Finnish Subtitling Services
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Finnish subtitling company in the UK
Send your project viral with the help of the UK’s leading Finnish subtitling company. Add Finnish subtitles to a variety of content, including business presentations, corporate and educational videos, e-learning courses, feature films, promo videos and many more.
Whether you have one video or many, we can help. You’ll get an all-inclusive, cost-effective and hassle-free subtitling solution. We work with a global network of professional subtitlers, but you deal directly with us and can trust us to deliver your project to your specifications.
Our in-house subtitlers and project managers are equipped with industry-standard subtitling software and will thoroughly check all subtitle files before delivery, so you don’t need to worry.
With more than 15 years experience in the subtitling field you are in safe hands. Rest assured you’ll receive accurately timed and perfectly translated Finnish subtitles!
Whether you are a corporate client or a translation or production company, we’ll adapt to your needs so that you can add video translation services to your portfolio of services.
We are only a call or email away or, if you prefer, you can visit our get-a-quote page to discuss your subtitling project in detail. You’ll receive spot on Finnish subtitles to suit your project and needs.
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Benefits of Using GoLocalise as your Subtitling Service Provider
✔ WOW your clients with first-class English and foreign language subtitles.
✔ Stringent quality control processes - subtitling templates created and checked in-house, and timed to professional standards.
✔ Industry-standard Subtitling Software used to create subtitles that are perfectly timed to the exact frame and aesthetically positioned around shot changes.
✔ Experienced native subtitlers able to translate the meaning whilst respecting the style and space constraints specific to subtitling.
✔ All subtitles are thoroughly Quality Checked by our experienced project managers before final delivery.
✔ You’ll receive ready-to-use videos with burnt-in subtitles - open captions - that are ready to be uploaded to your website. You can customise the style and look of the subtitles (font, size, colour, positioning, etc.).
✔ Subtitles that can be switched on and off in multiple languages - closed captions – ready to be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo channels, DVD or Blu-Ray.
✔ On-screen text and captions in your video can be translated and graphically edited, so that you receive a flawless foreign language version.
✔ Reach a wider audience with SDH subtitles - Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.
Working Alongside Translation and Production Companies
Having a strong audiovisual department on your side makes all the difference!
With GoLocalise you get an experienced and motivated team of professionals that work regularly alongside translation and production companies. We understand the technical requirements necessary to produce perfect foreign language and English subtitles. Our project managers will assist you along the way and we’ll break down the process and present it to you without the big words or technical industry jargon, so you don’t need to worry about the technical aspects and can simply concentrate on growing your business. By working with GoLocalise you’ll be able to offer additional services, i.e., translation, subtitling and voice overs to your clients, with a partner who will deliver and on whom you can truly rely.
When working with translation companies we provide easy-to-follow guidelines so that you can provide your own translations for us to “convert” into subtitles, or we can take the entire project off your hands and keep things simple for you – whatever you prefer!
We’re equally used to working with production companies, so we can deliver your subtitles in any language and format of your choice – either burning-in the subtitles onto the video for you, or supplying you with an XML or PNG files for you to do yourself – Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro ready files.
Professional Subtitling Formats
Whether you want English or foreign language subtitles, GoLocalise is the answer!
We can adapt and time your own translation into subtitle format or create foreign language subtitles in any language from scratch, including English subtitles and SDH (Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing).
You can choose to receive your subtitles in over 40 formats, including: AQT, ASC, ASS, CIP, DAR, DAS, DAT, DKS, FDX, FPC, HTML, JS, JSS, LRC, MPL, MTL, OVR, PAC, PAN, PJS, RT, RTF, S2K, SAMI, SBT, SBV, SCC, SIF, SMI, SON, SRF, SRT, SSA, SST, SSTS, STL, STL, STP, SUB, TTS, TXT, USF, VKT, VSF, VTT, XML and ZEG.
We work with you so that you get the perfect subtitles to suit your needs.
Ready-to-use videos with burnt-in subtitles, ready to be uploaded to your website. You can customise the style and look of the subtitles (font, size, colour, positioning, etc.).
Subtitles that can be switched on and off in multiple languages. These can easily be uploaded to your YouTube or Vimeo videos, DVD or Blu-Ray.
Finnish Subtitling Testimonial
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Golocalise are our supplier of choice for all our subtitling and transcription needs. After years of hassle trying to do it all in-house we have found their service to be a revelation in terms of speed, flexibility and costs. Their team is extremely responsive and can always turnaround requests, in any language, within our short deadlines. We can confidently rely on them to provide any deliverables without ever worrying about the accuracy of the subtitling.
