JAV Translation

JAVtoENG

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Sep 26, 2014
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Hello,

I'm looking for some side-work and am considering JAV translation/subtitling in English.

Does anyone know of any site offering such jobs?

Or, is anyone interested in paying me to translate their videos?

Thx
 
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CoolKevin

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Hello,

Or, is anyone interested in paying me to translate their videos?

Thx

that is generous of you, (no charges stated, that raises the eyebrows)

so how much do you charge for translating cuming, (aaggghhhhh, huha huha huha huha, I wonder what is in Japanese)
 

CodeGeek

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so how much do you charge for translating cuming, (aaggghhhhh, huha huha huha huha, I wonder what is in Japanese)
Not all JAV consist only of this. ;) Okay, maybe the JAV you consume everyday, coolkevin. :p ;)
But, yeah, prices would be interesting for those how are willing to pay for such a service. :)
 

JAVtoENG

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Sep 26, 2014
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Hello,

Sorry for the late reply, I went to Tokyo Disney.

Hmmm, awkward transition back to porn...

Anyway, sorry to make your eyebroughs rise. Pricing is difficult. I am interested in doing this as work, so I don’t want to set my prices too low, but at the same time, I know that an individual user might not want to pay, say, $30 for a 5min dialogue.

Typical translation from Japanese to English works out to be $0.10/word. Obviously, things like “iku” (I’m cumming/gonna cum) and “kimochi” (that feels good) would not need to be translated. Different than regular book-translation, I’ll need to watch the whole video to make sure I don’t miss anything that as said mid-act...

Perhaps there is a possability that if it seems too expensive people could pool their money?

How about this: someone goes on xhamster etc and finds a short-ish (10-20min – not a 3hr one pls!) vid and sends the url. I’ll translate it and determine what I might charge. Sound fair?

I was also wondering about companies that I could be referred to. Any leads, let me know!
 
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JAVtoENG

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Sep 26, 2014
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Thanks!

I don’t wanna get fired from my full time job, so I’ll check it out later!
 

hit_parader

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Thanks!

I don’t wanna get fired from my full time job, so I’ll check it out later!

What about idol videos? Recent releases by Tomoe Yamanaka come to mind...or...any video where the model speaks to the camera/viewer, i.e. "senpai"
 

JAVtoENG

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Sep 26, 2014
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What about idol videos? Recent releases by Tomoe Yamanaka come to mind...or...any video where the model speaks to the camera/viewer, i.e. "senpai"

Possibly!

Can you send me a link to an example you might want done? I've ne seen one before, so I don't know what is good
 
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JAVtoENG

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ok, downloading.

i'll be away for a few days, but then i'll give it a shot, see how long it takes, and what I might charge! Sound OK?

btw, can someone explain what is so interesting about idol movies??
 

tylersailer

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Some thoughts on subtitles. Take this nothing but just addition to discussion...

1) By subtitle, do people assume to get "the subbed movie file" from him? I once made a video with subtitle, but it was pain in the arse. You want to synchronize the timing, choose the best words for context, care about size and font, etc etc. You know, if the wall of subtitles covers the half of monitor, it will not be pleasant to watch. Also the task itself is time consuming (unless you have a decent high spec pc). But you do not want to pay for a plain text file I guess... Translation requires a hard work anyway.

2) What if the requested video/movie/material was only available via purchasing? Does the "client" (silly wording) pay for it as well? Or will it be on JAVtoENG's tap since he can enjoy the movie after the assignment? I know you can get anything digital by (almost) free on the Internet. But better make it clearer I think.

Anyway, just my thoughts. What a wonderful world where you get paid by watching pornography...?

What is so interesting about idol movies? Depends on the context of questions. One is interested in cute girls, or their songs and dance, or maybe clothing. Or cultural differences. Maybe someone wants to learn the language. You want to know what this pretty little girl is talking about.

Or maybe boobs are the answer... senpai.
 

hit_parader

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ok, downloading.

i'll be away for a few days, but then i'll give it a shot, see how long it takes, and what I might charge! Sound OK?

btw, can someone explain what is so interesting about idol movies??

That's a good question. I guess I don't really know why I find idol movies so interesting/

p_dvd3_tomoe-y04_017.jpg
 

JAVtoENG

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Sep 26, 2014
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Hi again everyone.

OK, I have given this more thought, and here is my proposal:

I made a Fiverr account for a layer of protection for both parties for payments. I just made it, so I can only list single jobs for $5. Once I have 10 completed orders and been on for 30 days, it will be easier to order.

After thinking long and hard, and watching the suggested idol video, I have decided on a fee of $10/scene. So, in the case of the first scene in the first video, she comes to the door, then talks at the desk, and then does her thing by the curtain. After that they are at the beach – I would consider that the next scene.

That may seem a bit steep, but please consider the following:
  • Time: I need interact with the client, I need to download the video, I need to watch whole the scene (as there are sometimes lines of dialogue in the middle), I need to jump back and forth to line up subtitles... etc. So, it takes a fair bit just for one scene.
  • Likey, anyone on this site did not pay the $30-40 for the DVD in the first place, so, paying a little won’t hurt (^_^)v
  • While I will leave it to the client ultimately, since it is just another file that could be distributed with the torrent. As such, instead of thinking about paying for a whole DVD at $50-$60, you could team up and split the cost. So, if there are people that want a sub for “[BGYU-001] Yamanaka Tomoe”, they could discuss it, and each order one scene. When it is done, everyone can enjoy it. (Only pay for one scene but get a whole movie!)
If a purchase is made, please send the torrent file as an attachment, or at the very least the URL of the torrent (not the page please – I don’t want porn popping up at work!). Alternately, something like www.wetransfer.com could be used after the order. Once I am done I will send back the .srt file. If a few people want to get together and request a whole DVD, please let me know in the order.

I don’t really want to advertise this service on Fiverr, so I made a generic “video conversion” gig: https://www.fiverr.com/s/6ajypa.

*Special deal: Since I need 10 jobs to correctly set the price, I will do the first 10 scenes for only $5/scene!*

(For the question about videos that are purchased, that is the client’s responsibility to rip and send me. Sorry.)
 

JAVtoENG

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Sep 26, 2014
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Sorry, I just want to say:
The last email was for *idol videos*. JAV have a larger variety in terms of length of conversations/scenese. So, for JAV, please send me a message in Akiba-online and tell me what you want. I will then review it and give you an estimate.

Thanks!
 

hit_parader

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how much would it be for an English text transcript of an idol video? i mean just a typed text file of the dialogue instead of a subtitled video that involves all the technical video editing.
 

JAVtoENG

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Sep 26, 2014
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how much would it be for an English text transcript of an idol video? i mean just a typed text file of the dialogue instead of a subtitled video that involves all the technical video editing.
$5 for the text of a scene. for JAV i'll review it first;)