About Lumen5

Lumen5 is a cloud-based video making solution designed to help businesses manage processes related to creating and editing video content. The platform is a white-label solution, which enables marketers to personalize videos with custom themes, watermarks, fonts, and brand colors.

Lumen5 is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to automatically convert social content, images, and text into engaging marketing videos. The solution offers a host of features such as natural language processing, a built-in media library, role-based permissions, automated workflows, configurable storyboards, and more. The drag-and-drop functionality enables users to modify content as well as upload custom audio or images.

Lumen5 allows teams to create high definition videos with multiple resolutions and share them across various social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The text-to-video module lets administrators create multilingual videos using blogs, offline documents, or RSS feeds. Plus, the centralized dashboard enables managers to view, as well as approve, content for sharing.

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Australia, Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of Lumen5: 32

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Animation
  • Audio Capture
  • Brand Overlay
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Customisable Branding
  • Drag & Drop
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Labeling
  • Media Library
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Promotion
  • Social Sharing
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Text Overlay
  • Text to Video
  • Video Creation
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Voice-Over / Audio
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(114)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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Sr. brittany H. Sr. brittany H.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Create Quick Text Based Videos for Social Media

Reviewed on 18/7/2019

Pros

I ran across Lumen5 when looking for a user-friendly site for branding and creating my own short videos for promoting our company. The videos were easy to build and offered a lot of stock video and photos. I can create a video in about 30 minutes (max) and format and reformat it for different platforms with ease.

Cons

I wish I could integrate my own audio or even voice overs. Its limited in that you can only use text and stock audio. It is also very expensive compared to what you can do with it. I may switch to another product next year.

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I forgot that Biteable existed! Biteable has more of a cartoon look, but I like the "film" appearance of Lumen5.
Abigail N. Abigail N.
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  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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Easy way to convert blog posts to videos

Reviewed on 13/7/2018

Pros

Here's what I liked about Lumen5
1. Creating a video is pretty straightforward: After signing up, you'll be taken to your dashboard. Click on the create video button, after which you'll be shown 3 options, create a video from an article or blog post, copy & paste your content, or create a video from scratch.

2. Instant Videos: According to Lumen5 "These are intelligently crafted videos based on your blog posts." to create an instant video you'll have to add at least 1 RSS feed. After adding a feed you'll get the notification "Successfully added! We're analyzing that feed and will send you an email when we have videos ready." It took roughly 5 minutes to receive the email but instead of waiting for the email, after two minutes I refreshed the instant videos page and there were already draft videos from my blog posts. I could then edit their suggestions and tailor it to my needs.

3. Media Gallery: Lumen5 had their gallery of images, stock music and gifs which I could use to make my videos. I liked that I could upload my own images.

4. Video Orientation: I liked that I could make a landscape 16:9 video, or a square 1:1 video.

5. Video length: Lumen5 lets you choose what speed you want the "slides" to play at, this determines the length of the video. You can choose fast, slow or normal. The number of slides also determines how long your video would be.

Cons

1. Instant Videos: I added 2 RSS feeds to Lumen5, one was to my LGBT book blog and the other was to my marketing blog. I wanted to see what intelligent videos they would create and while the video for my marketing blog was good, the videos for my book blog was horrible.
The images suggested did not match any of the blog posts. This is probably because while they have a good media gallery, the images are mostly generic or marketing related, so I had to replace all the images in the video.
What I think should be done: I think they need to add more diversity to the images in their media gallery. I know there is an option to upload my own image but I still think they need to have a varied selection of images that can be used for non-marketing related videos. I also think they need to improve their AI to select suitable images for a video.

2. Video Speed/Lenght: Currently the length of the video depends on the number of slides and the video speed, ie fast, slow or normal. However, if you choose "fast" this speed is applied to all the slides.
What I think should be done: I'd like to be able to vary the speed of each slide, there are some slides I'd like to be longer than the rest because it might have a lot more info than other slides, or because I want people to take an action or notice something specific. I'd rather not have all the slides play slowly.

Aisha K. Aisha K.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Not a great value for your money

Reviewed on 28/1/2020

customer service and response was quick and timely but it's not worth the money in my opinion

customer service and response was quick and timely but it's not worth the money in my opinion

Pros

The software was pretty easy to use, changing between formats for Facebook to IGTV was simple. If you enter a link/blog piece it would extract the text and create a template video for you to start working with which is good.

Cons

There are a lot of glitches with the software and it does not allow for customizations. For example, I tried exporting a video numerous times throughout a week and the audio and video was continuously out of sync even after I had reached out to customer support.

It also doesn't allow for customizations like increasing the volume of the music. If you want to upload your own video and have music overlay in the background that is not possible which interrupts the flow of the video and taking away from the professionalism.

You also can't adjust the amount of text on the screen, or adjust the size of the text, or customize the placement. There are set placements for text (bottom of the screen, top of the screen) And you can't deviate from that. There is a sliding scale for text size so if you want it to be any bigger or smaller than the presets that option is not available.

The options for background music are mediocre, some of them are really strange and it takes a lot of work searching through to find a decent soundtrack.

Pedro B. Pedro B.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Simple Modern and Practical Video Maker / Editor

Reviewed on 25/8/2021

Pros

It's really cool to use Lumen 5 to edit videos and create unique content.

The free plan already provides many options to use, I can create videos with images or just texts that I don't appear on.

For those who are embarrassed to show up, this is very good.

There is an excellent option in Lumen 5 that allows me to capture my Blog content, such as articles and automatically convert it to videos. This saves me a lot of work time.

Some people complain about posting something with watermarks, but that doesn't bother me, I think if I'm using something from a brand, it's because it's being useful. So we have more to disclose.

I find it very practical to create with this tool, it's totally different from conventional editors, but it's very good and easy to use.

I just choose a template and automatically the video is created. This is perfect and saves a lot of time.

Cons

I have no disagreements with Lumen 5 , a word against this tool is totally unnecessary.

Achir S. Achir S.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best Video creation tool based on AI features

Reviewed on 4/4/2020

Overall Lumen5 is an awesome tool for growth hackers and marketer like me who spend their time in...

Overall Lumen5 is an awesome tool for growth hackers and marketer like me who spend their time in creating video ads. The super impressed by the functionality of this tool. With the help of this tool I save most of my time, I just have to make minimal adjustments whenever I create video for our campaign.

Pros

The best part about this tool is that it allows you to create your blog post into a video, You don't have to write the blog post again it just simple copy pasting the URL and you are good to go. There are thousands of images and video clips available which you can use while editing, adding any new slide or section to the video. The tool is based on AI which makes it easy to use. The interface is very user friendly which makes the customization part easy even for a non-technical persons.

Cons

The least liking factor about this tool is that when you convert the blog post into a video you cannot change the content in the blog, it only fetch the result in the URL or the content you have published. Recently I created a video by converting my blog post but sometimes as blogger we made some typing or grammar mistakes I was unable to change the script in the blog which I think needs improvement. Another thing which I dislike is sometimes it takes a lot of time in rendering the video.

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Lumen5 offers the following pricing plans:

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Lumen5 offers a free subscription with 5 videos per month. Paid plans are available with monthly as well as annual billing. Monthly subscriptions include the Starter plan at $29 per month, Premium at $79 per month, and Business at $199 per month. Annual subscription packs are offered at $19 per month (billed as $228 per year) for Starter, $49 per month (billed as $588 per year) for Premium and $149 per month (billed as $1788 per year) for Business. Custom plans are also available on request.

Lumen5 has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Lumen5 supports the following languages:

English

Lumen5 supports the following devices:

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Lumen5 offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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