Chances are you have seen Disney’s latest movie “Frozen,” and maybe even own the hit soundtrack. Disney saw that fans adored the songs from “Frozen” and decided to release the movie in theaters as a “sing-along” version with the song lyrics subtitled on the screen. A bouncing snowflake highlighted each word in sync with the audio. This sing-along version became the top-selling movie on Fandango. In relation to this, DCMP released an article about how using subtitled music videos can promote reading growth. Planet Read in India won the Library of Congress Literacy Award for Same Language Subtitling (SLS). Their videos are subtitled in an innovative way. The subtitles function like karaoke, where the text changes in color in sync with the audio. This encourages reading proficiency as the viewer can read the words in sync with the spoken audio. Learn more at dcmp.org.
This year’s NAB show is only two weeks away! The convention will be April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. At NAB, various industries come together to share the latest technologies and brainstorm creative ideas and share inspiration. There will be over 500 sessions, conferences, or workshops where you can learn new strategies for success in today’s technical world. More than 1,550 companies will be exhibiting this year, including Aberdeen Broadcast Services! Stop by and visit us at Booth SL14216.
For more information, visit http://www.nabshow.com/.
Aberdeen is excited to announce the winner to our free NAB 2014 trip giveaway to Las Vegas, Nevada!
Drum roll, please!!!!!!!!!
And the prize goes to NICKI CHIONH! Congratulations!
We used random.org to draw our number at noon PT today. Our two runners up and alternative winners are BRIAN LASCHOBER and JESSE AOEPKE!
Aberdeen is thrilled about attending NAB this year to continue to advance our video knowledge and to stay on the cutting edge of the technological advances made each year in the video world. We know our clients and partners are too! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget to visit us at our booth, SL14216
Also, for Complimentary NAB Exhibit passes, please use our code: LV7342 at the NAB registration site Today is the last day to get them for free! After today, the passes cost $25 each!
Aberdeen Broadcast Services is paying your way to NAB in Las Vegas, Nevada with a free three-night stay April 6th, 7th, and 8th!
The prize includes:
- Round Trip Airfare up to $500
- 3 nights stay at LVH Las Vegas Hotel and Casino http://www.thelvh.com (April 6-8)
- 2 tickets to Raiding the Rock Vault http://www.raidingtherockvault.com
- NAB tradeshow exhibit passes
We will be doing a random drawing and announcing the winner on Friday March 21st 2014.
Register for your chance to win, here: http://abercap.com/register/2014/nab/
What’s the catch? There is none! Just be sure that you get our three taglines correct in the register form, and you could win!
Why would I need to pay for professional translation services if I have access to Google Translate?
To begin, there are many reasons why Google Translate cannot replace a native human speaker. Let’s start with how Google Translate works. It is a computer. It translates in a similar manner to how a search engine completes a web search. Being a computer, it searches for words instead of phrases and has no understanding of syntax, style, or grammar. It is merely breaking your sentence into words and attempting to replace each word with a translated equivalent. This produces an odd, choppy, and often humorous end result. Google Translate has a difficult time with proper names, terms of measurement, currencies, and other mathematical equivalents. Some amusing failures include translating “I love Sweden” into “I love Canada.” There is even a website that takes an English phrase, has Google translate it into a few different languages and then back into English. The results are hysterical because it is much like playing the game “telephone” as a child. The popular quote, “To be or not to be, that is the question,” translates to “Or rather, it is a problem.”
All that being said, Google Translate is an excellent choice if you are traveling in a foreign country and need to find a restroom, hail a taxi, or find a hotel. If you need professional translation services, you will need to hire a professional translation service. Professional translators are native speakers who understand the complexity of language. They will be able to preserve the true meaning of the original text and nothing will be “lost in translation.”
Aberdeen offers profressional translation services in over 50 languages, that include but are not limited to:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (US), English (UK), Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, Flemish, French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (France), German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mandarin Simplified, Mandarin Traditional, Maori, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (Iberian), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Latin American), Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, and et cetera.