Who Uses This Software?

Lumen5 is beneficial for any brands and businesses looking to get serious with content marketing, and with video content in particular.


Average Ratings

18 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Lumen5
  • lumen5.com
  • Founded 2016
  • Canada

About Lumen5

Lumen5 is a video creation platform designed for brands and businesses to produce social content for driving audience engagements online. The goal of the platform is to allow anyone without training or experience to easily create engaging video content within minutes. Our technology enables marketing teams to focus on the story and narrative while relying on our system to do the heavy lifting.


Lumen5 Features

  • Chatbot
  • For Healthcare
  • For Sales
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Rules-Based Automation
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Audience Targeting
  • Brand Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Categorization / Grouping
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Distribution Management
  • Editorial Calendar
  • Multi-Channel Publishing
  • Publish Scheduling
  • SEO Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Video Management

Lumen5 Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Amazing video creator and editor that allows you to upload a blog post for automatic video creation

Jun 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We never purchased this because the free version was absolutely amazing. I was surprised there was so much functionality in the base version. The one thing the free version didn't have that I would have paid for is HD video quality but it was still good enough for our purposes. The integrated stock photos, video backgrounds, and background music is fantastic and was something I used extensively in our marketing.

Cons: It's amazing, but the one thing I wish existed that I brought up to their team is if you duplicate a previously made video, you can't change the blog post associated with it in their interface that allows you to easily copy and paste text from the blog post that the video is intended for. This is such a small complaint for an amazing free product.

Overall: Easily created dozens of videos for our marketing purposes. This is something I would not have thought one person would have been able to do but I was able to churn out videos without having a team to help.

Create videos in a blink of an eye

Jun 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I got a 1 year free deal of this tool from Appsumo and I'm in love with the tool. I'm a blogger and I use videos to grab user attention. Lumen5 helps me create an informational video for my blog posts in less than 5 minutes.

By videos, I mean professional looking videos that have proper moving images and good running background music. I love the tool. Period.

Cons: Nothing wrong with the tool but their media library should have a better search because I got weird images while doing the search for the background images.

Amazing tool for creating shareable videos in minutes

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: At the risk of sounding dramatic, Lumen5 was a gamechanger. While I typically don't use the blog-to-video feature as much, it's really cool and lets you create videos for social media easily - even for those without experience in video editing software. Engagement on my clients' social media account has gone way up since I started using more video.

Cons: The ONLY issue I have is when uploading your own video footage, sometimes the "timing" seems off as it's based on the amount of text, and consequently, the video almost flickers for a moment. However, this is very trivial and definitely not anything to worry about - I don't think most people would notice.

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Rapid video development, but don't think everything is made for you

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to get started in making beautiful cookie-cutter video. Rich content library and intuitive design.

Cons: The content generated by the AI is very basic. In the end, I recreated everything, but it's kind of expected anyway.

Overall: Convenience in making video without dedicated video tool and expertise.

Makes video making so quick & easy!

May 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It will automatically pull quotes and imagery straight from your blog every time there's a new post - from there, you can just edit an already (basically) finished product.

Cons: The audio options can be a bit cheesy. I also wish there was a url generated with each video produced, rather than having to download it.

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Prepare videos fast from your blog posts

May 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the user interface of it. You can prepare videos very fast and it's intuitive. There are enough fonts in the library.

Cons: I think it can supply more flexibility. Text places can be arranged more detailed. Maybe they can consider adding audio too.

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LOVED using this for a recent social media mother's day promo I did for my business

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very easy to upload your own photos and the quality of the stock photos is excellent. The final product was quite impressive. Looks very professional.

Cons: While there are a bunch of music choices, I didn't really care for many of them. The quality on the base priced software was not that great compared to that of the upgraded.

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Wow! This text to video tool amazed me from the word go!

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 1. It is free
2. It is smart - it automatically adds images (if you want) that fit the text! And some images even move
3. In minutes, you can have a video, with music, from text

Cons: I don't like that I can't brand it, and that there is no CTA that can be used, unless of course this may be in the premium version which I am not currently using.

Overall: Convert text to video in minutes! And oh-so-easy to use.

fast but limited way to create informative text based videos for social media

May 11, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Fast and intuitive interface
simple video and text editor
Up to 1080p HD video quality
Multiple fonts, though I think only a few fonts work well for this type of videos
Square videos for facebook and instagram
unlimited videos on any plan :)

Cons: No vertical videos for Instagram stories or Snapchat
Limited customization on text placement
no way to shorten scenes or add custom transitions

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Lumen5 Videos not so sure about

May 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I was wanting to make some marketing videos with Lumen5. I did receive a year for free of their base service, it was a great deal. The interface is pretty easy, had an issue, but quickly found an answer online.

