Media interpreting - a different sort of world
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Tips for interpreters and clients
- Sound-proof booths must be available for interpreters.
- Earphone requirements for interpreters are not the same as for other professions, such as singers or journalists.
- Interpreters should never hear their own voice in the headset.
- There must be volume control for the interpreters.
- There should be one microphone per interpreter.
- Make sure you can switch the mike on and off.
- The interpreters should be able to hear all the speakers.
- Interpreters should have a full view of the set and everyone on it--direct or with monitors.
- If monitors are used, there should be 2 in the booth:
- One focused constantly on the person being interviewed
- One giving the image being broadcast
- Test the equipment in "live" conditions before the programme starts.
- There should be a direct connection from interpreters to technicians throughout the programme.
Recommended citation format:Technical Committee. "Media interpreting - a different sort of world". aiic.net March 24, 2000. Accessed April 8, 2020. <http://aiic.net/p/149>.
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