German Transcription Service

Our German transcriptionists, German 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 German transcription services

With our same language German transcription service, our German transcribers will work from either audio or video files and will transcribe the German speech in German. 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 German audio/video into English

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

Time stamps

Our German 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 – German 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 German transcription service

We have industry-specific German transcriptionists covering a wide range of material including German transcription and/or direct translation from German 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 German 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
  • German subtitling rates start from £7.99 + VAT per source video minute
  • German same language transcription rates start from £2.50 per source audio/video minute
    German language direct translation from audio/video rates start from £4.25 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 German 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 German LANGUAGE

German is a West Germanic language spoken mainly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy. It is recognised as a minority language in Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Namibia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, South Africa, Vatican City and Venezuela. There are also significant German-speaking communities in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, Chile, Paraguay, New Zealand and Peru.

Standard German (Hoch Deutsch) has around 90 million native speakers, and other varieties of German have some 30 million. There are about 80 million people who speak German as a second language, and many others study it as a foreign language.

Courtesy of Omniglot

German SAMPLE TEXT

Alle Menschen sind frei und gleich an Würde und Rechten geboren. Sie sind mit Vernunft und Gewissen begabt und sollen einander im Geist der Brüderlichkeit begegnen.

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

German example video

This is intended as a language sample video - the subtitles/captions were not created by Knockhundred Translations.
You can find more information on our subtitling services here
AND LASTLY, A German Tongue Twister

Fischers Fritze fischt frische Fische; Frische Fische fischt Fischers Fritze.
...which means that Fritz, the fisherman's son, is fishing for fresh fish.