Audio – Manual Audio Redaction

Learn how to manually redact audio recordings using CaseGuard Studio in only a few simple steps. When working on a project within the software, you can redact audio manually in several ways. This can be done using three different audio effects, which include the Mute (Green), Bleep (Orange), and Change Voice (Yellow) audio effects, respectively. To begin:

  1. Click on the Audio Redaction button within the Toolbar. This will then pin the “Mute Audio” panel to the bottom left-hand section of your workspace.
  2. From within the Mute Audio panel, you can manually enter the Start and End times for any portions of your recordings you are looking to redact if you have this information available to you ahead of time. After you enter your time stamps, you can then select one of the three audio effects.
  3. You can also use Capture Start Time and Capture End Time buttons to manually redact your audio file as well. To do this, press the play button within the media player, click the Capture Start Time button when the speaker begins saying words or phrases you wish to redact, and then click the Capture End Time button when they are done speaking.
  4. Alternatively, you can use the Press & Hold button to redact audio manually. Much like the Capture Start and End Time buttons, you can click the Press & Hold button during the portions of your audio that you are looking to redact, and then release the button when the speaker is done talking.
  5. You can also manually drag redaction boxes over the audio wavelength within the media player. To do this, right-click on your mouse and drag a box over the portions of the recording you are looking to redact, and then right-click on your redaction box to apply one of the three audio effects to that portion of the recording. Should you want to adjust your box, you can right-click the box again, and then drag the box along the audio wavelength within the media player to your desired length.
  6. When you are done manually redacting your audio file, click the Export button in the upper-right-hand corner of the system. This will then open the Export Options popup window.
  7. Give your newly redacted audio file a name, and click Export within the pop-up window.
  8. Your new file will appear within the Project Files panel, and you can click the Play button within the media player to listen to the file.
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