Lipreading for film

Expert Lipreading Services

Professional Lipreading Services for film, home movies & archived footage

The LipReader can provide a means of what is being said in a footage in which the speakers face is visible but the voice is unintelligible for unknown reasons is unintelligible to a listener.


Many home movies previously recorded on film reels and tapes were transferred over to newer formats, such as DVD & iCloud. This has sometimes resulted in the loss or distortion of sound.


The earliest films were in black and white, under a minute long and without recorded sound. During the 1890s films became several minutes long and started to consist of several shots. The first film studios were built in 1897. The era of silent films lasted until 1927 when the first film was made with sound.

The LipReader has been previously commissioned by film archivists , museums and galleries to transcribe silent footage – not only from the silent film era, but also newly discovered footage including newsreels from the 1940s and 1950s and from the war times