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Videohouse upgrades its SubtitleNEXT software suites for high-performance subtitling

Mon 03, 06 2019

Busy Belgium post-production facility moves to the latest SubtitleNEXT software to boost productivity

Current notable projects using SubtitleNEXT include series Vikings, Big Little Lies and Siren.

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 Big Little Lies Series 2, 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.”

“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.

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 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.

The creators and distributors behind SubtitleNEXT: – PBT EU and Profuz Digital are sponsors of the Media for All International Conference in Stockholm with SubtitleNEXT branded as official Silver Sponsor product of the show. Other sponsors taking part at the event from 17 – 19 June 2019, include major industry players such as Netflix, OOONA and Lingsoft.

Find out about the NEXTclub – a growing SubtitleNEXT community sharing tips and tricks, where members can contribute to forums and have access to key industry insights.

Join the Club by visiting the site and applying for free membership https://subtitlenext.com/club/

About Videohouse

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

About SubtitleNEXT

SubtitleNEXT is a user-friendly, innovative, customisable, intuitive timed-text software platform. Already adopted across various multimedia industries, it easily adapts to any settings, resolutions, and formats across online video, TV, film, theatre, concerts, festivals, conferences and events. It can be applied throughout the entire production process from concept to distribution. Visit www. www.SubtitleNEXT.com

About PBT EU

What they do – PBTEU develops and provides performance-leading solutions and customisable engineering system integration to empower content providers, broadcast, production, and post-production professionals to operate efficiently at the forefront of an ever-evolving digital environment.

Who they are & Product Line – PBTEU’s primary focus is flexibility, futureproof customer-driven product innovation, fast deployment, teamwork, perseverance, openness, speed, high quality work, as well as dedicated support of its products, solutions and services, which include – PlayBox Technology Neo product suite, EXEcutor™ broadcast servers and software applications, advanced captioning and subtitling software platform SubtitleNEXT, as well as Profuz Digital’s powerful business process and information management system LAPIS designed to efficiently centralise processes and data all under one roof.

A Global Company – PBTEU collaborates with worldwide renowned technology partners across distribution and system integration projects. Headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria with a global outreach including centres outside of the country where sales, support, manufacturing, and R&D operations take place. www.pbteu.com

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