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How to Create Training Videos for Your Biometric Technology

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Wondering how to create training videos for your biometric technology? You’re on the right track. Video is the preferred content format for most people. Research shows the global digital video viewership is almost 3.5 billion. This is about half the global population. Using video for your biometric technology training is sure to receive a favorable response from your audience and help you achieve your objectives. I’ll show you how to create effective training videos easily.

5 Steps to Create Training Videos for Biometric Technology

Follow these steps to create training videos that share the key information effectively.

1. Define the Objectives of the Training Videos

If you want to create training videos that fulfill the intended purpose, start by being clear on what that purpose is.


  • The biometric devices you want to cover in the training.
  •  The specific aspects of biometric technology you want to cover in the training, such as enrollment process, best practices, features, etc.
  • The tasks the viewers should be able to perform after watching the training video.

It’s best to stick to one sub-topic per video.

Instead of covering everything related to biometric technology in one video, break it down into short bite-sized lessons. Have a separate video for each lesson.

This training video, for instance, only covers a bite-sized lesson on using the M2SYS Palm Vein Scanner with a Fujitsu PalmSecure Sensor. It’s less than four minutes long.

2. Choose Your Video Format

Next, choose the format you’ll use to create your training videos.

For creating training videos for biometric technology, here are the two main formats you can use.

Animated videos

Using 3D animation to create training videos on biometric technology can simplify technical details. It also adds elements of fun and playfulness to the videos, which builds engagement and retention.

Here’s an example of an animated training video showing how biometric visitor management software works.

You can use animation to:

  • Illustrate abstract concepts like iris scanning.
  • Explain dynamic and complex processes that are difficult to capture using real-world footage, such as showing data flow within the biometric system.
  • Show internal components of the biometric systems that are hard to capture using real-world footage.
  • Make demonstrations using a variety of scenarios that would be expensive to simulate in real life.

Instructor-Led Videos

This is where you create videos in the format of classroom training. They’re also known as talking head videos. In this video format, an expert guides the viewers through concepts and processes related to biometric technology. It provides an interactive learning experience and adds a personal touch to the training. Here’s an example of an instructor-led video on how to develop cloud biometric software.

Consider the content in your training video and choose the most appropriate format to present it.

3. Create Your Scripts

Another important step to help you create training videos that achieve their purpose is to write down your video scripts. Each script will include all the important segments you want to cover in each video and the narration for each segment. Include explanations for key terms and concepts related to the biometric technology that your video will be covering. Address potential challenges the audience may have concerning the biometric technology. Map out the introductory and concluding details as well. You can use right AI content creation tools to generate ideas for these two sections. As you create the scripts for the training videos, keep your focus on your goals. Ensure every piece of information you share aligns with these goals. It’ll keep your videos concise and prevent irrelevant contextualization that can overwhelm the viewer.

As I’ve mentioned in step one, stick to one sub-topic per video. Try to create a script that’ll make your video shorter than 5 minutes.  

Here’s an example of a “Smart” Biometric Finger Scanner training video. It’s less than 5 minutes, yet it covers important details, such as proper and improper finger placement, care of the equipment, and its features.

AI tools like ChatGPT can help you create basic outlines for your video scripts. You can use the best Chrome extensions for ChatGPT and similar tools to make the process simpler for yourself.

4. Film the Training Videos

Next, create training videos that adhere to the scripts. Use a high-definition camera and microphone. Proper lighting is also important to capture the features of the biometric device. It’s important to capture clear video and audio quality to keep viewers engaged and pass on your message effectively. While the main focus of the training video would be biometric technology, find opportunities to show the face of the speaker. It creates a sense of familiarity and trust. Use medium and close-up shots to give the viewers a clear view of how the biometric technology works. You can also use visual aids to illustrate key features. As you explain the biometric technology, speak clearly. If you use jargon, explain it. If you need to film at different venues to demonstrate the biometric technology in different scenarios, you can make separate videos and then use high-quality video editing software to combine the videos seamlessly.

5. Edit the Videos

Once you record the raw footage for your training videos, it’s time to edit them. Cut and trim your videos to enhance them and cut out unnecessary pauses to reduce the length of your training videos. Use arrows to point out the items you’re demonstrating on the biometric device and text overlays to emphasize important points. Here’s an example of a training video on the M2-FuseID™ “Smart” Finger Reader. It uses text overlays to demonstrate the features.

You can add captions to the training videos. Captions help:

  • Make the videos accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
  • Clarify information for the viewers.
  • Make the video accessible to a broader audience by translating the captions into a variety of languages.

I’d advise you not to add background music or unnecessary sound effects. They’ll distract the audience from the instructions you’re giving in the audio. You don’t need to be an expert in video editing to do a good job. Beginner editing skills and good video editing software are enough. Choose a tool that meets your requirements and budget, and one you find easy to use. Once you’re done with editing, distribute your training videos to the relevant people.

Wrap-Up: Start Creating Effective Training Videos

There you have it, five effective tips to create training videos for your biometric technology. Start by defining the learning outcomes you want to achieve with your training videos. Then choose the most effective video format based on the content of the videos. Next, prepare a concise script for your video and move on to film the video itself. Finish up with thorough editing of the footage. That’s it, it’s that simple. Good luck!

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