Professional Direct Italian Transcription and Translation Service from Audio or Video Files

We can provide a direct translation from any Italian audio or video file into English.

The linguist will listen to the Italian speech on the audio or video file and will provide a direct written translation into English much in the same way as an interpreter would interpret what he or she hears verbally.

Our Italian translators and transcriptionists can include speaker labels and time codes, depending on your requirement.

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 Italian AUDIO/VIDEO into English

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

Time stamps

Our Italian direct translation 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 – Italian 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 Italian transcription and direct Italian translation service

We have industry-specific Italian translators and transcribers covering a wide range of material including:

  • Italian transcription and/or direct translation from Italian to English of footage for tv production companies
  • Italian transcription and/or direct translation from Italian to English of academic research material for universities and libraries
  • Italian transcription and/or direct translation from Italian to English of oral histories
  • Italian transcription and/or direct translation from Italian to English of court tapes, police interviews, immigration interviews and solicitor/client meetings.
Confidentiality

Our carefully vetted Italian 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
  • Italian subtitling rates start from £7.49 + VAT per source video minute
  • Italian same language transcription rates start from £2.25 per source audio/video minute
  • Italian 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 direct translation from Italian audio or video service we offer.

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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 & File Uploads form.

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

Italian is the official language of Italy and is spoken by about 70 million people, primarily in this country. It's the official language of San Marino as well, and one of the official languages of Switzerland, spoken mainly in Ticino and Grigioni cantons.

The Italian alphabet is only 21 letters. Italian uses the same Roman characters as the English language… minus 5 of them. The letters j, k, w, x, and y simply do not exist in Italian, so if you happen to see them used in an Italian text, that means the word is borrowed from another language!

Italian SAMPLE TEXT

Non so dove i gabbiani abbiano il nido,
ove trovino pace.
Io son come loro
in perpetuo volo.
La vita la sfioro
com’essi l’acqua ad acciuffare il cibo.
E come forse anch’essi amo la quiete,
la gran quiete marina,
ma il mio destino è vivere
balenando in burrasca.

Vincenzo Cardarelli, da “Poesie”

Italian 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
AND LASTLY, AN Italian TONGUE TWISTER

Sopra la panca la capra campa, sotto la panca la capra crepa.
On the bench the goat lives, under the bench the goat dies.

Courtesy of Omniglot