Do you need to dub or subtitle your videos, add a foreign voice-over to your documentary, or simply record the reading of a text for an audio guide? Let Atenao handle your subtitling, sound dubbing and voice overs. A multilingual audiovisual project requires many different skills; Atenao and its studio provide you with a comprehensive solution for your needs.
Simple transcription involves writing out the spoken text in an audio or video file. This is carried out by an audio typist who is able to type the text in sync with audio or video file being played. Atenao offers simple transcription in all languages.
Time-coded transcription is essential for the integration of subtitles or a voice-over, as this guarantees that the timing of the translated subtitles or the voice-over with be in synch with the original audio. This type of transcription consists of typing the spoken text from an audio or video file in keeping with the original time codes. An audio typist achieves this by using subtitling software. Atenao offers time-coded transcription in all languages which use the Latin alphabet.
The translation of subtitles is carried out within the subtitle file, by replacing the original transcription. Atenao offers the translation of subtitles in all languages which read from left to right. The translated file is delivered in your format of choice (SRT, SUB, TXT or equivalent).
Embedding subtitles in a foreign language involves “hardcoding” the subtitles into the video. This service is carried out by our studio using video-editing software. The video file is then delivered in your format of choice (TS, AVI, WMV, MPEG, MOV).
Subtitle translation process
• Time-coded transcription of the original video by a native speaker,
• Translation of the subtitles file,
• Delivery of a text file in your choice of format (ASS, SRT, SUB, etc.).
Dubbing consists of replacing the original voice in a video with the foreign language-speaking voice. This involves lip-sync during the translation phase, in order to adapt the vocabulary and the length and number of words in the target language to the actors’ or participants’ lip movements. This ensures words pronounced and lip movements remain in sync.
• Time defined transcription of the original audio,
• Adapted translation for correct lip synchronization,
• Recording by a professional native-speaking voice actor,
• Mixing and synchronization with original speech,
• Delivery of an audio and/or video file in your preferred format (TS, AVI, WMV, MPEG, etc.).
Recording a voice-over involves adding a foreign voice to a video. Voice-overs tend to be recorded in professional studios with actors. Atenao provides 2 additional voice-over services so it has something for every budget.
A quality option for any budget. The process involves a native interpreter simultaneously and orally translating the words from the source audio as they would a simultaneous interpreting assignment. The interpreter records their speech which is naturally in step with the original speaker. It takes almost as long to complete as the original audio duration which makes it fantastic value for money.
• Broadcasts and news for social media
• Instruction videos
• Internal communication videos
• Customer testimonials
• Poorer sound quality compared to a studio recording
• Pauses that naturally occur in simultaneous interpreting
Example of voice-over interpreting in Spanish :
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Home studio voice-over
This service brings together the benefits of interpreting and professional recording studios. The original soundtrack is translated before the recording. The interpreter is therefore not working simultaneously as they would with voice-over interpreting. Instead they record their script with as many takes as they need. This means it takes longer to complete than voice-over interpreting and the audio quality is far better with less noise.
• Communication posts for social media
• Video reports
• Product presentation videos
• Shopping videos
• Audio quality
• Smooth speech
Example of home studio voice-over in French :
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Professional studio voice-over
This is the Rolls Royce of voice-overs and used for ads and documentaries. Like home studio voice-overs, the original soundtrack is transcribed on a timeline before being translated. A professional actor and native speaker provides the voice-over. The recording takes place in a studio with as many takes as necessary then cleaned up to provide a perfect result. The studio then mixes the soundtrack onto the original video.
• Timeline transcription by a native speaker,
• Voice-over recording by a native speaker;
• Synchronised voice-over, mixing,
• Delivery of an audio and/or video file in the format of your choice (TS, AVI, WMV, MPEG, etc.).
• Promotional films
• In-house films
• TV documents
• Corporate videos
• First class audio quality
• Engaging vocals
• Smooth speech
Example of studio voice-over in English :
Example of studio voice-over in Portuguese :