How HeyGen breaks language barriers
With help of AI-generated avatars and voices HeyGen will transfer your texts into videos within a couple of minutes. Heygen is designed to simplify the video production process by removing the costly barriers of traditional video shooting and editing process.
All new users can try HeyGen and create one video up to 1 minute for free to decide whether this tool is suitable for their business. Marketing, educational and consulting companies can take advantage of this solution to facilitate their workflow and save costs on video making. However, the main advantage is the possibility to have your video translated into different languages with natural voice cloning and lips synchronization technology.
What is HeyGen?
HeyGen is a unique video platform that uses generative AI to create stunning, professional videos in minutes. It offers a range of features such as a diverse collection of over 100 avatars, 300+ voices in 40+ languages, and customizable templates. The platform is SOC 2 compliant, ensuring that it meets the highest standards of security. HeyGen can be used for different purposes:
- Creating educational videos
- Translating existing videos into different languages
- Creating explainer videos
- Making presentations
- Generating content for social media and video marketing
- Creating engaging presentations
How does HeyGen work?
It is possible to try creating a video in HeyGen for free. All new users have one free credit which allows testing the system. However, it is not enough to test video translation, it requires 2.5 credits.
Videos are translated with the help of natural voice cloning and authentic speaking style. HeyGen combines translations from ChatGPT-4, lipsyncing from wav2lip-2, and voice cloning from 11labs.
To start translating you need to upload your video file up to 1 GB on the https://labs.heygen.com/video-translate page and select the language you would like to have the video translated into.
The following languages are supported for uploaded files:
For the output language you can select one of the following languages:
- English with American accent
Video making with live avatar
With available one free credit it is possible to use one live avatar and create a test video for up to one minute. For this video you can select a live avatar and create a simple video background from text or upload your own screencast and your script text. For longer videos you will need to purchase credits.
If you have no script, AI script will help you to generate it for your video. All you need to do is to write your topic and additional information or provide a website URL which will be used to generate the script.
HeyGen offers a wide selection of over 100 AI avatars representing various ethnicities, ages, and poses. You can also use a custom avatar feature and turn yourself into the live avatar for your videos. However, there are certain requirements for this. You can view them here.
Text to speech
With HeyGen's Text-to-Speech feature, you can use AI to transform written text into natural-sounding words with over 300 voices in over 40 languages. All you need to do is to paste your script.
You can also adjust accent, speed and pitch in the settings for your audio.
You can dress your avatar in different clothes, select a view or even swap faces. You can have your avatar displayed half-body, close-up or in a circle.
If you do not like any of the available voices, you can record your voice and apply it to your avatar. The recording should be without background sounds between 2 and 10 minutes and in any of these languages: English, German, Polish, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, and Hindi.
You can have a talking photo for your video. With this feature your static image will become dynamic. All you need to do is to select a photo and upload a script of the dialog. You can either upload your own photo, use a photo from the gallery or describe your ideal avatar.
Artificial intelligence significantly facilitates our lives. Today it helps to generate content like texts, images and videos. More and more professionals use AI-powered tools to make video content for educational and marketing purposes, translate existing videos into other languages or make them more creative.
However, such AI-generated videos will not replace professional ones which require additional tools, more time and special skills. But they can significantly reduce effort spent on video production in many companies.