Synthesia vs D-ID
Deciding between Synthesia and D-ID? 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 extensive and diverse selection of stock avatars, as well as the option to create custom studio and 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 D-ID’s avatars?
D-ID offers a unique advantage with their custom photo avatar feature, allowing users to create an avatar from a photo.
See a stock D-ID 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 D-ID – which one offers better voices?
Synthesia and D-ID both offer a large selection of languages for text-to-speech voiceovers, with Synthesia supporting 130+ languages and D-ID supporting 110+ languages.
Additionally, both platforms offer the ability for users to upload audio files with custom voiceovers, and clone their voices for a custom text-to-speech voice.
What sets Synthesia apart is the auto-captioning feature, which makes it easy for users to generate captions for audio or video content. D-ID does not currently offer this feature.
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 D-ID
As opposed to Synthesia, D-ID does not offer a comprehensive video editing tool in the browser. D-ID's Creative Reality™ Studio allows you to generate avatars, scripts and voiceovers in your browser, but offers no option to create a full video from start to finish.
Making videos with Synthesia
Synthesia STUDIO, in comparison is a more robust online video editing tool, that includes a screen recorder, media, animations, transitions & more. Because of the number of functions and elements you can include in your video, the rendering time is slower than that of D-ID.
Here's a brief overview of Synthesia STUDIO:
Want to add multimedia?
Since D-ID doesn't offer a full in-browser video editor, there is also no option to add stock or own media. Synthesia, on the other hand, features stock images, videos, stickers, GIFs, music, as well as the option to upload your own media.
Explore Synthesia's features
Synthesia STUDIO is a simple and intuitive video editor for modern video creators.
Do both platforms offer templates?
Since D-ID's Creative Reality™ Studio offers very limited video editing options, video templates are also not included.
In contrast, Synthesia offers over 55 professionally-designed and fully-customizable video templates.
55+ Video templates
Synthesia comes with a large library of video templates which are professionally designed, fully customisable, and delightfully easy to use.
D-ID's security & ethics
As of February 2023, D-ID offers automated content moderation and stricter manual moderation for enterprise user, although during testing videos with profanity in the script were not flagged.
With regards to the security of the platform itself, D-ID 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 D-ID are excellent - 4.8/5 and 4.3/5 respectively. Synthesia does have more reviews, though - over 500 compared to D-ID's 2.
With regards to customer support, Synthesia offers support for all users both by chat and email, whereas D-ID offers customer support through email only.
Both Synthesia and D-ID also have dedicated Customer Success Managers (CSMs) for Corporate/Enterprise plan users.
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 D-ID
In comparison, D-ID has fewer features, not even a Knowledge Base to answer commonly asked questions. A stand-out feature, however, is their integration with Stable Diffusion and GPT-3 that allows users to generate images and video scripts right in the tool.
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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
Complete video tool
No need to use switch between tools to create a video. Synthesia has all the built-in tools a modern video creator may need.
Superior AI avatar quality
Better lip sync, more natural movements, diverse selection, no eerie uncanny valley feelings.
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
10 minutes of video/month
15 minutes of video/month
65 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 I use Synthesia AI?
To use Synthesia.io, simply create an account for Synthesia STUDIO. Once you have an account, log in and start making videos by clicking on the ‘Create video’ button.
When making videos in Synthesia, you can add AI presenters, AI narration, images, videos, shapes, animations, and more.
Once you're done creating your video, click on 'Generate’ and your AI video will be ready in minutes.
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