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Runway ML Gen-2: AI Brings Images to Life
Updated Gen-2 results are almost identical to the original image
Total reading time is about 3 minutes.
Welcome to Visually AI!
There was a ton of news this week in generative AI:
Runway ML announced an updated Gen-2 Image to Video feature
Stability AI launched Stable Diffusion XL 1.0 (SDXL 1.0)
Kaiber AI introduced Motion beta, with seamless transitions between frames
Android users have access to the ChatGPT mobile app
ChatGPT Plus users can create Custom instructions once to be used across all future responses
Twitter is gone. Long live 𝕏 …
Runway ML Gen-2
Runway ML’s Gen-2 has a new image-to-video tool that transforms still images into life-like animated videos.
Gen-2 analyzes uploaded images to generate natural-looking motion.
What’s different compared to the previous Gen-2?
The updated feature doesn’t require a text prompt and generates 4-second animations nearly identical to your uploaded source image.
Gen-2 is available on the free Basic plan. You start with 125 credits, but you’ll need a paid subscription to purchase more.
Check out my tutorial with animated examples I generated in Gen-2 here.
Try it yourself on Runway.
Here’s an example of my Midjourney images animated with Gen-2:
Images - Midjourney
Animation - Runway ML Gen-2
Video Editing - CapCut
Music - CapCut
See the full tutorial here.
Stable Diffusion XL 1.0 (SDXL 1.0)
Stability AI launched the new SDXL 1.0 text-to-image generator as an open model.
Here are a few examples of images I generated using SDXL 1.0 on ClipDrop, with no style selected:
Kaiber AI Motion
It’s similar to Runway ML’s Gen-2, with a few key differences:
Choose from 4 aspect ratios
Pick starting frame from animated previews
You can download animated previews
Sign up for the beta by clicking the link and be one of the early users: Beta
You can still create videos with storyboards and audio using an uploaded image or video or generate a new image on Kaiber AI.
Check out this example I generated with the Motion feature and more examples here:
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