Send your project viral with the help of the UK’s leading Urdu audio and video translation company.
Let us help you reach new markets and promote your content, with our expertise in re-versioning your audio and video content.
If a picture tells a thousand words, can you imagine what a video can do? Just look at the way social media is progressing, with the likes of YouTube, Vimeo, Snapchat and Vine; we are certainly the video generation, and so are your customers.
You will get an all-inclusive, cost-effective and hassle-free video translation solution.
From transcribing, translating a video and voicing it over, to creating Urdu subtitles and graphically editing captions or on-screen text for a foreign language version of your video – we can do it all!
Impress your customers with a Urdu version of your audio or video content, including business presentations, corporate and educational videos, e-learning courses, feature films, promo videos and many more.
GoLocalise adhere to rigorous quality assurance processes to monitor quality and precision throughout every stage of a translation project.
You won’t need to worry about the technical side or whether your product meets industry standards.
Our experienced project managers are all trained in voice over and subtitling and are well aware of the requirements and constraints involved.
We work with industry-standard subtitling software to thoroughly check all subtitle files before delivery, to ensure you get the highest quality possible.
We have more than 15 years’ experience in the localisation field, so you are in safe hands.
You can rest assured and trust us to deliver an accurately timed and perfectly translated Urdu version of your script, audio or video content!
Whether you are a corporate client or a translation or production company, we will adapt to your needs so that you can add video or audio translation services to your portfolio of services.
We are only a call or email away or, if you prefer, visit our get-a-quote page to discuss your video or audio project in detail.
You will receive a Urdu version of your video or audio file adapted to your project specifications and needs, and best of all, it will WOW your customers.
GoLocalise has been Atlas’s sole provider of translation and foreign voiceover services since 2011. Their friendly and efficient team have localised a range of technical and behavioural projects and in a variety of multimedia formats. Atlas considers GoLocalise to be our localisation partner; trusted to consistently deliver on time and to a high standard.
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Leave your project to the experts at GoLocalise so that you can relax and be assured of getting top-notch results
Every single detail will be analysed, studied and looked after so that you do not need to worry. Some would say it’s not too classy to blow our own trumpet… but we just like to point out two very important details.
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GoLocalise offers transcription services for audio and video files in over 100 languages including English. Our expert team of transcribers will create a text version of your video or audio file, and we can also translate and/or voice over your transcript.
There are different variations of this service, all of which will result in a text document containing the dialogue from the source audio or video file:
This will include absolutely everything that is part of the footage, such as “ums, uhs”, false starts, noise words, any sounds, etc. The transcriber will also leave the speech as it is, even in the case of incorrect phrase or language selection, colloquialisms and poor grammar.
This type of transcription will only include the speech, but the transcriber will leave out any redundant or unnecessary elements such as nervous stutters, false starts, etc. The speech will however stay the same and will not be edited.
With this type of transcription, the style will be “written” more than “spoken”. Any grammar or syntax errors will be corrected in the process, and the text will read well and be grammatically correct.
We specialise in transcriptions that will be used as voice over scripts, (on-screen) captions and subtitles. Our experience in these fields has made us the top choice for clients all over the world who want to re-version their existing audiovisual content into several different language versions.
Transcriptions can be used for different purposes – as a script for a voice over session, or as reference when editing raw footage for example. We can also produce a time-coded and condensed version of the transcription that can be used for subtitling purposes.
No matter if your content is in English or any other language, we can help!
When localising and translating videos (whether you choose subtitling or voice over), you’ll find that often there are several elements that need to be localised. These elements can be on-screen graphics, text and/or captions.
Our expert project managers will review the video or project file and advise which elements would be best subtitled or graphically edited. If you do not have the project files, worry not; one of our expert editors will be able to re-create the graphics, captions and titles of your video.
Our expert editors work with a multitude of software: to localise graphics we use Photoshop or Illustrator; and After Effects and Final Cut Pro to create motion graphics and visual effects.
Once all elements are in the video, and the graphic elements have been created and localised, we can then rebuild the video and export it to whichever format and codec you need. We’ll prepare your video project for any platform, including PAL, NTSC, VOD, the Internet, smartphones, game consoles, mp3 players and tablets.
With our facilities and highly skilled operators, your videos are in safe hands!
We use continuous quality control processes to monitor quality and accuracy at each and every stage of a translation project.
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Having a strong audiovisual department on your side makes all the difference!
With GoLocalise you get an experienced and motivated team of professionals that work regularly alongside translation and production companies.
We understand the technical requirements necessary to produce perfect foreign language and English voice overs.
Our project managers will assist you along the way and we’ll break down the process and present it to you without the big words or technical industry jargon, so you don’t need to worry about the technical aspects and can simply concentrate on growing your business.
When working with translation companies we provide easy-to-follow guidelines so that you can provide your own translations for us to “convert” into subtitles, or voice over your translated scripts.
Or if you prefer, we can take the entire project off your hands and keep things simple for you – it’s your call!
