What is SDH?
Subtitles for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SDH) is intended for non-native speakers of the original language who have hearing impairments, helping them understand and enjoy the content of your audiovisual products.
SDH is the combination of Closed Captioning specifically made for deaf and hard of hearing people and Subtitling, which makes your media products accessible to foreign audiences. Thus, it integrates the benefits of both. SDH provides audiences with a rich viewing experience by rendering the dialogues, background noises, characters’ names, sound effects, etc. from the original audio to a foreign language.
The Differences among Closed Captioning, Subtitling, and SDH
|Target audience||Audiences who do not speak the language in the original audio||Native audiences with hearing loss||Non-native audiences who are deaf and hard of hearing|
|Speaker names (speaker ID)||No||Yes||Yes|
|Encoding||Supported via HDMI||Supported via HDMI||Not supported via HDMI|
Types of Content We Support
Working with GTE Media, you can rest assured that your content is in good hands of our experienced subtitlers and captioners who specialize in various types of content.
Our SDH Translation Process
Receive files and confirm detailsUpon receiving files from you, our team checks the source video and your requirements to confirm the rates and deadlines.
Prepare to do SHD translationWe allocate your project to the most suitable subtitler who will research the given video content before working on it.
Create transcript with audiable factorsOur team listen to the original video and write down the transcript including dialogues, effect sounds, background noises, characters' names, etc.
Create timecode templateOur spotting team use a tool to assign time-in, time-out and duration for the transcript
Subtitle translation (origination)Our subtitlers translate the timecoded transcript into the required foreign language.
Correct subtitle placement and review on videoWe double check if the subtitle is placed properly. First review is conducted to clear all the possible technical issues before encoding.
Encode SDH into videoSDH is rendered into your video using our encoding software.
Review after encodingDouble review is performed to check if the SDH is consumable for the audiences
Final deliveryOnce all quality criteria are confirmed, we send you the final product.