Feature Release Log

The team here is always adding new features to our Pozotron Studio service. See below for our change log.

 


If you have a feature idea or request, you can submit that here or you can email us at hello@pozotron.com.

 

2024

 

Change Log - April 9, 2024

Script Prep Updates

  • As part of the release of our Character Descriptions Tool, improvements have been made to the User Interface of our Character Voice Guide.
  • Users can now access the Cambridge Pronunciation Dictionary as a clickable Pronunciation Research Guide search link.
  • Users can now export their Custom Character Guide as an XLSX file and Offline HTML packet.
  • Users can now ignore all occurrences of a character suggestion in the research list.
  • Users can now sort the Character Voice Guide and Pronunciation Research Guide by the number of comments made. 
  • Further improvements have been made to the Pronunciation Guide suggestions list for scripts in Danish.
  • Known issues were resolved concerning opening lists of character aliases. 
  • Known issues were resolved concerning sorting options in the Character Voice Guide.

Change Log - April 3, 2024

Script Prep Updates

  • As part of the first release of our Character Descriptions Tool, users will see character descriptions auto-populate the character’s gender and vocal characteristics on certain characters marked with an AI tag in the research list. 
  • Users can now export their Custom Pronunciation Dictionary as an XLSX file and Offline HTML packet.
  • Character phonetic and voice sample data will be displayed more clearly in the Character Voice Guide User Interface. 
  • Known issues were resolved concerning displaying word occurrences in the Character Voice Guide. 
  • Known issues were resolved concerning the aliases search function in the Character Voice Guide. 

Proofing Updates

  • Known issues were resolved concerning importing DAW markers.

General Updates

  • Users will now have more transparency about what plan they are subscribed to and their monthly invoice due date in their billing profile. 
  • Known issues were resolved concerning filtered views on the studio Projects page.

Change Log - March 5, 2024

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now add comments and emojis to the Pronunciation Guide and Character Voice Guide via logging into the project or on the sharable online (read-only) packet. 
  • Further improvements were made to the Pronunciation Research Guide Capitalised Common category. 
  • Further improvements were made to the Transfer Research functionality. 
  • Known issues were fixed concerning the word count in the researched list of the Character Voice Guide. 
  • Known issues were resolved with the Character Guide to view options. 

Scan Occurrences updates 

  • Users can now include character aliases in a single scan occurrences search.

Change Log - February 28, 2024

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can upload pronunciation audio files for Pronunciation Research entries in bulk by applying a naming convention to an audio file (e.g. for the entry "Pozotron" in the Pronunciation Research Guide, the audio file needs to be named "Pozotron.mp3")
  • Users can now edit character entries on their Character Voice Guide using the pencil icon beside each character name
  • Multiple-character voice samples are supported on all exports
  • Known issues were fixed concerning exporting from the Character Voice Guide. 

Audio Analysis Updates

  • Known issues were fixed concerning annotating words from the Scan Occurrences Tool

Proofing Updates

  • Known issues were fixed with the annotation filters and tags
  • Known issues were fixed with proofing using speed mode

Change Log - February 14, 2024

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now see a Source history for recorded Character Voice Samples
  • Further improvements were made to the Custom Pronunciation Dictionary, which can now support up to 10,000 words per account.
  • Known issues were fixed related to moving entries from the Pronunciation Research Guide to the Character Voice Guide 
  • Known issues were fixed relating to the Custom Pronunciation and Character Dictionaries

Proofing Updates

  • A New Proofing Tool UI is now available and includes more settings and features, including localization for all Pozotron-supported languages
  • Known issues were fixed relating to Custom Annotations 
  • Known issues were fixed relating to Annotation Filters
  • Known issues were fixed with Pickup Packet exports

Audio Analysis

  • Made further improvements to the Online Export and PDF Report

Change Log - January 31st, 2024

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now use the TTS Alignment Export format under the Import/Export dropdown. Click here for information on that feature. 
  • Users can now export DAW markers (for all supported DAWs) to mark the start of each script page in the audio chapter files.
  • Various improvements were made to the Proofing Tool UI

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can  now record multiple samples for each character entry in the Character Voice Guide
  • Users can now transfer all words from the Pronunciation Guide to their Custom Pronunciation Dictionary using the “Transfer all words to the PD” export feature. 
  • Users can now pull all words from the Custom Pronunciation Dictionary into a project using the “Add all words from the PD” import feature.

