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Subtitling in India


Let's face it- it's challenging enough to come across a reliable subtitling service provider online. But try finding one that can truly convey the authentic experience with your content in Hindi!

There is a commonly adopted subtitle development process that all subtitling companies follow. For a start, customer content is reviewed, and professional audiovisual translators are assigned. Then English Master Templates are created, translated into Hindi, and proofread by captionists. Finally, the Hindi subtitles or captions are QCed and delivered in the requested subtitle format. And following this workflow should be enough to transcend the authentic content feel in Hindi.

But there's a catch.

The original content has been produced in another country, within a different cultural context and simply translating and subtitling it in Hindi language is not enough to convey its creative intent. In result, the translated version fails to engage the local viewers and very successful TV shows, films, commercials, video games or other media end up as mediocre for the local audience. 


To help you transcend the original experience with your content and achieve a native feel, we apply a culture first approach- we craft and deliver Hindi subtitles that consider all local norms and traditions to create a culturally relevant and immersive viewer experience for India.


GoPhrazy provides Hindi subtitling services through our native subtitle translators for the needs of your TV, films, cartoons, animations, e-learning videos, commercials, and video games. Here's the deal- it takes just 3 easy steps with us to make your subtitles perfect for India:


subtitling in just 3 easy steps:

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    describe your specifications

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    request a quote

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    get your ready-to-use files


Since 1994 we have localized over 10 000 hours of TV programming in foreign languages for providers like Discovery Channel, TLC, HBO, FOX, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and many more. The list gets bigger when we add localizing of over 1000 film titles for theatrical and TV distribution, as well as blockbuster games like League of legends, GTA and Civilization.


But that's not all.


We are also a preferred multilingual subtitling company to leading advertising agencies like Ogilvy, Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi, localizing countless TV commercials for Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Gillette, Sony, BMW, Danone and more.


Where dialogue becomes vision


What makes over 300 companies come back and reward us with more than 10 000 projects over the years is our culturally intelligent approach. It’s a group of methods that blend meaning and feeling with local expertise to provide a peace of mind that your media feels great in Hindi.


It all starts with you


We know that the most important factor in communication is to make sure that your viewers can connect and engage with your content not only on a linguistic but most importantly on a cultural level. That's why we don’t simply translate and subtitle your script in Hindi language. Instead, we assist you in adapting your content to the local culture and craft a superior viewer experience.


Hindi subtitling company

Hindi subtitling company


GoPhrazy is the number one choice for Hindi subtitles and captions due to our obsession with Client needs and our determination to deliver all projects always on time, in full and error free. We are an award winning subtitling company, trusted by major broadcasters and platforms.


Expertly written and perfectly timed


Our subtitlers are not only true experts in Hindi language but also in weighing written against spoken words, editing text to fit both visually and contextually, retaining the essence without any loss of meaning. While translating and developing Hindi subtitles, we consider the rhythm of the video, dialogue pace and the viewers' reading speed. We create subtitles and captions with timings synchronized with a surgical precision to the highest level of accuracy (up to 1/100 sec). As a result, our Hindi subtitles are always consistent but above all, always a pleasure to read.


Our Hindi subtitling specialists


Creating Hindi subtitles requires much more than simply making a word-by-word translation of a video script. Our subtitlers need to understand and experience the content; retain the context and meaning of the original version and convey it into Hindi, considering cultural differences. That's why we work with a large pool of local subtitle translators that have expertise in many sectors, including entertainment, advertising, video game, e-learning, technology, and more.


Our in-house subtitling department


Though we employ highly trained, experienced and subject-matter competent, native freelance Hindi subtitle translators, we also have a team of in-house subtitling QCers who validate each and every file against the assigned specifications and cultural checklists to ensure that your Hindi subtitling service is always delivered correctly. In result, your locally versioned media is ready to publish, in the style and format that you require. We strive to provide a seamless viewer experience in Hindi and we know that the perfect subtitling is the one that you never notice.


Subtitling technology


While our culturally intelligent approach ensures the cultural fit of your content in Hindi, it's our best-in-class technology that enables us to deliver superior quality while remaining cost effective. It empowers a collaborative environment and content flows that simplify the process and help you reach your local audience faster, cheaper and better than ever before.


Hindi subtitling services

Hindi subtitling services


At GoPhrazy we develop, translate and provide Hindi subtitles that are relevant from both culturally linguistic and technical standpoint in order to create a truly immersive and memorable experience with your content for India. Our subtitling and captioning services are mostly used by TV channels, OTT, IPTV and VOD platforms; film, advertising, education, video game and IT companies for making their media accessible to the local audience and are well known for their focus on precision and style. In the recent years we are also facing an increasing demand for Hindi subtitling services by social/ video sharing platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.


Our subtitling services


  • Hindi subtitling from template
  • Hindi subtitling without template
  • Hindi subtitling on provided script
  • Hindi subtitling with no script available


Hindi closed captioning


Improve the accessibility of your content in India by taking advantage of our Hindi closed captioning services! While subtitles are created for hearing viewers and only reflect dialogue, our Hindi closed captioning includes all audio elements to provide more context and enhance the content experience for viewers with hearing disability. We cover any sound in the video that is not visually evident and develop Hindi closed captions with the assumption that the viewer is restricted from hearing the audio. We split the transcribed text into chunks (caption frames) and enable your local audience to follow the audio, video or captions interchangeably. Thus, we improve the accessibility and overall viewer experience for Hindi audience with hearing impairment who depend on captions to understand the video. As these captions are enclosed in video stream and can be turned on and off at viewer's comfort, they are named "closed captions".


