Synthesia vs Hour One
Deciding between Synthesia and Hour One? 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 Hour One’s avatars?
Hour One stands out with their extensive collection of stock avatars, offering users a large and diverse selection to choose from.
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 Hour One – which one offers better voices?
Synthesia and Hour One both offer text-to-speech voiceovers as part of their platforms. Synthesia currently supports 130+ languages and Hour One supports 80+ languages.
Both Synthesia and Hour One offer auto-captioning, making it easy for users to generate captions. However, Hour One offers additional features for auto-translation, but these features are only available with a premium subscription.
Additionally, Synthesia offers custom voice cloning for text-to-speech voiceovers, as well as custom audio uploads for voiceovers. Neither features are available at Hour One.
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 Hour One
As a video editing tool, Reals by Hour One offers very limited options for video editing & customization. Reals currently does not support element animations, transitions, or screen recordings, although it does allow PPT uploads. Even with the limited video editing features, the rendering time is slightly slower than Synthesia.
Making videos with Synthesia
Synthesia, in turn, offers a lot of features that any modern video editor includes: a screen recorder, animations, transitions, PPT uploads. Although there is still room for improvement when it comes to more advanced features, like aspect ratio, and analytics.
Here is a brief overview of Synthesia STUDIO:
Want to add multimedia?
Synthesia and Hour One offer similar options for stock media, like music, images, and videos, as well as the option to upload your own media.
Hour One does offer more stock music options than Synthesia, but does not include stickers or GIFs.
Explore Synthesia's features
Synthesia STUDIO is a simple and intuitive video editor for modern video creators.
Do both platforms offer templates?
While both tools offer pre-designed video templates, Synthesia's selection is significantly bigger.
However, Hour One stands out with its automated template color pallete feature, which is currently unavailable in Synthesia.
55+ Video templates
Synthesia comes with a large library of video templates which are professionally designed, fully customisable, and delightfully easy to use.
Hour One's security & ethics
Hour One does offer content moderation. However, upon testing, the content moderation system seems to be subpar, allowing profane content to slip through.
With regards to the security of the platform itself, Hour One 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 Synthesia are excellent - 4.8/5 with over 500 reviews. Hour One, however, does not currently have any.
With regards to customer support, Synthesia offers support for all users both by chat and email, whereas Hour One's support is currently offered to Enterprise users only.
Both Synthesia and Hour One 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 Hour One
In comparison, Hour One has fewer features, not even a Knowledge Base to answer commonly asked questions. It does, however, have a few integrations, which mainly focus on the ability to share the videos on social media.
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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
Better video editing features
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
3 minutes of video
10 minutes of video/month
20 minutes of video/month
The difference in numbers
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