5.3/V6/V7 | Midjourney Office Hours Recap July 5th 2023 | Midjourney News

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6 Jul 202303:06

TLDRThe Midjourney Office Hours recap from July 5th, 2023, highlighted recent feature additions to the platform. David discussed the 'weird' parameter, which introduces a chaotic variation to the bot's output, and his preference for using stylized 250 or 500 with weird 250 or 500. He also touched on the differences between zooming out and panning, with the former providing a more consistent image. Upcoming developments include web and mobile experiences outside of Discord, and in-painting features. Version 6 is in training, focusing on enhanced language comprehension and diverse outputs, with potential resolution improvements. There's speculation about version 7 possibly dropping the native resolution and introducing a new upscaler. David anticipates version 6 to release within the month. The company is also considering more community events and has shipped issue three of their magazine, with efforts to improve international shipping and image moderation ongoing.

Takeaways

  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ **New Features**: Midjourney has added many new features recently, enhancing user experience.
  • ๐ŸŽจ **Weird Parameter**: David appreciates the 'weird' parameter for its chaotic variation, which adds unpredictability to the creative process.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ **Stylize & Weird Preferences**: David's preferred settings are stylized 250 with weird 250 or stylized 500 with weird 500.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ **Zoom Out vs. Panning**: Zooming out considers the entire image, while panning allows for side movement and changes to the prompt, creating a weaving scene.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ **Web and Mobile Updates**: There are upcoming non-Discord experiences for web and mobile platforms.
  • ๐ŸŽจ **In-Painting Feature**: The in-painting feature is expected to come to Discord first, pending new features from the Discord team.
  • ๐Ÿค– **Version 6 Models**: Training for version 6 is underway, focusing on increased language comprehension and diverse outputs.
  • ๐ŸŒ **Diversity in Aesthetics**: There's a strong push for diversity in visual aesthetics across all subjects.
  • ๐Ÿ“Š **Resolution Bump**: There's an internal debate about a new upscaler or a larger default resolution, possibly affecting version 6.
  • ๐Ÿ”ฎ **Version 7 Insights**: Version 7 might drop the native resolution and include a new upscaler, marking a shift from the 2x2 grid.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ **Increased Generations**: Future versions, starting with version 7, may generate more images per prompt, increasing the chances of finding the desired outcome.
  • ๐Ÿ“… **Timeline for Version 6**: David hopes for a release this month, but it's not confirmed for this week.
  • ๐Ÿ” **Research and Community**: Ongoing research projects and potential for more community events are in the works.
  • ๐Ÿš€ **Magazine Update**: Issue three of the Midjourney magazine has shipped, with efforts to improve European distribution and faster international shipping.
  • ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ **Image Moderation**: Ongoing work on better image moderation and prompt filters to enhance content quality.
  • ๐ŸŽญ **Artistic Credits**: Art in the video was created using prompts from artists Aaron Douglas, Pascal Champion, and Michael Whelan, with a note that Journey may not recognize Whelan.

Q & A

  • What new features has Midjourney added recently?

    -Midjourney has added several features, including the 'weird' parameter which introduces chaotic variation to the generated images, and the 'stylize' parameter which controls the aesthetic appeal of the output. David, in the recap, expressed his preference for using stylized 250 weird 250 or stylized 500 weird 500.

  • How does the 'zoom out' feature differ from 'panning'?

    -Zooming out considers the entire image and adjusts the view accordingly, while panning moves the view sideways without considering the entire image. Panning allows for changes to the prompt each time, which can be useful for creating dynamic scenes.

  • What was mentioned about upcoming non-Discord Midjourney experiences?

    -David briefly mentioned that there are plans for web and mobile experiences outside of Discord, but he did not provide specific details.

  • What can we expect from the in-painting feature on Discord?

    -The in-painting feature is expected to come to Discord first, but its implementation is pending new features from the Discord team.

  • What is the focus of the Version 6 models that are currently in training?

    -Version 6 models are focusing on increases to language comprehension with an emphasis on more diverse outputs. The team is particularly pushing for diversity and aesthetic variety across all subjects.

  • Is there a resolution bump planned for the upcoming versions?

    -There is an internal debate about whether to introduce a new upscaler or increase the default resolution. It is also mentioned that Version 7 might drop the native resolution and include a new upscaler.

  • What changes are expected in the number of images generated per prompt in future versions?

    -Starting from Version 7, there might be a larger set for each generation, possibly eight images per prompt or even more, to increase the chances of finding the desired outcome.

  • When does David hope for Version 6 to be released?

    -David expressed hope that Version 6 would be released in the same month as the recap, but it was not specified to be out in the week of the recap.

  • Are there any ongoing research projects at Midjourney?

    -Yes, there are ongoing research projects in the background, although David did not provide specific updates on them.

  • What community events is Midjourney considering?

    -Midjourney is exploring the idea of hosting more community events, possibly a 'weird' one every week or two, although the exact nature of these events was not clarified.

  • What is the status of the Midjourney magazine?

    -Issue three of the Midjourney magazine has been shipped. The team is also working on securing a new distributor for Europe to expedite international shipping.

  • How is Midjourney addressing image moderation?

    -Midjourney is working on improving image moderation, specifically with regards to image prompt filters to ensure better content control.

  • Which artists' names were used in the art prompt shown in the video?

    -The art in the video was created using the names of three artists in the prompt: Aaron Douglas, Pascal Champion (or Camp y'all), and Michael Whelan. It's noted that Michael Whelan might not be recognized by Journey.

