Video Translation and Subtitling Services

As millions of internet users increasingly turn to the Internet for video content, multilingual video translation services and subtitling services have become all the more essential. Waterstone Translations is a leading provider of high quality captioning and subtitling services for TV series, documentaries, movies, E-learning tutorials and corporate training videos. Multinational companies, Netflix Preferred Vendors and video production companies rely on Waterstone to provide subtitles that are accurately translated and comfortable to read.

The case study on the right provides a summary of how our subtitling services were able to help one particular client with the translation of 5,000 video minutes of subtitles.

Our subtitlers are TV fanatics!

Over many years, our subtitling company has become the trusted choice of many large companies. This is because our team of subtitlers are first and foremost, fans of Television --In fact, this is a hugely important factor when we handpick our linguists. Not only does our team of subtitlers astutely transcribe, time code and translate the dialogue, but they will watch and re-watch the video to make sure that they pick out the very fine details. As preparation work, many of our subtitlers regularly watch work-related videos in their spare time to gain a full understanding of the storyline, a true sign of a passionate fan!

An art and a science

As a leading subtitling company, we understand that subtitling is as much an art as a science. For example, character-per-second requirements, maximum line length and scene change detection are three technical aspects of subtitling which help to ensure comfortable reading of subtitles. On the other hand, translations which are creative and localized are also important to ensure the target audience gets the intended joke, which due to cultural differences, may not be funny when translated literally. On many occasions, words that have no equivalence would require translation. From an artistic point of view, this is one of the bigger challenges of providing professional subtitling services.

Whether you require subtitling services in Chinese or any other foreign language, we have sourced some of the finest subtitlers who are experts of their field. Trust us to keep your content as funny, emotional or educational as the original program!

For more information on our subtitling services,
speak to our experts at +86 21 6224 3798
or write to us at

Case study

Apple Inc.


Client Background

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services

Translation Performed

In the summer of 2016, Waterstone Translations provided video translation services to Apple for 126 videos of their World Wide Developer Conference. 5,000 mins of technical IT videos were translated into Simplified Chinese by our specialist team of 30 translators in 2 weeks. The task was immense. However we were able to complete the project on-time and we were thanked by the client for a job well done.

Waterstone has been providing subtitle translations for Apple’s Keynote conference and World Wide Developer Conference ever since.

Common Subtitling Projects

We have experience with a broad range of video content, a few examples include:

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Check out our list of business clients and the projects which we have completed for them.

What puts us ahead?

Culturally Aware In-Country Linguists

Our subtitlers are in-country linguists who are not only experts in their target language, but are also culturally fluent. They utilize their strong sense of cultural awareness to deliver effective translations that resonates strongly with the target market.

Adapting your content whilst staying faithful to the source text is what we are about! Trust our team of specialists to deliver translations that leaves the right impression on your target audience.

One Step Further

Our subtitling company takes great pride in going the extra mile, whether it’s delivering the files to you a day early, or reporting to you any factual inaccuracies in the source document. It’s in our DNA to be perfect.

Years of dedicated hard work from our team of linguists have made our subtitling services a trusted choice for many companies.

Contacting Us Is Easy!

We also provide document translation services for a wide range of documents including English to Chinese translation, business, legal, marketing, website, and technical translation services. If you are looking for a professional translation company or subtitling company, it is definitely worth getting in touch with us.

For more information on our subtitling services,
speak to our experts at +86 21 6224 3798
or write to us at

Contact Us

Shanghai Head Office

25F, Wheelock Square, 1717 West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai,200040
Tel: +86 21 6224 3798