Visually AI

Unleashing Creativity with AI Video Tools 📹

Published 4 months ago • 2 min read

Hello Reader,

A revolution is taking place in video creation, spearheaded by cutting-edge AI tools, and we’ve seen a huge improvement in the capability of GenmoAI, RunwayML’s Gen-2, and Pika’s animation features.

I’m excited about the improving text-to-video and image-to-video technology. I never thought I would make video content, but I am learning how to generate many different types of animation for multiple platforms.

Now, you can do it too.

A Closer Look at Genmo's Replay, Runway's Gen-2 & Pika

📹 Genmo Updates Replay Video Tool

Genmo's AI innovation continues to shine bright in Replay v0.2:

Replay is a new text-to-video tool on Genmo's multi-modal AI platform. The latest features include:

  • Drag or drop images to use as style references
  • Create up to 3 videos at the same time
  • Generate longer videos of up to 6 seconds

The image quality is outstanding. Try Genmo Replay here.

Take a look at some of my results:

🏁 Comparing Runway Gen-2, Pika, and Genmo

Which video tool works best?

It depends on what you are trying to create and your preferences.

Each one allows you to upload a starting image to animate, generate a new image, or a combination of an uploaded image plus a text prompt.

Other features to consider when comparing these tools:

Camera/motion controls:

Pika, Genmo, and Runway’s Gen-2 have the ability to control angles, speed, and rotation.

Video length:

  • Pika - 3 seconds
  • Genmo - 6 seconds
  • Runway - 18 seconds (each video is 4 seconds and can be extended 4 times, but quality and composition are difficult to maintain after the first extension.

User interface/app:

  • Pika is only available in Discord.
  • Gen-2 and Genmo exist on their individual brand platforms.


  • Pika is free for everyone.
  • Genmo’s free plan includes unlimited video generation and a paid option for unlimited fast generation.
  • Runway has a limited free plan and requires a paid subscription for continued use.

Here is a comparison of each one with the same starting image:

🎨 Midjourney's Web App

Midjourney rolled out the first phase of the new website - different than the current Midjourney webpage we’ve grown used to until now.

Features include:

  • Search through your images quickly by keywords
  • Lightbox shows ‘immersive’ view of images and nothing else
  • Ability to rate images with 1, 2, 3, or 4

This site will eventually replace the existing Midjourney page. (link)

You could have your AI service, tool, or event seen by Visually AI’s community of over 6,300 subscribers: Advertise with me

🚀 This Week’s AI Tools

Hive3: Join the first competitive generative AI community and league for a chance to win cash prizes for design challenges. I’m a Hive3 Ambassador - look for my challenges and events soon! (link)

Uncut: Create and mint your AI art, and join a community of creators for collaboration and new ideas. (link)

Remix: This free mobile app lets you create, share, and remix AI art with image generators, music, and more. Remix my pieces - Hbcoop. (link)

Niji•Journey: Niji has a dedicated mobile app to generate anime images. (link)

TalkNotes: AI voice note-taking app transforms your voice notes into usable content quickly. (link)

Answer The Public: Quick SEO keyword search tool with 3 free daily searches and the ability to search across Google, Bing, and YouTube. (link)

Grab my free Realistic Photography Cheat Sheet

Use this free reference to improve your text prompts for photorealistic styles.

You get easy-to-understand photography terms with example images to show you what you need to know. Learn how to prompt like a pro to get amazing photorealistic images:

Thanks for reading, and have a creative week!

Visually AI

Heather Cooper

Your weekly dose of AI news, tools, and innovation with a visual twist. Breaking down barriers to make AI content creation accessible to all.

Read more from Visually AI

Hello Reader, Today, we take a look at GroqChat. GroqChat: Lightning-Fast ChatGPT Alternative Groq - not to be confused with 𝕏’s Grok - is a new, extremely fast chatbot you can currently use for free. (link) It's an alternative to ChatGPT, Perplexity, Gemini, and other chatbots. The speed comes from a new type of technology custom-built for Groq. The GroqChip is a Language Processing Unit (LPU), instead of GPUs used by other similar tools. I asked Groq questions to develop future content...

2 days ago • 1 min read

Good evening Reader, In the past year we have seen massive changes in the world of Artificial Intelligence. And while people who are monitoring and keeping up to date notice these changes, it may pass a lot of the world by. Except for when something big happens and it feels like a true milestone has been reached. For example, the launch of ChatGPT or when Midjourney went from v3 to v4, the world paused for a moment to see if robots were coming to our doorsteps. However, while LLM's &...

13 days ago • 4 min read

Hello Reader, Welcome to Visually AI! There was a lot of generative AI news this week, and I expect it to continue for the next several months. AI Spotlight Apple Vision Pro The first Apple Vision Pro virtual reality headset orders were filled this week for many excited users (I decided to hold on to a few thousand dollars, for now). In case you forgot or don’t know all the things it can do, you can read about it here. Available Vision Pro apps...

18 days ago • 5 min read
Share this post