Change Log - January 16th, 2024

Proofing Updates

  • Users now have the option to set timestamps based on the book or chapter when exporting the Pickup Packet for individual chapters

Script Prep Updates

  • Known issues were fixed with the Pronunciation Research Guide

General Updates

  • General UX/UI improvements were made to Pozotron Studio

Change Log - January 4th, 2024

Script Prep Tool Updates

  • All API dictionaries will now automatically update after editing a research word in your Pronunciation Research Guide tool
  • Users can now switch between the Forvo API research results to hear multiple research entries 
  • Further improvements were made to the German language normalizations
  • Known issues were fixed with the Custom Pronunciation Dictionary 

Proofing Tool Updates

  • Users now have the option to include fixed pickups in the DAW Marker and Pickup Packet exports
  • Users can now export online/offline Pickup Packets for specific chapters in the Export Chapter Report
  • Known issues were fixed with the Manual Chapter Creation tool
  • Known issues were fixed with the Online Pickup Packets

Pickup Recording Tool Updates

  • A known issue was fixed with the Pickup Recording Tool

2023

Change Log - December 14th, 2023

Script Prep Updates

  • It is now possible to edit Character Guide names from the Character Guide page
  • Content from the Character Voice Guide Notes/URL field will now be shown in the Character Voice Guide Excel Report for both phonetics and character voice
  • We have launched a Custom Character Guide, allowing you to save commonly used characters and the corresponding notes for use in other book projects. 
  • There is the option to pause your audio within the audio player in both the Pronunciation Guide and Character Voice Guide. 
  • You can now use Forvo, one of our integrated dictionaries, to look up words in any language (rather than having to specify which foreign language to search).
  • Known issues were fixed related to uploading audio to the Pronunciation Guide 
  • Known issues were fixed related to searching for a character in the Character Voice Guide
  • Known issues were fixed for the edit history and character voice aliases

Proofing Updates:

  • Users now have the option to set timestamps based on the book or chapter when exporting the Proofing Report for individual chapters.
  • Users can now export an online or offline version of the Pickup Packet for specific chapters rather than the entire script. 
  • Users can customize their DAW marker export with the Include/Exclude fields. 
  • The Proofing Tool will now display a warning message for scripts containing chapters in multiple languages.

Change Log - November 30, 2023

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now play and pause audio in the Pronunciation Guide and Character Guide, allowing them to listen to only what is required. 
  • You will now see both the character description and character voice notes in the Export Marked Script comment box. 
  • Pronunciation guide export will include all words and not just those with Phonetics included. 
  • Edit history will now be preserved on any research words removed and re-added to your research list. 
  • A known issue was fixed in the Export Marked Script feature. 
  • Known issues were fixed on the Online Pickup Packet. 

Proofing Updates

  • The German proofing algorithm has been retrained and now will have fewer false annotations suggested for German scripts and audio. 

General Updates

  • Enterprises and Individual users can now add a prompt to their accounts, ensuring the user has uploaded their final (recordable) script before their first audio upload to any project. 
  • General UX/UI improvements have been added.
  • Various improvements were made to the subtitles export feature.

Change Log - November 15, 2023

Script Prep Updates

  • The marked-up script export feature now allows users to include a link to the recorded pronunciation entries for each word on the pronunciation guide. 
  • Users can now see a full history of all changes made to a pronunciation entry, including who made the change and when. 
  • Improvements were made to how users can change a pronunciation entry on their Pronunciation Guide. 
  • Improvements were made to the Import List feature for the pronunciation guide. 
  • A known issue was resolved with the Cancel Research and Update Research Word buttons getting cut off when the suggestions and research list are stacked horizontally on a user's screen. 
  • The icon for Show Researched and Ignored words on a pronunciation/character suggestions list was changed for clarity. 

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now select a pickup tag to add to any pickup with a single click using the "1 click pickup tag" feature. 
  • Improvements were made to the Annotation Filter feature. 

Change Log - October 31, 2023

Script Prep Updates

  • Improvements were made for how single and multi-word script prep entries (pronunciation words and characters) are counted in a manuscript. 
  • Improvements were made for how the "Last Modified" field words with the Pronunciation and Character Voice features. 

