Whether you need to understand a quiet speaker, to catch a verbal “Easter egg” in a cult film, or discern speech with an unfamiliar accent, closed captioning and subtitles are your friend while watching videos. We talked recently about the rich and storied history of subtitles; from operatic tradition to Weird Al music videos, subtitles … Continue reading Subtitles vs. Captions: What’s the Difference?
Two new subtitle languages are now supported on Amara: Mirandese from Portugal and Nhengatu from Brazil. We are happy to share more about these languages! Mirandese (mwl) Mirandese is part of the Indo-European language family and it is spoken in the Northeast population of Portugal. It is a co-official language of the town Miranda do … Continue reading New to Amara: Mirandese and Nhengatu
Video localization — the practice of adapting multimedia to a local culture’s norms and expectations — has become a means of communication that should be a part of any organization’s toolkit.
In the scope of human history, subtitling is a relatively new form of writing. From chiseled tablets to movable type, the intention of written language has always been to capture and communicate language. And the way we choose to communicate speaks to who we are as a civilization: translated subtitles are a mark of an … Continue reading A History of Subtitles
There’s an old version of the Amara video embedder that a small number of external websites still seem to be using. As we clean up our code so that we can develop faster, we’re going to stop supporting that old version (the widgetizer) on July 15th. Our more current embedder is more reliable, with a … Continue reading Update your embedded Amara videos by July 15th!
Since the publication of Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri’s book Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, readers from around the world have been able to learn more about Amara On Demand (AOD), a sustainability program of the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF). Through discussions with AOD linguists, the … Continue reading Video: Mary L. Gray Speaks About the New Book “Ghost Work”
Ghost Work prominently features Amara On Demand (AOD) as a promising and alternative path for crowdwork.
Hello Amara users, The next time you open up the subtitle editor, you may notice the new “Beta Editor” button. You can use this button to test drive some new beta features for the subtitle editor on your regular subtitling work. We hope these additions will make your subtitling sessions more productive and fun! These … Continue reading Try out new features on the Beta editor!
We are planning on making some changes to our API over the next few months, including a handful of backwards incompatible changes.
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