The First AI Cinema Camera

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SpecialGuestX, a creative technology agency for the world’s most innovative companies, and 1stAveMachine, a global mixed-media production company, have joined forces to launch CMR-M1 today, the first AI-powered movie camera. The CMR-M1, which stands for Camera Model 1, was inspired by the Cine-Kodak camera, the first portable 16mm camera.

In 1924, Kodak revolutionised the film industry by marketing the first portable film camera. Kodak announced the first amateur film processing service to make possible movie making for everyone. 100 years later we are experiencing a new revolution at the hands of Artificial Intelligence. The new AI models for video creation models, such as SORA, StableDiffusion, Krea, Pika, Runway or Kling are reaching a level of realism that will completely change the film industry.

The camera incorporates a FLIR sensor, a Snapdragon CPU, and a viewport. It records real images and transforms it with an AI-to-video with a video-to-video model. The movie’s resolution is 1368×768 at 12 frames per second. All AI processing is done in the cloud. The real images are uploaded into a cloud server where a Stable Diffusion workflow is executed. In this first version, the execution is not real-time, there is a latency between the recording and the transformation, but new AI models such as StreamDiffusion will allow real-time processing.

The CRM-M1 comes equipped with 5 Stable Diffusion LoRas, including a ‘Blooming Nature’ style that turns all input images into a colourful jungle, or the ‘Old Money’ car which transforms all input videos into classic luxury scenes full of tuxedos, gold coins and rugs. On one side of the camera case, there is a wheel that allows an operator to smoothly transition from real to artificial overlays generated by AI. The AI  processing is done with Stable Diffusion in the cloud, but the camera can also be connected with other AI APIs, adapting to the needs of other creators.

CMR-M1 feels like working with a traditional film camera, but with the latest AI features. CMR-M1 includes features of a professional camera such as interchangeable lenses, accessories bars, matte box, a tripod base as well as, etc. It also has in-camera editing capabilities, allowing the user to record and edit videos directly through the interface.



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