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Taiwan Mandarin voice-over agency

Taiwanese voice-over and subtitling agency
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Taiwanese voice-over production made simple

As an established Taiwanese voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Taiwanese Voice-Over Service and Taiwanese Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Taiwanese voice talent, at a price you can afford.

Whether you are looking for Taiwanese voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Taiwanese voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Taiwanese voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Taiwanese audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.

Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Taiwanese voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.

Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps

1.   browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2.   choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3.   complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour


Taiwanese video translation for Microsoft Skydrive promo

Microsoft required audio-visual translations of their Skydrive promo video in 38 languages, including an Taiwanese version. And because Matinée are both a voice-over agency and captioning company, Microsoft’s translation partner – Lionbridge, selected Matinée to handle all aspects of the video translation work.

First we undertook a review of the Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro video files, to work out the best approach for the Taiwanese video translation work. Then we produced an audio transcription, to include both a time-coded voice-over script, and the on-screen captions. Lionbridge produced all the translations and DTP work. We cast and recorded one native Taiwanese voice-over artist, taking care to match the existing time-constraints as closely as possible.

Our engineers integrated the translations, graphics and Taiwanese voice-over into the supplied source files, adjusting the animations to match the new Taiwanese voice-over track. The final Estonian version video was encoded as an H264 MP4, ready for publishing on Microsoft’s portal.

A short history of the Taiwanese language

Taiwanese voiceover talent agencyTaiwanese (also known as Taiwanese Hokkien) is a variety of Hokkien – a Chinese dialect – that is spoken in Taiwan. As such, it belongs to the Min Nan group of the Chinese branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. Whether Taiwanese is a separate language within this family is a matter of some debate.

Taiwanese is close to Amoy, and similarly based on a mixture of Zhangzhou and Quanzhou speech. It is largely mutually intelligible with other dialects of Hokkien spoken in China and other parts of Southeast Asia, and to a lesser extent with other Min Nan languages such as Teochew. It is not mutually intelligible with Mandarin Chinese.

From the early 17th century onwards, Taiwan has been settled by waves of Chinese people migrating from mainland China. Many of the earlier settlers came from regions of Min Nan (southern Fujian), and they brought their native Hokkien language with them.

The Taiwanese language evolved over the years from a mixture of Hokkien, Hakka (another Chinese dialect), and the Formosan languages that are indigenous to Taiwan. A number of Japanese loanwords have also been incorporated, as a result of half a century of Japanese rule (beginning in 1895). Read more


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