Step 1: Choose a how-to video template
Templates are a great way to find inspiration and tell a story in a creative way. Browse our awesome video templates to get started with your first video.
Step 2: Pick an AI avatar
It's easier to follow the steps of a how-to video with a human guide. Why not use an (almost) human AI presenter to narrate your video?
Step 3: Type in your text
Find your video script and paste it into Synthesia. Our text-to-speech tool will transform it into speech in any of our 60+ supported languages.
Step 4: Personalize and edit your video
Play around with the tool and add animations, transitions, sound effects, music, graphics, photos, videos, screen recordings, and more to customize your video.
Step 5: Generate and download
That's it! Share videos with your audience on your landing page, blog, social media, and more. Watch, download, and embed at the click of a button.
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What is a how-to video?
A how-to video is basically a set of step-by-step instructions designed to solve a problem but in a video format.
It seeks to answer a how-to question, like "how to make a how-to video", for example.
How-to vs. Tutorial vs. Explainer videos - is there a difference?
Yes and no.
How-to and tutorial videos are basically the same - they show a step-by-step process of solving a problem.
Explainer videos, on the other hand, are more related to video marketing and are used on websites to showcase the features of a product/service.
What makes a good how-to video?
The basic principles of any video type also apply to how-to videos: good audio and video quality, good lighting, a script that tells a story, etc.
However, these are the 3 tips we believe apply particularly well to the context of how-to videos:
- Structure the video. Make sure the steps you outline in your how-to video follow in a logical sequence.
- Show and tell. Don't just tell the audience how to complete an action, show it! Use screen recordings or B roll footage to accompany the video narration.
- Add a human touch. Give your readers a learning companion to guide them through the process in a more engaging way. Or, in the case of Synthesia, an almost human companion.