Head of Production at Casual Films
Reach A Wider Audience with Finnish Subtitles
Don't leave your important communication to chance. Make sure your message is clearly understood by your audience and choose GoLocalise for your next Finnish subtitling project.
WOW your clients with first-class Finnish subtitles – these will be perfectly timed to the exact frame and aesthetically positioned around shot changes, then thoroughly QCed by our experienced project managers before final delivery.
You will also benefit from having your own dedicated project manager – a single point of contact – to guide you through your project, answer any questions you may have and make things a whole lot easier.
The Subtitling Process in a Nutshell
1. Receipt of the final video. This can generally be in any format, as long as the subtitling provider has the facilities for converting the video into the format supported by their subtitling software. It is always recommended to double check with the provider whether they need to receive the video in a specific format.
2. Creation of an English template. Usually undertaken if translation into more than one language is required.
3. Sending the English template to the linguist for translation.
4. Receipt of translated subtitles from the subtitler. The subtitle file is imported onto the subtitling software in order to perform final quality checks and ensure that subtitles do not exceed reading speeds or go more than two lines.
5. If the results of the quality checks are not satisfactory, the subtitle file will be sent back to the
translator and necessary amends will be requested.
6. After all the final checks have been completed and expectations have been met, the translated
subtitle file is sent over to the client.
7. If burning-in is also required, the client needs to approve the translation. If any
changes to the translation are requested, these need to be communicated to the subtitler and will be implemented if they do not affect readings speeds, maximum characters per line etc. If they cannot be implemented, this will be communicated to the client and alternatives will be suggested.
8. Once all changes have been implemented and the final version of the translation is ready, the burning-in process (if requested) will take place.
9. Your final video is ready, and will be delivered to you via WeTransfer, Hightail, Dropbox, FTP or another file-transfer service of your choice.
Caption and Graphic Editing
When localising and translating videos (whether you choose subtitling or voice over), you’ll find that often there are several elements that need to be localised. These elements can be on-screen graphics, text and/or captions.
Our expert project managers will review the video or project file and advise which elements would be best subtitled or graphically edited. If you do not have the project files, worry not; one of our expert editors will be able to re-create the graphics, captions and titles of your video.
Our expert editors work with a multitude of software: to localise graphics we use Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator; and Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro to create motion graphics and visual effects.
Once all elements are in the video, and the graphic elements have been created and localised, we can then rebuild the video and export it to whichever format and codec you need. We’ll prepare your video project for any platform, including PAL, NTSC, VOD, the Internet, smartphones, games consoles, mp3 players and tablets.
With our facilities and highly skilled operators, your videos are in safe hands!
Why Choose Us?
You deserve the best! Leave your project to the experts at GoLocalise so that you can relax and be assured of getting top-notch results.
Every single detail will be analysed, studied and looked after so that you do not need to worry. Some would say it’s not too classy to blow our own trumpet… but we just like to point out two very important details. We have achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management certification in recognition of our consistent performance and high standards, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management because we care about our planet!
And if you are still curious and want to know more about us, why not have a look at our Team or Awards pages.
Meet Your Expert Subtitling Project Manager
Your project will be in the safe hands of one of our multilingual project managers. They will guide you through every step and ensure you understand the process. Our industry has a tendency to use lots of technical jargon but your dedicated project manager will be on-hand to untangle the mess and explain all you need to know to ensure you only pay for what you need.
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If you need help in choosing the right voice over talent to deliver your message then just ask your project manager. From booking our voice over recording studios to ensuring you project is delivered on time in your chosen media, relax and let your experienced project manager take care of everything. You will receive unparalleled attention-to-detail and customer focus at competitive prices. You'll wish everything was as easy as a GoLocalise voice over!
Finnish is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside Finland. It is one of the two official languages of Finland and an official minority language in Sweden. In Sweden, both standard Finnish and Meänkieli, a Finnish dialect, are spoken. The Kven language, a dialect of Finnish, is spoken in Northern Norway. Finnish is the eponymous member of the Finnic language family and is typologically between fusional and agglutinative languages. It modifies and inflects nouns, adjectives, pronouns, numerals and verbs, depending on their roles in the sentence.
Finnish is one of two official languages of Finland (the other being Swedish, spoken by 5.42% of the population as of 2010) and an official language of the European Union. It enjoys the status of an official minority language in Sweden. Under the Nordic Language Convention, citizens of the Nordic countries speaking Finnish have the opportunity to use their native language when interacting with official bodies in other Nordic countries without being liable to any interpretation or translation costs.
