Video Creation

Create a Synthetic video with Synthesia.

To create a video in Synthesia, go in the upper right corner of your Synthesia application homepage and click on New video . Chose then between:

  • Blank video: Start from scratch with a blank canvas.
  • AI video assistant: Convert your docs, PDF, website pages or ideas into video.
  • Import a PowerPoint: Convert slides into scene background.
  • Use template: Select one of the available templates to start with a consistent set of layouts for your video.

AI video Assistant

Transform a long and uninteresting document into an exciting and engaging video thanks to AI. From Documents to URLs, Synthesia can take the information and turn it into a script for your video project, making it easier to digest and a worthwhile learning experience for your audiences.

To leverage the AI of Synthesia to generate your videos:

  1. Start by selecting a template for the video, the template dictates the scene layout of your generated video.
  2. Choose to feed the AI of Synthesia with a Document, a Weblink, or just an Idea
    1. For documents you are able to upload .pdf, .doc, .docx or .txt files
    2. Weblinks needs to be a publicly available page and have a limit of 4,500 words.
  3. Add extra information to guide the AI:
    1. Objective: The main objective for your video, the goal or call to action for your audience watching the video.
    2. Audience: Describe the expected video audience.
    3. Language: Chose in which language to generate the video (English, French...)
    4. Speaker: Give a background for your avatar speaker that will dictate their speaking style.
    5. Tone: The tone the speaker should use in the video.
  4. Once you are happy with the chosen fields, click Generate video for the AI to start generating the scene layouts and the script for your video.
  5. If you are happy with the results, live a thumbs up and click on Continue in editor to further edit the video content.
  6. If you are not happy with the results, leave a thumbs down, and edit the different extra information in the left panel before clicking on Generate Again.


  • The AI video assistant is powered by OpenAI, only the prompts are transferred and OpenAI doesn't use this data to train or improve their models.
  • Prompts are retained by Synthesia for abuse and misuse monitoring purposes for a maximum of 30 days and are automatically deleted after this period unless otherwise required by law. See the Synthesia Legal hub to learn more about Synthesia data processing and privacy policies.

Import PowerPoint

Import your PowerPoint slides to transform them into scene backgrounds for your video.


  • Starter, Creator and Corporate plans have a limit of 50 slides per import.
  • If you have a legacy personal plan, the limit is 10 slides per import.
  • The maximum size for a file upload is 300MB (supported formats are ppt, pptx).
  • Your fonts must be embed in your PowerPoint file to be correctly displayed in Synthesia.