November 8, 2017, Toronto – Boffin, the Asian language service provider, today announced that its new VideoLocalize platform has won the coveted TAUS Innovation Excellence Award in the Insider category. TAUS, the resource center for the global language and translation industries, presented the award to President and Co-founder George Zhao following his presentation at the organization's Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon.
This is the second year in a row that we have won this award. In 2016, we won this TAUS Innovation Excellence Award for VideoLocalize's special Karaoke style feature, where the voice talent will record each sentence, as in a Karaoke style, to match what is on the screen in every language the first time, avoiding high re-recording costs. For the 2017 competition, we developed an algorithm to automate video dubbing to match the voice over with the original video in post-editing. As Zhao observed, "Like the text expansion problem in translation, the length of the multilingual voiceover can expand or shrink in video localization too." His solution was to either slow down the video to match the voice recording length or speed up the voice over to match the video length.
To learn more about the platform, visit www.VideoLocalize.com.
Video localization is complicated. It involves not only translation processes and graphic engineering, but also voice-over and audio/video editing as well. The challenge is how to keep control of the budget while meeting client expectations. VideoLocalize is the answer.
Videolocalize is the brainchild of Boffin Language, an Asian-language service provider led by co-founder George Zhao. VideoLocalize's mission is to make video localization faster and more cost-effective.
Founded in China in 1996 and headquartered in Toronto, Boffin Language Group Inc. has secured a strong niche position and a reputation as a reliable provider of high-quality translation and localization services, primarily for the Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean and Japanese languages. Boffin is also an established engineering service provider, handling software localization, QA testing, DTP, and audio/video engineering as well.