The Ins and Outs of Video Localization: Knowledge, Challenges, and Opportunities
George Zhao & Jason Hu
Friday, 16 March, 2018
Video has risen prominently in the global marketplace. Video localization is a great opportunity to grow your LSP’s business. Yet, few project and account managers are well equipped to handle video localization projects. This Master Class provides an overview of the video localization process, different tools and file formats, pricing methods, and various challenges to be aware of. Participants will learn what questions to ask of clients, what elements are in a video, and how to set turnaround time for each part of the process. The session also addresses voice over recording and synchronizing multilingual audio recordings with video. Gain a better understanding of the traditional technologies as well as the newer, more advanced options available.
George Zhao is CEO of VideoLocalize.com, a video localization management system, and President of Boffin Language Group Inc., an Asian language service provider. He has 20+ years experience in the language industry. As a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, George is interested in innovation ideas which change the fast-moving language industry. He is now leading the development of VideoLocalize.com, an innovative video translation management system which won 2016 and 2017 TAUS Game Changer Innovation Awards and 2017 LocWorld Process Innovation Challenge. Always active in the industry, he was elected to the 2017-2018 GALA board of directors. Prior to Boffin, George co-founded JJPCB(SHE:2185), a PCB manufacturing company. And before that, George worked as a telecommunication engineer and software developer in CAST(Chinese version of NASA).
Jason Hu is the lead software developer of VideoLocalize.com, a video localization management system. He has been working in the IT industry for 4 years since his graduation from University of Waterloo with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Jason is interested in developing highly functional and usable web applications that solve real world problems. He is now responsible for designing and developing technology stack behind VideoLocalize.com, an innovative video translation management system which won 2016 and 2017 TAUS Game Changer Innovation Awards and 2017 LocWorld Process Innovation Challenge.
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