In the 19th century Johan Vilhelm Snellman and others began to stress the need to improve the status of Finnish. Ever since the days of Mikael Agricola, written Finnish had been used almost exclusively in religious contexts, but now Snellman's Hegelian nationalistic ideas of Finnish as a full-fledged national language gained considerable support. Concerted efforts were made to improve the status of the language and to modernize it, and by the end of the century Finnish had become a language of administration, journalism, literature, and science in Finland, along with Swedish.
The most important contributions to improving the status of Finnish were made by Elias Lönnrot. His impact on the development of modern vocabulary in Finnish was particularly crucial. In addition to compiling the Kalevala, he acted as an arbitrator in disputes about the development of standard Finnish between the proponents of western and eastern dialects, ensuring that the western dialects Agricola had preferred preserved their preeminent role, while many originally dialectical words from Eastern Finland were introduced to the standard language enriching it considerably. The first novel written in Finnish (and by a Finnish-speaker) was Seven Brothers (Seitsemän veljestä), published by Aleksis Kivi in 1870.
There are two main varieties of Finnish used throughout the country. One is the "standard language" (yleiskieli), and the other is the "spoken language" (puhekieli). The standard language is used in formal situations like political speeches and newscasts. Its written form, the "book language" (kirjakieli), is used in nearly all written texts, not always excluding even the dialogue of common people in popular prose. The spoken language, on the other hand, is the main variety of Finnish used in popular TV and radio shows and at workplaces, and may be preferred to a dialect in personal communication.
Standard Finnish is prescribed by the Language Office of the Research Institute for the Languages of Finland and is the language used in official communication. The Dictionary of Contemporary Finnish (Nykysuomen sanakirja 1951–61), with 201,000 entries, was a prescriptive dictionary that defined official language. An additional volume for words of foreign origin (Nykysuomen sivistyssanakirja, 30,000 entries) was published in 1991. An updated dictionary, The New Dictionary of Modern Finnish (Kielitoimiston sanakirja) was published in an electronic form in 2004 and in print in 2006. A descriptive grammar (Iso suomen kielioppi, 1,600 pages) was published in 2004. There is also an etymological dictionary, Suomen sanojen alkuperä, published in 1992–2000, and a handbook of contemporary language (Nykysuomen käsikirja), and a periodic publication, Kielikello. Standard Finnish is used in official texts and is the form of language taught in schools. Its spoken form is used in political speech, newscasts, in courts, and in other formal situations. Nearly all publishing and printed works are in standard Finnish.
The colloquial language has mostly developed naturally from earlier forms of Finnish, and spread from the main cultural and political centres. The standard language, however, has always been a consciously constructed medium for literature. It preserves grammatical patterns that have mostly vanished from the colloquial varieties and, as its main application is writing, it features complex syntactic patterns that are not easy to handle when used in speech. The colloquial language develops significantly faster, and the grammatical and phonological simplifications also include the most common pronouns and suffixes, which sum up to frequent but modest differences. Some sound changes have been left out of the formal language, such as the irregularization of some common verbs by assimilation, e.g. tule- → tuu- ('come', only when the second syllable is short, so the third person singular does not contract: hän tulee 'he comes', never *hän tuu; also mene- → mee-). However, the longer forms such as tule can be used in spoken language in other forms as well.
The literary language certainly still exerts a considerable influence upon the spoken word, because illiteracy is nonexistent and many Finns are avid readers. In fact, it is still not entirely uncommon to meet people who "talk book-ish" (puhuvat kirjakieltä); it may have connotations of pedantry, exaggeration, moderation, weaseling or sarcasm (somewhat like heavy use of Latinate words in English: compare the difference between saying "There's no children I will leave it to" and "There are no children unto whom I shall leave it".). More common is the intrusion of typically literary constructions into a colloquial discourse, as a kind of quote from written Finnish. It should also be noted that it is quite common to hear book-like and polished speech on radio or TV, and the constant exposure to such language tends to lead to the adoption of such constructions even in everyday language.
A prominent example of the effect of the standard language is the development of the consonant gradation form /ts : ts/ as in metsä : metsän, as this pattern was originally (1940) found natively only in the dialects of southern Karelian isthmus and Ingria. It has been reinforced by the spelling 'ts' for the dental fricative [θː], used earlier in some western dialects. The spelling and the pronunciation encouraged by it however approximate the original pronunciation, still reflected e.g. in Karelian /čč : č/ (meččä : mečän). In spoken language, a fusion of Western /tt : tt/ (mettä : mettän) and Eastern /ht : t/ (mehtä : metän) has been created: /tt : t/ (mettä : metän). It is notable that neither of these forms are identifiable as, or originate from, a specific dialect.