Zulu Translations

Zulu Voice-over Services

Zulu Voice-over Services

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Select from 8 Zulu voice artists

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Ana
Funani
Kagiso
Kubu
Mbali
Mpilo
Msizi
Shake

Professional audio editing

Adelphi offers professionally edited audio as standard for all of our voice over projects. To see more about this Go here and we will have a look at what we do with the audio before delivering it to our clients, changing the ‘raw’ unedited audio data into professional, clean-sounding voice-over files. Included in our quality checks are, listening to the audio to check for any errors, that the pronunciation is correct, all segments have been recorded, timings are right and the files are correctly split and named; we take out any overly long pauses and normalise the levels so all the audio is of the same volume.

Zulu voice-over talents

We work specifically with professional Zulu talents so that we maintain our level of quality and professionalism. Each of our Zulu artists has their own rates that they work with, this being based on the region they are from, the nature of the project and if they are part of a union or not. In a one-hour recording session, our Zulu talents can record between 1,500 – 3,000 words of voice-over, which is 10 – 20 minutes of audio. This depends on the speed required for the project; e.g. slow for audiobooks and narrations, regular paced e-learning, or fast for commercials.

Voice-over usage fees

This is a complex subject as each of our talents has their own rates for the usage fees. Some talents will charge a fee and some will not. Things to consider with the buyout fees is where the material will be shown such as radio; is that local radio, regional radio or national radio?

The usage fee will also depend on the country the voice artist is based in as there is no international standard rate. We recommend you approach us first and let us know the nature of the project and the budget you have. We will then provide you with the talents that are flexible enough to work within your needs.

English speaking Zulu voice artists

English voice-overs with Zulu accent. Our Zulu voice artists speaking English offer great options for your audio project. Adelphi provides Zulu-accented English voice-overs to customers all over the world.

Zulu voice-over translations

Our experienced translation team will work with you to fully understand your project in order to effectively manage the workflow from concept to completion. Adelphi ensures that all our translators are professional and work only into their mother tongue. If the Zulu audio is going to be used over a video, then the voice-over translation could include time-codes to help the engineer sync up the audio to the video.

The style of translation is important for voice-over translations and should reflect the genre, e.g. if it is for marketing, public information, drama, etc. The audio translator will have a copy of the video as a reference and is instructed to translate using a style to match the source material. All our translators have signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement).

Transcription services

We also provide transcriptions from audio or video in any language, which can be used for processes like providing time-coded transcripts for translation. The length of many languages will expand when compared to the original English and care must be taken in the translation to keep the true meaning of the English, while staying within the time frames allowed in the audio/video. Depending on the language, we sometimes have to edit the English to make a more concise version of the original; this is because the spoken version of many languages is much longer than the English and may not fit in the allocated time-slot. In these cases, we will, of course, discuss the edited English with you first before we begin translation into Zulu.

Zulu subtitling and subtitle localisation

Zulu subtitling and subtitle translations

Adelphi offers a complete English to Zulu subtitling service, working for a diverse range of organisations worldwide, including e-learning companies, advertising, design and media agencies and translation companies. Adelphi can handle the full process, from transcription and time-coding of your original video, through to translation of the content and presentation as burnt-on subtitles ready for your use. Adelphi is a full-service foreign language localisation agency for all your Zulu subtitling requirements.

Our Zulu subtitling service includes:

  • Zulu translations and proofreading
  • Zulu transcriptions
  • Zulu subtitling
  • SRT translations and creation
  • Zulu on-screen text localisation
  • Zulu motion graphics localisation
  • In-house production studio
  • In-house translation agency
  • Dedicated project manager

Zulu, like most indigenous Southern African languages, was not a written language until the arrival of missionaries from Europe, who documented the language using the Latin script.

Below are subtitle samples in various languages, click on the video you wish to watch.

Our subtitling and voice-over department, Adelphi Studio, is part of Adelphi Translations Ltd., a full-service translation agency producing not only Zulu translations and subtitles but also Zulu typesetting and Zulu voice-overs.

Adelphi is a Zulu subtitling agency that aims to provide a full video localization service to our customers.

Styles of Zulu subtitles

There are various styles of Zulu subtitles that we can offer. Not just the style of Zulu font but also whether or not to use an opaque background behind the text or even a stylised background for dramatic effect or no background at all. We can advise you on the options available to suit your video and even produce samples for you to consider.

Localisation of Zulu on-screen text

Localising any on-screen text and motion graphics on your video into Zulu. Depending on the individual graphics and the source software used to create them we could require the original data package it was produced in.


SRT Translation and Transcription Services

Using Adelphi’s English to Zulu translation services for subtitling, quality and timing can be closely controlled throughout the project, ensuring that your subtitles will always be ready to publish on or before your deadline. We also provide Zulu subtitling for many translation agencies around the world and are happy to work with their translations. As some languages must use specific fonts in order to work with the subtitling software, we can consult with you on your needs and advise you of all of your options. Adelphi is a proud member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC).

Our in-house subtitle translations department are experts in English to Zulu translations and subtitle/SRT file creation specifically for subtitling projects. SRT files are time-coded transcripts that can be imported into the subtitling software that then displays the correct subtitle in the correct sequence.

We also offer a transcription service for those customers lacking a transcript of their videos. We provide time-coded scripts of your videos that are ready to be translated. We will then use those translations for the subtitle text, sending you the files at each stage of the process for you to review and assess.


Adelphi Studio

Our new website €˜Adelphi Studio’, which is dedicated to our voice-over and subtitling, services is now live: to see more voice-over and subtitling samples please click on the link above or select a language from the drop down menu and you will be taken to the site.

Adelphi Studio

Zulu Translations – Typesetting | Subtitling | Voice-overs

As we have many years experience providing translations for media projects we understand the process to get the most out of your project, unlike other translation agencies who will have little understanding of translating for print materials, voice-overs and subtitling projects and often provide translations that are too long, not timed properly or that use fonts unsuitable for the software to be used.

Adelphi is a proud member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC), Adelphi can translate over 120 different languages. We also specialise in translating rare and difficult languages, which means we can provide one point of contact for any language enquiry.

Our Zulu language services include:

• Translations • Transcriptions
• Subtitling • SRT file creation
• On-screen text localisation • Motion graphics localisation
• Typesetting and DTP • Voice-overs

Zulu subtitles

Adelphi always produces all of its subtitles in-house — we never outsource any of the work, thereby maintaining confidentiality, consistency and quality. We can produce your subtitling in any video format required including MOV, MPEG-2, WMV, FLV and MP4.

Please visit our subtitling page here

Subtitling services by Adelphi, click the video to play


Zulu voice-overs

Adelphi’s Zulu voice-over service offers a range of quality Zulu voice-over artists and talents with a variety of skills and experience. We have over 1,200 voice artists in 80 languages. All our Zulu voice artists have been selected to offer a variety of ranges and styles covering everything from drama, commercials, corporate, Films, IVR’s (Interactive voice response), narrations etc., for you to choose from.

Zulu voice artists

Please visit our Zulu voice-over page here


Zulu typesetting

Adelphi has been typesetting Zulu for over ten years and can work on your Adobe InDesign, Adobe Framemaker, Quark XPress or Microsoft Office files. To avoid any problems when printing it is our procedure to provide you with high quality, print-ready PDFs at the end of the process. Our in-house proofreading ensures that your final product is as accurate as possible, offering you true peace of mind. We are more than happy to typeset a translation you have provided or we can organise one for you ourselves if you would prefer.

Please visit our typesetting pages here

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