Scan Occurrences Updates

  • For any entry on a project's Pronunciation Guide, the recorded phonetic audio and text is now displayed in Scan Occurrences, allowing users to compare the intended and recorded pronunciations for a given word. 

Proofing Updates

  • A known issue was fixed, relating to users being unable to scroll down in the proofing pane while the chapter audio is playing. 

Pickup Recording Tool Updates

  • Improvements were made to the final naming conventions for exporting the recorded pickup audio files. 

General Updates

  • Improvements were made to the UI localization for Spanish, Danish, Dutch, and German.

Change Log - October 17, 2023

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now populate pronunciation entries into their Custom Pronunciation Guide (https://studio.pozotron.com/profile/pronunciationguide) which will auto populate custom pronunciation data for commonly used words not found in standard dictionaries. 
  • The script prep features are now available in Danish, Dutch, and Finnish.
  • Users can now select "Norwegian" as an option for Forvo pronunciations.
  • The "Last Updated" field is now tracked for the Character Voice Guide. 

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now automatically filter out certain types of annotations using the Annotation Filter feature, found in the Project Settings window
  • User Created Pickups can be added quicker by highlighting text and pressing any of the following keyboard shortcuts to mark a pickup with 
    • N - #noise
    • M - #misread
    • C - #charactervoice
    • I - #inserted
    • P - #pronunciation

General Updates

  • Pozotron's UI can now be displayed in Danish, Dutch, and Finnish

 

Change Log - October 5, 2023

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now use the script preparation tools for Finnish scripts. 
  • The character limit for the pronunciation guide is now 100 characters. 
  • Users can now select Merriam-Webster as their default dictionary for all script prep projects on their user profile. 
  • Any notes or URLs added to a pronunciation guide entry are now included in the pronunciation excel export. 

Proofing Tool Updates

  • Users can now proof audio projects in the Finnish language. 
  • Users can now include narrator tags (e.g. @narrator1, @narrator2) in individual pickups through the Import DAW markers feature, which will tag that narrator in the Pozotron pickup. 
  • Users can now navigate to the next & previous chapters using hotkeys CTRL + < and CTRL + >. 
  • Users can now export DAW markers for multiple selected chapters (in addition to the entire book, or individual chapters). 

General Updates

  • Users can now sort their My Projects page by Book Owner (in alphabetical order)

Pickup Recording Tool Updates

  • Users can now download recorded pickups for only specific chapters

Audio Analysis Updates

  • Users can now delete audio files in a batch action. 

Change Log - September 20, 2023

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now sort the Pronunciation and Character Guides by "Last Edited".
  • Users can now sort the Character Guide by alias names. 
  • The maximum character length for adding custom words to the pronunciation guide has been increased to 100 characters. 

Proofing Tool Updates

  • Improvements were made to the Transfer OK Annotations feature.

Pickup Recording Tool Updates

  • Users can now compare the waveforms of the original pickup audio and the recorded pickups. 
  • Users can now display the words spoken in the original pickup audio and the recorded pickup audio overlaid on the waveforms. 
  • Users can now regulate the sound of recorded/uploaded pickups. 
  • Numerous other improvements were made. 

Scan Occurrences Updates

  • Users can now search, filter, and sort in the Scan Occurrences tool. 

General Updates

  • The Pozotron UI can now be displayed in Danish, Finnish, and Dutch. 

Change Log - August 31, 2023

Script Prep Updates

  • Merriam Webster has now been added as an integrated dictionary option, allowing users to get Merriam Webster pronunciations automatically. 
  • User notes added to a pronunciation guide entry will now appear as a tooltip when you hover over the notes icon. 

Proofing Updates

  • Users will now see a book language icon showing which language was detected in the manuscript and which language proofing algorithm will be applied to the uploaded audio. 
  • A known issue was resolved with some users unable to reorder chapters. 

Audio Analysis

  • Enterprise users can now create audio analysis custom specifications for their entire Enterprise to utilize. 
  • Users can now see the total duration of uploaded audio on the audio analysis page. 

Pickup Recording Tool Updates

  • Users can now sort or filter the pickup list by category, by user tag (e.g. @editing), and by approved/rejected. 
  • Numerous other improvements were made. 

