Render batches of video versions in a few clicks.

Creating video variations manually is soul sucking. We all agree. That’s why we created a system that allows you to automatically render large batches of your After Effects projects.

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The key benefits

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Easy Set Up

You don’t have to be technical to set up Plainly. Upload your AE project to the Web App, and select what elements you want to make dynamic.

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After Effects Support

Use existing or create new After Effects templates. There are no special requirements when it comes to template creation in After Effects.

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Fast Rendering

Our rendering nodes feature high performance machines that will ensure that you won’t be waiting for your renders long.

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Large Scale Creation

Our rendering infrastructure is built to support our enterprise customers. This means that you can securely render 1000s of videos with no hiccups.

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More Than Dynamic Text

You’re not limited to only dynamic text, they can also dynamically change images, audio, video and even colors!

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Time Scultping Available

With our scripting feature you can dynamically shift layers in time, or link the output duration to a specific layer.

Render batches of video versions in 3 easy steps

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Step 1

Add your template to Plainly

Upload your After Effects project file to Plainly, alongside fonts and assets that you used in the project.

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Step 2

Select dynamic elements

After upload, Plainly will prompt you to select which elements you want to change in every render. Select those in our Web App, and that’s it.

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Step 3

Render videos automatically

You can now start rendering batches of video. Add your data manually, create a CSV that will contain all of the data and add that or connect Plainly to a dynamic data source.

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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

Start automatically creating batches of video variations now

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FAQ about automated video versioning

What is video versioning?

Video versioning refers to the process of creating multiple variations or versions of a video asset to cater to different audiences, platforms, or requirements. It involves making modifications or adaptations to the original video content while maintaining its core message or concept.

What are video versioning tools?

Video versioning tools are software applications or platforms that simplify the process of creating multiple versions of a video for different audiences and platforms. They offer features like automated editing, customization, and distribution, allowing users to modify visuals, audio, aspect ratios, subtitles, and more. Some of the most popular tools are Plainly, Remake, and similar.

What is the difference between video versioning and video localization?

Video versioning involves creating multiple versions of a video for different audiences and platforms, while video localization focuses on adapting the video to different languages and cultures.

How much does video versioning cost?

The cost of video versioning varies depending on factors such as project complexity, number of versions, customization needs, and tools used. It can involve expenses related to labor, outsourcing to professionals, video editing software, or localization services, and it's important to consider these factors when estimating the cost. Tools for video versioning range from $59 per month to multiple thousands per month.

Is Plainly a Remake Video alternative?

Yes, although Remake is a tool with amazing features, Plainly is an easy-to-set-up alternative with additional features such as API access.