Busy Belgium post-production facility moves to the latest SubtitleNEXT software to boost productivity
Belgium’s well-established media facility Videohouse recently upgraded its SubtitleNEXT Explorer and Expert software suites from PBT EU, primarily for creating subtitles for numerous high-profile TV series and movies. Videohouse has been at the forefront of the film and television industry, producing films and videos, along with ownership of television and broadcast studios for over 30 years.
Videohouse chose SubtitleNEXT’s licenses back in September 2018, to further enhance its content services department. Since then, Videohouse has been working nonstop on several projects that have been subtitled using SubtitleNEXT. Recent notable projects using SubtitleNEXT include series Vikings and Siren.
Elisabeth Barber, Videohouse’s Subtitler/Translator said, “It’s been very busy, and it still is with work for HBO series and many other well-known titles. With the latest upgrade of SubtitleNEXT we can tackle these projects with ease and even faster and we achieve excellent results thanks to SubtitleNEXT.”
Alongside the new upgrades and an extremely busy subtitling department, Videohouse is also working with PBT EU on future SubtitleNEXT developments providing valuable feedback and ideas.
Tailored personal preferences have been set up in SubtitleNEXT for each operator with keyboard shortcuts to provide direct access to and from individual workstations so that subtitle artists at the facility can easily switch source devices. Some of the shortcuts speed up the workflow process such as Go to Current Cue In, Go to Current Cue Out, Take In Linked and Take In out.
“Everything is going very well, so we’re still very happy with our transition and investment in SubtitleNEXT technology. We’ve been enjoying using SubtitleNEXT right from the start and it has been in action here ever since,” Elisabeth added.
Ann Van Bogaert, Head of the Subtitling /Translation Department at Videohouse adds, “I use SubtitleNEXT on a daily basis and look forward to translating the upcoming HBO series 2 of Big Little Lies using the software.”
Media Project Manager at Videohouse Willem-Alexander Hameeuw, “The efforts taken by the PBT EU team to follow-up and to develop on the spot are quite exceptional in the broadcast world! A major advantage.” – new quote to add perhaps?
“We are very proud to be associated with Videohouse. The company holds a reputation of pursuing the best technology and expertise. The dedicated team at PBT EU strives to continually develop SubtitleNEXT and equip our customers with ever evolving efficient toolsets that meet the challenging demands in extremely high-pressured deadline-driven environments. The team at Videohouse face enormous workloads, and we are eager to lessen their load wherever we can with innovation that works fast and efficiently and also delivers high-quality.” Maria Markovska, PBT EU’s Sales and Product Specialist confirmed.
Videohouse serves big-brand accounts such as HBO, Endemol, CanalZ, Council of Europe, European Commission, European Parliament, Fremantle Media, Play Sports, MediaLaan, Ring TV, Rai Italia, RTL TV1, and vrt, to name just a few.
MGM series Vikings, featuring SubtitleNEXT subtitles is a historical drama television series created and written by Michael Hirst for the History channel.
Siren, also with SubtitleNEXT subtitling, is an American television drama series for Disney about a mermaid-obsessed town which is turned upside down when a mysterious girl appears and begins wreaking havoc. Its 16-episode second season has already premiered this year in January 2019.
Big Little Lies is an American drama television series, based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, that premiered on February 19, 2017, on HBO. Critically acclaimed, the series garnered several accolades including 16 Emmy Award nominations and won eight, including Outstanding Limited Series and acting awards and Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film.
HBO renewed the series for a second season and is set to premiere on June 9, 2019. It features Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley and tells the story of three emotionally troubled women in Monterey, California, who become embroiled in a murder investigation. Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, Jeffrey Nordling, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, and James Tupper feature in supporting roles. Meryl Streep joined the main cast for the second season.
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Watch this film about Videohouse’s history http://www.videohouse.be/index.php/en/over-videohouse/historiek
Videohouse is also a member of the Euro Media Group formed from the 2007 merger of the Dutch United Broadcast Facilities and French Euro Media Télévision. Euro Media Group is a leading provider of broadcast and film facilities on the European market with a vast footprint across seven countries which include the United Kingdom, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. Visit www.videohouse.be