Feature Release Log

How Is Pozotron Improving This Week?

The team here is always adding new features to our Pozotron Studio service. If you have a feature idea or request, please contact us or email us at hello@pozotron.com.

Feature Release!

Change Log - May 9, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Each proofing page now features specs for the chapter audio file’s RMS, Peak, and Noise Floor.
  • When an annotation is marked as “Typo”, the word(s) included in the typo will now be underlined in green to show the typo on the main proofing page.

Change Log - April 25, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Pozotron now supports Sound Forge DAW markers.
  • Annotation filters have now been updated to allow users to show or hide selected annotation types

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now filter their pronunciation guide based on page numbers in the manuscript

Change Log - April 5, 2022:

General Updates

  • Users can now open the original script from any page inside a project by clicking the “Script” button on the top right beside the Share button.
  • Users will now see a link to their referral code in the main profile menu (by clicking on your email in the top right of the page).

Proofing Updates

  • For the Offline export of the Pickup Packet, the master HTML file has been renamed from Index.html to All_Pickups.html
  • Improvements were made to error messages and tooltips for manuscript parsing and audio processing errors

Script Prep Updates

  • Alphabetical Sort will now sort alphabetically without case sensitivitity for the first letter of each word
  • A known issue was resolved and sharing a project with “Research Only” permissions will limit the shared user to only accessing the Script Prep tools on the shared project.

Change Log - March 28, 2022:

General Updates

  • Updated error messages for failed audio upload conditions.

Proofing Updates

  • Renamed main HTML file for offline Pickup Packet from “index.html” to “All Pickups.html”

Script Prep Updates

  • Improved search functionality for Character Guide and Pronunciation Guide
  • Resolved known issue with alphabetical sorting in Character Guide and Pronunciation Guide so the sort is no longer case sensitive.

Change Log - February 28, 2022:

General Updates

Change Log - February 22, 2022:

General Updates

  • Users can now minimize and edit the Project Details information on a projects page.

Proofing Updates

  • Updated the processing of the “@” symbol in a text to ensure it won’t give a false annotation for “at” spoken in audio.
  • Pozotron will now fully ignore footnotes (superscript numbers in text and footnote info in page footer) for .docx format manuscripts.

Change Log - February 14, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now toggle noise detection off on their project on the Create New Project screen.
  • A “Noise” annotation filter has been added.
  • Users can now use the Filter Out command on noise annotations, which will ignore all noise detections in a project.
  • Users can now export DAW markers from Scan Occurrences as single markers and marker ranges for Audition, Audacity, and Reaper.

Change Log - January 31, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Pozotron now supports noise detection! Pozotron will detect and report noises for hard clipping in an audio file. This is the first step of many new types of noises we will detect.
  • The “Filtered Out” annotation filter now includes both entries labelled as “Filtered Out” and “Auto Filtered”.
  • Users can now open the pdf manuscript to the page on which the annotation is found for all annotations (open and closed) by clicking the 3 dot menu and then the pdf icon on an annotation.
  • Users can now import DAW markers for an entire book, or chapter by chapter.

Script Prep Updates

  • After a user uploads a new manuscript, any research suggestions in the Pronunciation Guide already ignored on the original manuscript will continue to be ignored after the new manuscript is uploaded.
  • Users can now download the recorded audio files for pronunciation research entries and character voice samples inside the recording dialog box for each word entry.
  • Custom words added to the Pronunication Guide and Character Voice Guide will now be better detected for purposes of word count and the magnifying glass functionality.
  • Users can now easily add all entries from the character guide into their pronunciation guide by using the “Pronunciation and Characters” toggle.
  • The shareable online version of the Character Voice Guide has been updated.
  • The shareable online packet for the Pronunciation Guide can now be sorted alphabetically, by number of occurrences, and in order of first occurrence of a word.
  • The shareable online packet for the Pronunciation Guide now includes the pronunciation source and external links.

General Updates

  • When creating a project in Pozotron, a member of an enterprise will automatically have the “Another User” option selected and assign the project to be owned by the Enterprise rather than their individual account.

