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.

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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