creation process. The editor comes with a large variety of built-in tools allowing for easy video and audio editing.
Adobe Premiere Pro - Because of its multi-functionality, Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most frequently used tools by filmmakers and video editors. It offers a versatile set of editing features and effects both for audio and video. The software is not free. However, a one-week free trial is available before you decide to make a purchase.
VSDC Video Editor - This versatile video editor developed for Windows users offers a broad set of tools for video and audio manipulation. The software comes in free and paid options. Most of the features are available with the free option, but you can support the project by making a donation to get access to technical support.
Movie Maker - Movie Maker is one of the best video editing apps for day-to-day use if you are using an Android device. The app comes with basic features such as muting the video, adding audio, and trimming. In case you don’t need advanced editing tools, this app will do the job of removing audio from your footage just fine.
There are also quite a few multi-functional and popular apps for video editing available on Android and iOS.
Funimate - Funimate is a fun and creative video editing app for smartphones that comes with extensive tools for sound editing. The tool is very intuitive and will be simple even for first-time users. It’s a great app to go with to remove the audio from your video.
As you can see, when you need to remove audio from video, there is no shortage of available options. What you need to do is try out several options, and depending on your needs and preferences, choose the one that fits you best. After that, the process will go smoother and easier every time. Instead of sticking with the first tool or software, take your time to try out several and test their functions. This will help you get the desired results without any additional work later.
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