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Talking Head Video Maker

Generate talking head videos with no cameras, microphones, or lighting equipment. All you need is an internet connection and 5 minutes.

  • Talking head videos from text
  • Text-to-speech in 60+ languages
  • 65+ AI avatars
Make a free talking head video
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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.

Create talking head videos in 5 easy steps

Step 1: Write a video script

When writing a talking head video script, include only the most important information, and limit the text to 3-4 sentences per slide.

Step 2: Choose an AI presenter

Synthesia has over 60 diverse avatars to choose from, so pick one that fits the topic and design of your video.

Step 3: Paste text and choose voice

Take your video script and paste it into the script box slide by slide. The script is going to be narrated by the AI talking head using text-to-speech.

Step 4: Edit your talking head video

Add additional elements to your talking head video to personalize it. You can add text on screen, shapes, colors, images, videos, backgrounds, and screen recordings to accompany the talking head.

Step 5: Generate

Your talking head video is complete!

All there is left to do is generate the video and wait for it to process.

Before
  • Text-heavy
  • Difficult to read
  • Basic format
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After
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    Interactive
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    Engaging
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    Professional-looking video

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Make engaging talking head videos in 5 minutes

You type in text, we generate the video

No need for a camera, external microphone, natural light, or a studio. Make talking head videos by simply typing in text.

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Choose from 65+ realistic AI avatars

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'Talk' in 60+ languages

Increase audience engagement by 'speaking' their language. Produce a talking-head video with audio in 60+ languages and voices.

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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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Sergio V

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“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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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

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"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.

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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.

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"Great for training videos!"

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Find answers to your questions about talking head videos here 👇

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a talking head in a video?

A talking head in a video is a single person, usually a subject matter expert (SME) speaking directly into the camera.

What is a talking head-style video?

A talking head video is any video where a person is filmed close up (usually from the shoulders up) talking either directly to the viewers through the camera lens, or with an interviewer off-screen.

The person in focus doesn't always have to look at the camera, though. Including b-roll footage of different angles is quite common, and makes watching the video more interesting and engaging.

How do you make a talking-head video?

There are two ways of making a talking-head video: the traditional one, with a camera and microphone, and the modern one, by using an AI video maker.

With the traditional method, you have to create a video script, shoot your talking head video and any b-roll footage, record your audio, and edit the video in a video editor.

This seems pretty straightforward, but it can take quite some time and skills to master, especially if you want the video to be high-quality.

The modern method simplifies the process significantly and doesn't take years to master. With a tool like Synthesia, you can create a talking-head video by simply typing in text. The tool generates life-like AI avatars that narrate your talking head videos in over 60 languages.

You can also create a custom avatar of yourself so you never have to speak into a camera yourself.

How much does a talking-head video cost?

The answer is... it depends.

If you're creating a talking-head video yourself, you have to factor in the cost of your video and audio equipment, your editing software, and additional production costs, like internet, props, distribution, and more. So the answer quite literally depends on how expensive your camera and software are, whether you're using a built-in microphone or a more expensive one, and so on.

If you're making talking head videos for microlearning or employee training, the cost of outsourcing this can start at $300 and go up to $5000 and more, depending on the quality.

If you're making a talking-head video with an online video maker like Synthesia, the cost starts at $30/month. All you need is a computer, internet connection, and Synthesia account to make a successful talking head video from text.

How do you add an automated voice to a video?

If you're looking to add an automated voice to your video, you can do so by using text to speech. This is a great way to have your video say what you want it to without having to record your own voice.

To do this, simply type out the text that you want to be spoken in the video.

Then, select a text to speech voice that you like and hit play. The voice will then read out the text in the video.

Text to speech is a great way to add an automated voice to your video without having to do any extra work.

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