Say an old man is shaking a watch while talking to his daughter and his hand is shaking and you can hear his watch. Is there a program or software that can deduce the location of the sound and separate it?

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A while back I had an idea to do something along those lines. Using computer vision to track the location of a given object or section from an image and have the programme change parameters from a plugin. This way I could automatize certain elements, such as camera whips or footsteps.

As far as I know, there is no such thing out there.

  • upon further consideration, that is actually what I was talking about. I guess technology is not there yet.
    – Chris
    Mar 27, 2011 at 18:16

If you're talking about spectral analyzation, Adobe Audition and Izotope do this. But my favorite is Cedar Retouch. But as far as automatically finding it, the only thing I have seen is on Sonnox DeNoise and that's mainly for sirens and hums that fluctuate frequency. Not sure if I completely understand your question, though. Let me know if I understood correctly.


Ok, I see how spectrum algorithm determines this and I guess you did answer my question.

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