Tip: When the pointer is paused briefly over controls in Yasla Web, many of them display a short description.
Yasla Web loads and saves data from or to files like a classic application. The data is not sent to the Yasla-servers or others.
For each of the typical workflow steps - source material, translation, and possibly comments/corrections - a new track is typically created. This keeps the handling flexible, and Yasla automatically keeps the tracks in sync.
Tracks can be displayed each with the same size or with one track enlarged and the other tracks smaller on the side. To toggle, move the pointer over the track and then click the arrow icon in the upper right corner. With equal-size display, this enlarges the respective track. In the case of large/small display, a small track becomes a large one as a result, in the large track it changes to the same size display.
Tracks can be temporarily hidden: Open the Info area at the top right and uncheck or check the respective track.
Playback and Control
The functions for playback and time control are located in the lower section. The symbol keys from left to right:
- Frame back and forward
- Jump backward
- Start recording (only available if a recording track is selected, see Record)
- Start/stop playback
- Jump forward
- Jump to the previous/next editing point, i.e. times at which recordings start or end
The large slider (or the scroll wheel of the mouse or a gesture on the trackpad) can be used to navigate directly in the document. Under the slider, the allocation of the tracks by recordings is displayed (similar to the timeline in Yasla Pro / Lab).
The volume slider and speaker icon buttons can be used to adjust the playback volume.
Adding and Deleting Tracks
New tracks - up to four per document - can be created via New track in the top right-hand corner, select the desired track type there. For text tracks, the desired length of the track can be specified (this can still be changed later, see Editing text tracks).
To delete a track, move the pointer over the track and then click on the trash can icon in the upper right corner.
Recordings are started and ended with the red round recording symbol button in the control area (then as a square symbol button). Recordings always start at the current temporal position in the document.
For recording, the target track must be selected. The target track is marked by a small red circle at the bottom right. A newly created audio/video track is automatically selected as the target track, manually this is done by clicking the recording symbol at the top right of the track (visible when the pointer is over the track).
Before recording, a preview of the camera image is shown (if video is being recorded). Camera and microphone (or audio input) can be selected in the Settings in the top right-hand corner, if necessary.
The actual recording begins by selecting one of the two possible recording modes:
Record with Insert: Playback is stopped during recording, and the new recording is inserted. Any material present in the recording track at the position of the recording is divided and moved accordingly.
In other tracks, a still image (or silence) of the length of the recording is inserted at the position of the recording; the temporal relationships of the tracks are retained.
Record with Replace: In this mode, playback runs during recording. The recording replaces (overwrites) any material in the target track at the position and for the length of the recording. Other tracks remain unaffected.
Editing Text Tracks
To edit the content and duration of a text track, move the pointer over the track and then click on the pencil icon in the upper right corner. This switches the track to edit mode and the text becomes editable.
To exit edit mode, click the playback icon at the same point.
In edit mode, additional icons at the top right let you change track duration and text display.
Import and Export
Existing external media material can be imported either when creating a new document or via Import… under New Track. MPEG4 (.mp4, .m4v, .m4a), MP3 (.mp3), and Wave (.wav) are supported.
When exporting, the selected view is retained. Deactivated tracks are excluded from export. Output size and quality of the export can be adjusted via Settings.