Subtitlers can work intralingually, within the same language, or interlingually, across languages. Intralingual subtitlers create the subtitles for hearing-impaired viewers, whereas interlingual subtitlers create the subtitles for movies or television programmes in a different language to the one heard in the audiovisual production. They both ensure that the captions and subtitles are synchronised with the sound, images and dialogue of the audiovisual work.
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The rules concerning the way words are spelled.
- ICT software specifications
The characteristics, use and operations of various software products such as computer programmes and application software.
- Computer equipment
The offered computers, computer peripheral equipment and software products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.
- Multimedia systems
The methods, procedures and techniques pertaining to the operation of multimedia systems, usually a combination of software and hardware, presenting various types of media such as video and audio.
- Captioning software
The various software to create captions and subtitles in a file that is merged with the actual footage, such as Telestream and MovieCaptioners.
- Condense information
Summarise the original information without losing the original message and find economic ways of communicating the same.
- Transcribe dialogues
Transcribe dialogues accurately and quickly.
- Translate foreign language
Translate words, sentences, and concepts from a foreign language into your mother tongue or another foreign language.
- Apply grammar and spelling rules
Apply the rules of spelling and grammar and ensure consistency throughout texts.
- Describe scenes
Watch scenes closely in order to comprehend their essence and describe the spatial element, the sounds, and the dialogue.
- Consult information sources
Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.