We’re equally used to working with production companies, so we can deliver your translations or subtitles in any language and format of your choice – either burning-in the subtitles onto the video for you, or supplying you with XML or PNG files for you to do yourself – Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro ready files.
Don’t leave your important communication to chance. Make sure your message is clearly understood by your audience and choose GoLocalise for your next voice over project. Check out our latest case studies.
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No matter the type of voice you are looking for, we’ll either have it in our books or find it and source it for you. We’ll organise a casting and ensure you get the perfect voice to suit your needs.
You will also benefit from having your own dedicated project manager – a single point of contact – to guide you through your project, answer any questions you may have and make things a whole lot easier.
Your project will be in the safe hands of one of our multilingual project managers. They will guide you through every step and ensure you understand the process.
Our industry has a tendency to use lots of technical jargon but your dedicated project manager will be on-hand to untangle the mess and explain all you need to know to ensure you only pay for what you need.
If you need help in choosing the right voice over talent to deliver your message then just ask your project manager.
From booking our voice over recording studios to ensuring you project is delivered on time in your chosen media, relax and let your experienced project manager take care of everything.
You will receive unparalleled attention to detail and customer focus at competitive prices. You’ll wish everything was as easy as a GoLocalise voice over!
Your most discerning customers will thank you for choosing our modern state-of-the-art recording studios. Every detail has been carefully thought through for your comfort, leaving you to simply focus on what matters most – the voice over session.
Your recordings will sound beautiful and crystal clear thanks to our high-end studio sound-proofing and audio equipment, i.e. ProTools HD and Neumann microphones.
Maximise your budget by reducing the need for retakes with the help of our experienced in-house sound engineers who will professionally capture and edit your audio.
And for those recordings in languages which neither you nor your client speak, we’ll bring a qualified pro to your session to add that essential ingredient.
To make you feel right at home, we provide high-speed Wi-Fi Internet and air-con is available. And last but not least, we have the biggest cookie jar you’ve ever seen, that’ll make your custom brew taste even sweeter!
Urdu is a standardised register of the Hindustani language. It is the national language and lingua franca of Pakistan, and an official language of six states of India. It is also one of the 22 official languages recognized in the Constitution of India.
Urdu is historically associated with the Muslims of the region of Hindustan. Apart from specialized vocabulary, Urdu is mutually intelligible with Standard Hindi, which is associated with the Hindu community.
The Urdu language received recognition and patronage under the British Raj when the British replaced the Persian and local official languages of North Indian Jammu and Kashmir state with the Urdu and English language in 1837.
Urdu formed from Khariboli—a Prakrit spoken in North India—by adding Persian and Arabic words to it. Around 99% of Urdu verbs have their roots in Sanskrit and Prakrit. But the word Urdu is derived from the same Turkic word ordu (army) that has given English horde.
However, Turkish borrowings in Urdu are minimal. The words that Urdu has borrowed from Turkish and Arabic have been borrowed through Farsi and hence are a Persianized version of the original word, for instance the Arabic teh marbuta ( ة ) changes to heh ( ه ) orteh ( ت )..
The Mughal Empire’s official language was Persian, a continuation of the policy that had been established since the early days of the Turko-Afghan Delhi Sultanate and the introduction of Persian in the Indian Subcontinent by Central Asian Persianized Turkic invaders, amongst the most notable, Mahmud of Ghazni.
The basis in general for the introduction of Persian language into the subcontinent was set, from its earliest days, by various Persianized Central Asian Turkic and Afghan dynasties. With the advent of the British Raj Persian language was replaced by the Hindustani written in the Persian script and this script was used by both Hindus and Muslims.
The name Urdu was first used by the poet Ghulam Hamadani Mushafi around 1780. From the 13th century until the end of the 18th century Urdu was commonly known as Hindi.
The language was also known by various other names such as Hindavi and Dehlavi. The communal nature of the language lasted until it replaced Persian as the official language in 1837 and was made co-official, along with English.
Urdu was promoted in British India by British policies to counter the previous emphasis on Persian. This triggered a Hindu backlash in north-western India, which argued that the language should be written in the native Devanagari script.
Thus a new literary register, called “Hindi”, replaced traditional Hindustani as the official language of Bihar in 1881, establishing a sectarian divide of “Urdu” for Muslims and “Hindi” for Hindus, a divide that was formalized with the division of India and Pakistan after independence (though there are Hindu poets who continue to write in Urdu to this day, with post-independence examples including Gopi Chand Narang and Gulzar). At independence, Pakistan established a highly Persianized literary form of Urdu as its national language.
There have been attempts to “purify” Urdu and Hindi, by purging Urdu of Sanskrit loan words, and Hindi of Persian loan words, and new vocabulary draws primarily from Persian and Arabic for Urdu and from Sanskrit for Hindi.
This has primarily affected academic and literary vocabulary, and both national standards remain heavily influenced by both Persian and Sanskrit. English has exerted a heavy influence on both as a co-official language.
GoLocalise is the London’s leading voice over agency offering voice-over, subtitling and translations from urdu to any language in the world.
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