Phenaki Review: Our Insider Tips and Verdict [2023]

Phenaki lets you generate realistic videos from text with a bidirectional masked transformer conditioned on pre-computed text tokens.

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Phenaki Review: Our Insider Tips and Verdict [2023]

Phenaki lets you generate realistic videos from text with a bidirectional masked transformer conditioned on pre-computed text tokens.
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Added: Jun 13, 2023

What does Phenaki do?

Phenaki is a video synthesis software that enables users to generate realistic videos from text sequences. It uses a causal model to compress videos into a discrete token format, creating videos of variable lengths. The software claims to outperform existing per-frame baselines in terms of spatio-temporal quality and number of tokens per video. According to the website, joint training on a large corpus of image-text pairs and a smaller number of video-text examples can help generalize beyond existing video datasets. Some users may find this feature useful for quickly generating videos for different use cases, such as news reporting, video game development, or marketing campaigns. Phenaki differentiates itself from similar software competitors by using a bidirectional masked transformer conditioned on pre-computed text tokens for video tokenization.

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  • Generates realistic video synthesis given a sequence of textual prompts
  • Uses a causal model for learning video representation which compresses the video to a small representation of discrete tokens
  • Uses a bidirectional masked transformer conditioned on pre-computed text tokens
  • Joint training on a large corpus of image-text pairs as well as a smaller number of video-text examples can result in generalization beyond what is available in the video datasets
  • Generates arbitrary long videos conditioned on a sequence of prompts (i.e. time variable text or a story) in open domain


  • Journalists can use Phenaki to quickly generate videos from text for reporting news stories, allowing them to create more engaging content in less time.
  • Video game developers can use Phenaki to create realistic video sequences from text-based game scripts, creating a more immersive gaming experience.
  • Marketers can use Phenaki to create videos from text-based campaigns, allowing them to quickly and easily create engaging video content for their target audience.

Our Insider Tips


  • Generates realistic video sequences from text-based prompts
  • Uses a causal model to compress video to a small representation of discrete tokens
  • Joint training of image-text pairs and video-text examples allows generalization beyond existing video datasets


  • Requires a large corpus of image-text and video-text examples for generalization.
  • Output videos are limited by the quality of the text-based prompts.


Our Verdict on Phenaki

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