Tools for Analyzing Video and Audio Paranormal Phenomenon The In the Shadows Paranormal Project team has found several tools for analyzing audio recordings for EVPs. It basically boils down to preferences. Our favorites are Goldwave, WavePad, and CoolEdit. Depending on what he is trying to do with an audio recording in gathering EVP evidence. All have free downloads, and are not very expensive to register. It takes a lot of practice, a keen eye analyze photographic evidence, but analyzing audio & video recordings also requires a sensitive ear. Turning the discovery of any trace evidence into a whole different ball game. Yes, looking for evidence in digital photography takes a lot of practice, but video analysis is much more difficult and must sometimes be converted from one format to another (like H.264 to AVI or M4P). Especially when proprietary software from the manufacturer is the only tool provided that will view RAW footage of a video recording. So before buying the next video camera, ask what formats it uses. It can save many hours of frustration. especially when trying to convert to streaming video. Because no matter what you do, or how good the software is, you're going to loose some quality. So be sure to protect the RAW data from corruption by only using a backup copy for analysis! Oh, and don't forget, when analyzing video you should also have a software program that will allow you to view each and every frame of the video. As often something will show up on a single frame, that was not evident when played back. Another thing that is very important in the analysis of a video file when a sound track has been recorded, you also must analyze the tracks (two of them for stereo) for EVPs. Here we'll only be presenting what some our team finds useful. But you'll have to decide for yourself. Experiment, but most of all, don't get yourself frustrated, it takes practice and there will be a learning curve on using the software. So if you 'test-drive' the software for a period of time before you buy, I highly recommend it. You'd be surprised how often software is purchased only to find out it's not what you thought it was, or is way too difficult to use. Keep in mind the KM Photo-Video Classification Scale. GoldWave Digital Audio Editor GoldWave is a top rated, professional digital audio editor. It contains so many great features, you will be amazed by all the things it can do! GoldWave is a top rated, professional digital audio editor. It contains so many great features, you will be amazed by all the things it can do: Play, edit, mix, and analyze audio Record audio from cassettes, vinyl records, radio, etc. through your computer's line-in Record dictation through a microphone or play dictation back at a slower speed for transcription (with foot pedal control) Record and edit audio for podcasting or telephone systems Apply special effects, such as fade, equalizer, doppler, mechanize, echo, reverse,flanger, and more Digitally remaster and restore old recordings with noise reduction and pop/click filters Make perfect digital copies of audio CD tracks using the CD Reader tool and save them in wav, wma, mp3, or ogg files Edit music for dance programs, figure skating, gymnastics Analyze human speech, bird song, whale song Demonstrate digital signal processing with filter effects and the Expression Evaluator tool View a variety of useful real-time visuals and level meters Convert files to/from different formats, such as wav, wma, mp3, ogg, aiff, au, vox,  and even RAW binary data Expand functionality with plug-ins Command line processing and More... GoldWave is the most reliable and complete audio editor available in its price range. It includes all of the common audio editing commands and effects, plus powerful built-in tools such as a batch processor/converter, a file merger, a CD reader, and audio restoration filters that are expensive add-ons in other programs. Comprehensive, well designed, and easy & fun to use, GoldWave offers the best value in audio editing software. With over 15 years of development and widespread usage, it has an excellent and unmatched history. Try the fully functional evaluation version (v5.25, 2008-05-06) of GoldWave. It is completely self-contained and installs cleanly. GoldWave Download GoldWave v5.58 Free Click Here WavePad Sound Editor Professional Audio Editing Software WavePad sound editing software is a full featured professional audio editor for Windows or Mac. It lets you make and edit music, voice and other audio recordings. When editing audio files you can cut, copy and paste parts of recordings and, if required, add effects like echo, amplification and noise reduction. WavePad works as a wav editor or mp3 editor but it also supports a number of other file formats including vox, gsm, real audio, au, aif, flac, ogg and more. WavePad is designed to be a very easy and intuitive to use for audio editing. Within minutes you will be able to open or record an audio file and edit it. But if you take time to explore the other features you will find many powerful tools for editing audio designed with the professional sound engineer in mind. We make this program free with the hope you will like it so much you will be tempted to upgrade to WavePad Master's Edition. The Master's Edition has additional effects and features and is a comprehensive audio editing software application for serious sound engineers. Click Here to download WavePad Master's Edition demo or click here to purchase the WavePad Master's Edition version. Sound editing functions include cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, autotrim and more. Audio effects include, amplify, normalize, equaliser, envelope, reverb, echo, reverse, sample rate conversion and more. Full featured Mp3 editing software Supports a number of other file formats including wav (multiple codecs) vox, gsm, real audio, au, aif, flac, ogg and many more. Batch processing supports up to 32000 files allowing you to apply effects and/or convert your files as a single function. Tools include spectral analysis (FFT) and speech synthesis (text-to-speech). Recorder supports autotrim and voice activated recording and more. Audio restoration features including noise reduction and click pop removal. Supports sample rates from 6000 to 96000Hz, stereo or mono, 8, 16, 24 or 32 bits. Includes its own CD ripper with 'ultrafast 'rip mode and cddb music database lookup. Works directly with MixPad multi-track audio mixing software. Links directly to the Express Burn CD Recorder to burn your sound files to CD. Edit tracks for the Zulu DJ software. Easy to use interface will get you started editing in just minutes. Click here to Download the WavePad Masters Edition Trial Free Movie Edit Pro 17 HD The best choice for perfect videos is MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 sets new standards. Based on the successful previous versions, we have optimized the program to make it the best Movie Edit Pro ever! Now it's even easier to transform your recordings into exciting theater-quality films with impressive special effects including background music and animated DVD menus. It's the best Movie Edit Pro of all time! 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The software has a wizard-like functionality that literally walks you through the few step it takes to convert video in a video stream format that you can email or even post on your website. Features include: Multiple Video Conversion - Create video play lists quickly & easily by converting multiple videos at the same time. Download Videos from YouTube - Use videos you've already uploaded to YouTube & put them in a more professional video player format. Web Page Templates - Choose from 50 different web pages, mini-sites, and video option templates when converting your video. Five Brand-New Players - Included two video  play list players, two wide-screen formats, and one compact player. Thirteen Video Skins Included - Spice up videos with these "picture frames" for online videos. Brand Your Videos - Overlya an image or login on top of your video. Generate Code Features - Easily put your video on an existing web page. Convert Almost Any video to FLV (Flash) Website Format - AVI, WMV.MOV, MPG, FLV, VOB, ASF, & MP4. Control the Quality Settings of your New Video - with video resolution, video bit-rate, video frame & more. Use Presets - Cable or Dial-up Redirect the Viewer to a Website after the Movie Ends - URL feature to order pages, affiliate links, etc. Plus other improvements and new features... On-line price $59.00 Using good tools does not have to be expensive, and often it’s FREE! The Fun Begins with the Analysis! Ghost Hunting 101 The content of this website is the copyright of World Nexus Publications © 2008-2011