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    How do I create a video via Zapier?

    Sending the request

    1. Head to Zapier ↗ and hit Create Zap 
    2. Choose your Zap trigger
    3. Add a new Bannerbear action and select Create Video
    4. Choose your Bannerbear account or enter your Project API key
    5. Under Video Template ID choose your template from the drop-down menu
    6. Enter the necessary data to modify your template
    7. Test the action, review, and continue if you're happy

    Handling the response

    Videos and Animated gifs generally take a little while to render, which means it's not possible to return the gif in the same zap that you started them in. This calls for a second zap to "receive" them.

    1. Create a new Zap with the New Video trigger event (This is an instant event that triggers when a new video is 100% rendered)
    2. Choose your Bannerbear account
    3. Test the trigger and continue building your zap to your preference

    Alternative to new zap

    If you don't want to create a new Zap, you could try using a delay ↗ after the Create Video request. With this, you can delay the Zap for a specifiable amount of time, allowing the video some time to render before continuing.

    Note: This is generally not recommended because if the delay is too short, it may cause the zap to continue before the Video has been fully rendered.

    1. Add a new action
    2. Search for and select Delay by Zapier
    3. Choose Delay For from the Action Event drop-down menu
    4. Enter the time delay value

      Note: Minimum time is 1 minute
    5. Choose the time delay unit (minutes, hours, days, weeks)
    6. Test the trigger and continue building your zap to your preference

    Check out our blog article Auto Generate Videos with Bannerbear and Zapier ↗ for more info on this.

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