Movie TranslationService

Translation of YouTube Videos and Video Subtitles

Movie Translation

We offer one-stop translation services for
subtitles of business videos.

The need for subtitle translation for YouTube and videos as marketing materials for global business is increasing every day.
When translating video subtitles, it is more important than translating manuals and other documents to ensure that the translation is intuitive. Special adjustments are also necessary, such as reducing the number of characters to match the timing of the video.

AIBS provides a one-stop solution from transcription to translation and insertion of subtitles.

Recommended if you

  • Want people overseas to know about their products and services.
  • Want to communicate how to use the product in a video.
  • Want to conduct training for foreign employees via video.
  • Want to add foreign-language subtitles to company introductions shown at trade shows.
  • Want to add foreign language subtitles to videos for uploading on social networking sites and send them around the world.
  • Want to understand foreign language videos in Japanese.

Key Points for Subtitle Translation (by Video Type)

Company/Product Introduction Videos

Company/Product Introduction Videos

Becaue videos introducing a company or product have a key element of promotion, they must be easy to understand, but they must also be translated in a way that leaves a lasting impression on the viewer.

At AIBS, we do not simply replace words, but create subtitles that resonate with the viewer based on the culture behind and trends in the target language.

Product Manual/Work Procedure Videos

Product Manual/Work Procedure Videos

Product manual videos such as "how to operate equipment" and work procedure videos such as "machine maintenance and inspection procedures" have been increasing in recent years. These videos have the advantage of being easier to understand visually than paper manuals. The key to subtitling and translating these videos is to ensure consistent terminology. Also, these videos must be translated with the same terminology as that of product manuals and other documents. AIBS utilizes specialized translation tools to create easy-to-understand subtitles with consistent terminology.

Training/Interview Videos

Training/Interview Videos

Training and interview videos have considerably more text than other videos. If all the dialogue is translated as is, the subtitles will be too wordy and stressful for the viewer, so it is necessary to limit the number of characters and translate the content to get the point across. Also, it is important to translate materials shared on screen. AIBS can also translate materials shared on screen and replace them in the video.

Supported Languages

Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean
* For other languages, please contact us.

Supported Data Formats

* For other data formats or if you do not know the data format, please contact us.

Flow of Subtitle Translation

  1. Transcription
    We transcribe the audio from the original video into text.
    If you provide a script, no transcription work will be required.
  2. Spotting
    We set the start and end time for subtitle insertion.
  3. Translation
    We watch the video and translate its script into suitable subtitles.
  4. Check
    A different person in charge from the translator checks the translation.
  5. Subtitle Insertion (Burning)
    We burn subtitles into the video.
    We insert translated captions and materials shared on screen (if any).
  6. Video Check and Correction
    We watch the subtitled video through, check for "unnatural expressions" and "legibility of text," etc., and correct parts if necessary.
  7. Delivery of a Provisionally Subtitled Video
    We deliver a video with provisional subtitles for confirmation.
  8. Revision and Delivery
    If there are any parts to be revised in the video, we will revise them and deliver the video.

Translation Fees

Japanese to Foreign Language

Language PairSubtitle Translation
(Spotting included)
Per 10 minutes of video
Voice-over Translation
(Lip-synching excluded)
Per 10 minutes of video
Japanese to English40,000 to 80,000 yen45,000 to 85,000 yen
Japanese to Chinese (Simplified)40,000 to 80,000 yen45,000 to 85,000 yen
Japanese to Chinese (Traditional)40,000 to 80,000 yen45,000 to 85,000 yen
Japanese to Korean40,000 to 80,000 yen45,000 to 85,000 yen

Foreign Language to Japanese

Language PairSubtitle Translation
(Spotting included)
Per 10 minutes of video
Voice-over Translation
(Lip-synching excluded)
Per 10 minutes of video
English to Japanese35,000 to 70,000 yen40,000 to 75,000 yen
Chinese (Simplified) to Japanese35,000 to 70,000 yen40,000 to 75,000 yen
Chinese (Traditional) to Japanese35,000 to 70,000 yen40,000 to 75,000 yen
Korean to Japanese35,000 to 70,000 yen40,000 to 75,000 yen
  • The above amounts do not include consumption tax.
  • Please also feel free to contact us for languages not listed.
  • Translation fees vary depending on the content of the video, the amount of text, the finishing touches, and the like.
  • The above fees are based on the provision of a script. If you do not have a script, we will charge you an additional fee for transcription.
  • Videos under 10 minutes will be quoted as 10 minutes.
  • If we need to translate captions in the video or materials shared on screen, a separate fee will be charged.

Case Studies of Video Subtitle Translation

* All prices shown do not include tax.

Subtitle Translation of PR Videos for an Exhibition of Foreign Products

Video contentProduct introduction and usage
CustomerRetailer of camera-related products
RequestIn order to promote foreign products in Japan, the customer requested us to translate the English versions of the product introduction and usage video on YouTube into Japanese and add subtitles.
LanguageEnglish to Japanese
Video lengthTwo videos up to 10 minutes
Fee180,000 yen
* For two videos
* Includes costs for translation and subtitle insertion and editing.

Subtitle Translation of a Business Introduction Video

Video contentBusiness introduction
CustomerManual creation company
RequestThe customer requested that a business introduction video in Japanese be translated into English and subtitled.
LanguageJapanese to English
Video lengthWithin 10 minutes
Fee55,000 yen
* Includes costs for translation and subtitle insertion and editing.

Flow of Service Usage

  1. Contact Us

    Please fill in and submit the following form or contact us by phone.

  2. Interview and Preparation of a Quotation

    We will check the video to be translated, listen to your requests, and prepare a quotation.

  3. Ordering
  4. Start of Work

    For details, please refer to the "Flow of Subtitle Translation" above.

  5. Delivery
  6. After-Sales Service

    We will ask for your evaluation of the deliverables, feedback, etc., and use this information for the next project.

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