Automate.video includes a "Magic Head" feature that automatically animates faces to sync with an existing audio or video file, synthesizes text and can even clone an existing voice. Our purpose is to help you create engaging videos with this tool, for your presentation, your e-learning course or your marketing. We did not create this tech to create doctored or fake videos. This is one of the reason why we did not try to make our video "ultra realistic", using deep fake technologies for example, but rather we chose to simplify and speed up the generation of those videos.
1 - Make a picture speak your text
To make such a video, just select the image you wish to animate, and right click on the image. Select "Edit Alt Text" and replace the Alt Text with %%MAGICHEAD% followed by a space character and keywords %%MALE% for a male voice, %%MALE_MIDDLE% for a middle aged male voice, %%MALE_BABY% for a male baby voice, %%MALE_OLD% for a old male voice, %%FEMALE% for a female voice, %%FEMALE_MIDDLE% for a middle aged female voice, %%FEMALE_OLD% for an old female voice, %%FEMALE_TEENAGER% for a female young voice, %%FEMALE_BABY% for a female baby voice, then followed by a space character and by your text
2 - Spice up your screencast recording with virtual presenter
Screencast recording can be a bit tiresome to watch at times. With automate.video, you can keep your viewers engaged, by adding a virtual presenter to your video.
To do so, it's very simple. Insert your video file into a PowerPoint slide. Then add one or several images of a virtual presenter (it has to be realistic looking for the system to detect faces) in different positions and poses. For each of those images, right click on it and select "Edit Alt Text" and replace the Alt Text with %%MAGICHEAD%
Tip: you can use the "Remove background" button in PowerPoint to isolate your character and insert it into your presentation. It's very useful and will look professional.
Then you can adjust the animation of of each of those image to make them appear and disappear at various times, according to your video.
3 - Make musical lipsync video
To make such a video, it's very simple. Open PowerPoint, insert a picture then right click on the picture and select "Edit Alt Text" then replace the Alt Text with the keyword %%MAGICHEAD%
Just note that the Magic Head feature works better when the person on the picture has closed lips.
4 - Make a picture speak your text with a cloned voice
Magic Head allows you to clone an existing voice to use for your animated face. This is a bit experimental but fun to use.
We simplified the process to make it easy. To synthesize text with a cloned voice, identify a youtube video with the target voice. You get better results if the video contains only one voice, you can use the "start at" setting in the youtube share screen to skip portions of the video (that may contain music for example). Like this : https://youtu.be/qw7dYqOvf9s?t=15
In PowerPoint, select the image you wish to animate, right click on the image and select "Edit Alt Text" and replace the Alt Text with %%MAGICHEAD% followed by the youtube url of the voice you want to clone, (e.g. https://youtu.be/qw7dYqOvf9s?t=15), followed by the text to synthesize. Cloned voice supports only English for now.
Then log into https://app.automate.video and upload your PowerPoint. It takes more time to clone a voice, so you should be a bit more patient. A video will be created with your text synthesized and picture animated to sync with the audio.