Synthesia vs Colossyan
Deciding between Synthesia and Colossyan? Compare all features and pricing side by side to see which one is right for you.
Compare the features side by side
Why choose Synthesia’s avatars?
Synthesia's avatars are superior due to their larger and more diverse selection of stock avatars, as well as the option to create custom web avatars.
The addition of 6 micro-gestures further enhances the avatars’ realism, making them more dynamic and lifelike.
Lastly, the lip sync rating of 4.5/5 solidifies Synthesia as the leader in the AI video generation space.
See a Synthesia avatar in action:
Why choose Colossyan's avatars?
Colossyan's avatars have a unique advantage with their ageing feature. Additionally, the avatars have the capability to express 5 different emotions, making them more expressive and lifelike (although the emotion is not reflected in the voice).
The ability to have multiple avatars on screen at once also sets Colossyan apart, making it possible to have dynamic and interactive virtual interactions.
See a Colossyan avatar in action:
Explore Synthesia's 100+ Avatars
Synthesia comes with an ever-increasing set of diverse and professional avatars which you can use in your videos.
Synthesia or Colossyan – which one offers better voices?
Both Synthesia and Colossyan offer a large selection of languages for text-to-speech voiceovers - 130+ and 110+, respectively.
Additionally, both platforms offer the ability for users to upload audio files with custom voiceovers (for corporate/enterprise plans) and clone their voices.
Both tools offer auto-captioning, making it easy for users to generate captions for video content.
However, only Colossyan offers auto-translation, making it a good option for users who need to translate text as well as convert it to speech.
AI Voices in 130+ Languages
Need a realistic sounding voice or voice-over for your avatar? We've got you covered, with our wide range of languages and accents.
Making videos with Synthesia and Colossyan
Both Synthesia STUDIO and Colossyan Creator platforms offer a substantial number of video editing features: a screen recorder, PPT uploads, animations, and transitions. These features enable users to create videos from start to finish in one tool without prior video editing experience.
Here's a brief overview of Synthesia's video platform:
Colossyan offers a unique advantage with its collaboration features, something Synthesia is only set to release in the coming months. Aspect ratios (16 x 9, 9 x16, 1x1) and basic video analytics are also a stand-out feature of Colossyan. Both features are currently on Synthesia’s roadmap.
However, the difference in video rendering time is quite drastic, with Synthesia generating 40 seconds of video in roughly 5 minutes, and Colossyan taking more than 10 minutes.
Want to add multimedia?
Both Synthesia and Colossyan offer an extensive media library to allow better video customization. Synthesia comes up on top with a slightly larger selection of music, stock videos, as well as stickers and GIFs, which Colossyan does not currently support.
Explore Synthesia's features
Synthesia STUDIO is a simple and intuitive video editor for modern video creators.
Do both platforms offer templates?
While both Synthesia and Colossyan offer custom brand templates for enterprise users, Colossyan falls short with pre-designed stock templates.
Synthesia, on the other hand, offers 55+ pre-designed and fully-customizable video templates for a range of use cases, from microlearning, to explainer videos, to corporate videos.
55+ Video templates
Synthesia comes with a large library of video templates which are professionally designed, fully customisable, and delightfully easy to use.
Colossyan's security & ethics
Colossyan does moderate the content produced on the platform, but during testing some profane phrases bypassed the moderation.
With regards to the security of the platform itself, Colossyan does not offer Single Sign-On (SSO) and does not seem to be SOC compliant. Both factors can stand in the way of big enterprises using the software.
Synthesia's security & ethics
In contrast, Synthesia has a strict content moderation policy (automated & manual), as well as SSO. The platform recently became SOC 2 Type I certified, with Type II certification expected by April 2023.
Synthesia is currently SOC2 Type I certified, and awaiting Type II certification.
How does the customer service compare?
Looking at the most trusted software rating platform (G2), ratings for both Synthesia and Colossyan are excellent - 4.8/5. Synthesia does have more reviews, though - 500+ compared to Colossyan's 78.
