Ukrainian voice-over agency
Ukrainian voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Ukrainian voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Ukrainian voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Ukrainian voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Ukrainian voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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Ukrainian video translation for Microsoft Skydrive promo
Microsoft required audio-visual translations of their Skydrive promo video in 38 languages, including an Ukrainian 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 Ukrainian 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 Ukrainian voice-over artist, taking care to match the existing time-constraints as closely as possible.Our engineers integrated the translations, graphics and Ukrainian voice-over into the supplied source files, adjusting the animations to match the new Estonian voice-over track. The final Ukrainian version video was encoded as an H264 MP4, ready for publishing on Microsoft’s portal.
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A short history of the Ukrainian language
Ukrainian has its roots in Old East Slavic, and can be traced back to the early medieval state of Kievan Rus’, which united Ukraine, Russia and Moldova between the 9th and 13th centuries. Old East Slavic was the colloquial language used in the state during this period.
During its development Ukrainian has been strongly influenced by other languages, including Russian, Belarusian, Polish and Slovak. The earliest written records of Ukrainian date back to the end of the 16th century, which is when it is generally thought to have begun diverging significantly from Russian.
At the end of the 19th century, under Russian rule, Ukrainian was banned. From 1919 to 1991, under Soviet rule, it became marginalised as Russian was the main language of work and education. When Ukraine declared independence in 1991, Ukrainian was reinstated as the country’s official language and became a focus of national identity.
Which countries have Ukrainian as a national language?
Ukrainian is the official language of Ukraine, and is official at a regional level in Moldova (in the breakaway state of Transnistria).
It is recognised as a minority language in Moldova, Hungary, Serbia, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Czech Republic.
How many people speak Ukrainian as their first language?
It is estimated that around 40-50 million people speak Ukrainian as their first language in countries all around the world, as well as in Ukraine. These include Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and the United States.
Did you know…
- There is not a huge diversity of Ukrainian dialects, but there are slight variations which are normally divided into the northern dialects, the southwestern dialects and the southeastern dialects. Standard Ukrainian is largely based on the Poltava-Kyiv dialects of the southeastern group.
- Belarusian shares the highest percentage of common vocabulary with Ukrainian (84%), followed by Polish (70%), Serbo-Croatian (68%), Slovak (66%) and Russian (62%).
The Ukrainian economy
Ukraine’s GDP fell sharply for the first 10 years after gaining independence from the Soviet Union, but things turned around between 2000 and 2008, when the economy experienced rapid growth.
The country was badly affected by the 2008 global financial crisis, but has since begun to recover. Over 60% of Ukraine’s exports go to other former Soviet states, including Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Ukraine is rich in natural resources, particularly mineral deposits. Industry contributes around a quarter of the country’s GDP.
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