Some of my favourite photos

Wednesday 5 November 2014

More peregrines and an editing problem

Nearly all of my photos that appear on my blog or Twitter have no editing done to them at all - maybe a bit of cropping. The photos are just as they come off my camera.

When I filmed these peregrines I was in a hide at Otmoor. There was a really nice couple next door to me, but they didn't realise I was filming and kept talking.

I have tried and tried to find a way of removing the talking but can't do it.

What are the best editing programs that people use?

I use my parents Mac to do my blog. I have seen some editing programs, some are free and some are rather expensive, even over £100.

My parents said they would buy my one for Christmas, but I want to make sure I get the right one for me.


  1. Wow, great bit of behaviour you caught there Alex.
    Try Streamclip ( - it's free and works on Mac. Great for transcoding, resizing, and a bit of simple cut/copy/paste editing.
    You could try Audacity (free) for it's 'Vocal Remover' effect to get rid of the voices, but it's really designed for music. You'd have to remove the soundtrack from the video first (using Streamclip > Export audio), then work on the audio file in Audacity (which is audio only software) then get that back with the video (Streamclip). It's quite tricky.

  2. Thank you very much for your help, I will have a look at these. Alex

  3. Hi Alex,
    I’ve just had the same problem with my seal video – lots of people oooing and aaaing over the seal giving birth! Most video editing software will show the pictures and sound laid out as separate tracks. You can either remove the original sound track and replace it with sound from another source, or silence (mute) the original sound track and add another track, which it what I’ve done with the seals. I’m a PC user with Vegas Movie Studio, so can only give you general advice, but I believe you can do the same things with iMovie that comes bundled with a Mac. If you add music, make sure you have permission to use it from the musician. Some people, like Kevin MacLeod ( will let you use their music for free, as long as you give them a ‘credit’ at the end of your film! Hope this helps.