With regards to customer support, Synthesia offers support for all users both by chat and email, whereas Colossyan's support is currently offered to Pro and Enterprise users only.
Synthesia also has dedicated Customer Success Managers (CSMs) for Corporate plan users. It's unclear whether Colossyan offers that.
Synthesia is the #1 rated AI video creation platform.
Synthesia is rated 4.8/5 on G2 with over 500 reviews.
Other reasons to choose Synthesia
Synthesia is a comprehensive platform that offers a range of features, including a Knowledge Base for any questions about the platform, Synthesia Academy for simple tutorials and beginner courses, and Integrations with 35+ tools.
Additionally, Synthesia recently launched an Examples page, that showcases real examples of videos made in Synthesia. The video can be cloned and adjusted to individual needs. Lastly, you can find a list of Service Providers to help with your video needs.
Other reasons to choose Colossyan
In comparison, Colossyan has fewer features. But it goes have a Help Center and a few integrations (for Enterprise plan users only).
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Fundamental AI research advantage
Being the oldest & biggest company in the space, we have a bigger AI dataset for training our models. Our focus in continually solving fundamental AI problems has a direct effect on STUDIO.
- $10M R&D investment in 2023
- Best lip sync & voice quality
- Largest team of AI researchers
Most trusted brand
As the leaders of the AI video generation space since 2017, we have strong ethics and content moderation policies. That is mirrored in our customer reviews.
- Human & machine moderation
- 4.8/5 500+ G2 reviews
- Strong moderation policies
Enterprise grade security
Synthesia is currently the only enterprise-ready AI video platform, with a dedicated security team, regular penetration tests and official accreditation to back this up.
- Single Sign-On (SSO)
- GDPR compliant
- SOC 2 Type I compliant
2x faster video generation
On average, a 40-second Synthesia video generates in about 5 minutes. It takes Colossyan 10+ minutes.
Bigger selection of media
100+ AI avatars, 55+ templates, 130+ languages, and more stock media included in the tool.
We might be biased, but our customers aren't. See what they have to say.
Having a presenter who can instantly say what you want to say (and in the way you want to say it) is invaluable. A remarkable new authoring tool, without a doubt.
Synthesia removes the skill and cost barriers in terms of voice acting and videography that's usually required to create talking-head training videos.
The user interface is intuitive, and it's easy to produce video content quickly. Also super easy to edit, change elements, and manipulate the script.
I don't need to record my videos to get a better effect on the video. I can shoot videos in multiple languages in minutes with an avatar.
It raises our content to the next level, helping us gain interest and engagement in our services. The speed of production and the fact that it only takes one person is a great cost reduction.
When creating courses with audio, if the narrator leaves the organization, we don't have to settle for two different voices or search for a similar voice. We can easily recreate all voiceovers with Synthesia.
What I don't like about Synthesia is when we use bullet points. The manual process of finding the timing to sync the screen text appearance with the avatar's speech is time consuming.
What I do not like so much is the editing of the avatar's pauses. In the area where you insert the text, there should be a menu bar that allows you to click on it and insert pauses or gestures.
The product is still in development, and as a user, I sometimes need to use creative workarounds. However, I do appreciate that I feel like Synthesia approaches this by making our company's needs part of further product developments.
Unlimited free videos with 5 avatars, up to 200 characters
10 video credits/month
All personal plan features + premium features
5 minutes of video/lifetime
10 minutes of video/month
40 minutes of video/month
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Frequently asked questions
What does Synthesia.io do?
Synthesia.io is an AI video generation platform. It is used by 30,000+ companies to create videos with talking avatars from text in 130+ languages.
How do you make a Synthesia video?
To make a Synthesia video, follow these 5 simple steps:
- Choose a video template in Synthesia STUDIO
- Choose from 100+ AI avatars
- Paste your text any any of the supported 130+ languages and choose a TTS voice
- Edit your video
- Generate video
What is better than Synthesia?
While Synthesia is the leading AI video generation software, there are a few alternatives on the market. To compare them side by side, check out this list of top 6 AI video generators.