Subtitles


With the explosion of YouTube videos today, it makes good sense to broaden your audience by having them translated. Over 60% of YouTube’s audience are foreign language speakers and hearing-impaired viewers. Reach them with captions and subtitles.


Subtitling rules...

Our trained subtitlers provide accurate subtitles which are faithful to the meaning of the original speech.

There are however strict rules to subtitling: each subtitle must contain no more than a certain number of characters and must remain on screen for a predetermined length of time to ensure that it can be read easily. Since people generally speak faster than their words can be read on screen, it is almost always necessary to edit the speech according to the amount of time available. For all our subtitling projects, we use translators skilled and experienced in that particular area.

Language Professionals’ Françoise and Max are both experienced subtitlers, having worked for SBS TV for a number of years, Max as a German subtitler and Françoise as a French subtitler.


To discuss future subtitling requirements, please contact us on (02) 9356 1600. Or email translation@langpro.com.au

For more samples, visit our YouTube channel: youtube


What is better, Subtitles or voice-overs?

Subtitles and voice-overs both have their advantages and disadvantages, and in some cases, a combination of voice-over and subtitles may be the best solution. It’s really up to your audience and market.

Subtitling usually has a lower production cost, as no voice talents, audio studio or recording engineer are required. It allows to retain the full flavour of the original, as the original dialogue and narration are preserved.