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Jan 14, 2024 | Video

The ultimate generative AI application may well be video generation. One of the first AI video generators to show up on our radar is Pictory, which lets you create videos in just a few minutes, even from a link! You can generate videos from a script or article, edit existing videos with text, or use a collection of image assets to create a video.

Pictory includes more than 3 million royalty-free images, GIFs, stickers, and emojis, which can be easily added to your video projects. It can greatly streamline the editing or generation of videos with just a few prompts.

Pictory Features

  • Blog to video – Using only a URL, you can turn any blog post into an informative video in minutes.
  • Voiceovers – Creates realistic AI or human voiceovers.
  • Media assets – Provides more than 3 million royalty-free images.
  • Creativity – Offers the ability to add stickers, GIFs, and emojis to your project.
  • Templates – To speed up the development process, you can start with a pre-made video template.
  • Text to video (Pro feature) – Ability to use AI with a text prompts to create more elaborate videos.

In our test of Pictory, we discovered that this remarkable feature works well. After entering a link from one of our blog posts, Pictory was able to deliver a two-minute video within minutes. It did a good job of interpreting essential elements of the post by recognizing headlines and main points.

It also provided nearly four dozen templates based on the analyzed content. It also found relevant images and automatically added an AI voice for us. As one might expect, the final product still required quite a bit of fine-tuning.

Pricing: Starter: $19/mo. (30 videos/mo.); Pro: $39/mo. (60 videos/mo.)

Michael Tchong

Michael Tchong

Founder, Author, Adjunct Professor, Futurist

Michael is the founder of Toolhacker LLC, an innovation speaker and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, futurist, and author of “Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future.” He is also the founder of four ahead-of-the-wave startups, including MacWEEK, Atelier Systems, CyberAtlas, and ICONOCAST.

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