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Described Video

Described Video

Around the Word is powered by a sophisticated described video solution – both in terms of script writing and audio tracks rendering. Thanks to this innovative platform, our creative people focus on the artistic aspects of the task at hand, allowing them to complete projects 30 to 50 % faster.


And only Around the Word provides you with two audio channels output options for each of your projects. Human and synthetic voice options are available to suit the media, type of description, target age, timeline and budget.


Synthetic voice can provide economies of up to 50% when compared with traditional described videos.


Our process is the outcome of a technology transfer from applied research; it is a proven solution that has been used to produce more than 200 described video projects – movies, TV series, short films and documentaries – for the public sector (national libraries and archives) and large national broadcasters.



Your media calls for a described video? Contact us for a demo; we will gladly present you with a comparison between synthetic voice vs. narration. And we will help you pick the most appropriate alternative.

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Advantages we offer

  • Responsiveness
  • Thoroughness and precision
  • Experience
  • Professionalism
  • Quality translations
  • Adherence to terminology
  • Flexibility to meet your specific needs
  • Meeting deadlines
  • A passion for translation
  • A passion for A/V
  • Multiple areas of expertise
  • Precision pinpointing and detection
  • Experts in the use of subtitling tools
  • Experts in the use of dubbing tools

Those who trust us with their business

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  • bioware
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  • funcom
  • Gameforge
  • infinity
  • larian studios
  • ncsoft
  • revolution
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  • treyarch
  • trion
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  • “Working in difficult conditions, with very tight deadlines, and high expectations of quality. The challenge was a success on all counts; one need only read the reviews that are unanimous on the quality of the localisation.” G.B., Project Manager, Ubisoft
  • “Working with Around the Word is an amazing experience! Plus, they'll never let you down. Exactly what a partner should be.” P.J., Localization Director, THQ
  • “Most translation agencies will make the same promises, but ATW are among the very few who truly deliver as advertised. A real passion for games, honesty, flexibility and consistent high quality, it's always a pleasure to work with them. Also, their recording studios and voice talent are world-class.” M.S, Project Manager, Trion Worlds
  • “The challenges were big, but the team went above and beyond to develop production methods adapted to what we were looking for, and delivered great results on time and on budget. Their friendliness and care for quality are unsurpassed.” A.G., Localization Manager, Funcom
  • “It’s always a pleasure to work with Around the Word. The service is friendly and reliable, projects are handled smoothly and efficiently and most importantly, their communication is excellent.” E.W., Localization and QA Manager, NCSOFT
  • “An ideal collaboration since 2004. Thorough work, perfect organization, and irreproachable quality of sound and text files. Over the years, I've especially appreciated the dialog and investment of all the team.” A.L., Localisation Manager, Frogwares
  • “Around the Word are a team of detail oriented problem solvers and we regularly count on them with some of our biggest challenges.” Audio Capture Team, Electronic Arts

Our company at a glance...


logo around the Word - TraductionAround the Word provides support every step of the way: from translation-adaptation, voice talent direction, casting, professional recording, dubbing, voice-over, cleanup, editing and mixing to sound design, subtitling, IT support and quality control.


Our translators and audio specialists employ all their expertise to adapt your product to the language and culture of your target market while taking into account all the constraints and deadlines.

Our expertise


  • Video game localization
  • Proofreading and review
  • Lip synch detection and adaptation
  • Subtitling
  • Dubbing and voice-overs
  • Post-production
  • Quality assurance
  • Consulting and Training

Contact us


  • 59, boulevard Exelmans - 75016 PARIS

  • +33 (0)1 53 17 10 70

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