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Audio Hiss 


"Audio Hiss" is additional noise to an audio track caused by either an elevated noise floor or analog source material.


Audio Hiss impacts both the Content and Technical Quality of the asset. The technical condition of the asset is poor and the customer may be unable to hear plot-pertinent information due to the Audio Hiss.

Severity Structure:


Archival footage is shown, along with period-specific audio recording.


Hiss is loud, audio has been "gained-up" and shows apparent artifacts as such.

How to Prevent:

Record audio signal loud enough that gain will not have to be boosted to the point of introducing white noise.


Decrease gain in the sections noted. Consider using a wild track or foley elements to achieve desired creative intent.

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