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Cheap Subtitling Services

Here at Transcription City, we know that your to do list doesn’t always suit the bank account. This is why we offer a range of cheap closed captioning services and subtitling services to suit every budget. We think that it’s important that video captioning and subtitling is important. It makes your content more accessible to every viewer. With this in mind, we thought we’d go through just some of the factors that can save you money. So follow this advice for your closed captioning and subtitling needs.

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Create Your Own Subtitles for Free!

If you are willing to learn, there are ways that you can create your subtitles for free.  This can be done by using free online software such as subtitle workshop. These programs allow you to play, transcribe and export your subtitle files. You can create basic text based files such as VTT and SRT subtitle files. However, they can be time consuming if you need to subtitle a large video file or are not a fast typist. Subtitles can also be created using online software such as YouTube’s own captioning platform. Dialogue can be automatically transcribed, timed and downloaded. We must add though, it is strongly recommended that subtitles you create via this method are thoroughly proofread.

Sending Transcripts and Adding Automatic Caption Timings

Another way to save money on your subtitles and captions is to send us the transcripts. Here AI can produce automatic timings. This does reduce the cost significantly. However, if timings are automatically added, the subtitles and captions produced aren’t always as accurate as needed for professional use.

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Professional Transcription with Automatic Caption Timings

We also offer a budget subtitling and closed captioning service. We can transcribe your videos and then convert to subtitles or captions using automatic timings. This does again reduce the costs significantly. This is not as accurate as manual timings, which are recommended.

Captioning Services from Professional Video Transcription Services and Manual Timings

Having your videos transcribed for captioning purposes (including non verbal cues). Then proofread and passed on to video spotters who will check the timings and caption lengths. This is recommended for professional videos that you wish to use for business or if you are a video production company. It will ensure that your closed captions are professional can be used either online (YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, Amazon Video) or offline (Broadcast television, Satellite and cable channels).

Subtitling Services – Video Transcription Services, Professional Translation Service and Manual Timings

If you also require foreign language subtitling services, then we can provide professional video transcription services. We do this in the source language of the video. We then provide professional translation services, followed by proofreading and manual timings. This ensures that you have foreign language subtitles that can be used for business and broadcast purposes in one or several different languages of your choice.


Our cheap closed captioning services and cheap subtitling services start from as little as £2.00 + VAT per video minute. It is always worth discussing your needs with one of our professional video captioning team. This ensures that you get the exact closed captioning service or subtitling service you require. It can also help save you money as we will design a competitively priced option. 

Our transcription company also offers services including tape transcription. We also provide translation services, transcription services and note taking services.

You can also find more information about subtitling and closed captioning on YouTube and Google help.