Article to Video

Article to Video

Introduction to Article to Video 

This page is intended to walk you through a few easy steps that will give you all the details and explanation of the features related to creating a video beginning with an article link. The steps are in chronological order so you may choose to read through them in order if you would like to understand the entire process of article to video, or if you have more specific questions use the table of contents above to easily navigate to the section you would like to learn more about. 

If you are unsure what qualifies as an article link, click here to learn more. 

Step 1: Copy and Paste your Article Link 

Begin by copying and pasting the article link you would like to create into a video. Then, click proceed to continue to the next step. 

Step 2: AI-Driven Article Summary

If you are using an article link, in just a few moments, Pictory’s unique artificial intelligence will summarize your article.

To learn more about adjusting your AI-driven summary, click here.

Once you have adjusted the summary to your liking, click Next in the top right to continue.

Step 3: Choosing an Aspect Ratio

After you have finished your AI-driven summary of an article link, you will be prompted to select an aspect ratio.

Select the option best suited for your project or you may choose to skip this step in the upper right hand corner and decide the aspect ratio later while building the video. 

Step 4: Building the Video

Pictory will automatically create a storyboard for you in which each sentence of your summary will be assigned its own scene. Longer sentences will be broken into sub-scenes so that the video consumer enjoys a more fluid experience. 

From here, you can effortlessly adjust your storyboard in a variety of ways, including:

B) Scene Options and Scene Visuals                
D) Styles           
E) Video Format                 
E) Brand Settings                 

Click on the storyboard element(s) you wish you learn more about.

Visit our Scene Navigation page to learn about all the ways you can effortlessly navigate through the scenes in your project.

Step 5: Saving, Previewing, or Generating Your Project

Manually save your project - Although once you are in the storyboard, Pictory will auto-save as you make changes you can click the Save button in the upper right to verify your project has been saved. Saved videos can be accessed within the My Projects tab in the upper right.

Preview your project - You may preview your video by clicking the Preview button in the upper right. The preview feature will quickly create a rough draft of your video for you to watch. This can be helpful to verify your video is as you desired. Note: The preview may not reflect exactly how your final video will look.

Generate your project - Once you are finished with your video, you can generate it using the blue Generate button in the upper right.

Video generation may take up to a few minutes, depending on the length of your project, however, you may minimize the pop-up window and continue to work on other tasks while your video is generating. You may see the progress by clicking the bell icon at the top right-hand side. 


Once video generation is completed, the video will be automatically saved under My projects and you will have the option to download it to your computer as an MP4 file, get a link to share with others using the Copy link option, or instantly share your video on Vimeo using the Share option. 

Please visit our FAQs if you have further questions.


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