Synthesia Private Beta API

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You can get started with Synthesia API today. Generate professional-looking videos at scale and within minutes.

1. 🆕 Get a paid account

Create Synthesia account

You need to have a paid account to Synthesia to start using our API. While in Private beta, you can start using API with a Personal plan ($30 / month). You can create unlimited videos in testing mode and up to 10 videos / month in normal mode. You can create your account here.

In case you already have an account you can skip this and request the API key below.

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Pricing promo for the first 100 private beta API users

The personal account mentioned above is useful to validate your API use case (via test mode) and only includes API access for the first 100 private beta testers. Later, API access will only be accessible via our corporate plans.

For generation of big amounts of videos you’ll need to upgrade your account to a custom corporate plan. For example, you can get 200 video minutes for $500/month ($2.5 / video minute) and we can make bigger volume deals based on your needs. You can reach to [email protected] for discussion on pricing.


2. 🗝️ Get an API key

Request your API key

Once you’ve become a Synthesia user, simply request your API key here. We’ll create a private BETA API key for you that you’ll be able to access within the Synthesia platform.

Please note: we'll only release the first 100 API keys to customers on the Personal plan. Later, API access will only be accessible via our corporate plans.


3. 🎬 Create first video

See Detailed API Reference

We will create the first video in “test” mode. Test videos are free and not counted towards your quota. If you create video in “test” mode, we will override your background with Synthesia branded background.

curl https://api.synthesia.io/v1/videos  \
  -H "Authorization: ${API_KEY}" \
  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
  -X POST \
  -d '{ "test": true, "input": [{ "script": "Hello, World! This is my first synthetic video, made with the Synthesia API!", "actor": "anna_costume1_cameraA", "background": "green_screen"}] }'

We will send you a response {...} where you can find an ID of the newly created video.


4. 📽️ Wait for "complete" status

See Detailed API Reference

As soon as you POST a video, Synthesia begins processing the video. This can take from 10 minutes up to 40+. When the video is ready for playback, the video "status" changes to "COMPLETE".

You can poll the API to see the video status with the following call:

curl https://api.synthesia.io/v1/videos/${VIDEO_ID} \
  -H "Authorization: ${API_KEY}" \
  -X GET

5. 📂 Download the video

Once your video is ready, the response will include a time-limited “download link”.

See example video object response here.

You can use the link to download the video as .mp4.

curl ${DOWNLOAD_URL} --output my_first_synthetic_video.mp4

6. 📜 Explore our detailed API documentation

You can see our detailed API reference with all current possible calls and parameters here.


7. 💬 Join our user group

Join our Slack group to get updates on what's new, discuss API use cases with other users and more. You can join our group here.

Updated 21 days ago


Get Started with API


You can get started with Synthesia API today. Generate professional-looking videos at scale and within minutes.

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