Are you tired of spending hours creating videos for your social media or website? Well, what if I told you that you could create a video simply by typing in a text prompt? That’s right, text-to-video AI tools are becoming more accessible and easier to use than ever before.
Imagine being able to generate a video of a horse drinking water, a UFO landing on Mars, or even a monkey eating a pineapple, all with the help of AI. These videos are not only possible, but they’re also becoming increasingly common as AI art continues to explode.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the current landscape of text-to-video AI tools and discuss what’s coming in the future. We’ll dive into some of the tools that are currently available and show you how to create your own cool videos with them. So buckle up and get ready to discover the amazing world of text-to-video AI tools!
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Make-A-Video from Meta
One of the companies leading the charge in the development of text-to-video AI tools is Meta, the company behind Facebook. They have been working on a product called Make-A-Video, which generates videos based on text prompts.
While this tool is not yet publicly available, Meta has provided some demos of what it is capable of. For example, users can input prompts such as “a dog wearing a superhero outfit with a red cape flying through the sky” and the tool will generate a video based on that prompt.
Other examples include a teddy bear painting a portrait, a robot dancing in Times Square, and a cat watching TV with a remote in hand. The output generated by Make-A-Video is not perfect, and there is still a lot of work to be done to improve it. However, the tool gives us an idea of where text-to-video AI technology is headed.
Make-A-Video can also generate videos from images or blend multiple images together to create a video. While Make-A-Video is not yet publicly available, interested parties can sign up for early access.
Imagen from Google
Google is also doing some AI text to video work. Although it’s not publicly available, here are some example images. You can see in the image below, an umbrella on top of a spoon, and a cat eating food out of a bowl in the style of Van Gogh. This is even better than what Meta’s been working on.
For instance, there’s a pair of melting ice cream dripping down the cone, fast brush strokes slowly forming the text “IMAGENVIDEO” on a light beige canvas, oil painting style smooth animation, and it even generates text into the video.
Most text to image generators can’t even do that right now. One of the generated images has a hand lifting a cup, and another shows a bunch of autumn leaves falling on a calm lake to form the text Imogen video. There’s also a smooth video of the earth rotating in space, a swarm of bees flying around their hive, a drone fly through of a fast food restaurant, a dystopian alien planet, a teddy bear running in New York City, and a drone fly through of a tropical jungle covered in snow.
These images look amazing and can be used as b-roll in a video at some point. This one’s called “Imagen Video” and is being put out by Google, which looks like it’s even taking what Meta’s put together and going a step further. If you want to learn more about how this tool works, you can go to https://imagen.research.google/video and check out their explanation of the generation process.
LeiaPix Converter is a free-to-use online platform that allows users to upload images and convert them into 3D animated images. The platform offers a range of animation styles and lengths, as well as options to adjust the focus point and motion of the animation.
To use LeiaPix Converter, simply log in to the platform and upload an image. The platform will then 3Dify the image and create an animated video of it spinning around. Users can adjust the animation length, animation style, amount of motion, and focus point to create a customized animation. Once the animation is complete, users can save it as a gif, mp4, or other file type, or share it via a link.
It’s worth noting that LeiaPix Converter is not technically a generative video platform, as it takes existing images and converts them into 3D animations. However, it’s a fun and easy-to-use platform that allows users to create cool, customized animations for free.
Genmo is a text-to-video platform that generates a video based on the text you input. Unlike traditional animation, the generated videos consist of a series of images that blend together. The platform uses generative art platforms like Dolly or Stable Diffusion to create images based on the user’s prompt. The images are then animated together to create a video.
Users can customize their prompts and choose different styles and effects for their videos. The platform offers an Auto style that automatically adds additional styling to the generated images. Users can also tweak the prompt, adjust the length and exploration dial, and increase the Mayhem or dynamism of the video.
While Genmo’s videos may not be as true generative videos as those from Make a Video or Image In from Google, the platform offers a creative and unique way to turn text into video content. The tool works particularly well for landscape-type videos. For example, a user can prompt the platform to create a video of a green forest with a cliff side and a waterfall flowing into a stream that cuts a path through the forest.
Genmo is currently a free platform, although it may eventually become a paid service. Users can sign in with their Google or Discord accounts and begin creating videos. However, there will be a watermark on the generated videos. Despite this, users can still produce cool and visually impressive videos with Genmo.
One of the tools that the speaker mentions is called Kaiber. This tool is similar to the one they previously discussed and generates cool imagery. The speaker shows some examples of images that Kaiber generated, which have a zoom in and zoom out effect to create their style. The speaker briefly goes over the pricing of Kaiber, with a free plan that includes 50 credits and a watermark, and a paid plan that costs $10 a month or $15 a month and includes no watermark and up to 100 videos a month.
The speaker then tests out Kaiber for the first time on the video. They describe how the tool works, where you describe what you’re looking for, and it generates a few style options for you to choose from. The speaker selects a subject and a style and generates preview frames that take about 30 seconds. They then select a frame and click “finalize video,” which takes a few minutes to process.
The resulting video has a zoom in and zoom out effect, and the water in the video appears to move realistically. The speaker downloads the video and plays it back on their computer. They note that while tools like Kaiber are not true text-to-video AI tools, they are more like text-to-image-to-video tools.
The future of technology looks very promising, especially in the field of creative video ideas. Companies like Meta and Google are working on cutting-edge technology that will give us even more options for marketing, as well as for fun and creative projects.
The possibilities are endless, and it’s exciting to think about all the amazing things we’ll be able to do with this technology as it continues to develop. As a language model, I’m always here to learn and assist with any questions you may have about this fascinating field.