Thanks for your interest in HeyGen Studio Avatar. Studio Avatar is exclusively available for enterprise customers to customize.
The quality of your Avatar will highly depend on the footage you provide.
Make sure there is plenty of light
Avoid strong shadows on the face and body
It is worth using professional operators and lighting services. We highly recommend following 3-point lighting(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXe3rEWrDVg)
Footage must be recorded in front of a green screen. We will then have our team do studio-level video matting for you
The camera should film in Ultra HD (4K) and support 60FPS
Set the framing from the waist or the mid torso up
Use a special lapel or Boom mic that clearly captures your voice
Make sure there is no background noise or interruptions
Provide each take as a separate file
Do not edit and cut the footage
You can do the recording yourself, but we recommend you do the filming at a professional studio. You can share the setup instructions with them.
Please prepare at least two scripts yourself. You can talk about anything you are interested in or familiar with. Check the following topics for reference:
Your plan for the weekend
Your favorite food / movie / book
Look and Performance
Here is an example of good footage and speech performance:
Clothes, haircuts, and makeup will stay the same as in your footage. We won’t be able to change the look later. So please make a recording in suitable clothing that will fit most of your videos, or choose a casual look that is suitable for different types of videos.
Please avoid reflecting outfits that might directly emit or reflect green screen background.
Avoid loose hair/ reflective accessories / long beards / hat / sunglasses.
Keep your eyes on the camera and avoid large head pose for the whole duration of the speech.
Be natural and calm. Your avatar will perform exactly the same way as you do.
You can use any text you want in any language, the more important is how you perform.
Perform the same as you do in public or filming a regular video speech: your movements should be natural, and feel free to use a few gestures and facial movements.
We require at least two 2-minute long (4 minutes in total) uninterrupted speeches.
Pausing with lips closed is one of the most important parts of the performance. Make sure you have.
2-4 second pause (Lips closed) at the beginning
2-4 second pause at the end of each paragraph
1-3 second pause in the middle between some sentences
The Consent Statement
HeyGen Avatar is a photo-realistic representation of a human, which can be built with the person's explicit consent only.
A formal consent statement must be recorded and also sent along with the above 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.
Submitting your footage
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the presenter use hand gestures?
Yes, natural and general gestures are acceptable as long as your gesture does not overlap with your face, 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 whole performance , since these may be hard to match the speech in the video creation.