Create AI-Generated Videos by API

Automatically generate AI-powered videos using an API. Whether you're creating content for social media, explainer videos, or marketing campaigns, AI tools like ChatGPT, DALL·E, and GPT-4 can help you create engaging videos. Simply set up a no-code workflow with Zapier, or use programming languages such as Javascript, PHP, Ruby, or Python to create hundreds of AI-generated videos on autopilot.

  • Generate AI videos using an API
  • Automate video with generative AI
  • Use code or no-code tools

How to Generate AI Videos using an API?

To begin, create a video template in Creatomate. Then, use the REST API to fill this template with content generated by your chosen AI tool. You can integrate with various AI tools, including Text-to-Text options such as ChatGPT and GPT-4, Text-to-Image tools like DALL·E, Speech-to-Text for automatic transcription, and more.

Create a video template

The first step is to create a video template that will serve as the design for all your videos. Within this template, you can assign placeholder elements, such as text and media. These placeholders can then be replaced with AI-generated content using the API in the next step.

While there are many ready-made templates available for AI video generation, you'll probably want to create your own designs. Creatomate provides an online template editor with all the tools you need to customize video designs according to your specific needs.

curl -s -X POST \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer Your-API-Key' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  --data-binary @- << EOF
  "template_id": "Your AI Video Template ID",
  "modifications": {
    "Title": "3 facts on animals that live in the mountains.",
    "Fact-1": "1. Mountain goats have specialized hooves that help them grip rockey and uneven terrain.",
    "Fact-2": "2. Snow leopards 🐆 are formidable hunters and can leap up to 50 feet in one jump.",
    "Fact-3": "3. Golden eagles 🦅 are skilled hunters and can swoop down at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.",
    "Video": "",

Set up the API integration

After designing your video template, you can use the REST API to generate AI-powered videos. The API is accessible through programming languages like JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, and Python within your own software or scripts. Alternatively, if you prefer a no-code approach, you can also use tools like Zapier. To get started, check out these Zapier tutorials.

Using Creatomate's API is straightforward – you only need to send a single POST request. Within this request, you'll need to provide the ID of your template, along with the AI-generated content you wish to include in your video. For example, you can use ChatGPT to generate facts and DALL·E to replace the background video with an AI image. In return, you'll receive a URL directing you to the resulting AI video. Check out this tutorial on how to generate social media videos using AI and code.

Automatically generate AI-powered videos

No matter the type of AI video you want to create, Creatomate helps you automate the process. Whether it's AI-generated YouTube Shorts, TikTok videos, Instagram Reels, or any other marketing video, our template editor enables you to design videos precisely as you envision. What's more, our API is accessible to developers and non-technical users alike, as it can be invoked using your preferred programming language or through a no-code automation platform like Zapier. Check out our step-by-step tutorials to get started in minutes.

While AI tools can bring many benefits to video automation, they may also have some shortcomings. Although AI is getting better every day, there's still a chance that the generated content may not meet your expectations. This is something to consider, especially if you intend to automate the distribution of AI-powered videos as well. However, you can easily address this by adding more control to your workflow. Simply review and approve videos before processing them to ensure they meet your standards.

It's worth noting that you don't necessarily have to use AI in your video automation workflows; this is entirely optional. The most reliable approach is to provide the content for your videos yourself. This ensures that you have full control over your videos' outcome.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I create AI-generated videos using an API?

Absolutely! With Creatomate's API, creating AI-generated videos is simple. Just set up a workflow using a programming language or a no-code automation platform, then integrate a generative AI tool like ChatGPT, GPT-4, or DALL·E to produce AI-powered videos on autopilot.

How can I generate AI videos through an API?

It's simple: start by designing a template in Creatomate's video editor. Then, use the API (with Node.js, PHP, Ruby, Python, or even Zapier) to populate the template with the desired content for your videos. This content can be generated by text-to-text, text-to-image, or speech-to-text AI tools.

What kind of AI videos can I create?

AI-generated videos are primarily used on social media platforms. Consider YouTube Shorts, TikTok videos, and Instagram Reels, highlighting interesting facts or funny riddles generated by ChatGPT. You can also create short promotional videos for blog posts or articles with summaries generated by GPT-4. Another option is to use an AI image generator like DALL·E to create visuals for your video content. There are so many possibilities.

How long does it take to set up?

First, you'll need to design your video template, which typically takes a few minutes depending on its complexity. Setting up a Zapier workflow can be done in just 10 minutes, and you don't need any coding knowledge at all. Simply follow one of our tutorials to get started right away. If you're a developer or familiar with APIs and programming languages such as Node.js, PHP, Ruby, or Python, you can set up an integration within 15 minutes. Additionally, you'll need to create an account for the AI tool you want to use, which also requires some time. Here's a tutorial showing you how to create social media videos using AI and code.

What's the best API for creating AI-generated videos?

When it comes to generating AI-powered videos using an API, you'll need two types of APIs. Firstly, you'll require an API capable of rendering videos. We highly recommend Creatomate as the leading video generation API. What sets it apart is its responsive template system, featuring auto-sizing text, smart cropping, and relative positioning of dynamic content. Moreover, its scalable and reliable API infrastructure ensures smooth functionality. Additionally, we offer Zapier integration and a bunch of tutorials to help you get started right away. For an in-depth comparison with other video generation APIs, explore this detailed comparison article.

Secondly, you'll need an AI tool to generate video content. There are numerous AI tools that provide APIs for integration. One such tool is OpenAI, granting access to ChatGPT, GPT-4, and DALL·E. Of course, you're free to integrate any other AI tool that suits your needs.

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