Timed vs. Untimed
Voiceovers falls into two categories, timed and untimed: U.N. Style (Timed) voiceovers are synced to video content and are used as a form of non-lip-sync dubbing. A script is prepared that allows the voiceover artist to time their delivery to specific activity in the video content. U.N. Style voiceovers are used frequently in corporate multimedia, documentaries, and news segments.
Wild (Untimed) voiceovers aren’t synced to video content and have no time restrictions. This style of voiceover is narrative and is reserved for audiobooks, e-learning narration, video games, or radio commercials. With Untimed voiceover, SPG’s linguists have more freedom to use optimal phrasing to convey the full measure of information and ideas contained in the original work.