I'm cleaning old optical tracks that have varying amounts of pops. The pops could have resulted from splices or dust on the print. What are the best Pro Tools plug-ins to remove this type of instantaneous pop? They tend to have the same waveform signature, tornado next to a mountain or some similar variation. Are there some other stand alone applications that could do the job?
Back when I was restoring old-time radio shows, we had a saying: "sometimes the quickest and most effective noise reduction technique is ripple-delete." If it's an "instantaneous" sound, maybe you can just cut it out...
iZotope RX 2, no doubt.
iZotope RX 2, Wave Arts Master Restoration, or (if you have the budget) CEDAR CT16.