Ethical deepfake app
As members of the Content Authenticity Initiative, we take pride in being an ethical deepfake software.
In-browser video editing
Edit your deepfake videos right in your browser. Add backgrounds, images, audio, and video to customize your videos.
Video production at scale
Replace cameras and actors with AI technology. Synthesia's user-friendly video maker allows you to save hours of work and thousands of dollars on video production.
Step 1: Select an AI avatar
Choose from 140+ deepfake video avatars or create your own custom avatar. No actors or cameras needed.
Step 2: Type in your text
Just type or upload in your text. We support 120+ languages. No voiceovers needed.
Step 3: Generate video
Your deepfake video file will be created in just a few minutes. Translate, download or stream it after.
How are deepfakes created?
Let us explain a rather complex topic in simple(r) terms and decipher the word. 🤓
'Deep' refers to AI technology known as deep learning. 'Fake' is pretty self-explanatory. Both words combined refer to synthetically generating/imitating faces using deep learning technology.
There are several ways to create deepfakes, but in essence, making deepfakes requires training a neural network with video footage, which the trained model will then use to swap out/generate faces.
Sounds too complicated? If we drop the fancy lingo, deepfakes generally work like this: you upload an image/video of a person into an app, the app will then swap out the face with another person's face, and then you download the finished product.
Is deepfake technology legal?
The legality of deepfake technology is a bit of a grey area and varies from use case to use case.
At Synthesia, we take pride in making deepfakes not only legally, but also ethically. How?
- We have strict guidelines about the use of videos generated by our deepfake maker
- We do extensive internal screening to make sure all generated videos adhere to our guidelines
- Creating custom AI avatars of other people without their consent is impossible - the learning data you provide us is unique, and can't be done without explicit consent.
Can you create deepfakes for free?
There are a few apps on the market that offer face-swapping by simply uploading a photo or videos. However, you can always tell it's a deepfake by the quality of the finished product - speech and lip movements don't align, the face-swapping looks askew, and there's usually a large watermark on the generated videos/images.
The best deepfake apps, like Synthesia, put countless hours into improving the technology to look as realistic as possible, which is why they usually charge a bit for using the software.
But worry not! You can create a free demo deepfake video to test the technology for yourself.