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Find out the answers to questions you may have on Synthesia.

Updated over a week ago

This article will take you through all frequently asked questions around videos in Synthesia.

Q: My video project that I was editing, the progress has been lost - why is this?

A: It is important to ensure when editing a project that you only use one browser window to do so. Having the project open in several browser windows, can result to lost progress

Q: Why is my video still processing?

A: Once a video is generated on Synthesia, it must go through a processing phase that includes all uploaded assets, such as images, audio, and backgrounds. We also perform moderation on all of our content, both automatically and manually.

The overall processing usually takes only a few minutes, but it can take longer depending on the length of your video and the assets used. If your video has been processing for more than a few hours, please contact our Support Team.

Q: Why is my video under manual moderation review?

A: We moderate 100% of our content. Moderation happens through both automated systems and manually. Whilst automatic moderation is instant, manual moderation requires further time for approval. Learn more about Content Moderation here.

If your video is awaiting moderation, it will be reviewed by our Moderation Team as soon as possible. Please do not submit the video multiple times, as this will hinder the process. If your video has been under manual review for longer than 24 hours please contact our Support Team.

Q: Why have I not received my free demo video?

A: If you have not received your demo video, please check your spam folder. If the video is not in your spam folder, it may have been rejected due to going against our content moderation guidelines. We moderate 100% of our content, so if your script does not meet our guidelines, you will not receive a generated video. You can find out more about our Content Moderation Guidelines here.

Q: Can I change the video resolution, aspect ratio & format?

A: Yes, you have the option to create video in several aspect ratios:

  • Landscape: 16:9 (width: 1920, height: 1080)

  • Portrait: 9:16 (width: 1080, height: 1920)

  • Square: 1:1 (width: 1080, height: 1080)

  • Tall: 4:5 (width: 1080, height: 1350)

  • Wide: 5:4 (width: 1350, height: 1080)

For more information follow this article!

Q: How long can my video be?

The maximum length of your video depends on your Synthesia plan.

  • A Starter Plan allows for 10 minutes a month.
    ​Video length: The maximum length of your video is 10 minutes. Each scene can be up to 5 minutes in length. This means that, for example, you can choose to create a video with 2x slides of 5 minutes each, or 5x slides of 2 minutes each, etc.
    ​Slides: The maximum amount of scene for this plan is 50 scenes. It is not possible to buy additional scenes or create one-off videos with a custom amount of slides.

  • Creator plan
    ​Video length: The maximum length of your video is 30 minutes a month.
    ​Slides: The maximum amount of slides is 50.

Q: What are the Image upload size & format requirements?

  • Upload size: maximum 250MB

  • Supported formats: jpeg, png, svg.

Q: What are the Video upload size & format requirements?

  • Upload size: maximum 250MB

  • Supported formats: .mp4, .webm.

Q: What are the PowerPoint upload size & format requirements?

  • Upload size: maximum 300MB

  • Supported formats: .ppt, pptx.

Q: Can I have video analytics?

A: We have now implemented Video Analytics for Synthesia, you can find out more here.

Q: Why are there watermarks on my video?

A: Watermarks appear on videos in draft, once you generate the watermark will disappear.

Q: Am I able to re-sell my content that I create?

A: It is possible, however there is a $4,000 re-seller fee to do this.

Q: Is it possible to password protect a published video?

A: Currently this is not possible, however this is on our roadmap for the future.

Q: Is it possible to upload translated .vtt/.srt files into Synthesia?

A: No, however you have the option to turn on closed captions for your video projects. You can find out more here

Q: When a video is duplicated does this affect my usage, for example if a 10 minute video is duplicated, will 20 minutes be gone from my usage?

A: If you duplicate an X minute video + do NOT generate = does not deduct from your usage.

If you duplicates an X minute + do generate video = X minutes are deducted from your usage.

Q: What happens if someones able to get an embed link, does Synthesia authenticate users trying to get access to the video?

A: If you embed the videos in a password protected / closed and proprietary CMS system then no one can access the content.

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