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¿Subtitling at $100 video/hour?
Thread poster: Fernando Ruiz
Fernando Ruiz
Mexico
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Dec 29, 2001

Someboy help me here please ¿What does \"outsourcer\'s price US $100/ video hour\", in the bidding form of the ABC translations post for a subtitling project means? ¿Is it a mistake?

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Dyran Altenburg  Identity Verified
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Do you think it's too little or too much? Dec 30, 2001

Considering an hour of video could potentially take several hours to process, it\'s hard to tell if this is a reasonable offer or not, without actually looking at it first.

[ This Message was edited by: on 2001-12-30 21:20 ]


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Fernando Ruiz
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It is ridiculously low! Dec 31, 2001

I am a Mexico city based translator, (so i`m used to third world tariffs), and basically I only do subtitling. $100 a video hour is only adequate for a bottom of the line translation, like for porn, without the actual video output which would be extra. ¿And they even want a written transcript & translation and output in digital video? Either there`s a mistake or they don`t know what are they talking about.

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Dyran Altenburg  Identity Verified
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They might as well have asked for world peace while they were at it... Jan 2, 2002

It does seem like these people don\'t have a clue about what the work really entails.



Makes you wonder what those 22 bids are all about.


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