Welcome to the VideoMaker User Guide. This document is designed to guide you through the process of creating your own MP4 video.

Step 1

Click on VideoMaker in the DeepZen app dashboard and then click on a new video project to create your presentation.

Step 2

Upload your PPT, PDF or Keynote files via either drag and drop or using the file upload space. Now you will see the editing screen with the thumbnail of your slides.

Step 3

Select your voice from the dropdown. To listen to samples of our available voices, visit the voice library in the top menu bar. The Voice library will open in a new tab, once you’ve selected a voice, you must return to your previous browser tab in order to continue editing your project.

Step 4

Enter the text which you wish to align to each individual slide, into the text box next to the slide thumbnail. The pause space between slides is set to a default of 3 seconds. You can increase or decrease this by selecting from the drop down menu.

Step 5

Now you are ready to edit. As a first step, please read your text to ensure you have added commas where you would normally pause if you were speaking the words. Please ensure you have created the final version of your text before you move to the next step, as only minor edits to existing sentences will be possible after this stage. If you wish to add or remove sentences, it will be necessary to begin a new project. 

Step 6

If you would like to add emphasis to any words, or change the emotion of the text, hit edit in the top right hand corner of the text box. If you do not want to make any further edits, or if you want to listen to this initial render, then click the green Render button at the bottom of the page.

Step 7

If you find you want to change emphasis, pauses and emotion, click on edit in the top right hand corner of the text box.

Step 8

If you have clicked edit, you will find yourself in edit mode. Click on a sentence to bring up the editing settings. The editing panel will appear on the right hand side and the text panel on the left will be greyed out. This is where you can choose to add emphasis to a word, or shorten or lengthen pauses between words. You can also add emotion to the full sentence and adjust the length of pause after a sentence.

Step 9

A red E symbol will appear to the right of the word, to indicate that emphasis has been added. To change the length of a pause after a word, click on the word and select the pause length from the Pause dropdown.

Step 10

To change the emotion of a sentence, select an emotion from the Emotion dropdown. To control the emotional intensity, select low, medium, or high from the Intensity dropdown. To change the pause after sentence length, choose from the Pause After Sentence dropdown. Edits will be indicated by the capital letter in the key at the top. As an example, pause will be indicated by (P).

Step 11

You do have the option to change the text. If you would like to, press edit next to the text, but be aware that this action needs to be completed before adjusting for emphasis, pause and emotion. If you change the text afterwards, your adjustments will not be saved.

Step 12

Once you have edited the text, click save and then you’re ready to move to Save and Close.

Step 13

Repeat for every sentence you wish to edit.

Step 14

Once you have completed all of your edits for your first slide, repeat this process for every slide you wish to edit.

Step 15

Click the Render button (which is located in the bottom of the thumbnail preview screen), to generate your MP4 video.

Step 16

You will then see a window which shows your video is being prepared. Your video will appear. Press Play to view or press the green Download button below to download.

Step 17

If you wish to make any additional changes, you will need to hit the VideoMaker menu button in the top navigation bar. Click edit video on the project you wish to edit.