Our Bengali subtitling services include transcription, Bengali subtitle translation, SRT file creation, on-screen text, and graphics localization.
Adelphi is a specialist media localization company creating Bengali subtitles for advertising and design agencies, translation companies, and media organizations worldwide. Our in-house subtitle translations departments are specialists in providing Bengali translations, Bengali SRT files, and burnt-on subtitle videos.
Adelphi is a proud member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC). Using Adelphi’s Bengali translation services for your subtitling, therefore, ensures that quality and timing are closely controlled throughout the project.
Included in Adelphi’s Bengali subtitling services is our capacity to localize motion graphics and animations, printed materials, Articulate Storyline e-learning projects, and any on-screen text in-house with no outsourcing. This makes Adelphi the full-service foreign language localization agency for all your Bengali subtitling requirements.
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Tips for preparing your videos for subtitling
- Always check if the subject has already been translated into the language you require, as this might mean there are established ways to spell product names etc. Where possible, provide a glossary list of these, so we can inform our translators.
- Make sure the video you provide us with is final, as all the translated content and timings will have to be redone at an extra cost if they change in the middle of the project.
- It is always best to transcribe the video with time-codes in the original language first and only then translate, so only one set of time-coding needs to be done. If not, we then have to time-code each language individually, meaning extra costs and longer turnarounds.
- If you’re planning on shooting raw footage in a language you are unfamiliar with and editing it later, please ask your guide or interpreter if they can give you a written transcript of everything that was recorded.
The above Bengali subtitles were ‘burnt on’ to the video (open captions) and due to the nature of the video we used a transparent band behind the text for optimum readability. There are various ways of producing subtitles to display on your video. We can advise you on the best option for yourselves and even provide samples for you to choose from. We can also advise on the best fonts to use too. Subtitles usually have a character limit of around 44 characters and 2 lines per subtitle. Click here to see some samples of subtitle styles
Bengali subtitle translations – SRT file creation
For Bengali subtitle translation, we would use a Bengali audiovisual translator (SRT file translator) who will create translated subtitles in the target language directly from the video in the source language.
There are many subtitle file formats, such as SRT, STL, and VTT, etc. The file format depends on the platform used to display the subtitles, but SRT files are the most commonly supported. SRT files are time-coded documents that can be imported into the subtitling software, which then puts the correct subtitle in the correct sequence. After this, the SRT files just need a quick tidy-up to ensure the reading speed and subtitle presentation are optimal. These SRT files can then be used to create burnt-on Bengali subtitles.
SRT files are time-coded documents that can be imported into the subtitling software which then puts the correct subtitle with the correct sequence, after this, there is only a visual tidy-up required.
SRT files are also used to provide subtitles for YouTube, Vimeo, etc. By using these types of files, viewers have the option to switch on subtitles for different languages by clicking the button in the bottom right-hand corner. CC stands for “Closed Captions”.
If you require Closed Captions for deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences please let us know, as there are specific rules that must be adhered to. For the US guidelines Click here For UK guidelines Click here
Bengali to English subtitling services
As part of our subtitling services we also offer a Bengali to English Subtitling Service, including translation, transcription, SRT creation, and subtitling.
We also offer a transcription service for those customers lacking a transcript of their videos. We provide time-coded scripts of your videos that are ready to be translated. We will then use those translations for the subtitle text, sending you the files at each stage of the process for you to review and assess.
Articulate Storyline localization service
We can translate not just the text from your Articulate Storyline course itself but also localize all of the button and slider content too, we also add voice-overs and subtitles to any embedded videos using translated scripts and voice talents we can provide.