French Transcription Service

Our French transcriptionists, French 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 French transcription services

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

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

Time stamps

Our French 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 – French 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 French transcription service

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

Our carefully vetted French 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.

  • French subtitling rates start from £7.49 per source video minute.
  • French same language transcription rates start from £2.25 per source audio/video minute.
  • French 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 French 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.


French is the official language of France and it’s also spoken in Monaco, Luxembourg, some parts of Belgium and Switzerland, in the Canadian province of Québec, parts of North and Central Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia, Madagascar and the French Overseas Departments and Territories. It can still be heard in some communities of French origin in the USA, in Maine and Louisiana. It is written using the Latin alphabet.


Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et égaux en dignité et en droits. Ils sont doués de raison et de conscience et doivent agir les uns envers les autres dans un esprit de fraternité.

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French example video

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

Cinq chiens chassent six chats.