Previewing Your Video Before Generating It
You may want to preview your video before generating it. Don't worry, this is easy to do! Follow the steps below to get a preview of your video.
Whilst creating your video, in the top right corner you have the option to press "play" as seen below.
When you click "play", a preview of your video will appear. Allowing you to preview your script, animations, and features added within your scenes.
Since this is a draft, the avatar will not animate at this stage. However, once you generate your video, you will see the avatar in motion, and your images and videos will appear in full resolution. Additionally, any watermarks present will disappear.
This makes it easy for you to watch and evaluate your video before you complete the generating process.
Editing your video after you have generated
Editing your generated video is straightforward. You do this by clicking on the three dots next to your video and select edit, or enter the video you want to edit from your list of generated videos. In the top right corner, you will see an Edit video button. Once you press it, your video will re-open in draft mode, allowing you to make the desired changes.
Once you are satisfied with the changes, click Generate to create your amended video. This action will open a window where you can modify your video title and include a description.
Here's a top tip: the Generate timescale (in this example, 6 minutes) provides an estimate of how long it will take on average for your video to generate. Note that this is not related to the video credits that will be consumed when generating your content.
Once your video is generated and you revisit it, you can view your version history and see which versions have already been shared. Pretty cool, right?
If you would like to re-share a new version, you now have the option to republish your video, as shown below.
How to Share your video with others
Sharing content is an important part of using our platform. Fortunately, it's easy to do! Here, we'll explain how to share content on any page.
To share content, simply select the publish button. This will open a menu that enables you to copy a shareable link. Once you've selected the link, it will be copied to your clipboard, and you can share it with others, as seen below.
If you want to allow your video to be duplicated, toggle the Allow video duplication option to the on position. This means that anyone you share this video with, can duplicate it in their own Synthesia account.
How to embed your video on other apps
To embed content, select the Copy embed code button. The HTML will be copied to your clipboard, which you can then paste into other apps or your website to host your video.
A top tip is to embed the video on your website, as every time you edit or update your video in Synthesia, it will automatically update on your website without needing to re-upload it.
Download & Duplicate your content
To download your video, click on the three dots in the top right corner and select Download. The video will be automatically saved on your computer in Full HD 1080p resolution (1920x1080 pixels) in MP4 format.
To make a duplicate of your video, click on Duplicate. This way, you can generate a copy of your video and share it with others.
How to add an external link (Call to action)
Currently, it is not possible to add a call-to-action directly on the video. However, you can add a call-to-action on the video's share page. To do so, create your content and generate your video as usual.
Once your video is generated, click on the publish button. Then, turn on the public access option, and expand the share page option, as shown below.
Enable the call-to-action feature by setting it to on. Then, enter the label and URL you wish to add. You can now exit this menu by clicking anywhere else on the screen, and your URL and label will be saved.
When sharing your video using the shareable link, your call to action will be featured underneath the video, as seen in the example below. Note that this will not be visible underneath your video on the published version within Synthesia.
*In this example, we have named our call-to-action "Click here!" The label you enter in the above steps will be reflected here.