Quick Start Guide
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A workspace is an organizational unit higher than folders. Don't worry about this for now, as Workspaces are not part of the current beta platform. You can name your workspace anything.
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Folders help you keep things organized. Folders can contain an unlimited amount of templates. You can use folders to organize templates by client, project, or anything else. To make a folder, click the + icon in the folder section.
Templates are the base videos which are then personalized by our technology. To create a template, go inside the desired folder and click the "new file" button.
To record a template, hit the record button. During the recording, you should say the variables you want to replace. For example, "Hi Name, welcome to BHuman!". Think of variables as "blocks of sound" that start and end with a natural brief pause. For example, "Hi John" in "Hi John, how are you?" is an appropriate variable. Therefore if you would like to replace this variable you should replace it with a similar block of sound and not just the name you would like to use, as in "Hi Susan." Hit the stop button to stop a recording. You can also upload templates by clicking the upload button.
Variable Placement & Blocks of Sound
Variables must be surrounded by: start of video, natural spacing, or end of video. Variables can be phrases making up a single block of sound. Here's an example of bad variable placement (variables bolded).
"Hey, what's going on Name and how's everything at Company going? I'd love to talk to you about our new product which has been changing the game for Industry.
Here's an example of good variable placement (variables bolded).
"Hey Name, how've you been? I'd love to catch up and reconnect. How's Company? I'd love to talk to you about a new product, which has been changing the game, especially in Industry."
Breaking it down, we can see that this follows the rules for variables.
[start of video] Hey Name, [natural spacing] how've you been? I'd love to catch up and reconnect. [natural spacing] How's Company? [natural spacing] I'd love to talk to you about a new product, which has been changing the game, [natural spacing] especially in Industry. [natural spacing / end of video]"
Actors tell the technology who is in the video. Before uploading your data, be sure to select or create an actor. If there are multiple people creating videos for your team make sure to create separate actor profiles for each individual.
Uploading your data
For now, during the beta, we only accept data as CSV files (native integrations with Shopify and Mailchimp are on their way in the next release). To upload your data, click the upload button or drag and drop your CSV file into the data tab. Be sure you have column headers in your file. After uploading your file, select which columns you want to include as variables in the video by clicking the Audio icon next to the column header.
After uploading your data, you'll be able to record the variables which will be personalized. For example "Joe" would be recorded as "Hi Joe," and Paris might be recorded as, "especially in Paris," and so on, depending on the variables in your template video. You can click the microphone button to record an audio, or the upload button to upload audio. You can playback a recording or delete it to re-record if necessary. You must record all variables before generating personalized videos.
In the next release, we will be able to generate name recordings for you, in your voice, automatically.
Once your data is uploaded, you should return to the "Video" tab to adjust the variable placements. You can see the column headers automatically placed in the timeline as variable blocks. To fine-tune, drag the boundaries of the variable blocks to match their assigned sound blocks on the video. So, if your variable is "Hi Name," and your recordings are "Hi Joe," "Hi Mary," etc, then we want the variable block to be over where you said "Hi Name". You can play & pause the video, or drag the time marker bar to find the correct boundaries.
Once you've filmed your template, uploaded data, completed recordings and have adjusted your variable blocks, you're ready to generate videos! Click the Generate Video button in the video tab.
Once you've clicked Generate Video, our AI is fired up and working on personalizing your videos. Go to the data tab to check the progress. Every minute or so, click the Refresh Generated Videos button to check the progress.
Your videos are done processing when the loading icon becomes a download icon, which you can click to preview each video. You can also click the "Share" buttons on the "Video Link" tab to view your individual videos on Vimeo. You can also download your CSV file which contains your original uploaded data and the resulting Vimeo link for each row.
Sending your videos
How and where you send your videos is entirely up to you! Our videos can be sent over email, SMS, Linkedin messenger, Instagram DM, and so much more. There are thousands of automation tools and CRMs you might use, but the process for sending these is always the same in principle. You are simply uploading the data, with the video links included, to your tool of choice. The "video" column with the Vimeo is another "tag" or "field", just like First Name or City Name might be. You can reference it in your template by calling the [video] tag, which will automatically embed it in the message.
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