Hindi open captioning


In case you need to improve accessibility for your videos, cinematic and theatrical content, our Hindi open captioning services are the perfect match for you. Unlike closed captions, open captions are embedded (burnt-in) the media file and become an inseparable feature of the video. They cannot be switched on and off like closed captions but on the other side have other benefits. They are easier to use, eliminate the need to manage separate files and inconsistencies among various media players. They enable publishers to control caption size and style and (if the text is generated properly) come in sync with video while not requiring a special software for playback.


Hindi SDH subtitling


Subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing (or HoH subtitling) quickly becomes a media accessibility standard in India to respond to emerging regulations. It provides the closest-to-equal experience with your content to the local audience that suffers of hearing loss and combines both subtitle and caption content into a single file that is then translated into Hindi. SDH include dialogue transcription, speaker IDs, audio description and could be placed anywhere on the screen to follow the sound positioning. While SDH includes audience with hearing loss, it also improves entertainment value and adds flexibility to education and information resources.


SDH are particularly designed for deaf, Deaf or hard of hearing audience.


  • Deaf with lower case "d" refers to viewers that cannot hear but can speak
  • Deaf with upper case "D" refers to viewers with hearing loss that prefer "sign language"
  • Hard of hearing refers to viewers with any level of hearing impairment


Led by exceptional people and supported by a state-of-the-art technology, we deliver Hindi captions in a quick, responsive, reliable, convenient, consistent, transparent, and risk-free manner across various industries, while keeping you informed at every step of the way with your project.


Hindi subtitling rates

Hindi subtitling rates


Due to economies of scale, technology utilization and supply chain integration GoPhrazy provides some of the most competitive rates for Hindi subtitling services at no compromise on quality. We build collaborative relationships with local linguists to guarantee consistency with the costs over time and make your ongoing projects predictable with budgets. At the same time, we know that each subtitling project is unique, and we consider certain factors to estimate our rates.


Factors affecting Hindi subtitling rates


  • Deadline- a rush charge applies for urgent/ same day Hindi subtitle delivery
  • Complexity- for super complex matter additional charge could apply
  • Volume- bulk order discounts are available for formal volume commitment
  • Source language- for subtitling videos that are not in English additional charge applies
  • Subject matter- topics that require in-depth competence might cause additional charges
  • Source video quality- poor image and sound makes subtitling harder and affects rates


For long form media broadcast projects, Hindi subtitle translation, caption translation or development rates are estimated per minute of video. For short form, or non-broadcast projects, Hindi subtitle translation, caption translation or development rates are quoted per project. We don't support a generic rate card as we approach every request individually to provide custom quotes that best serve your needs at the most competitive price. Our individual approach and attention make sure that you always get the right files, within the right budget, at the right time. 


About Hindi language


Hindi is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, primarily in India and also among Indian diaspora communities worldwide. With over 500 million native speakers, Hindi holds significant cultural and linguistic importance. It is the official language of India, where it serves as a unifying force in a country with tremendous linguistic diversity. Hindi belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family and is written in the Devanagari script. This script consists of 11 vowels and 33 consonants, enabling the precise representation of the language's rich phonetic diversity. Hindi has a rich literary tradition, with classical texts dating back to ancient India. It has also been a source of inspiration for Bollywood, India's prolific film industry, making it a global cultural phenomenon. Hindi incorporates many loanwords from Sanskrit and Persian, reflecting India's historical and cultural influences. It plays a crucial role in business, politics, education, and the media in India, and learning it can open doors to a vast and diverse world of culture and communication. It continues to evolve and adapt, embracing modern influences while maintaining its deep-rooted cultural significance.



About Indian culture


Indian culture is a diverse and rich tapestry woven from thousands of years of history, traditions, and influences. It is characterized by its unity in diversity, encompassing a myriad of religions, languages, customs, and arts. Religion plays a significant role in Indian culture, with Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism being some of the major faiths. The coexistence of these religions has contributed to India's pluralistic and tolerant ethos. Cuisine is an integral part of Indian culture, known for its vibrant flavors and regional variations. Spices, herbs, and a variety of ingredients are used to create dishes that cater to different tastes and dietary preferences. Indian art and architecture have a long and illustrious history, with ancient temples, Mughal monuments, and intricate sculptures bearing witness to the country's artistic prowess. The performing arts, including classical dances like Bharatanatyam and Kathak, as well as classical music traditions, like Hindustani and Carnatic music, are celebrated. Family and community hold paramount importance in Indian culture, with a strong emphasis on values, respect for elders, and close-knit relationships. Festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid, Christmas, and many others are celebrated with enthusiasm and fervor, further showcasing the cultural diversity. The concept of "Atithi Devo Bhava" (the guest is god) highlights Indian hospitality, and the country's traditions of yoga and meditation have gained global recognition. In essence, Indian culture is a vibrant mosaic of traditions, spirituality, art, and values that continue to thrive in a rapidly changing world, making it a source of fascination and inspiration for people worldwide.

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