Ráfaga

19:52 Jun 15, 2011
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Media / Multimedia / Editing a video piece
Spanish term or phrase: Ráfaga
This word is used a lot in the script. Could anyone tell me what is the word used in English? I think it refers to some graphics that appear at different times during the commercial.

Thanks in advance

J
jakebcn


Summary of answers provided
3 +1[refers to sound or flash of light]
Robert Forstag
3flash
Michael Powers (PhD)
1Video filler
Lisa McCarthy


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flash


Explanation:
Since it is being used during a script, without knowing the script, the best we can do is an educted guesse. One of the meaning of "ráfaga" is a flash, so if there are different flashes of different scenes, or whatever, in this script, it might mean that.

Mike

Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 04:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
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[refers to sound or flash of light]


Explanation:
The word literally means "burst" (i.e., of sound; often used in reference to machine-gun fire) or a "flash" in reference to light. In your context, it seems it could have either meaning. You would best be able to know which is intended, and to apply the proper label in English based on the particular sound or video effect that you hear or see in the video. (Given that you indicate the text involves "editing a video piece," I am assuming you have access to the video. If you don't, then you will need to request it to provide a proper translation. If you can't get hold of it, you will need to find out from someone who has access to it what the term specifically refers to.

Suerte.

Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 04:35
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 46

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agree  neilmac: Totally: "need to find out ...what the term specifically refers to"
11 hrs
  -> Right. And the only way to do this would be to see and hear the video. Otherwise, offering suggestions is nothing more than a wild goose chase. Thank you, Neil. :)
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Video filler


Explanation:
Merely a guess:

ANTERRON :: Multimedia
Video shoot and editing: We undertake video shoots for advertisements, video fillers etc and also meet the post production needs. ...
www.anterron.com/cgi-bin/services/multimedia.asp - Cached

Lisa McCarthy
Spain
Local time: 09:35
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
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