General Updates

  • The Pozotron UI can now be displayed in French. 

Change Log - August 9, 2023

Script Prep Updates

  • HowJSay has now been added as a clickable pronunciation search link in the Pronunciation Guide. 
  • The maximum character limit for phonetic text entries in the Pronunciation Guide was increased from 20 to 50 characters for each entry. 
  • Users can now search for any part of a word in the Pronunciation Guide, rather than just the start of the word. 
  • Users can now import multi-word entries to the Pronunciation Guide using the Import Word List feature. 

Proofing Updates

  • Now only book project owners and administrators will be prompted with the Transfer Ok Annotations prompt when a chapter is reuploaded. 
  • Improvements were made to the Audio and Text Mismatch error warning. 

General Updates

  • Users with Proofing permissions on a book project can now access Scan Occurrences and Export DAW markers. 
  • A known issue was resolved for users attempting to access a shared project when the Enterprise dropdown menu on the project page was toggled to the Enterprise access, and the project was shared with the user's email (rather than using the Enterprise access feature).

Change Log - August 4, 2023

General Updates

  • Users can now enable 2 Factor Authentication using the Google Authenticator mobile application. This is currently an optional feature, but will be made mandatory in future software releases. 
  • Users with Proofer permissions for a project can now import and export DAW Markers. 

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now report incorrect noise detection classifications to Pozotron by clicking "Report Incorrect Noise Classification" to help Pozotron improve its noise detection accuracy. 

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now change Pronunciation Guide entries by clicking the Edit icon beside each word. 
  • The Add Custom Word, Import/Export, and Export Marked Script buttons have now been added to the locked header, so they will remain on screen as the user scrolls. 

Audio Analysis Updates

  • Numerous improvements were made. 

Change Log - July 18, 2023

General Updates

  • Pozotron's Project Management feature was released, allowing users to create Project Teams for individual projects and add Pozotron users (e.g. narrators, editors, proofers, etc.) to their enterprise Roster. 
  • Users can now delete books in bulk using batch actions in list view on their project page. 

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now filter out annotations using the "F" hotkey. 

Script Preparation Updates

  • A new field was added to pronunciation guide entries for notes/source URLs. 
  • A "Last Modified" field was added for pronunciation guide entries. 
  • A notification was added when a user attempts to add a word to a pronunciation list that is already found on that list. 
  • New customizations were added to the Export Marked Up Script feature, allowing users to only mark up the first occurrence of a word, or only the Pronunciation or Character Guide entries. 
  • Improvements were made to the "Add Custom Word" feature. 

Change Log - July 3, 2023:

Proofing Updates

  • Users now use the "f" hotkey in proofing to filter out an annotation. 
  • Users can now include or exclude pickups on their proofing page by user tag (e.g. @editing), inserted, misread, missing text, noises, and pauses. 
  • A known issue was resolved when users attempted to add more than 17 tags to a pickup. 
  • Improvements were mad to the Import DAW Markers feature. 

General Updates

  • Users can now sort their chapter audio files by file name (A-Z and Z-A) on their main project page. 
  • Improvements were made to various user messages and warnings across Pozotron Studio. 
  • Improvements were made to support links across Pozotron Studio. 
  • Improvements were made to the Upload New Manuscript feature. 

Script Preparation Updates

  • Improvements were made to the Import Word List feature for the Pronunciation and Character features.
  • Improvements were made to the transfer research feature for pronunciation guide entries. 

Scan Occurrences Updates

  • Users can now remove words from their Scan Occurrences list in bulk actions using the checkboxes and "Ignore Selected Words" button

Change Log - June 22, 2023:

 Proofing Updates

  • Users can now remove multiple words from Scan Occurrences using the Bulk Ignore feature. 

Script Preparation Updates

  • Improvements were made to the transfer research feature for character guide entries. 

General Updates

  • Improvements were made to the project invitation emails. 
  • Updates were made to the localization of studio.pozotron.com in the German language.
  • Users can now update their cookie preferences for pozotron.com and studio.pozotron.com.

Audio Analysis Updates

  • Users can now create new audio analysis specifications from an individual project audio analysis page. 
  • Users can now use audio analysis to check that no duplicate files are present in the uploaded audio chapters. 

