Explainer Video Maker

Make explainer videos in minutes right in your browser. Save up to 80% on production time and cost by making explainer videos yourself using Synthesia STUDIO.

  • Create explainer videos from text
  • Voiceovers in 120+ languages
  • No video editor tools needed
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How to create explainer videos in 10 minutes

Step 1: Choose a video template

Make stunning videos using professional templates. Choose from 55+ pre-designed templates, or start from scratch.

Step 2: Select an AI presenter

Choose from 85+ realistic AI presenters or create your own avatar. No actors or webcam needed.

Step 3: Type in your text

Just type or paste in your explainer video script. We support 120+ languages. No microphone needed.

Step 4: Edit the video

Make your video unique by adding stock or your own images, animation, music, transitions, screen recordings, and more.

Step 5: Generate

Your AI video will be generated in just a few minutes. Translate, download or stream it after.

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An All-In-One Explainer Video Maker

Produce, create and edit a custom explainer video in minutes, all in one tool. Here are some of the features that make this possible.

Add an AI presenter to your explainer video

Make a professional explainer video with realistic AI-presenters generated from text. No need for actors, cameras or studios.

  • 85+ realistic AI avatars
  • Diverse and growing selection
  • Custom avatars available


Generate an AI voice over in seconds

Make an explainer video in any of our supported languages in seconds. Just type your text, and Synthesia will generate a voice over using text to speech.

  • 120+ languages
  • 400+ voices
  • Closed captions included


Use explainer video templates

Simplify the design process and produce your video even faster with an explainer video template.

  • 55+ explainer video templates
  • Pre-designed templates
  • Fully-customizable


A user-friendly explainer video maker

With Synthesia, you can an entire video from scratch in one tool. No video editing experience or professional video tools needed.

Create explainer videos at scale

Create your own videos in just a few minutes in your browser. Edit and update your explainer videos at any time.

Edit your videos as you please

Add a personal touch to your custom explainer videos with our drag-and-drop functionality, free stock videos, add music, images, video clips, animation, transitions, and more.

Synthesia Avatars

Below you can demo the avatars currently available on Synthesia.

Here's what else you get with Synthesia's explainer video tool

There are even more features that help you make your explainer videos effective and engaging.

All features

See the overview of all features available in Synthesia STUDIO.
Text to video
Transform simple text into professional-looking video for the first time ever. Videos can be up to 30 minutes long.
60+ Languages
We currently support 60+ different languages. We are constantly adding more accents and voices to the platform. See languages here.
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60+ AI avatars
With Synthesia you have out-of-the-box access to 40+ avatars. We are always adding more presenters to the platform. See them here.
Custom avatars
You can easily create your own presenter. It takes only 5 minutes. This is a paid add-on feature. Read more about it here.
Custom backgrounds
Easily upload any image or video as a background to your videos. Ideal resolution is 1920x1080.
Audio uploads
Record real voice clips and upload them to create video clips with your AI presenter. Only available in the corporate version.
Background music
We have prepared a selection of background music that you can freely add as a background sound to your videos.
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MP4 downloads
Each video comes in Full HD (1920x1080) resolution and you can freely download them from the platform.
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Video sharing pages
Each video gets a dedicated video sharing page. Easily share the video with your colleagues or clients or embed it on your website.
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Multi-slide videos
Combine several Synthesia videos into one video. Now you can create rich slide deck video experiences in just a few minutes.
Update video content
With Synthesia, you can simply duplicate the video, change the text and have an updated version of a video in just a few minutes.
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Add text, images, shapes
Add additional text, image or shape elements to your videos directly in Synthesia. No more annoying switching between different tools.

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Using Synthesia, we developed a virtual facilitator to guide learners through a training session, which resulted in over 30% increase in engagement our of e-learning.

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With Synthesia, it took me less than a week to turn 30 help articles into 2-minute videos. It's super intuitive and easy to use.

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Thanks to the explainer videos created with Synthesia, we booked 35% more meetings compared to previous trade shows.

