Localization Academy

Digital Media Technician Lead

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Company Description

We are a global provider of content localization and distribution services for the media and entertainment industry by serving (subtitling and closed captioning, foreign language dubbing, access services, text and metadata translation, audio services) major Hollywood studios, broadcasters and digital platforms. Our core values focus on long-term partnerships and finding customer-specific solutions.

Role Description and Responsibilities

Responsible for creating digital media deliverables and packages in several formats for film and television content. Technical knowledge of digital media and its core components, including video mezzanine formats, audio, metadata, subtitles, closed captions and artwork is necessary. Tasks may include video and audio editorial; transcoding and encoding; frame rate conversions; video repairs and restoration; audio conforming / retiming; subtitle reformats; metadata XML creation / editorial; quality control. Extensive knowledge of video encoding and transcoding systems is essential.

  • Act as a subject matter expert for encoding team
  • Conform Encodes and Assemblies to P2P spec or other custom requirements
  • Conform Previews to P2P or Create Clip Previews and Audio/Captions/Subs to Encodes
  • Create specific forensic (nexguard) Watermarked Encodes.
  • Assemble Metadata in proprietary systems for packaging.
  • Add chapters in proprietary systems when needed
  • Send Encodes/Assemblies and Assets to QC
  • Review QC Notes and update/ create revise assets
  • Author and create packages for specific platforms as needed (iTunes, Amazon, Disney Plus, etc.)

Main Qualifications

  • Audio and video program editing, conversion, compression, encoding and quality assurance testing for theatrical and episodic releases
  • Knowledge of UHD content, and Familiarity with some tools and applications including DVS Clipster, Colorfront’s Transkoder, DaVinci Resolve, Vantage, Aurora, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Suite and Pro Tools are essential
  • Confident working in subtitling applications, such as EZ Titles, Mac Caption, Annotation Edit
  • Efficiently utilize various audio and video production tools (audio/video tape machines, compression systems, encoders, decoders, converters, pre-processing systems, etc.)
  • Create and review metadata deliverables in various formats, including XML and JSON
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills