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Welcome to Colossyan!

This article can help you get started with our platform.

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Written by Palma
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to Colossyan!

This article is here to help you get started with our AI video platform, with a
step-by-step guide that covers Colossyan's main functionalities. Now, the first step is:

1. Start by creating a video draft

Your video draft is where you'll be creating the video. It's similar to a PowerPoint, but with the possibility of adding AI presenters and narration.

  • If you would like to have a blank canvas, use the "Start from scratch" button.

  • For a more guided experience, you can start from one of our templates.

  • If your plan is to add narration to existing documents, you can import a PDF or PPT.

  • And finally, you can experiment with our prompt-to-video feature.

Our recommendation is to start from a template — but of course, you decide! :)

2. Write your script

To add narration to your scene, simply type in your text into the script box.
Keep it natural, and preview the audio to review how your script will sound.

  • For a more natural delivery, make sure to add pauses between paragraphs.

  • The AI assistant can help you with the content.

  • Use the pronunciation feature if you have any acronyms.

  • If you would like to add a dialogue, use the conversation tab to add more avatars and their script.

  • And finally, you can also upload an audio file instead of a written script.

3. Select your avatar

While some creators only add narration, others prefer having an AI presenter in their video — or even multiple ones!

  • Some avatars will have special features, such as beta hand gestures or
    side view — you can look out for the symbols by their image, or filter them.

  • If you want to create scenes with realistic conversations with avatars turned towards each other, use side view avatars.

  • You can add up to 4 avatars in one scene.

  • Most of our avatars have shoulder, body and bubble views — we recommend shoulder view, but you can choose whichever view suits your video the most.

  • If you'd like to use yourself as the avatar, you can either create a Custom Lite Avatar (at home, within 3 working days) or a Custom Studio Avatar (in a studio, within around 2 weeks).

    No one will have access to your personal avatar except for you.

4. Pick and preview a voice

With 600+ voices and instant voice cloning in multiple languages, you've got plenty of options to choose from.

  • Select your language and accent, and pick the voice that resonates with you the most — or best matches the avatar.

  • Some voices have additional features, such as emotion control — you can filter them out in the "Other" tab.

  • You can select your favorite voices to always have them at the top.

  • If you'd like to use your own voice for text-to-speech, you can clone your voice within 5 minutes, and use it in 27 different languages.

5. Design your scenes

Our templates can help you with the design part, but of course, you have total freedom over your videos' visual design and layouts.

  • You can use our media library to find stock locations, images, videos and icons.

  • You can also upload your own media files, from images to videos and logos.

  • Make sure to review the list of supported file types.

  • To build dynamic videos, use animations.

  • Get creative with shapes.

  • You can also include existing videos.

  • Create a cohesive video by adding background music and transitions.

  • Enterprise creators can also upload brand kits, which help with consistency.

5.1 [Optional] Interactivity

You can add multiple-choice questions to your videos to make them more interactive — however, keep in mind that those videos can only be shared, embedded, or, if you're on the Enterprise plan, exported as SCORM files.

  • This is a new feature in a basic state, which will be more advanced over time.

  • You can add scenes with relevant questions by clicking on "Interactivity".

  • As mentioned above, interactivity isn't supported in MP4 exports.

  • When it comes to export and sharing, these videos can be shared, embedded, or, if you're on the Enterprise plan, exported as SCORM files.

5.2 [Optional] Automatic translation

Use the auto-translation feature to create language variants of your video.

  • The automatic translation may not produce "perfect" results, but it can save you time by instantly creating a version of your video in a different language.

6. Preview then generate your video

Almost there! Choose the resolution you need, and start generating your video.

7. Invite your team to your workspace

If you'd like to get feedback from your team or ask a colleague to help you with a video, you can easily invite them to your workspace.

  • You can have unlimited viewers in your Workspace.

  • You can have up to 3 editors in Pro and a custom number of editors in Enterprise.

  • Once your teammate joins, you can choose their role (Editor or Viewer).

That's it!

Hope this article helps you with getting started.

Feel free to reach out to [email protected] if you still need any help, and happy creating. :)


Palma from Colossyan

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