How to Video Maker
Easily create professional how-to videos from text right in your browser. No need for microphones, cameras, or actors.
- Create videos in 5 minutes
- No equipment needed
- No video editing skills needed
How to Make a How-to Video in 5 Easy Steps
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.
- Difficult to read
- Basic format
- Professional-looking video
How-to Video Creation, Simplified
Key Features of our Online Video Maker
All-in-one tool with screen recorder
What better way to explain a process than to show it? Easily record your screen to show the process step by step. Crop, trim, loop, match to script - all in one place.
50+ video templates
Don't know where to start? We have professionally-designed how-to video templates to help you with the process. Use as is or customize to your needs.
65+ AI video avatars
Nothing is more engaging than tutorials with a human presenter. Why not use an (almost) human presenter that's generated by AI?
Create how-to videos in 70+ languages using our text-to-speech software. All you need to do is add text in the target language, and we'll do the rest.
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.
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.
Thanks to the explainer videos created with Synthesia, we booked 35% more meetings compared to previous trade shows.
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See why people like you choose Synthesia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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.