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Video Manual Creation (PC, Smartphone, Tablet Compatible)

Video Manual
Video Content Creation

For those who are lacking resources in creating video manuals.
We offer all-in-one services from planning to video shooting and content creation.

As telecommuting progresses, more and more companies are considering converting their internal educational content and paper manuals into videos.
However, when it comes to actually creating videos,


  • - The content is too large, making it difficult to handle internally with manual creation tools.
  • ・I want to create it firmly because it is a content that will remain in the company for the medium to long term.
  • - I don't know where to start or how to proceed.


Do you have such concerns?
At Human Science Co., Ltd., we provide comprehensive services from planning and filming to content creation for video manuals for such companies.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of video manuals?

●Benefits of Video Manuals
Video manuals use "movement" and "sound", making it easier to intuitively understand content that may be difficult to convey with "text" and "images".
For example, the operation of complex machinery or the utilization of systems may be easier to understand through videos rather than paper manuals.
Additionally, while there may be discrepancies in understanding among individuals when using text, following the steps shown in a video can help minimize these discrepancies and promote a more consistent understanding.
Furthermore, there are other benefits such as reducing the cost of printing paper manuals.


●Disadvantages of Video Manuals
One of the main disadvantages of video manuals is that they require a specific environment for viewing.
Without a PC, smartphone, or internet connection, video manuals cannot be viewed.
Additionally, if a company were to create their own video manual, it would require filming and editing, making it more challenging for the creator compared to a paper manual.

Features of Human Science

1. Rich track record in manual production, focusing on large and global companies.
Also experienced in converting large amounts of training content into videos.

Human Science Co., Ltd. has a track record of creating 188 manuals for 2,477 companies in the manufacturing and IT industries since 1985.
Based on the knowledge gained, we will propose the most suitable video manual after understanding the "purpose", "target users", "usage scenes", and "budget". We also support the conversion of large amounts of training content into videos.
We provide support for companies that do not have internal resources and have difficulty using manual creation tools.


Here are examples of 100 cumulative materials that have been converted to videos and e-learning.

Manual Creation Results and Case Studies

Video Manual Examples

2. Utilizing the latest technologies such as GitHub
to achieve shortened development time and reduced communication costs

At Human Science Co., Ltd., we have established manual production methods using the latest technologies from overseas such as GitHub, CMS, wikiworks, and Confluence, in addition to the traditional use of PowerPoint and Word.
By utilizing these latest technologies, we are able to reduce communication costs and shorten the time to complete manuals.

3. Global support is possible because we support 40 languages.

At Human Science Co., Ltd., we have been providing document translation services for leading global companies such as Apple, Microsoft, HP, and Oracle.
We also have confidence in localizing manuals by utilizing our expertise.

English (US, UK, Australian)
Asian Languages Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), Korean, Thai, Lao, Malay, Vietnamese, Burmese, Tagalog, Indonesian, Turkish, Hindi, Kazakh
Western languages French, Italian, German, Spanish, Iberian Portuguese, Dutch, Greek
Eastern European Languages Czech, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Slovak, Estonian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Belarusian, Georgian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Armenian, Macedonian
Translation Results (Partial Extract)
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Video Manual Sample

Hardware maintenance and operation instruction video

Points to Consider When Creating

  • The movements of the hands during operation, the relationship with the machine, and clear expression are necessary, and knowledge of camera work and camera angles is required.
  • The second point is to effectively insert captions. It is important to summarize the video with concise keywords without hiding it with captions.




System operation instructions. Teach representative operation patterns.

Points to Consider When Creating

  • Unlike operation manuals, it is important to "show" and "tell" the elements on the screen and mouse movements, rather than just "read" them.
  • The key is to summarize with an appropriate amount of text and narration, without putting too much in.



Video Manual Creation Process


Planning and Design

Based on the hearing and provided materials, we will consider the overall structure of the video and the specifications including the image of the finished product.
We will create a table of contents, samples, and schedule based on the information received, and aim to share the image of the completed content.


