Author: VideoLocalize

Toronto, August 12, 2021 – VideoLocalize, Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a patent for its hybrid video and audio synchronization invention. The patent, U.S. Patent No. 11,064,245, covers the method to automatically synchronize an audio stream (translated audio voice file) with a video stream (original source) and generating a mixed video much quicker than traditional manual methods.   Generally, synchronizing...

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As a translations project manager, you know exactly what information you need in order to provide a quote to your client. However, the information needed to quote for a voiceover project is different; you need specific details from your client before requesting a quote from the vendors you work with. Below is a helpful list to keep handy:   Whether the request is a stand-alone VO recording...

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In Part 1 of this series, we covered best practices that can make the video localization process easier and faster, such as making the source files easily accessible, using a glossary or termbase, translating metadata, customizing the script translation according to voiceover or subtitling requirements, and localizing software UI when needed. In Part 2, we will discuss the voiceover recording part of video localization. (Please...

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You’ve made a video in one language (source language) and now you want to localize it into other languages (target languages). This process of localization can be quite smooth or time-consuming and complicated. It depends on many factors and how well prepared you are before you begin. In part 1 of this series, we've outlined a few best practices to help you prepare for the...

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Often, localizing a video means dubbing the video with the voiceover in a foreign language with the visual content kept in the original language. However, for ‘how-to’ videos that show you how to do something step by step, it's more effective when the text in the visual interface is also translated into the target language. This case study illustrates the challenges and effort required when...

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Subtitles are a very popular way to translate your video into another language. There are many tools that can help you do that. These tools work on parameters set according to the English language, such as the font size, font type, number of characters per line among others. Some of the most common subtitle languages have similarities to English, such as Spanish, so those parameters...

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If you have a video you want to add subtitles to, but you’re not sure how to do it and where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Subtitle Burner is an online subtitle burning tool that can generate subtitles in just minutes and it’s easy to use – and free (for registered users).   In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to generate burned-in subtitles...

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When recording voiceovers for videos, there’s always the challenge of having to synchronize the audio (voiceover track) with the video to ensure that what’s said matches what’s on the screen. It’s even more challenging in video localization where the voiceover recording is in a different language. The target language is often not the same length as the original, which means the audio in the target...

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With the advent of Smart TVs, we have become accustomed to seeing subtitles for almost anything we watch—and we all know as well that the quality of the subtitles ranges widely from professional and accurate to slapdash and not very helpful.   At the same time, organizations all over the world are struggling to develop and maintain multi-language training and support (help desk) videos for everything from...

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In this blog series aimed at tips for creating a video that’s easy to localize, our previous posts have highlighted general considerations as well as dubbing tips that'll make localization easier. For the final post in the series, let’s look at how to make a video that is suitable for subtitle localization.   Subtitles can be added to a video either as open or closed captions. Open...

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