The Best 8 HeyGen Alternatives

The Best 8 HeyGen Alternatives

With the emerging AI solutions, there's nothing stopping AI video generation. One widely popular solution is HeyGen, and it's already used by many editors and for general video content creation. With it, you can create personalized videos, and use AI avatars to speak instead of you.

But, there are already many HeyGen alternatives that also help create engaging videos. We've listed the alternatives so you can choose one that fits your business needs. So, let's get into how AI video works, and what HeyGen alternatives are available.

AI Video Generator: How It Works?

When you use an AI video generator to create videos, it just takes a few clicks to generate something spectacular. The professional video editing skills that you notice in the result are just a part of the process. These solutions involve machine learning and training before they're ready to use.

To make an AI video generator, you need to train it first. The model requires training on large datasets of videos. There are different types of videos, and there are different features in the videos, like shapes, speech, motion, etc.

So, all of this will take place before the generation happens. You'll end up with a professional video after one of two things happens, video prediction or overall video synthesis. Both processes are complex and they separate the types of AI video generator software out there.

Prediction is the process where the model predicts the next frame in the video based on the previous context of the video. These types of generators are used in video editing. But synthesis is a different thing. Synthesis is the entire video creation process where you just provide a few inputs and that's it.

There are different ways these models work, they can do text-to-video creation, they can do text-to-speech video creation, it all depends on the solution you choose. So, we've listed some great AI-powered solutions you can use to create engaging business videos.

Rask AI

It's one of the best HeyGen alternatives if you're looking to create engaging professional videos with perfect localization. With Rask AI, you'll create professional videos with no effort using automatic subtitles and translations that cover a ton of languages.

To be specific, you'll get a chance to have an AI-powered translation of your video into 130 languages. So, if you're looking to localize some kind of educational materials or adapt your content for marketing purposes, this is the solution for you. Here are the other benefits:

  • Saves money: It's definitely cheaper to use Rask AI than hire real actors and editors, not to mention, translators. With Rask AI, you can choose a plan that's most suitable for you.
  • Provides quality: With their voice cloning technology, you'll get a great quality of translation and any voiceover. It's going to be a natural-sounding speech that matches the original video you provide.
  • Scalable: You can translate into multiple languages all at once, promote viewer engagement this way, and easily create content for multiple markets and many more customers.
  • Doesn't consume time: It doesn't consume time because you can do it in a few minutes. All it takes is just a few clicks.

Synthesia

The second HeyGen alternative that has some merit is Synthesia. It's essentially a solution that converts text to video. You can start from scratch and create captivating videos by typing in what you'd like to be the end result, or you can use their AI video assistant to convert existing docs into videos.

If this is your pick, you'll be able to import PowerPoint slides and make them into the background of your videos. However, Synthesia has a ton of templates you can select from to create videos. You can create explainer videos. Its features include:

  • AI avatars: One thing that sets it apart from many similar solutions is the capability to create custom avatars. With an AI avatar, you can create impactful videos for many purposes. There's even a possibility of making a dialogue between two avatars.
  • Video editing: We already mentioned the assistant, but, you can also trim videos, use triggers to control the elements of your videos, and you can add tons of visual materials from the media library.
  • Video player: Easily preview your AI-powered video to create perfect customized videos. Preview any video template in real-time and how you want it to look.
  • Collaboration: You can collaborate with your team live, or you can just create a shared workspace for your team to work on. There's even a possibility to provide feedback or receive feedback from the other team members.

Elai

The difference between Elai and the previously mentioned solutions is that it provides 80+ digital avatars and 450+ voices. You can create stunning videos with it, and you can also convert text to speech or text to video. It can generate videos from prompts, presentations, URLs, etc.

Similar to Rask AI, Elai provides multiple languages to translate into. However, they provide localization for a little over 75 languages, that's why they're third on the list. Still, you can choose the video content by entering the appropriate prompt. Other features include:

  • Video templates: Make high-quality videos with any of the video templates from their library, and use the custom elements to make your videos stand out from the others.
  • Personalized video messages: Add personalized messages to the videos with customizable templates and human-like voices. You can make it personal for everybody.
  • AI script making: There's an AI assistant for storytelling, and it can help you create a perfect story for your video.
  • Custom avatars: Avatar videos can be customized to the extent that you can become your digital avatar by taking a selfie. Even though it's not you in the video, you'd still be making real human connections with the viewers.

Rephrase

This particular solution is a text-to-video generation AI tool. It's one of the better HeyGen alternatives, that also lets you pick your digital avatar, write your message, and generate the video. As far as AI videos go, this video creator could be good for marketing purposes, stakeholder communication, and the customer journey.

