This tutorial will demonstrate no-code video automation. However if you prefer to use code, you may do so as well. Just follow the programming guides further down the page.
Automating video begins with creating a template, which is the blueprint for the video to be automated. A template consists of dynamic content, such as text captions, images, and video clips, all of which can be replaced by an automated process.
Creatomate offers a wide selection of ready-made video templates that can be customized for specific purposes, but it is also possible to create a video template entirely from scratch using the video editor, making it possible to create automated videos for virtually any use case.
Once we have a video template, we will be able to automate our workflow based on that template. This can be accomplished through Zapier.com, Make.com, or Pabbly.com. Zapier is a good place to start if you've never used a no-code platform, as it's very beginner-friendly and easy to learn.
All the apps on Zapier are designed to work together to create fully automated workflows. As Creatomate is one of the apps on Zapier, you will be able to connect it with the software you are already familiar with.
No matter what type of video you want to automate, it is possible to set up a workflow that fits your needs. For example, you could set up a workflow that automatically creates videos from Google Sheets or Airtable. Another example is automatically creating and posting videos to social media based on what's in your Google Drive or Dropbox folder. Each scenario is different, so be sure to check out our no-code video automation guides too.
Additionally, there is even a simpler way to create video if you do not require a fully automated workflow, and that's by using Creatomate's spreadsheet-to-video or form-to-video tools. Take a look at it as well if you're interested in automating video in bulk.