Removing dog barking from an audio/video looks like a challenging task, but you can try to remove it in different ways.
Most people commonly use noise-canceling headphones and editing tools to remove unwanted voices from audio and video clips.
Some have the facility of soundproof rooms or boxes to record without any interference. This article explains different ways to remove dog barking from audio and video clips.
Using Free Apps Like Audacity
There are many free apps available online that you can use to remove dog barking. Audacity is free and easy to work with. Let’s see how you can use it to remove dog barking noise.
- Import your audio file into Audacity.
- Find a portion of the audio where only the dog barking is present (no other significant noises).
- Highlight this section.
- Go to Effect > Noise Reduction > Get Noise Profile.
- Now select the audio portion where you want to remove the barking (or select the entire track).
- Go back to Effect > Noise Reduction and adjust the settings as needed, then click “OK.”
- Listen to the audio and adjust as necessary.
Specialized Tools – How to remove Barking Noise with Adobe Premiere Pro
There are many paid software like Adobe Premiere, Filmora, Final Cut, and many more. These paid tools are specifically designed to remove background noises like barking, TV noises, or any other unwanted noise. Let’s see how to use Adobe Premiere to remove dog barking noise.
Import Your Clip
- Open Adobe Premiere Pro and import your video clip into a new project.
- Open the Essential Sound Panel:
- Go to Window > Essential Sound to open the panel.
- Click on your audio clip in the timeline to select it, then assign it as “Dialogue” in the Essential Sound Panel.
Reduce Background Noise
- In the Essential Sound Panel, under the “Dialogue” options, you’ll see a section for “Reduce Noise.”
- Adjust the slider to see if it helps reduce the dog barking sound. However, be cautious: increasing too much reduction can make the desired audio sound muffled.
Use the Parametric Equalizer
- Sometimes, you can reduce certain frequencies to minimize the impact of the barking.
- Go to Effects > Audio Effects > Filter and EQ > Parametric Equalizer.
- Apply the effect to your audio clip and play with the frequencies. Dog barks tend to be in the mid to high range, but it will vary depending on the dog and the distance from the microphone.
Manually Lower Volume During Barks
- If the dog barks are isolated incidents and not continuous, you can manually reduce the volume or mute the audio entirely during the barks.
- Use the Pen Tool (P on the keyboard) to create keyframes on the timeline’s audio clip’s volume line. Drop the volume during the bark and then bring it back up afterward.
Export Audio to Adobe Audition (for more advanced cleanup)
- If the tools in Premiere Pro aren’t enough, you can send the audio to Adobe Audition for a more detailed cleanup.
- Right-click on the audio clip in the timeline > Edit Clip in Adobe Audition.
- Once in Audition, use tools like the Spectral Frequency Display, Noise Reduction, or Spot Healing to tackle the dog barking. After editing, save the file, which will automatically update in Premiere Pro.
Noise Cancellation Headphones
Noise-cancellation headphones use active noise-canceling (ANC) technology to reduce ambient sounds. When recording, they help monitor the audio more clearly by minimizing distractions like dog barking, allowing for immediate adjustments if unwanted noise interferes with the recording process.
Masking involves overlaying a consistent ambient sound, like white noise or music, to drown out sudden distractions such as dog barking. This technique can help maintain a consistent audio environment during recording, reducing the prominence of abrupt noises and making unwanted sounds less noticeable in the final product.
Re-recording involves redoing a segment or entire recording when interrupted by disturbances like dog barking. By capturing the audio again in a quieter environment or time, you ensure a clean and clear output, eliminating any unwanted sounds from the original recording attempt.
Why do Dogs Bark too much when I am making a Vlog in my home?
Dogs may bark excessively during your vlog sessions due to the unfamiliar equipment, changes in your behavior, or the attention you give to the camera instead of them. They might perceive it as a playtime cue or feel uncertain about the situation.
Why do Dogs Bark excessively when I am on the Phone?
When you’re on the phone, your dog may notice a change in your attention and vocal behavior. Feeling left out or curious, they might bark to gain your attention or express their confusion about the one-sided conversation they observe.
Which devices can I use to control Dog Barking when Talking on the Phone or Recording?
To control dog barking while on the phone, consider using anti-bark collars, ultrasonic bark control devices, or calming sprays. Additionally, interactive toys or puzzles can distract and occupy them during your calls. Always ensure that any device or method used is humane and doesn’t cause harm or distress to the dog.