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Fan Noise Killing Audio

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I'm using Debut in grad school to record counseling sessions. However, the fan noise is drowning out the dialogue. 

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)

3 GHz Intel Core i7

8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB

Thoughts??? I bought a separate HD webcam that I can mount away from the computer. Maybe that is the quickest, least expensive fix. But if there's a solution on Debut or Mac, let me know.

Thanks!

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Are you using the Macbook Pro's internal mic? You could probably try enabling 'Use ambient noise reduction' under System Preferences' Sound -> Input setting .  An external mic is indeed a a better alternative.

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Thanks! I'm going to start using an external mic. And I'll take your advice. Even more pertinent to my problem that I failed to clarify is the fact that running Debut (and only Debut, no other apps do this) heats up my computer really fast; like, within 2 minutes the cores are soaring above 100º. Is that normal, or can I run Debut in such a way that it will not demand so much on the CPU?  

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The following could lower the CPU consumption of Debut

1. In Encoder Settings change the video compressor to MPEG4 (from H264) and lower the quality/bitrate to Medium Quality

2. In Video Options lower the frame rate (e.g. to 10 or lower)

3. Resize Debut's window to the smallest possible size

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