You Can Soon Make AI Videos With Google’s New VideoFX Tool | Lifehacker


As part of Google I/O, the company made several AI announcements, including a new experimental tool called VideoFX. With VideoFX, users can have a high-quality video generated just by typing in a prompt—and it’s powered by a new AI model that Google calls Veo.

What is Google Veo?

To get the new VideoFX tool to work, Google’s DeepMind team developed a new AI model called Veo. The AI model was specifically created with video generation in mind and has a deep understanding of natural language and visual semantics, meaning you could give it prompts such as “Drone shot along the Hawaii jungle coastline, sunny day” or “Alpacas wearing knit wool sweaters, graffiti background, sunglasses.”

The Veo model is clearly Google’s answer to OpenAI’s Sora AI video generator. While both Veo and Sora can create realistic videos using AI, Sora’s videos had a limit of 60 seconds. Meanwhile, Google says that Veo can generate 1080p videos that can go beyond a minute in length, although Google doesn’t specify how much longer.

What is VideoFX?

Essentially, the new VideoFX tool takes the power of the new Veo AI model and puts it into an easy-to-use video editing tool. You’ll be able to write up your prompts and they’ll be turned into a video clip. The tool will also feature a Storyboard mode that you can use to create different shots, add music, and export your final video.

Google’s VideoFX tool is currently being tested in a private preview in the U.S. The company hasn’t said when the VideoFX tool will be publicly available beyond this preview.

How to sign up for VideoFX?

For those interested in trying the new Veo-powered tools in VideoFX, you can join the waitlist: Go to http://labs.google/trustedtester and submit your information. Google will be reviewing all submissions on a rolling basis.