We’ve been building and shipping faster than ever before - so fast that it’s easy to miss some of the new improvements that could speed up your subtitling workflow, or make Amara the perfect tool for your organization. As Amara’s product manager, I spend a lot of time looking at what we’re about to release … Continue reading Introducing the Amara Changelog
Highlights from our Latest Release Undo and Redo Last week, we released the long-awaited undo and redo actions in the editor with the keyboard shortcut ctrl+Z (on a PC) or cmd+Z (on a Mac)! Now you can step back a few steps and undo any messes. Split a sub by mistake? Go back. Made a … Continue reading Release Highlights: undo, redo, and updated styles
In the course of a routine security audit we have decided to disable changing account passwords using the API in the near future. Please let us know by Wednesday, June 6th if you currently require this capability in your workflow! If you need some lead time to adjust your code or workflow, we can wait … Continue reading Upcoming API change
We have some major improvements to the Amara editor planned for 2018. We’ve already gotten off to a running start with the addition of shift subtitles, split subtitles, and subtitle positioning, and there are many more to come! As we look forward, we have decided to remove our Legacy Editor from the site. Before we … Continue reading Last chance to tell us what you liked about the Legacy Editor!
Sometimes you have text on screen in a video in the exact area where subtitles normally display. How can you keep the subtitle and the onscreen text visible? Before now, Amara technical operations staff manually repositioned those subtitles when requested by clients of our On Demand translation service. Now anyone can do it: just click … Continue reading Position subtitles to the top of the video player
Over the past year, many of our users have requested the ability to split a long subtitle in two. This is especially important when translating, since one language may use many more characters to express the same phrase as in another language. Now Amara editor users can split a subtitle in two with a keyboard … Continue reading New in the Amara Subtitle Editor: Split Subtitles
When we released the redesigned homepage of the Amara website in August 2017, we made everything look as “clean and simple” as possible. In the last couple of months, we’ve come to realize that less is not always more, and the clean and simple new look of our forms was making them difficult to complete … Continue reading Getting involved with Amara On Demand and Enterprise just got easier!
If you use Brightcove for video hosting, you can now easily make subtitles on Amara for your videos that will automatically export to your Brightcove account! In June, we made a big update to make sure Amara worked with Brightcove’s overhaul of their system. In the last couple of months we’ve made a few more … Continue reading Amara teams – Try out our Brightcove integration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZfzvL1_x_k Amara users translate in hundreds of languages - we want the site and editor to be viewable in that many languages too! Rather than using automatic translation, we’re asking for the help of humans like yourself to translate the site’s content into your language. We’ve created a guide on our Knowledge Base and … Continue reading Help Translate the Amara site into your language!
By popular request, video titles can now be changed from the Management page of Collaboration teams. Only team administrators can do this, but everyone on the team will benefit from the more legible video titles that are possible with this feature! We hope it makes organizing your videos a lot easier. Let us know … Continue reading Administrators, you can now edit video titles!