Avatar - Instruction

👉 Please carefully review the following steps to start marking your Avatar.

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Written by Yuumi
Updated over a week ago

🧐 What is Avatar ?

  • AI custom avatar

  • AI matting & Fixed background

  • Low cost to create

  • Easy to record(phone/webcam)


🔥 How to create your own Avatar?

Creating your Avatar : 4 Simple Steps

Step 1: Review Recording Requirements

  • Read the recording requirements 👈 carefully and complete the footage filming process with a phone / computer camera / Webcam (New features).

Step 2:Upload Footage

  • Go to HeyGen and click the button "Create Instant Avatar"

Step 3:Creation and Delivery

  • The Instant Avatar creation process takes 5 mins. 😉 Once it's done, we'll send you an email and add the custom Avatar to your HeyGen account. You can use your custom Avatar in as many videos as you like with a HeyGen subscription plan.

Step 3:Upgrade finetune version

  • If you choose to upgrade the finetune version, our team will review your footage and reply to your email in 1-2 business days.

    • If the footage doesn't meet the expected requirements, we'll provide suggestions for re-shooting. You can upload new footage to Google Drive and share them with us.

    • If the footage is suitable, we'll proceed to the next step. It is expected to be completed within 8-12 hours.


📷 Footage Shooting Requirements

  1. Record at least one 2-minute long uninterrupted speech.

    • You can talk in any language about any topic you are interested in.

  2. You can use any camera to record the videos. The higher quality the better.

    • e.g. professional camera, Mobile phone or webcam are recommended.

  3. We recommend filming it at 1080p for higher Avatar resolution quality.

  4. Do not edit or cut the footage in the middle, make sure it is a continuous shot.

  5. Do not walk or move around, stand still and avoid sudden head motions or unnatural body movements. Keep your eyes fixed on the camera for the whole duration of the speech. Be natural and calm. Your avatar will perform exactly the same way as you do.

  6. Take pauses with lips closed in between sentences. Make sure you take pauses with eyes locked onto the camera.

    1. 2-3 second pause (Lips closed) at the start of the video

    2. 1-2 second pause in the middle between long sentences

The Consent Statement

  • A formal consent statement must also be video-recorded and sent along with the above footage to approve usage of your footage. An example is given as follows:

    • I, John Doe, allow HeyGen to use the footage of me to build a HeyGen Avatar for use on the HeyGen platform.

💰 Pricing

  • $ 49 / month (20% off when paid yearly)

🤩 Use cases

  • By following our official account, you can learn more about various methods of video creation!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use the Avatar ?

  • To use the Avatar, subscribe to one of our packages to earn credits, and then use those credits to generate videos using Avatar.

Can the presenter use hand gestures?

  • Yes, natural and general hand/arm gestures are acceptable as long as your gesture does not block your face, but please keep your face always fully visible to the camera without too much head movement.

  • However, we suggest avoiding exaggerated hand gestures and directional gestures, such as pointing or counting, during the performance, since it may be hard to match the speech in the video creation.

If you have any questions , please contact us anytime at: [email protected]

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