Change Log - January 18, 2022:

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now export Characters into a marked up PDF script using the Export Marked Script feature. Characters marked up will be highlighted in blue and the pdf comment box will include text entered into the character description field
  • Users can now transfer character research between Pozotron projects. Transfer Research is found under the Import/Export button on the Character Guide page.
  • The top bar in the Pronunciation Guide is now locked when you scroll down the screen, ensuring users can still see the top filter options when scrolling through a long pronunciation list.
  • Various improvements were made to the UI for the Character Voice Guide.

Proofing Updates

  • Improvements were made to increase accuracy of Pozotron’s detection of when sentences start and stop in an audio file.

Change Log - January 10, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • When annotations are added from Scan Occurrences by accident, users can now use the Filter Out function to ignore all those mistaken annotations.

Script Prep Updates

  • Improvements were made to the functionality when a word is added to both the Pronunciation Guide and Character Guide.

Change Log - January 4, 2022:

General Updates

  • Script prep pricing has been amended to be priced on a per project flat fee basis, rather than a per project per feature flat fee basis.

Script Prep Updates

  • The character guide UI has been redesigned.
  • Entries in the character guide can now include character photos and users can display their list in character card view.
  • Entries in the character guide can now be combined using the Alias feature (e.g. a user could combine Sherlock, Holmes, and Sherlock Holmes into a single entry).
  • Users can now transfer their research in the character guide between projects
  • The Export Marked Script feature now exports the Character Description column into a pdf comment for each mention of the character’s name (and alias names, if the alias feature has been used).
  • Users can now parse the character suggestion list using the R (research) or I (ignore) hotkeys.
  • Users can now sort the online pronunciation guide packet alphabetically, by first occurrence, or most occurrences.

Proofing Updates

  • Pozotron now calculates the number of words in the manuscript and the number of words in the audio file, allowing users to easily ensure they haven’t missed any major sections of the script.
  • Users can now export other pickup packet options (DAW markers, excel proofing report, or pickup audio mp3 files) from the online pickup packet.

Change Log - December 28, 2021:

Proofing Updates

  • The annotations filter now includes an Open Annotations filter to show only the annotations that have not yet been selected as OK, Pickup, Typo, or Filter Out.
  • The User Created Annotations filter in the left hand proofing pane will no longer also show Pozotron created pickup.
  • The font size of the timestamps and tags in the pickup packets have been increased to improve readability.
  • All annotations (open and closed) now have a Copy Timestamp button.

Script Prep Updates

  • The Pronunciation Guide now has a “Sort by Completed” option, enabling the list to be sorted by pronunciation entries that have not yet been researched.
  • In Scan Occurrences, users can now mark occurrences as Pickups, rather than only being able to create an open annotation.
  • Users can now remove words from Scan Occurrences without them also being removed from the Pronunciation Guide research list.
  • Users can now import a list of words into Scan Occurrences.
  • When adding words to the Pronunciation Guide as a list, words will only be ignored if they have already been added to the research list.

General Updates

  • In list view on the My Projects homepage, sort by preferences will now save when you leave the page.
  • Search functionality in the My Projects page has been improved.
  • A bug causing invalid file exports Individual chapter DAW Markers for Twisted Wave have has been fixed.

Change Log - December 13, 2021:

Proofing Updates

  • Added a DAW Marker Range export, allowing exportable DAW markers with start and end times for Adobe Audition, Reaper, and Audacity.

Change Log - November 29, 2021:

General Updates

  • Users can now sort their billing excel summary by customer, allowing for reporting Pozotron costs per customer
  • Script Prep usage is now reportable on the billing excel summary document

Change Log - November 22, 2021:

Proofing Updates

  • Added DAW exports for Hindenburg DAW

Script Prep Updates

  • Optimized pronunciation research suggestions for duplicate words (e.g “Sherlock Holmes” should no longer appear as multiple entries)

Change Log - November 1, 2021:

Proofing Updates

  • Improvements made for handling of numerical representations in manuscripts (e.g. “20/20” –> “twenty twenty”)
  • Improved alignment for EPUB manuscripts

Script Prep Updates

  • Optimized marked up script pdf export for pronunication lists with large number of researched words (300+ words)

Change Log - October 19, 2021:

Proofing Updates

  • Improvements were made for better handling of acronyms with numbers and symbols in the proofing tool.

