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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
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Turn your Boring Text into Video in 3 Easy Steps

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Select your AI presenter
Choose from 40+ video avatars or create you own custom avatar. No actors or cameras needed.
2
Type in your script
Just type in your text or simply paste it. We support 60+ languages. No microphone or voiceover needed.
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Get your AI video
Your AI video will be produced in just a few minutes. Translate, download or stream it after.

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.

Before
  • Text-heavy
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  • Basic format
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Learning & Development
Create and localise training videos in 60+ languages, without actors, voiceovers or post-production. Upload them easily to your LMS/LXP.
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Corporate Communications
Turn boring PowerPoints into engaging videos. Create high-quality videos for employee onboarding, meetings, or team updates.
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Explainer Videos
An all-in-one tool for creating explainer videos. Features a screen recorder, text-to-speech engine, AI avatars, templates & more.
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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.

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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.

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60+ 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?

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60+ languages

Create how-to videos in 60+ 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.

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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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Below you can demo the avatars currently available on Synthesia.

Read what our customers say

Sergio V

Synthesia - Rating 5 Stars

“A great tool to any business”

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. We stopped hassling around with making videos, having to take care of background, lighting, multiple runs, editing, etc. This is our way to go now, and we have already had clients wanting to use it for their own business.

Sergio V

Synthesia 5 star rating

“A great tool to any business”

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. We stopped hassling around with making videos, having to take care of background, lighting, multiple runs, editing, etc. This is our way to go now, and we have already had clients wanting to use it for their own business.
Synthesia - Dan

Sergio V

Synthesia 5 star rating

“A great tool to any business”

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. We stopped hassling around with making videos, having to take care of background, lighting, multiple runs, editing, etc. This is our way to go now, and we have already had clients wanting to use it for their own business.
Synthesia - Dan

Sergio V

Synthesia 5 star rating

“A great tool to any business”

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. We stopped hassling around with making videos, having to take care of background, lighting, multiple runs, editing, etc. This is our way to go now, and we have already had clients wanting to use it for their own business.
Synthesia - Dan

Sergio V

Synthesia 5 star rating

“A great tool to any business”

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. We stopped hassling around with making videos, having to take care of background, lighting, multiple runs, editing, etc. This is our way to go now, and we have already had clients wanting to use it for their own business.
Synthesia - Dan

Sergio V

Synthesia 5 star rating

“A great tool to any business”

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. We stopped hassling around with making videos, having to take care of background, lighting, multiple runs, editing, etc. This is our way to go now, and we have already had clients wanting to use it for their own business.
Synthesia - Dan

Sergio V

Synthesia 5 star rating

“A great tool to any business”

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. We stopped hassling around with making videos, having to take care of background, lighting, multiple runs, editing, etc. This is our way to go now, and we have already had clients wanting to use it for their own business.
Synthesia - Dan

Sergio V

Synthesia 5 star rating

“A great tool to any business”

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. We stopped hassling around with making videos, having to take care of background, lighting, multiple runs, editing, etc. This is our way to go now, and we have already had clients wanting to use it for their own business.
Synthesia - Dan

Sergio V

Synthesia 5 star rating

“A great tool to any business”

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. We stopped hassling around with making videos, having to take care of background, lighting, multiple runs, editing, etc. This is our way to go now, and we have already had clients wanting to use it for their own business.

Jana M

Digital Learning Designer

"Great product with even greater customer support"

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 products. Incredibly excited about the excellent customer care.

Jeroen N

CEO

"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. We stopped hassling around with making videos, having to take care of background, lighting, multiple runs, editing, etc. This is our way to go now, and we have already had clients wanting to use it for their own business.

Tue S

VP of Customer Experience

"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 enabled us to iterate extremely quickly on our customer onboarding videos. We even managed to produce 20 professional-looking training videos in just three weeks.

Juri P

Portfolio consultant

"Amazing product for super fast high quality video creation without the hassle of hiring a studio"

Synthesia helps us to create high-quality video's in record-breaking time. With its easy to use interface and the wide range of avatars a wide range of different videos can be created for our e-learnings.

Luis F. G

CEMEX University Manager

"Synthesia is a great resource for Training & Communication initiatives"

At CEMEX University, we're using Synthesia to create explainer videos, where it's just easier, faster, and more cost-effective to use Synthesia than to record an actual person doing the explanation. Their great variety of avatars makes it easy to adapt it to most types of learning or communication initiatives, and the flexibility of producing the content in multiple languages has made Synthesia a go-to resource for many of our new programs.

Jake V

Administrator in Accounting

"Great for training videos!"

We used to hire talent for our training videos. Each time we had to make a change, we had to re-hire talent. We can now re-generate training videos on demand, which means we can deliver our videos faster. We can produce more videos of higher quality.

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.

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