Why choose Synthesia’s avatars?
Synthesia's avatars are superior due to their large and inclusive selection of stock avatars, as well as the inclusion of 6 gestures which add more dynamic and lifelike movements.
Lastly, the lip sync rating of 4.5/5 further enhances the realism of the avatars, solidifies Synthesia as the leader in the AI video generation space.
See a Synthesia avatar in action:
Why choose Elai’s avatars?
Elai's avatars offer a unique advantage with their custom photo avatars feature, allowing users to use their own photo or image to create a personalized avatar that looks exactly like them.
Using Elai, you can also create an animated mascot avatar based on an illustration.
See an Elai avatar in action:
Synthesia or Elai – which one offers better voices?
Both Synthesia and Elai offer a large selection of languages for text-to-speech voiceovers - 130+ and 75+ respectively. Additionally, both platforms offer the ability for users to upload custom audio voiceovers for their avatars (Corporate plans only), and clone their voices for text-to-speech voiceovers.
Both tools offer Ai script assistants and auto-captioning, making it easy for users to generate scripts and captions for audio or video content. Elai goes one step further and offers auto-translation, which Synthesia does not currently offer.
Making videos with Synthesia and Elai
Both Synthesia's STUDIO and Elai's Builder feature all the basic online video editing features, including animations, transitions, PPT uploads, stock media, and aspect ratios.
On the other hand, Synthesia STUDIO includes a screen recorder tool - a must-have for any modern video creator, as well as video analytics.
Here's a brief overview of Synthesia's video platform:
The rendering time is also quite different, with Synthesia coming out as a leader with a 5-minute rendering time for a 40-second video.
Want to add multimedia?
Synthesia and Elai offer very similar stock media options, and allow users to upload their own media.
The biggest difference is that Elai features a larger stock music library, while Synthesia features a larger stock video library.
Do both platforms offer templates?
Both Synthesia and Elai have a library of stock templates, though Elai offers a more extensive range, with around 55 landscape-oriented templates, and 50 mobile-oriented templates.
On the other hand, Synthesia's 90+ example videos can be duplicated and edited, essentially acting as editable templates.
Both companies offer custom brand templates to enterprise clients.
Elai’s security & ethics
Elai does offer Single Sign-On (SSO), but does not seem to be SOC compliant. This can stand in the way of big enterprises using the software.
Synthesia’s security & ethics
How does the customer service compare?
Looking at the most trusted software rating platform (G2), ratings for both Synthesia and Elai are excellent - 4.8/5 and 4.7/5 respectively. Synthesia does have more reviews, though - 770+ compared to Elai's 50.
With regards to customer support, Synthesia offers support for all users both by chat and email, whereas Elai offer customer support through email only.
In contrast to Elai, Synthesia also has dedicated Customer Success Managers (CSMs) for Corporate plan users.
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 experts, 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 Elai
In comparison, Elai has fewer features. But it does have a Help Center and integrations with 9 platforms.
Is Synthesia AI free?
You can make a free demo video to test our AI generator (limited to 200 words). Simply upload or type in your script, and get your video.If you love the results, you can upgrade to our Personal pricing plan ($30/month) or contact us for a custom Corporate plan.
Does Synthesia cost money?
For Personal plan users, Synthesia costs $30 per month. The price for corporate plan users is customized according to the organisation's needs.
Who owns Synthesia?
Synthesia was founded in 2017 by Victor Riparbelli, Steffen Tjerrild, Prof. Matthias Niessner, and Prof. Lourdes Agapito.
Is Synthesia an AI?
Yes, Synthesia is an AI video generation platform. AI in this case stands for artificial intelligence, and is used by Synthesia to generate audiovisual content, more specifically, synthetic 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.