A Multimedia Translation is widely known as Audio-Visual Translation. The different modes of this type of translations include Audio (radio), Audio and Visual (Screen), or written, Audio and Visual (Multimedia) channels are used as source texts. The process of translating in Radio is very much similar to that of the translating voice-over for TV interviews.
An Audio-Visual Translation may hold all translations, as like for production or postproduction in any media or format. This may also includes new areas of media accessibility, like subtitling for the deaf or hearing impaired and audio description for the blind and visually impaired peoples.
Firstly, training translators in this specialized field had to simulate the working conditions, the software programs and original Audio-Visual contents to translate are needed, along with professional translators to teach about all the related fields.
Other such software’s like “[email protected]” and “REVOice” resolves the first problem which are used to simulate subtitling and dubbing or voice-over. But to teach the translators with the help of expert teachers of this field are still a challenge for recreation the actual working condition only the active professionals could offer the day to day experience, and they had to be prepared to follow a timetable and never ending preparation and correction of the tasks. With the help of these professionals we are able to understand the Movies or TV conversations which are not somewhat understandable to us.
In today’s world it has increased the demand for dubbing, subtitling and has also opened the opportunity for many professionals. Some companies offer an excellent location for Audio-Visual translation research and for teaching the traditional and new online formats.
The whole area of the Audio-Visual Translation includes not only the “State of the Art” research and teaching of Audio-Visual Translation, but it also the professionals’ experiences. The two elements, translation and Audio-Visuals, have been accepted to language learning in general and subtitling calls for a variety of skills that can be improved through the activities in the different stages of the subtitling process.
After complete the subtitlingprocess each projects undergoes some verification process. First, one native speaker is read the subtitle file without watching the video. It allows identifying the mistakes in spellings or punctuations in the subtitles. Second step of verification is simulation. The film or program is screened with complete subtitles and check for any errors of the previous processes.
In the today’s world a very good professional perspective of the Audio-Visual Translations is “Film Dubbing”.