Change Log - June 7, 2023:

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now cancel audio uploads in the proofing tool for the first period of file processing. Users can also request a processing delay to make their cancellation period longer by emailing help@pozotron.com. 
  • Users can now separately control Pozotron's proofing sensitivity for word errors (missed words, added words, pronunciations) and noises. 

Change Log - May 25, 2023:

Proofing Updates

  • The online pickup packet was redesigned and multiple improvements were made. 
  • Improvements were made to the Scan Occurrences tool. 
  • Multiple improvements were made to language normalizations for French, Spanish, German, Swedish, and Norwegian. 

Audio Analysis Updates

  • Users can now check their audio files to ensure the file names are only alpha-numeric (e.g. no special characters).

General Updates

  • Users can now upload screenshots, audio files or manuscripts for a customer support issue using the Get Help button at the top of their Pozotron page. 
  • UI Localization for the German language was added. 
  • All links on studio.pozotron.com were updated to the new support page (https://support.pozotron.com/helpcenter)

Change Log - April 27, 2023:

Script Prep Updates

  • URL links were added for recorded pronunciation and character voice audio files to the Excel exports for pronunciations and character guides

Proofing Updates

  • Numerous improvements were made to upgrade the processing speed and usability of Scan Occurrences

Audio Analysis Updates

  • Users can now export their audio analysis reports in pdf format

General Updates

  • A known issue was resolved for the project-sharing feature

Change Log - April 7, 2023:

 Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now update their pronunciation research list by importing an Excel file 
  • New clickable dictionary search links were added for the Pronunciation guide for books in French (La Rousse & Le Robert) and German (Duden)
  • A search bar was added for the online pronunciation packet
  • Improvements were made to the transfer research functionality for pronunciation and characters

Proofing Updates

  • Pozotron now has a feature to detect duplicate file detection, which will prompt users if the same audio file is uploaded within a short time period 
  • New options were added to include/exclude certain types of pickups from pickup packets (missed words, inserted words, mispronunciations, Scan Occurrences Annotations, and by annotation tags)
  • From a user request, pickups will now be numbered on the Excel pickup report showing how many total pickups are in the proofing report
  • Users can now switch timestamps between the start of the chapter vs. the start of the book on the proofing page. 
  • Improvements were made to the Annotate feature in Scan Occurrences
  • Users can now mark all pickups as fixed from the project main page by clicking the 3 dot menu beside the chapter name and selecting "Mark all pickups fixed"
  • When Pozotron finds a large mismatch between script and audio files, the warning message has been made more prominent and is improved 

General Updates

  • A Get Help feature was added, allowing users to submit specific help requests to the Pozotron support team from inside Pozotron studio
  • Pozotron rolled out a new Help Center (https://support.pozotron.com/helpcenter/)
  • Users will now get a Project Shared Successfully message when sharing a project

Change Log - February 13, 2023:

Script Prep Updates

  • Pozotron’s script prep tools are now fully functional for Spanish and German manuscripts

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now exclude certain types of pickups from the Pickup Packet export

Change Log - February 1, 2023:

Proofing Updates

  • Enhancements were made to Pozotron’s PDF parser to handle issues with pdf ligatures

Script Prep Updates

  • Pozotron’s script prep tools are fully functional for Spanish language books
  • Users can now upload .m4a and .mp4 audio files to the Pronunciation Guide and Character Guides

General Updates

  • Google authentication was updated to Google Identity Services

Change Log - January 21, 2023:

Proofing Updates

  • Improvements were made to Pozotron’s French proofing algorithm
  • Improvements were made to Pozotron’s manual chapter creation feature

General Updates

  • Updates were made to Pozotron’s customer support documents

2022

Change Log - December 25, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now select timestamp type (from the start of the book or the start of the chapter) from the Online Pickup Packet.
  • Improvements were made to the Manual Chapter Creation function.
  • When dragging the audio cursor or typing in a timecode in chapter proofing, the proofing pane will now jump to that point in the script.

Scan Occurrences Updates

  • For 2 word entries in Scan Occurrences, an improvement was made to the count function.

General Updates

  • Improvements were made to how shared emails auto-populate in the project-sharing dialogue.