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now annotate or export DAW markers for some occurrences of a given word (rather than use ALL occurrences of a word)
  • Users can now add words to Scan Occurrences directly using the Add Custom Word text field
  • Users can now use bullet points to enter information on the Character Voice Guide
  • Marked up script pdf exports file names now include Book-Name-pozotron-marked-up-script to better identify the file

General Updates

  • Enterprise Permission Administrators can now assign Administrator roles to other users
  • Improved UX for removing enterprise permissions from a user

Change Log - October 4, 2021:

Billing Updates

  • Use of the Script Preparation tools (Pronunciation Guide, Character Voice Guide, and Export Marked Up PDF script) will now be paid features.

General Updates

  • Publisher Plan users will be able to audit users with access to their projects by using the Permissions Audit feature.

Proofing Updates

  • Users will be able to selectively annotate or export DAW markers from Scan Occurrences for only some occurrences of a word.
  • PDF OCR issues will now be detected earlier in the processing and stop billing to avoid users being billed for PDFs that are corrupted or unable to be processed through Pozotron for other OCR reasons.

Change Log - September 29, 2021:

General Updates

  • Users can now replace the manuscript on a project as long as no audio file has been uploaded to that project.
  • Users can now unshare a project with themselves by clicking the “Leave” button on the project page.

Proofing Updates

  • Pickups marked with #typo tag will automatically appear on the Typo report (separated on a tab of the Proofing Report excel export).
  • Users can now filter annotations shown in the left-hand annotation column based on category.
  • Users can now mark all pickups fixed for a chapter on the proofing page, button located at the top of the left-hand annotation column.
  • Users can now copy the timestamp to their clipboard by clicking the copy button beside the audio playbar on the proofing page.

Script Preparation Updates

  • Search functionality for Pronunciation Research and Character Voices is improved.

Change Log - September 20, 2021:

General Updates

  • Publisher plan users can now manage their users with access to their account using the Enterprise Permissions feature.
  • My Projects page now features a welcome banner with easy links to support pages, contact us form, and how to book a meeting with Pozotron.
  • The Billing Excel export for Smart Rollover users has been updated to show the correct calculation for Billed PFH per project.
  • All users can now see the List view (including project management info) on their My Projects Page.
  • My Projects pages will now show the Total Run Time (“TRT”) for the entire project.

Proofing Updates

  • Audio file export for all pickups in 1 file has been renamed “Export Pickup Audio”.
  • Online pickup packet audio will now see improved performance on mobile devices.

Change Log - September 5, 2021:

Proofing Updates

  • Pickup packet opening message now includes additional info about pickups, separating them between Pozotron-suggested and User-generated pickups.

Script Preparation Updates

  • Transfer research functionality has been upgraded for users to transfer pronunciation research between projects.

Change Log - August 30, 2021:

Proofing Updates

  • Users are now warned before navigating away from a page during audio uploads.

General Updates

  • Users logging into Pozotron Studio using Safari will now see improved functionality.
  • 3 dot “hamburger” menu will now respond properly on mobile devices.

Change Log - August 23, 2021:

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now select their preferred proofing sensitivity while creating a project (Relaxed, Normal, Extra Sensitive).

Script Preparation Updates

  • The Character Voice Guide fcan now be exported into Excel (.xlsx) format.

General Updates

  • Users logging into Pozotron Studio using Safari will now see a browser warning suggesting they use Chrome or Firefox.

Change Log - August 9, 2021:

Script Preparation Updates

  • The Character Voice Guide feature has been launched for beta testing.

Proofing Updates

  • Improved functionality for manuscripts with limited punctuation separators to prevent “text is too long for Pozotron to process” errors.

Change Log - July 15, 2021:

Pronunciation Research Enhancements

  • Users can now choose their default (API-integrated) pronunciation dictionary between Oxford (GB), Oxford (US), and Forvo.

General Updates

  • On every Pozotron Studio page, clicking the ? logo will provide page specific links to tutorials and support resources.

