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Video content is King

If a picture tells a thousand words, can you imagine what a video can do? Just look at the way social media is progressing, with the likes of YouTube, Vimeo, Snapchat and Vine; we are certainly the video generation, and so are your customers.

Let us help you reach new markets and promote your content, with our expertise in re-versioning your audio and video content. You will get an all-inclusive, cost-effective and hassle-free video translation solution. From transcribing, translating a video and voicing it over, to creating Finnish subtitles and graphically editing captions or on-screen text for a foreign language version of your video – we can do it all!

Impress your customers with a Finnish version of your audio or video content, including business presentations, corporate and educational videos, e-learning courses, feature films, promo videos and many more.

GoLocalise adhere to rigorous quality assurance processes to monitor quality and precision throughout every stage of a translation project.

You won’t need to worry about the technical side or whether your product meets industry standards. Our experienced project managers are all trained in voice over and subtitling and are well aware of the requirements and constraints involved. We work with industry-standard subtitling software to thoroughly check all subtitle files before delivery, to ensure you get the highest quality possible.

We have more than 15 years' experience in the localisation field, so you are in safe hands. You can rest assured and trust us to deliver an accurately timed and perfectly translated Finnish version of your script, audio or video content!

Whether you are a corporate client or a translation or production company, we will adapt to your needs so that you can add video or audio translation services to your portfolio of services.

We are only a call or email away or, if you prefer, visit our get-a-quote page to discuss your video or audio project in detail. You will receive a Finnish version of your video or audio file adapted to your project specifications and needs, and best of all, it will WOW your customers.

They're reliable, adaptive and obsessed with quality. And while you can never be 100% guaranteed of perfection, you can be sure GoLocalise will go the extra mile to get it right every time. Whether that's hiring extra resources, hopping on multiple calls or even changing their internal processes, they'll do what it takes. We've worked with them now for over to 5 years and we are truly thankful to have such a strong localisation partner for our business.

Lucas Cole Sales and Marketing Director at Epipheo

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  • WOW your clients with first-class translations carried out by translation experts in that particular industry sector.
  • Stringent quality control processes - subtitling (English) templates created and checked in-house, and timed to professional standards.
  • Industry leading subtitling software to create subtitles that are perfectly timed to the exact frame and aesthetically positioned around shot changes.
  • Your message faithfully and accurately delivered by experienced native subtitlers only.
  • All translations are thoroughly quality checked by our experienced project managers before final delivery.
  • You will receive ready-to-use videos with translated 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.).
  • If you prefer to give your clients or viewers flexibility, why not go for subtitles that can be switched on and off in multiple languages? You can receive closed captions in the format of your choice – ready to be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo channels, DVD or Blu-Ray.
  • Go the extra mile by localising all your content. On-screen text and captions in your video can be translated and graphically edited, so that you receive a flawless foreign language version.

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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!

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Types of
Transcription

GoLocalise offers transcription services for audio and video files in over 100 languages including English. Our expert team of transcribers will create a text version of your video or audio file, and we can also translate and/or voice over your transcript.

There are different variations of this service, all of which will result in a text document containing the dialogue from the source audio or video file:

1Verbatim transcriptions

This will include absolutely everything that is part of the footage, such as “ums, uhs”, false starts, noise words, any sounds, etc. The transcriber will also leave the speech as it is, even in the case of incorrect phrase or language selection, colloquialisms and poor grammar.

2WORD-FOR-WORD TRANSCRIPTIONS

This type of transcription will only include the speech, but the transcriber will leave out any redundant or unnecessary elements such as nervous stutters, false starts, etc. The speech will however stay the same and will not be edited.

3GENERAL TRANSCRIPTIONS

With this type of transcription, the style will be “written” more than “spoken”. Any grammar or syntax errors will be corrected in the process, and the text will read well and be grammatically correct.

We specialise in transcriptions that will be used as voice over scripts, (on-screen) captions and subtitles. Our experience in these fields has made us the top choice for clients all over the world who want to re-version their existing audiovisual content into several different language versions.

Transcriptions can be used for different purposes – as a script for a voice over session, or as reference when editing raw footage for example. We can also produce a time-coded and condensed version of the transcription that can be used for subtitling purposes.

No matter if your content is in English or any other language, we can help!

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 Photoshop or Illustrator; and 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, game consoles, mp3 players and tablets.

With our facilities and highly skilled operators, your videos are in safe hands!

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Quality Assurance

We use continuous quality control processes to monitor quality and accuracy at each and every stage of a translation project.

Hand-picked translators

Translators are screened not only for linguistic ability but also for technical knowledge. Applicants must pass interviews and rigorous subject-specific language tests. Furthermore all our translators have at least five years experience in their sector.

EDITING

Each translated document is edited by a second translator to ensure accuracy and to address any linguistic issues. Again, the work is assigned to a specialist according to subject matter.

REVISION

At GoLocalise, the translation process goes one step further with a final quality assurance step. A third translator revises the document to verify that editing changes and formatting have been properly implemented, and that there are no omissions or typographical errors. Every translation is checked word for word against the original and any changes that are required are made to ensure that the correct terminology is used consistently throughout the text.

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At GoLocalise nothing is too much hassle! The expert team of project managers, translators and linguists are always at hand to ensure your content is perfectly localised – whatever the media. You’ll benefit from a company with over 15 years' experience, an in-house subtitling team, and in-house state-of-the-art recording facilities!

Audiovisual Translation

Audiovisual translation, or AVT, is a highly specialised type of translation, which is increasingly popular in today’s digital world. We are surrounded by audiovisual content, so it makes sense that there is a type of translation that is suitable for the modern technological world.

AVT requires some of the same skills as general translation but also poses additional challenges. In subtitling for instance, the translator must fit the translation into the time and space constraints posed by the video; whilst in voice over the length of the translation must be considered and match the original as closely as possible. And these are just a few examples.

AVT is certainly no easy task and it takes a team of experienced professionals to do it well. This is where we can help you. We are highly specialised in AVT, so you can trust us to deliver products which look good, sound great and are perfectly suited to your target audience, all in your preferred format.

Video Game Translation

We know that a game doesn’t just have to look good and play smoothly, it also has to sound great and read well too. That’s why we, at GoLocalise, provide all our clients with carefully selected linguists, who are not only specialists in the video game field but are also gamers themselves.

We look after every single detail when localising games into foreign languages and always use the latest glossaries for all the current video game platforms, Wii, PlayStation, Xbox, etc. so that terminology and platform word choices are always spot-on.

E-learning Translation

GoLocalise provides your company with e-learning translation, localisation and voice over services, leaving you with a ready-to-host product.

We only employ highly skilled linguists who have extensive experience in e-learning and a sound understanding of the particular industry sector they are dealing with.

Our service includes the management of the whole process and the delivery of content adapted to foreign markets.

The steps and services involved in any end-to-end e-learning project are: the translation of the course and on-screen text; the localisation of the course graphics; the voice over recording of the course with your preferred voice over talent/s; and the quality control during which the localised course files are reviewed against the original files.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF Finnish

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 non-existent 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.

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  • Subtitle Burn-in Graphic Editing
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