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

Compare the exact features of Synthesia and Colossyan that matter to you and your work.


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:


Synthesia vs Colossyan - Avatars
Feature Synthesia Colossyan
Stock avatars 140+ 30+
Custom studio avatars Yes Yes
Custom web avatars Yes No
Emotions No Yes
Gestures Yes No
Lip sync 4.5/5 3/5
Multiple avatars on screen No Yes

Explore Synthesia's 140+ 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 70+, 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 and AI script generators, making it easy for users to generate scripts and 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.


Synthesia vs Colossyan - Voices
Feature Synthesia Colossyan
Languages 130+ 110+
Voice cloning Yes Yes
Auto-captions Yes Yes
Auto-translation No Yes
Voice upload Yes Yes
AI script assistant Yes Yes

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, transitions, aspect ratios and video analytics. 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.

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.


Synthesia vs Colossyan - Video platform
Feature Synthesia Colossyan
Video editor Yes Yes
Workspaces Yes Yes
Collaboration Yes Yes
Aspect ratios Yes Yes
Screen recorder Yes Yes
PPT/PDF upload Yes Yes
Element animations Yes Yes
Transitions Yes Yes
Analytics Yes Yes
Rendering time 40s = 5 min 40s = 10+ min
ChatGPT Integration Yes Yes


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.


Synthesia vs Colossyan - Media
Feature Synthesia Colossyan
Music 23+ 10+
Images Yes Yes
Videos Yes Yes
Stickers Yes No
GIFs Yes No
Upload media Yes Yes

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 65+ pre-designed and fully-customizable video templates for a range of use cases, from microlearning, to explainer videos, to corporate videos.


Synthesia vs Colossyan - Templates
Feature Synthesia Colossyan
Stock templates 65+ 10
Custom brand templates Yes Yes
Cloneable example videos 90+ No

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 also recently became SOC 2 Type II certified.


Synthesia vs Colossyan - Security and ethics
Feature Synthesia Colossyan
Content moderation Yes Yes
SSO Yes No
SOC 2 Type II Compliance Yes No

Enterprise-grade security

Synthesia just became SOC2 Type II certified!


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 and 4.7/5 respectively. Synthesia does have more reviews, though - 770+ compared to Colossyan's 178.

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.

Both Synthesia and Colossyan have dedicated Customer Success Managers (CSMs) for Corporate plan users.


Synthesia vs Colossyan - Reviews and support
Feature Synthesia Colossyan
G2 rating 4.8/5 4.7/5
# of G2 ratings 770+ 178
Support Yes Yes
CSM Yes Yes

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 made by in-house L&D SME's, 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).


Synthesia vs Colossyan - Other features
Feature Synthesia Colossyan
In-house L&D experts Yes Yes
Knowledge base Yes Yes
Academy Yes No
Integrations Yes Yes
Examples Yes No
Service providers Yes No
Own recording studios Yes No

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Stand-out features

6 reasons to choose Synthesia over Colossyan

Looking at all the features side-by-side can be a lot to take in. Here are the 6 main reasons we believe you should go with Synthesia over Colossyan.

Customer Reviews

Why 50,000+ companies choose Synthesia over Colossyan

We might be biased, but our customers aren't. See what they have to say.

4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

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.

Oscar González Cantin
Instructional Designer
4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

Synthesia removes the skill and cost barriers in terms of voice acting and videography that's usually required to create talking-head training videos.

Muhammad Jinani
Educational Design & E-Learning Specialist
4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

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.

Matt Canzer
4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

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.

Vitoria Regina Oliveira
Innovation Specialist
4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

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.

Lisa Rodgers
Internal Communicator
4 out of 5 StarsReview score: 5/5

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.

Alicia Patterson-Davis
Instructional Design Specialist
✅ Fixed
Review score: 5/54 out of 5 Stars

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.

Eliane Apolinario
E-learning training creator
✅ Fixed
Review score: 5/54 out of 5 Stars

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.

Ralf Lorz
Health Manager
👨‍🔧 Working on it now
Review score: 5/54 out of 5 Stars

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.

Jana Menge
Digital Learning Designer

Synthesia vs Colossyan pricing

Along with features, pricing can be a crucial deciding factor. How does Synthesia stack up against Colossyan?

Synthesia pricing:

Free Demo

Unlimited free videos with 5 avatars, up to 200 characters


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Personal plan

AI avatars included


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Corporate plan

All personal plan features + premium features

Custom pricing

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Colossyan pricing:


5 minutes of video/lifetime



10 minutes of video/month



40 minutes of video/month



Custom pricing

The difference in numbers

Here are a few quick facts about both companies in numbers.

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Rated: 4.8/5
based on 770+ G2 reviews
Rated: 4.7/5
Based on 178 G2 reviews
No reviews on G2
Raised to date
Raised to date

Last updated:

August 31, 2023

Frequently asked questions

What does do? 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:

  1. Choose a video template in Synthesia STUDIO
  2. Choose from 100+ AI avatars
  3. Paste your text any any of the supported 130+ languages and choose a TTS voice
  4. Edit your video
  5. 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.

Is good? is the best AI video generation tool currently on the market, with 690+ 4.8/5 G2 review supporting the claim.

Can I use Synthesia for free?

You can try Synthesia’s free demo video generator. Simpoly select a video template, type a video script, and generate the video for free.

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