Cons: My video clips were not playing all the way through, I had to extend the clip to get it to play all the way through, there is no way to change the length of each clip, or at least not apparent to me. I'm not sure I'll be using it much longer. I'm glad I didn't pay for it.

Overall: I was able to make a video, not sure I'll be using it much from here on forward.

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I can't believe this even exists

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It uses my SSL to automatically create gorgeous, branded videos of my blog posts! It helps cut them down into bite-sized chunks to better share all over my social media channels, has fantastic soundtracks to use, and the end results are always gorgeous! I was so happy when I discovered this nifty program!

Cons: The sentence length allowed can be quite limiting, but it's optimised for easier viewing which makes it understandable.

Overall: Those beautiful videos with the text you see all over Facebook and Instagram? You make them with THIS amazing program!

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I love that this product takes my blog posts and makes them videos

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a wonderfully useful software! It helps me to repurpose my blog into an interesting video that increases engagement in a different way.

Cons: I'd like to have a little bit more flexibility with adding different fonts of texts. I am on a plan that doesn't allow this and I believe it should be part of the simple plans as well.

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saves time while creating video

Apr 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I had to spend hours on creating video content for my business. Lumen5 has optimized my time, now I'm able to create videos from posts in 5 minutes. I also have access to a wide range oh high quality images

Cons: The subscription is pricey. It will improve if templates and more text style options are added. Also, Video recording should be supported too.

Overall: Time saving and easy to manage

The time it takes to create a simple text-based videos in Lumen5 is just amazing

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Currently subscribed to their Lumen Pro for a year.

Here's my pros:
- auto create videos based on my blog posts.
- have unlimited videos per month
- can export in 720p
- no branding

Cons: - Not that cheap
- Sometimes the wrong image gets recommended.
- The rendering is slow at times.

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Great software for creating quick videos for & from blog posts.

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a super awesome software, that helps to create great videos by entering a blog post URL and utilizing their special AI to create a script for one's video, including images. One can also just copy and paste any text - it doesn't need to be linked to a post. Video creating process is easy and simple. It provides images and short video clips, as well music that one can use for their video.

Cons: I am still in a process of exploring, creating and learning, so can't really answer state the cons.

Overall: I increase my brand visibility on Social Media by creating short videos in no time.

An easy way to transform your posts into videos

Apr 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - you can make a video from a post in 2 minutes: just paste the link, choose the titles, put some images/videos, and its done!
- you have unlimited videos per month
- you have access to premium stock images and videos to put in your videos
- you can export in 720p or 1080p (depends on your plan)

Cons: - you do not have pre-existent templates
- its expensive for what it does: 99/per month in the premium plan

Overall: An easy way to transform your posts into videos

Amazing, easy and fast for make video

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Make videos is really expensive and time consuming. Lumen 5 is take to next level if you work with content. Is perfect, because today people consume content on post or video.

We use it on somosmamas.com.ar to transform a post into a video in minutes, now we have a youtube channel and growing.

- Easy to use
- Good library
- Fun to use
- Low cost for make a video
- access to premium library
- improved every single day
- dont have to writte, import text for articles
- Non video expert need (forget about adobe premiere)
- Fast result
-Perfect for brief video (1-1.30min)
- Great for add a video to your content

At the moment is the best solution for video. Fast, Easy and good end result

Cons: - not all video format
- need to have better personalization
- without a discount is not cheap
- no audio recording at the moment (no voice over)
- sometimes take time on rendering the video
- need more text animation

Overall: We add more content value on our site, create a new way to distribute our content on new format. We have a growing youtube channel thanks to lumen5

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Very Easy to Use Tool for Creating Great Social Media Videos

Nov 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is super easy to create social media videos using plain text or blog content. I use it to promote events and interesting new product features to share on our social media channels. I have been using the free version for a while and you miss no functionalities whatsoever, the only thing is the video quality is lower than if you have a paid account which is fine for our business. Am considering an upgrade.

Cons: No big dislikes but it would be great if you could also upload your own music files, currently you can only use the music they have in their own database which is free to use and probably the reason why.

Overall: Makes my messages stand out against the plain text versions of my competitors.