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Beautiful and powerful results with little effort
We have built a training academy for our SaaS product with Synthesia. It currently consist of 39 videos over nine courses. Synthesia has enabledus to iterate
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Synthesia allows us fast video productions with impressive results. It´s a great problem solver for our internal communication as well as for our training
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Easy-to-use and immediate wow-effect
The fact that you can create a video in multiple languages and change it in a sec after you found a mistake or the information changed is a breeze.
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The tool I have been waiting for years

Synthesia is straightforward to use. No additional peripherals, like cams and microphones needed. The results are impressive. Everything is optimized, so you are not forced to decide on tens of confusing settings.

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A great tool for creating videos!

As an educational institution, we need to produce educational materials in 2 languages. Synthesia helps us to create high quality content in both languages, saving time and money — without compromising on quality.

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Synthesia client - Nataly R.
Great product with even greater customer support

Synthesia allows us to use video for situations we do not normally have resources for. So far, it has been used for product training, internal communication or explaining new processes.

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Beautiful and powerful results with little effort

We have built a training academy for our SaaS product with Synthesia. We managed to produce 20 professional-looking training videos in just three weeks.

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Tue S. Synthesia custoemr
Great resource for Training & Communication initiatives

We're using Synthesia to create explainer videos. It's just easier, faster, and more cost-effective to use Synthesia than to record an actual person doing the explanation.

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Your explainer video questions, answered

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an explainer video?

The hint lies in the name itself. An explainer video is mainly used to explain a company's product, service or idea in a short video format. Explainer videos are mostly used for sales or as part of a marketing strategy, and are often featured on landing pages of websites and social media platforms.

Here's an example of a Synthesia explainer video.

How do you make explainer videos?

To make an explainer video, first think of what you want to achieve with the video and what message you want to send across. Then you can get into the video creation process itself, which involves 4 steps:

  1. Write a video script. Make sure you know exactly what to say and use the script to structure your video.
  2. Use video tools instead of a production company to simplify the process, and make it cost- and time-effective. A video maker like Synthesia allows you to create videos from text with realistic AI-avatars, saving you time, money, and nerves.
  3. Review your video clips to make sure the messaging is clear, and in line with what you want to achieve. Tweak your text, video templates, images or sound if necessary.
  4. Upload and track the performance. If in time you see that it needs to be changed, you can go back to your project in Synthesia, and quickly make edits to create an updated version. Just imagine how long this would take and how much it would cost using traditional video production!

How do I start an explainer video?

A good explainer video captures the viewer's attention right from the start, so make the first few seconds count! Here are 3 simple tips:

  1. Get to the point. In the beginning clearly outline a problem your product/service aims to solve, and introduce your product/service as the best solution to that problem.
  2. Make your messaging clear. Don't use ambiguous wording that will confuse viewers. Use simple and engaging language to make sure your message is understood.
  3. Make it visually appealing. A great explainer video should draw people in both with the message and with the way it looks. Use video styles in line with your branding, and keep it consistent throughout. Remember, less is more.

What is the best explainer video software?

To make an amazing explainer video, you need to find the best software. Luckily, you have a lot of choices: from animated explainer videos to simple whiteboard explainer videos, the choice is yours. You can even make an explainer video for free.

However, if you are looking for software that makes the video creation process easy, stress-free and scalable, without sacrificing on the quality, Synthesia might just be the world's simplest video maker. Why?

Because you can type in your script, choose an AI avatar and preferred voice, and Synthesia STUDIO will generate a video that looks as realistic as if you were using a real human actor. In just minutes, we might add. You can customize the video with own pictures, shapes, backgrounds to produce an even more engaging video.

In contrast, an animated explainer video software might be easy to use, but the whiteboard animations and character animations often look too childish.

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Synthesia is changing how my clients enter the global marketplace by delivering a hyper-local impact. In my world where language is so crucial it makes huge difference. The process itself is so advanced you can’t tell your actor is not a native speaker!
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