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September 13, 2023

Pika Labs Introduces Camera Control Feature, Keeping AI Video Pace with Runway

Pika Labs Introduces Camera Control Feature, Keeping AI Video Pace with Runway

Pika Labs has swiftly rolled out a camera control feature shortly after Runway introduced a similar capability. This development is creating quite a buzz in the AI-generated video industry.

Related: Runway AI Raises $141M From Investors Like Google and NVIDIA

Pika’s camera control feature, denoted by the -camera parameter, offers users the ability to manipulate the camera in several ways:

  • Zoom: Users can zoom in or out of the camera using the -camera zoom in/out command.
  • Panning: The camera can be moved up, down, left, or right with the -camera pan up/down/left/right command. Users can combine two non-conflicting directions, such as -camera pan up right.
  • Rotation: Users can rotate the camera in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction with -camera rotate clockwise/counterclockwise/anticlockwise or abbreviations cw/ccw/acw.

The degree of camera motion can be fine-tuned using the -motion XX parameter, with options ranging from 1 to 4.

In addition to this feature, Pika has made other updates, including setting the default frame rate (-fps) to 24 frames per second. Notably, the automatic “upvotes” channel is no longer available.

It’s worth noting the linguistic distinction between “anti-clockwise” in Britain and “counterclockwise” in America. Now, users are equipped with the knowledge to generate content with precision.

Generating videos on Discord with the Pika bot is a straightforward process. Users can initiate video generation either through direct communication with the bot or within designated #generate threads. Videos can be generated from text prompts or based on images. To insert an image, users can simply click next to the inserted tag on +1, then click on Upload to add it to the generation process.

Prompt parameters include:

  • -gs xx (guidance scale, influencing the visual fidelity of the output).
  • -neg “xxx” (negative prompt, specifying elements to be avoided in the frame).
  • -hide (hide prompt).
  • -ar xx:xx (aspect ratio options such as 16:9, 9:16, 1:1, 4:5).
  • -seed xxx (ensures consistent generation by setting a seed number; seed information can be found in the downloaded video file name).
  • -motion xx (controls the level of motion in the generated content, with values ranging from 0 to 4).
  • -fps xx (sets the number of frames per second).

For those interested in animating images, the /animate command is available and functions both with prompts (added via +1) and without.

To expedite the generation process, users can utilize the “Repeat” feature. Keep in mind that there is a limit of 10 generations per 5 minutes. Users can change locations by clicking on the icon depicting intersecting roads.

  • In 2022, Meta has introduced an AI system called Make-A-Video, which can generate full videos from written descriptions. The system allows users to provide a rough description of a scene and the system creates a short movie matching the text. The company warns that Make-A-Video has acquired societal biases and may exaggerate them. Although the videos are released in low quality, they represent a significant step forward in AI-assisted content creation.

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