It's not been long since Rephrase's first AI video, but they've managed to get acquired by Adobe supposedly. So, we can consider this a new feature of Adobe, and we can consider it as one of the alternatives to HeyGen.

Colossyan

With Colossyan, you'll be able to reach a global audience easily, you'll also be enabling users in your business with the real talking avatars. It's great for employee onboarding, customer education, compliance testing, internal communications, sales enablement, and more.

It's quite simple to create a video with Colossyan, a few steps will quickly get you there. The best thing is that you can pick from all the AI voices available. You can try it for free, but the paid versions always have more features available. The features of this solution are:

  • Video templates: You can use any of the available templates using an intuitive interface, and create any type of video, e-learning, social media posts, etc.
  • Video translation: Perfect for video marketing with localization, there are over 120 languages to translate to.
  • Digital avatars: With these, you can create spokesperson videos with AI voices that have a certain original sound to them.

Deepbrain

Something that sets this solution apart from others is the helpful support they provide. You have direct access to their help center, blogs, and forum. The forum is a specific thing where you can join various discussions with other people using the tool.

This solution is used in industries like E-commerce, news media, training and education, and finance. Apart from not needing film crews, you also won't be needing human voices. Deepbrain has most of the capabilities of other generators of AI videos. But, some features we'd like to outline are:

  • AI avatars: Create your AI avatar the way you'd like, or use one of their digital ones. It's there to speak in your videos and provide information to the audience.
  • Text to video: You can easily transform written content to video. Most solutions work like this, they take written text and turn it into a video.
  • Innovative platform: Their platform has innovative capabilities like dragging and dropping static elements to create something brand new.
  • Face swap: It's a great feature that happens on request, they can train the AI through some manner of machine learning to get it to swap the faces on the avatar you pick. It's a standout feature as opposed to others.

Synthesys

The feature that makes this one of the top HeyGen alternatives is the text-to-speech API which you can use to create products and deploy these voices in your software at scale. This means that you can use this voice generation anywhere as long as you know how.

It's a great solution for video generation, but it's also very good for static posts on social media platforms. Synthesys has great features, and that's why it's in one of the top spots on the list of alternatives to HeyGen. Here are other great features:

  • Synthesys X: It takes an image from an online source and it lets you create a version of it. You can fine-tune the image with a few clicks using the Chrome extension. You can do other things like creating videos from static images.
  • AI image generator: Give it a try on their website, just write a description of what kind of image you'd like to generate, and click on visualize to make it. You'll end up having beautiful images of your description.
  • Translation: The text-to-speech gets you a great video, but it can also translate that same text into different languages like some of the other solutions, making it perfect for providing valuable insights to your team across the globe.
  • Avatars: You'll have the capability to create a custom avatar to represent your brand, and this will provide a better brand identity for you. Don't use avatars used by other companies, create a custom one for yourself.

Speechify

Speechify has a library of audiobooks available online. There are categories that you can select if you want to choose different books for different purposes. It's great for educational purposes, something to help all teachers make their classes more interesting and students more well-read.

The solution that can read instead of you. It's a text-to-speech-based solution, and it's a great thing for getting it to read books or other things you don't have time to read. It's available on mobile devices, and the features are quite simple yet very valuable for specific purposes:

  • Overall compatibility: It's compatible with almost all the popular platforms, and it provides extensions for some popular software and some popular browsers.
  • Text-to-speech accessibility: It just makes everything more accessible, and you can easily customize the reading experience.
  • AI video generation: Although Speechify was initially just a text-to-speech solution, it now has a feature for generating videos from text as well.

Create Videos With Video Editing AI

It's quite easy to create videos using AI, you can just start from scratch or choose a template from which you'd like to create a video. Now, because these solutions are text-to-video solutions, there needs to be a script that you'll have to write.

The text-to-speech features of these solutions will help read the text but also provide the appropriate setting and context for the video. So, in the end, you'll be getting a video with no post-production necessary.

Although, there is one thing you need to remember. Be careful how you write your prompt, if you're not concise with what you want the result to be, you might end up having a video that you didn't want. Sometimes, it's better to opt for solutions that require more than one input.

Conclusion

Choosing which HeyGen alternative to use will largely depend on your specific use case. We recommend going through the list carefully and choosing the one that has all the features necessary for you and your video skills.

Rask AI is great if you want to localize your content or spread the content to a more global audience. However, there are other solutions like DeepBrain that have an easier interface that can help you in your initial steps in using tools like this.

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