Creating Storyboards

Prior to filming, we will obtain consent from relevant parties regarding the content of the footage and create a storyboard to facilitate smooth video production.
Based on training materials, operational procedures, technical documents, etc. used in group training, we will create a storyboard.
If there are no materials available, we will create a storyboard based on interviews and research.


Video Recording

We will conduct video shooting according to the storyboard.
※Location scouting (if necessary)
If the shooting takes place in a location different from the actual work site or the shooting studio, we will confirm the location and shooting method in advance.
This will ensure a smooth shooting on the day.



We will compare the created manuscript with the recorded video and perform video editing such as cutting unnecessary parts and inserting captions.
We will introduce the process from scenario and storyboard creation to filming and editing through video.

Start of Operation

Frequently Asked Questions

QIs it possible to create storyboards and edit videos for this specialized manual?

It is possible. At Human Science, we have created a wide variety of video manuals. For example, in the manufacturing industry, we have worked on FA product manuals, maintenance manuals for construction equipment, and manuals for railway construction...etc. We will provide video manuals that convey complex information in an easy-to-understand manner by using materials provided by our clients and conducting interviews.

QWhat are the benefits of video manuals?

You can accurately convey skills and know-how that cannot be effectively communicated through text alone. By effectively utilizing demonstrations, videos, and audio unique to videos, you can convey information that is easier for users to understand.

QHow much does it cost?

The content, scope of work, and desired quality of the request can vary greatly from hundreds of thousands to millions.

QI have created a video manual by shooting with a smartphone or home video, but it is not working well. What are the benefits of requesting your company?

In particular, skills such as camera angles and camera work are important in operating machinery. In software operation videos, there can be a significant difference in the finished product by accurately inserting captions and expressions that emphasize the steps and important points. We will deliver content that allows you to experience the effectiveness of video manuals.

Experienced consultants will support your company's projects to success.

  • Technical Writer and Consultant Yoshiyuki Yasuoka
    Engaged in projects to create operation manuals, business manuals, various instruction manuals, product utilization guides, and educational materials for corporate internal systems.
    [Manual Creation/Seminar Instructor Experience]Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Business Associates Corporation, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, etc.
  • Technical writer and consultantKaori Horikoshi
    Engaged in the creation projects of Microsoft Office product seminar materials, books, various product manuals, help, and business manuals.
    [Manual Production/Seminar Instructor Experience]Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, IHI Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Business Associates Corporation, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, etc.
  • Technical Writer / Localization Engineer / Machine Translation ConsultantAi Tokuda
    Engaged in the creation of overseas documentation projects, from Japanese manual creation to English and multilingual deployment.
    [Translation/Seminar Speaker Experience] Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun "Improving the Quality and Productivity of Technical Documents for Overseas" and Nihon Techno Center "Improving the Quality of Technical Documents for Overseas", etc.
  • Japanese-English and Multilingual Translation Coordinator and ConsultantYuriko Sawada
    Engaged in numerous translation projects. Involved in standardizing English document quality and creating style guides. Also responsible for investigating and verifying original texts that are easy to machine-translate.
    [Translation/Seminar Speaker Experience]JTF Translation Festival "Best Practices for Translating Topic Documents Revealed from Case Studies of DITA and CMS Implementation", TC Symposium "Learning from 10 Case Studies! Challenges and Solutions for Machine Translation Implementation", etc.

Thoroughly introduce examples of manual creation by other companies! Collection of introduction company case studies

"Even if you say "manual creation" in one word, the content, volume, and target audience vary depending on the company.
If you want to proceed with manual creation but don't know where to start because there is too much volume, if you don't know if you can do what you want to do in-house, if you want to know how other companies are proceeding with manual creation, please download this case study."



[Introduction Company]

  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • Yokogawa Electric Corporation
  • Yahoo! JAPAN
  • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

Introducing case studies from 11 companies, such as 11.

Download here

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