Outlines

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๐Ÿ“ˆ Mid-Journey Office Hours Recap and Feature Updates

The video script provides a recap of the mid-journey office hours held on July 5th. It highlights the recent features added to Mid Journey, with a focus on the 'weird' parameter that introduces a chaotic variation to the bot's attempt at creating aesthetically pleasing images. David, presumably a team member or presenter, shares his preferences for using stylized and weird parameters. The discussion moves on to the difference between zooming out and panning, with the former offering a more consistent view of the entire image. Upcoming non-Discord experiences and the potential for in-painting on Discord are mentioned. There's anticipation for version 6 of the software, which will focus on language comprehension and diverse outputs, with an emphasis on visual diversity across subjects. There's also speculation about a resolution bump and the possibility of version 7 dropping the native resolution and introducing a new upscaler. The video concludes with updates on magazine distribution, image moderation, and credits for the art used in the video, created with the help of three artists: Aaron Douglas, Pascal Champion (Camp y'all), and Michael Whelan.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กMidjourney

Midjourney is the subject of the video, referring to the company or platform that is hosting 'office hours'. It is the context in which the features and updates are being discussed. The term is used to set the stage for the discussion about the company's recent developments and future plans.

๐Ÿ’กFeatures

In the context of the video, 'features' refer to the new functionalities or enhancements that have been added to the Midjourney platform. These are important as they improve the user experience and capabilities of the platform, as mentioned by David during the recap.

๐Ÿ’กWeird Parameter

The 'weird parameter' is a specific feature within Midjourney that introduces a level of chaos or unpredictability to the image generation process. It is appreciated for its ability to create unique and varied outputs, even if they are not always perfect, as highlighted by David's preference for using it in combination with the 'stylize' parameter.

๐Ÿ’กStylize

The 'stylize' feature is another parameter within Midjourney that controls the aesthetic quality or 'prettiness' of the generated images. It is often used in conjunction with the 'weird' parameter to achieve a balance between order and chaos in the image creation process.

๐Ÿ’กZoom Out/Panning

These terms refer to different ways of handling image generation within the platform. 'Zoom out' considers the entire image at once, while 'panning' moves the view sideways, allowing for changes to the prompt and creating a different type of scene. This distinction is significant for users looking to control the composition of their generated images.

๐Ÿ’กWeb and Mobile

David briefly mentions 'web and mobile stuff', indicating that Midjourney is considering or working on experiences outside of the Discord platform. This suggests an expansion of the platform's reach to different types of devices and user interfaces.

๐Ÿ’กIn Painting

The term 'in painting' likely refers to a feature or process within Midjourney that involves the creation or enhancement of images to fill in or complete areas that were previously blank or incomplete. It is mentioned as a feature that might be coming to Discord first, indicating its importance to the platform's offerings.

๐Ÿ’กDiscord Team

The 'Discord team' is referenced in the context of waiting for new features from them. This suggests a collaboration or dependency between Midjourney and Discord, where Midjourney's features or updates are contingent on the capabilities provided by Discord.

๐Ÿ’กVersion 6 Models

The 'version 6 models' are the next generation of the platform's underlying technology. They are currently in training and are expected to improve language comprehension and provide more diverse outputs, which is a key focus for the development team.

๐Ÿ’กDiversity

In the video, 'diversity' is emphasized as a goal for the platform's development, particularly in terms of aesthetic and visual variety across all subjects. This indicates a commitment to inclusivity and a broader range of creative possibilities within the generated content.

๐Ÿ’กResolution Bump

A 'resolution bump' refers to an increase in the quality or clarity of the images generated by the platform. There is an internal debate about whether to introduce a new upscaler or to increase the default resolution, which would affect the final output of the images.

๐Ÿ’กVersion 7

The mention of 'version 7' suggests future developments beyond the current version 6. It hints at potential changes such as dropping the native resolution and including a new upscaler, as well as possibly generating a larger set of images per prompt for users to choose from.

๐Ÿ’กCommunity Events

David briefly touches on the idea of 'community events', which implies that Midjourney is interested in fostering a sense of community among its users. This could involve organizing regular events, such as the suggested 'weird one every week or two', to engage and interact with the user base.

๐Ÿ’กImage Moderation

The term 'image moderation' refers to the process of managing and filtering the images that are generated or shared on the platform. It is mentioned in the context of ongoing work to improve the platform's image prompt filters, indicating a commitment to maintaining a certain standard or quality of content.

Highlights

Midjourney has added many new features recently.

David enjoys the 'weird' parameter, which introduces chaotic variation.

Stylize parameter controls the level of 'prettiness' in the output.

David's preferred settings are stylized 250 and weird 250 or stylized 500 and weird 500.

Zoom out considers the entire image, while panning only moves sideways.

Panning allows changing the prompt each time for a weaving scene effect.

Upcoming plans include web and mobile experiences outside of Discord.

In-painting feature is expected to come to Discord first.

Version 6 models are being trained with a focus on language comprehension and diverse outputs.

Diversity in version 6 refers to aesthetic visual diversity across all subjects.

There is an internal debate about a new upscaler or a larger default resolution.

Version 7 might drop the native resolution and include a new upscaler.

Version 6 could be the last with a 2x2 grid, with version 7 potentially offering more images per prompt.

David hopes version 6 will be released this month.

Research projects are ongoing in the background with no specific updates yet.

Midjourney is considering more community events, possibly a 'weird' one every week or two.

Issue three of the Midjourney magazine has shipped.

Efforts are being made to secure a new distributor for Europe to improve international shipping times.

Work is ongoing to improve image moderation and prompt filters.

Art in the video was created using prompts from three artists: Aaron Douglas, Pascal Champion, and Michael Whelan.

Michael Whelan may not be recognized by Journey, but his name is included for disclosure.