Change Log - June 29, 2021:

Pronunciation Research Enhancements

  • Users can now create an “Always Ignore” list for pronunciation research on their User Profile Page. Words added to this list will not be suggested by Pozotron for research.
  • Users can now transfer pronunciation research between projects using the Transfer Research option under the Import/Export menu in the Pronunication Research page
  • Users can now search words with a single click in OneLook.com
  • Research words annotated using Scan Occurrences now are automatically annotated for new chapters uploaded to the same project after the annotation button is clicked
  • The Pronunciation Research sharing feature has been updated to allow project collaborators to review and update phonetic spelling and pronunciation recordings.

Change Log - June 21, 2021:

Script Preparation Enhancements

  • Users can now export a marked up pdf with all Pronunciation Research words highlighted and the phonetic spelling included for each word as a note

Proofing Enhancements

  • Improved functionality for Logic-Pro audio files

Change Log - June 10, 2021:

Proofing Enhancements

  • Users can now download all pickup audio in a single MP3 file by exporting the “Snippets Audio” file.

Change Log - May 31, 2021:

Proofing Enhancements

  • Reuploaded chapters granted the Reupload Credits will now feature a REUPLOAD symbol
  • Users can now click on the clock on the proofing page to type a time to jump to in the audio playback
  • Filter Out function performance has been improved
  • Improvements added for handling superscripts and subscripts

Pronunciation Guide

  • Annotations added through the Scan Occurences feature can now include custom notes and automatically includes the phonetic pronunciation from Pronunciation Research feature
  • Scan Occurences now includes chapter names in addition to timestamps for all word mentions
  • Instructions added to the shareable Pronunciation Packet

Project Management

  • Pickup packets, Proofing reports, and DAW markers can now be exported by chapter
  • Project Pages now include improved chapter proofing status communication
  • Chapter Reordering bug has been resolved

General Updates

  • Billing excel exports now include column data for PFH rates and number of hours uploaded, listed by project
  • Improved error messaging

Change Log - May 3, 2021:

General Updates

  • ISBN/Project ID can now handle up to 17 characters
  • Improved messages for audio validation errors
  • Amended logic for automatic reupload credits for Pozotron user accounts sharing a billing account

Change Log - April 19, 2021:

See the video demonstration here - Pozotron April 19th Updates

Proofing Enhancements

  • Pozotron Studio now supports DAW marker import/export with Twisted Wave
  • Users can now manually create chapters without a manuscript file uploaded into a project
  • Users can now easily create a “noise” custom annotation by highlighting text in the proofing pane and clicking the “n” key on the keyboard.
  • Annotations for long pauses can now be auto-filtered to ignore future annotations of shorter length pauses

Pronunciation Guide

  • Users can now export a shareable html pronunciation research list for other project stakeholders by clicking the blue share button in their pronunciation research project

General Updates

  • Pozotron’s API now supports C#

Change Log - April 12, 2021:

  • For a video summarizing many of the new features released April 12, 2021 please click here

General Updates

  • Pozotron’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policies have been updated
  • Swedish is now supported for Pozotron Studio proofing

Project Management

  • Clear warning message added for chapters with large amounts of duplicated or missing text in proofing
  • Excel proofing reports now have pickup IDs matching the html pickup packet IDs
  • Users can now download chapter audio files using the settings menu beside each chapter name in the My Projects page
  • Users can now rename chapters by clicking the pencil icon beside chapter names in the My Projects page
  • Users can now show/hide archived projects more easily
  • Users with Publisher Access now have batch archive actions available in the My Projects page
  • Users can now reset a project to the state it was when audio was first uploaded in the project settings menu on the My Projects page

Proofing

  • Users can now toggle proofing annotations between OK (A key) and Pickup (S key) while proofing audio
  • Users can now toggle the audio timer in proofing between time remaining and time elapsed while proofing audio
  • Users can now jump to sections of the audio by typing in the numerical timer while proofing audio

Pronunciation Guide

  • Users can now create proofing annotations from the Scan Occurences section of the Pronunciation Research tool
  • Users can now delete pronunciation recordings using the red X button in the Pronunciation Research tool
  • Users can now see all mentions of a word found in the audio using Scan Occurences in the Pronunciation Research tool
  • Warning message added for users with screens smaller than 1600 x 768 when Adding Suggestions in Pronunciation Research Tool

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