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Old August 16th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Few month ago I filmed a weddong that the entire ceremony and toast were in spanish.
In November I will have a chines wedding and they will not speak english.
I am looking for a software that will translate to english text.
Thanks in advance.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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Hi Dror

May I ask why??? Any translation would surely lose all emotion and at best you would have TTS style speech. It's a Chinese wedding and if that's their home language then IMHO they should stay in the language the bride expects.
I did a wedding on Saturday where the FOB announced in broken English that he will do his toast/speech in Portguese and it was really great..he did a good job with lots of emotion and although I didn't understand it I could see that he was way more comfortable in his own language!!!

Packages like Dragon Speak will convert to text for you but I'm not sure if they have a Chinese version that converts to English ...even if they do you would also need Chinese fonts installed ...and that's only to text!!! Then if you are intending to back to voice you need something really good like Loquendo which will convert text to the language and speak it fairly naturally BUT it will lose any emotion

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Old August 17th, 2011, 08:59 AM   #3
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Hi Chris,
All I want is to understand what they are saying for the editing.
2 years ago I had the same case but the bride and groom translate the most important parts of the ceremony.
I know its a challenge but I love doing those weddings.
So basically I am looking for software that will be able to listen to the speech and ceremony and output as english text.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 07:29 PM   #4
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Hi Dror

What I would do would be to make friends with someone at the wedding and see if they could assist you during the speeches edit by doing an "on the fly" translation.
Just be careful that you have someone during the wedding to "pre-translate" things as they happen so you know whether you should be filming it or not.

For that very reason, I don't do ethnic weddings in their native language as you have no idea what's happening!!!

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