I was wondering if anyone here had any other useful ways they use Strip Silence in Pro Tools.
Do any of you have useful ways to use Strip Silence other than taking out dead-space or ambience?
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Until I watched this avid webinar I was using strip silence to create regions out of lengthy library sounds that were imported as one file (particularly footsteps) but it also works for swooshes, hits, etc. really anything with multiple performances in one file. Now I use Beat Detective for anything with an intended sync point. Same principle, but is far easier IMO.
I've used strip silence to save time when removing breaths and extraneous noises between words from longer form VO recordings. A couple of passes with different settings seems to work better than just one pass. That said, I usually still end up going through afterwards and tweaking the edits!
It works great if the talent doesn't breath too loudly, not so much if their breaths are up near the level of the dialogue, naturally.