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The problem is that when I export the video, there is static in the beginning of each clip, which goes away after a little while. It's very prominent when there are a lot of quick cuts. In the longer clips there is static in the first 5 seconds or so and then it sounds fine. The worst part is that I can only sometimes hear this in Premiere Pro, mostly the audio sounds perfectly fine start to finish, but it's there every time I export the video. I've been using the youtube exporting preset. I've also tried .avi file and it's there, too.

The mic we used in the shoot was a Sennheiser MKE400, and the sound was quiet and there was a lot of static, so I had to use compression and denoiser effects.

Please help! Here is a short sample of the video:

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What player are you using to watch the exported video? A short sample would be useful. –  LordNeckbeard Dec 14 '12 at 2:13
I'm using windows media player to test, and the static still shows up when I uploaded to youtube. –  MariaV Dec 14 '12 at 3:04
What audio hardware is selected in Premier (and what options do you have) ? –  Ken Fyrstenberg Dec 14 '12 at 9:37
I'm not sure what you mean by audio hardware, do you mean the speakers I'm using to listen to the audio? Or the mic used to record the sound? If it's the former, Premiere pro wdm sound seems to be the only option. If it's the latter, I don't know how to set that. –  MariaV Dec 14 '12 at 20:57
I chose the preset for the Canon t4i when I opened the project. The t4i has a built in mic, but I was using the Sennheiser. So I'm thinking maybe they have different settings and that's why I'm getting this issue? Different sample rate? I tried to find out the sample rate of the Sennheiser, but couldn't. The project is set to 4800 Hz –  MariaV Dec 14 '12 at 21:02

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