What do the different working operations in subtitling mean?
Thread poster: Fredrik Pettersson

Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
Member (2009)
English to Swedish
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Dec 15, 2013

What do the different working operations in subtitling mean? It is evident what transcribe, translate and timing mean, and I know the approximate meaning of the other terms also. But I do not know how to translate these terms and put on my Swedish CV. Wonder if anyone could help me?

These are the terms:

transcribe
translate
conform
timing
standalone QA
transcribe full QA
translate full QA
conform full QA
timing full QA
transcribe spot QA
translate spot QA
conform spot QA
timing spot QA

I have translate to Swedish like this:

transkribering
översättning
anpassning
tidsstyrning
?
transkribering fullständig QA
översättning fullständig QA
anpassning fullständig QA
tidsstyrning fullständig QA
transkribering ? QA
översättning ? QA
anpassning ? QA
tidsstyrning ? QA


 

Zehavit Ehre  Identity Verified
Israel
Local time: 13:17
English to Hebrew
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timing - time-coding Dec 15, 2013

Hi Fredrik,
I would leave the word timing as either timing or time-coding, which is more common in subtitling terms.

For the rest of the terms you can view my lecture about the subtitling process:
[I'm pasting the embed code. If you don't see it, please go to this link:

http://www.slideshare.net/ZehavitEhre/subtitling-english

Subtitling (English) from Golden Translations

Good luck


 

Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
Member (2009)
English to Swedish
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Time-coding has a correspondent in Swedish Dec 15, 2013

Hi Zehavit,

Time-coding would work, the correspondent Swedish term is Tidskodning.

Thanks for the excellent instruction material about subtitling. Was very helpful for me.

For the term Conform, I found this website where Conform seems to be a concept that should be left untranslated (as there are several types of Conform, so to paraphrase it would take up too much space):

http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:560809/FULLTEXT01.pdf

The only term I can not find anything about is Spot. Do they mean something performed on-the-spot? Or do they mean to make QA on a small selection?


 

Barbara Carrara  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 12:17
Member (2008)
English to Italian
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Fredrik Re. Spotting Dec 15, 2013

'Synonyms: timing, cueing. Formerly, a mechanical procedure carried out
indepen­dently of the content and nuances of the dialogue by technicians (repérage). Now used to describe the process of defining the in and out times of individual subtitles.'

http://www.transedit.se/glossary.htm

Hope this helps.


 


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