Increase reader engagement & ad revenue using existing content

Convert news articles into stunning videos in less than 5 minutes using Plainly’s AI-powered article-to-video. Create more videos than ever while keeping the quality high through custom branded templates.

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The key benefits

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High quality templates

Plainly uses After Effects for templates, which means the output is a high-quality video that will separate you from the competition.

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Editable models

Each brand has its voice. We understand that and that’s why we allow you to tweak the AI writing models to suit your brand

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One article, many videos

Initiate rendering of multiple videos for different use cases using one article and one click.

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API Access

Set up advanced video creation workflows, or automate distribution of the videos using Plainly’s API.

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Automated AI voiceover

Plainly article to video automatically creates natural sounding AI voiceover in over 125 languages.

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Premium stock assets

We have partnerships with premium stock asset providers that will ensure that your videos have top-notch images and videos in them.

Articles to video in 3 easy steps

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Step 1

Template creation

Work with our team, or create templates on your own. Templates are created in Adobe After Effects which allows for advanced, high-quality branded templates. There are no limitations and you control every aspect of the video.

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Step 2

Plainly set up

Upload templates into Plainly, and set up your brand controls such as language, writing style, and branding. Each brand can have multiple video types that will automatically get rendered as you add articles.

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Step 3

Video rendering

Add news articles and start rendering. Plainly article to video summarizes the article, creates on-screen text, generates voiceover, finds stock assets, and compiles them into your template. After that, you can tweak the video to make sure it’s perfect.

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Plainly has been an incredible partner in helping us develop new business models in the field of video. With the help of their incredible team, we were able to seamlessly integrate Plainly’s technology within our own technological framework, thus opening up entirely new possibilities in our video production. Plainly is quickly shaping the future of video and we are looking forward to continuing to work with them!

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Mark Luxenhofer

Team Lead AI Video @ BurdaForward

We've used Plainly to automate the production of a large NFT collection. It holds a crucial part within our automation pipeline where it takes our large database, puts it through our After Effects template and magically exports mp4s. We literally had team members saying "It's like magic". Plainly team was amazing helping us bring everything to production, it's obvious that customer satisfaction is super important to them. To anyone who wants to automate video production, we recommend Plainly over any other alternative on the market!

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Filip Rastovic

Lead Technical Artist, Eterlast

We’re using Plainly to allow our users to create club keys and event invites. We decided on Plainly because we can quickly import an After Effects project, and the integration with their API was easy. It would take us ages to build a video creating feature in UltraViolet, so integrating with Plainly was a no-brainer and it paid off so far.

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Aabid Shamji

Leading AI/ML, Ultraviolet

Convert articles to amazing videos in just a few clicks.

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Articles to videos FAQ

What app converts articles to video?

Several apps, such as Plainly, Lumen5, and InVideo, can convert articles into videos. These tools use AI technology, customizable templates, and media assets to create engaging videos from written content.

Can I use an article and make a YouTube video?

Yes, you can use an article as the basis for creating a YouTube video. You can convert the written content of the article into a script or outline for your video, and then use video editing software or online tools to add visuals, images, animations, and voice-over narration.

How do I turn text into a video?

To turn text into a video, convert your text into a script or outline, select relevant visuals and images, and use video editing software such as Plainly to combine them.

Is Plainly an InVideo alternative?

Yes, Plainly is an InVideo alternative with a focus on easy setup and API access. Plainly also allows users to add custom branded templates easily.

How do I make an animated video from article?

Creating an animated video from text involves selecting animation software, writing a script, designing visual elements, animating text, adding visuals and transitions, incorporating audio, previewing and refining the animation, and finally exporting and sharing the video. You can also automate this process with a tool that converts articles and blog posts to video such as Plainly.