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GoPro 4K Video Processing: How to Reduce GoPro Wind/Background Noise

GoPro 4K Video Noise Reduction: Remove Wind/Background Noise on GoPro 4K Video

GoPro introduces two series, HERO5 and HERO6, with the support of 4K video recording to satisfy people who pursue higher definition. Compared with HERO5 which takes H.264 as the only format for 4K @ 30 fps videos, HERO6 adds H.265 - besides H.264 - driving you to shoot footage with resolution up to 4K @60 fps. GoPro has indeed achieved a lot to improve image quality. On the other hand, audio noise problem turns to be a big trouble.

"I just purchased a new Hero 5 black and have tried EVERY suggested audio setting to stop wind noise with no success. I have even tried it with a windslayer and it's still not acceptable. Can one of the mics be shut off? Covered? Suggestions? Thank you!"

You may have produced a brilliant 4K footage but the noisy sound actually plays a disruptive role. If you don't want to discard it, follow our plan to reduce or remove wind/background noise from your GoPro 4K video.

Your Best Choice for GoPro 4K Video Noise Reduction/Removal – VideoProc

• Reduce disturbing wind/background noise produced during GoPro 4K video recording or completely remove audio noise.
• Take full advantage of Hardware Acceleration tech (Intel/NVIDIA/AMD) to encode, decode and process GoPro 4K H.264/H.265 videos with the fastest speed while keeping nearly lossless quality.

GoPro Introduces Tips for 4K Video Noise Reduction. Are Them Available?


1. Wind Noise Reduction
HERO5 and HERO6 utilize 3-mic processing to reduce wind noise on GoPro 4K videos. How does this feature work? Multiple microphones are mounted on camera to bring improved audio quality with minimized wind noise. Plus, the default audio setting offers good switchover to keep an audio balance between recording in stereo and wind reduction mode. Manual Audio Control can be turned on to force cameras in wind reduction mode for outdoors recording.

And, some other troubleshooting can reduce noise on GoPro 4K video.
• Open back housing door in camera to generate more engine noise to overthrow wind noise.
>> Notice: It is workable when you don't need to shoot underwater or drive at or over 100MPH.
• Place your GoPro in a place where the camera is exposed to the wind as little as possible.

2. Background Static Noise Reduction
GoPro gives an explanation that a background static is possibly caused by external electrical interference or audio frequencies during recording and suggests you to keep camera far from the condition with high interference and frequency. The appearance of background static noise depends on external electrical devices, some of which cause interference while some will not. Whatever, you'd better update the camera software to the latest version.

Although following all above tips, but sound noise still adheres to recorded footage like what the questioner we mentioned at the beginning say. If so, video editing software is quite in need to reduce noise on your GoPro 4K video.

A Qualified Video Editor Can Reduce GoPro 4K Video Noise with Ease


VideProc is the most recommended GoPro video editor for beginners. It not only focus on video transcoding for outputting a highly compatible file with various devices, webs, but provides a bunch of video editing tools to repair defects (noise reduction, shaky video stabilization, correct fisheye lens), add effects etc, to generate a more prefect video.

It fully supports GoPro 4K H.265/H.264 videos. The utilization of Hardware Acceleration tech greatly improves the performance to process GoPro 4K videos. Benefiting from Intel QSV, NVIDIA NVENC and AMD VCE, VideoProc accelerates video encoding, decoding and editing while ensuring the quality (almost as original) even though the video is compressed or resized. What's more, CPU is freed up to complete other missions efficiently during editing video.

Next, let's learn how to reduce noise on GoPro 4K videos.

First of all, please download and install this GoPro video editor on your computer. It is available for Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit) or lower while its Mac version can be well run on macOS Mojave (10.14) or lower.

Reduce Wind Noise on GoPro 4K Video

Step 1. Open VideoProc. Click Video and Video Converter window appears.

Step 2. Click ToolBox tab on the bottom of the interface. Select Denoise option.

Step 3 (Optional). Click edit icon next to the video title to enter settings window.
• On the left panel, there is a mini player. If you only want to reduce noise of a certain part of the whole video, you can move two green cursors on the process bar or input specific start/end time to trim the video.
• On the right panel, you can adjust high pass or low pass to achieve the best effect of noise reduce. If you don't know how to set it, just keep the default value which is strictly calculated for maximumly denoise. After all settings are well arranged, click Done.

Step 4. Click Browse button to set a new destination folder if necessary. Next, click RUN button to start GoPro 4K video noise reduction.
Notice: This GoPro video editor will automatically detect your GPU and enable hardware acceleration option (Intel/NVIDIA/AMD) for delivering the fastest video editing performance.

After the process is finished, destination folder will automatically pop up. Play the resulting video and you can find there is no wind/background noise at all.

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VideoProc Can Do More for You!

• Convert ANY video to HEVC (MP4/MKV), H.264 (MP4), AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, Xbox, Sony PlayStation and more with ease.
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• Crop/cut/merge/rotate/flip videos; add watermark/subtitles; convert video to gif; extract frames/subtitles from video as well as adjust parameters.

Related External Source:
[1] GoPro - GoPro, Inc. (marketed as GoPro and sometimes stylised as GoPRO) is an American technology company founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman. It manufactures eponymous action cameras and develops its own mobile apps and video-editing software...
[2] 4K - 4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a horizontal screen display resolution in the order of 4,000 pixels. There are several different 4K resolutions in the fields of digital television and digital cinematography. In television and consumer media, 4K UHD or UHD-1 is the dominant 4K standard...

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