Change Log - December 8, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now export and import DAW markers for Nuendo and Wavelab.

Change Log - November 30, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now mark an annotation as “Typo” using the G hotkey, in addition to the existing A (OK) and D (Pickup) hotkeys in proofing.
  • The German proofing algorithm was updated.

Script Prep Updates

  • Users can now export Pronunciation and Character guides as offline exports (zip file download with audio files and html files)

Change Log - November 16, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Enhanced noise detection is now live in BETA Testing, Pozotron’s proofing algorithm will now detect all noise types that shouldn’t be present in your audio files.
  • Users can now filter which types of pickups to export in a pickup packet using the “Include” field on the Export Book Report screen. Filters include pickup types and users tagged (e.g. @editing) in a project’s pickup files.

Audio Analysis Updates

  • Pozotron’s Audio Analysis tool is now live in BETA testing! The Audio Analysis tool will allow you to test any audio file against your required specifications to ensure your audio is in compliance with your required specifications. For more information check out our website.

Change Log - October 4, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now add the slate (pickup numbers) to the DAW marker export.
  • Audio file names for the offline pickup packet mp3s will now include the page number for each pickup, file format is now CHAPTER - H_MM_SS.SS - P#.
  • On the Proofing page, users can now filter the annotation list based on users tagged (e.g. @editing, @narrator1).

Script Prep Updates

  • Custom words will now be counted correctly, even for multi-word entries and entries separated by hyphens.
  • External Links for name pronunciations will now show on the Character Guide page (just like the Pronunciation Guide Page)
  • Users can now sort their Pronunciation Guide and Character Guide by incomplete entries first.
  • Online Pronunciation Packets can now be sorted by Completed First, Incomplete First, and Word Category (in addition to Number of Occurrences, First Occurrence, and Alphabetically)

General Updates

  • Users can now switch their Pozotron account email themselves inside their user profile
  • Improvements were made to the Scheduling and Estimates page for each book.

Change Log - September 19, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now record their pickups in Pozotron using the Pickup Recording Tool, allowing for recording, commenting, and approving pickup recordings.
  • Users can now proof scripts and audio in Norwegian.

Change Log - August 29, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • Users can now select how Pozotron identifies mispronunciations as “who –> whom” or “who S/B whom” inside their user profile
  • Improvements were made for PDF parsing with ligatures, eliminating false pickups caused by pdf corruptions with conjoined characters like “ff”, “fi”, and “if”.

Change Log - August 22, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • For reuploaded chapters, users can now transfer annotations that have been OKed in the first QC upload to the second QC upload for a given chapter or chapters, ensuring users don’t need to click “OK” on already OKed annotations in the second QC pass in Pozotron.

General Updates

  • Administrative Users for Enterprise accounts can now disable the export of online pickup packets for their account and team members.
  • Referral links for user accounts will now lead a user to a referral landing page with information about Pozotron and the referral benefits.

Change Log - July 29, 2022:

Proofing Updates

  • A common pdf issue with ligatures (where characters in a pdf are linked and cannot be parsed correctly) has been resolved.
  • A known issue with importing DAW markers from Reaper was fixed.
  • Text copied into the Manual Chapter Creation window is now editable.

General Updates

  • Users can now see time estimates for a project’s narration, proofing, and editing based on the script’s word count. These work time estimates are based on industry averages.
  • Users will now see an internet speed check in the top bar on all project pages, preventing poor internet connection from corrupting file uploads.
  • A known issue with advanced filtering by the Customer was resolved.

Script Prep Updates

  • The integrated Forvo pronunciation dictionary will now allow users to select languages (English vs. Spanish), accents (USA, Canadian, British, Australian, and more!), dialects (e.g. Castillian Spanish vs. LATAM Spanish), and speaker sex.
  • The shareable online character guide will now include character photos (if added to a character entry)

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 sensitivity 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 Pronunciation 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.

2021

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 can 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 Pronunciation 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 Occurrences feature can now include custom notes and automatically includes the phonetic pronunciation from Pronunciation Research feature
  • Scan Occurrences 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 Occurrences 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 Occurrences in the Pronunciation Research tool
    • Warning message added for users with screens smaller than 1600 x 768 when Adding Suggestions in Pronunciation Research Tool