Lao subtitling agency producing quality Lao subtitles. Our Lao subtitling services include transcriptions, Lao subtitle translations, SRT file creation, on-screen text and graphics localization.

Full-service Lao subtitling agency

Adelphi is a specialist media localization company creating Lao subtitles for advertising and design agencies, translation companies and media organizations worldwide. Our in-house subtitle translations departments are specialists in providing Lao translations, Lao SRT files and burnt-on subtitle videos.

Adelphi is a proud member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC). Using Adelphi’s Lao translation services for your subtitling, therefore, ensures that quality and timing is closely controlled throughout the project.

Included in Adelphi’s Lao 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 Lao localization agency for all your Lao subtitling requirements.

Lao subtitling for The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


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.

Subtitle styles
The above Lao subtitles were ‘burnt on’ to the video (also called open captions) and because of the nature of the video we used white text with an outline or shadow. There are many styles subtitles to display on your video. We can advise you on the best type for your video and produce samples for you to choose from. We can also help with the best fonts to use as well.

Click here to see some samples of subtitle styles

Burnt-on Lao subtitles

One method of subtitling is called ‘burned on’ subtitles, which means they cannot be turned on or off and are always visible. These are also called ‘open’ captions and they are part of the video file itself. Using this method means that multiple languages cannot be shown using the same file, therefore it is necessary to produce multiple versions of the video with the different languages, these can be selected by the user.

Lao subtitle translations – SRT file creation

For Lao subtitle translation, we would use a Lao 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 Lao subtitles.

SRT and STL 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 CC button in the bottom right-hand corner. CC stands for “Closed Captions”.

CC-example

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 US guidelines Click here For UK guidelines Click here

Lao on-screen text localization

We also localize any on-screen text and motion graphics etc. into Lao. Depending on the complexity and how the original was created we might need the original data package it was produced in.

Click here for more on on-screen text localization

Lao to English subtitling

Through our Lao to English Subtitling Service, we produce SRTs and open- and closed-caption subtitles in English from your original Lao video. We manage the entire process for you from start to finish, including transcription, translation, proofreading and subtitling.

Transcription services

We also offer a transcription service for those customers lacking a transcript of their videos. We provide time-coded scripts of your videos 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

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.


Subtitling samples