English Subtitles & Captions

Knockhundred offers a high-quality English subtitling service to a variety of clients across a wide range of business sectors. In fact, we offer professional subtitling services in over 190 languages, including English, for cinema, TV, online material, DVD, video, video games, computer games and corporate CD-ROMS.

We can provide captions and English captioning services (including closed captions) for those people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These captions will usually contain descriptions of non-dialogue audio (such as laughter or a door slamming).

We also of course provide English subtitling services to a huge range of clients across the globe. Please refer to our languages page to see which languages we can handle.

The art of English subtitling

Using subtitling software, we can provide subtitles in virtually any language including English, and produce the end result in most industry-standard formats such as plain text, Word, HTML, Final Cut Pro XML, Spruce STL or Subrip (srt).

If you don't see the format you need, just ask, as we may still be able to help. The English subtitlers will identify exact positions where each subtitle should appear and disappear. These markers are usually identified by precise time codes/frames dependent on the service you require.

The process of English captioning

The process of captioning is much the same as for producing English subtitles. The main difference is that the resulting English captions will often contain descriptions of sound as well as a direct transcription of the speech.

English transcription and translation for film and tv

We regularly translate film and documentary clips providing a finished transcription with time codes ready for English subtitles to be created. We are more than happy to produce finished srt subtitle files if you'd prefer.

One-step media translation from video for English subtitles

If your source video is in one language, for example English, and you require the subtitles to be in another, for example French, our English linguists will provide a direct translation into the relevant language and produce time-coded subtitles in a suitable format.

English video SEO

Do you have an existing video in English, or are you having one produced?  If you want consumers to find your video, please remember search engines can’t watch a video or listen to audio, but they do “understand” (and index) text.  This is why it is important to upload an aligned, accurate English transcript to support your video content or to provide English subtitles or captions.  This is how search engines will “hear” your video.

Rates
  • English subtitling rates start from £3.99 + VAT per source video minute
  • English same language transcription rates start from £0.99 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 English transcription service we offer.

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

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic language), as well as by Latin and Romance languages, particularly French.

English is the third most widespread native language in the world, after Standard Chinese and Spanish. It is the most widely learned second language and is either the official language or one of the official languages in almost 60 sovereign states. There are more people who have learned it as a second language than there are native speakers. English is the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, and it is widely spoken in some areas of the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia.

English SAMPLE TEXT

Despite noticeable variation among the accents and dialects of English used in different countries and regions – in terms of phonetics and phonology, and sometimes also vocabulary, grammar and spelling – English-speakers from around the world are able to communicate with one another with relative ease.

English 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, AN English tongue twister

Whenever the weather is cold.
Whenever the weather is hot.
We'll weather the weather,
whatever the weather,
whether we like it or not.