Chinese Transcription Service

Our Chinese transcriptionists, Chinese audio typists and copy typists can produce verbatim transcripts where every word is recorded, or intelligent verbatim transcripts where any unnecessary utterances are excluded.

Speaker labels can be included as can time codes, depending on your requirement.

Professional same language Chinese transcription services

With our same language Chinese transcription service, our Chinese transcribers will work from either audio or video files and will transcribe the Chinese speech in Chinese. The quality and speed of output will depend on the clarity of the source media file, so if you’re starting from scratch, please obtain the best quality recording possible.

Professional direct translation from Chinese audio/video into English

We can provide a direct translation from any Chinese audio or video file into English. Unless required, no accompanying Chinese transcript is produced.

Time stamps

Our Chinese transcription service includes 5-minute time code markers as standard. We can however increase the frequency if required to every minute/every 10 seconds/every sentence/every change of speaker, and with some languages, even every word is possible.

Source media file formats – Chinese audio and video

We can handle just about any input format including:

Youtube and Vimeo links, AAC, ACT, AIFC, AIFF, AMR, APE, AU, CAF, DCT, DVS, FLAC, OGG, M4A, MP2, MP3, UPC, MSV, QCP, RA/RM, SHN, SPX, VOC, VOX, WAV, WMA, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AV1, DivX, DV, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV

Industry-specific Chinese transcription service

We have industry-specific Chinese transcriptionists covering a wide range of material including Chinese transcription and/or direct translation from Chinese to English of:

  • footage for tv production companies
  • academic research material for universities and libraries
  • oral histories
  • court tapes
  • police interviews
  • immigration interviews
  • solicitor/client meetings
Confidentiality

Our carefully vetted Chinese audio typists, transcriptionists and translators are bound by a non-disclosure agreement to keep all material confidential, but we are happy to sign additional non-disclosure agreements if required.

Rates
  • Chinese subtitling rates start from £7.49 + VAT per source video minute
  • Chinese same language transcription rates start from £2.25 per source audio/video minute
    Chinese language direct translation from audio/video rates start from £3.99 per source audio/video minute
  • Please note these rates are a broad indication only. Minimum charges apply, and rates will vary depending on audio quality, number of speakers, subject matter, volume, etc.

Please note: VAT is chargeable for our UK clients. We are able to provide quotations in GB pounds, US Dollars or Euros.

Please refer to our Client Feedback page to learn more about the unbeatable Chinese transcription service we offer.

Upload your files

If you have a project you would like to discuss, do please call us on +44 (0)1544 388040 or contact us via our Free quote and File Uploads form.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE... SOME QUITE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE Chinese LANGUAGE

Chinese is an umbrella term to describe various languages. Accounting for 70% of Chinese speakers, Mandarin is more widely spoken than any other form of Chinese - with some 955 million native speakers globally. That's 14% of the world's total population. In fact, there are more native Mandarin speakers in the world than speakers of any other language. Mandarin is just one of several Chinese dialect groups, which can be kind of confusing. In places like Taiwan and People's Republic of China it's the official language. Mandarin dialects are spoken throughout most of northern and southwestern China. Despite their similarities, some Mandarin dialects are actually not "mutually intelligible". Other varieties of Chinese include Wu, Xiang, Yue, Min, Hakka and Gan. It is written using traditional characters. Written using simplified characters, Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese, is a variety of the Chinese language spoken around Canton (Guangzhou) and its vicinity in southeastern China. In mainland China, it is the lingua franca of the province of Guangdong and neighbouring areas such as Guangxi, being the majority language of the Pearl River Delta. It is the dominant and official language of Hong Kong and Macau. Cantonese is also widely spoken amongst overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia (most notably in Vietnam and Malaysia, as well as in Singapore and Cambodia to a lesser extent) and throughout the Western world.

Chinese SAMPLE TEXT

Mandarin: 繁體中文
Cantonese: 士多啤梨

Chinese example video

Cantonese


Mandarin

These are intended as language sample videos - the subtitles/captions were not created by Knockhundred Translations.
You can find more information on our subtitling services here
AND LASTLY, Chinese Tongue Twisters

Mandarin:
牛郎念劉娘
劉娘念牛郎
牛郎年年念劉娘
劉娘年年念牛郎
Cantonese:
雙層牛肉巨無霸,
醬汁洋蔥夾青瓜,
芝士生菜加芝麻,
人人食過笑哈哈.