Lumen5

Lumen5


4.5 / 5
41 reviews

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

41 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

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

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
  • Multi-Languages
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA)
  • 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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Easy way to convert blog posts to videos

Jul 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

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.

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

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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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.

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One of my most favorite Video Creation and Marketing Tool

Sep 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I instantly became a huge fan for this tool because of how easy it is to create Videos for your Content Marketing or Video Creation. Their Machine Learning is great! It automatically customize the duration of a "Slide" to the amount of text you inputted.

That's really a time-saver for most of us! I will also going to add the vast amount of customization you can do when you create your own Video, and this sometimes can overwhelm you in a good way. Furthermore, the Stock Images, Text, Audio, etc., is huge! Customize what you need and with their Machine Learning... Videos are rich and amazing.

Cons: Maybe the duration of the conversion takes long but it produces the best quality so it outweighs the Cons. Customize Search can be improved.

Overall: Satisfied!

Want easy to make Business Insider style videos? This is the tool for you

Sep 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lumen5 is awesome. In about 5 minutes you can take any text, whether from a blog post or just copy and pasted into the tool, and create high quality 'Business Insider' style videos with just a few clicks. It's a great and convenient way to keep up with the demands of constantly needing to push out video for use on social media. The fact that you can upload your own images and videos to use in the different scenes also means that you can use this tool to create truly stunning client assets in a fraction of the time.

Cons: Once you input your script, whether its from a link to a blog post, or copy and pasted in... you can't edit it. You *can* add a line or two manually, but I've found the system doesn't do its job as well on the automated creative side if you do this. That means that if you find you want to add any text to your script after you've already started a video, your best and fastest option is just to head back to your dashboard and start fresh.

Overall: It's quick, powerful and lets you create truly custom assets if you put in a little extra effort to prepare your own materials to upload to the platform first.

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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.

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The Ultimate Alchemist!

Aug 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I work hard and I often don't have the time and energy to create multiple forms of content. Lumen5 does that for me. It takes the sweat that I put into writing my blog posts and turns them into attention-grabbing videos...instantly.

All I have to do is spend a few minutes reviewing the content and then, click, I have a video.

I love how Lumen5 offers a bank of images to choose from and then has an algorithm that fits them with my content.

I love how I can alter texts, add music and speed up or slow down the images. Basically, I love that Lumen5 not only saves me time, but also gives me the freedom to customise my videos. What a software!

Cons: The functionality of voiceovers needs some attention. I'd like greater control over where I place them and how they fit into each slide.

Overall: This is an essential software for any social media marketer or blogger that wants to upcycle content into videos. Lumen5 does the work so that I don't have to waste my time. It allows me to do so much more...with so much less.

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If you are blogging, you need this tool! :-)

Jul 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This tool scans your blog posts and generates videos on his own, using the written words in your blog posts as a sort of subtitles, and searching and using to this subtitles fitting pictures. You are able the change the words, change the pictures, using background music... If you know how, a new video may be produced in less than 30 minutes (or even much faster).

Cons: To highlight the text or to change the text is sometimes a bit frustrating (at least on my laptop). When you are ready it takes several minutes to generate your (downloadable) video.

Overall: Easy and fast production of great videos.

Lumen5's AI Is So Helpful

Nov 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: Once you copy and paste your content, the AI chooses the text to highlight and it is a huge time saver. The stock video, music, and photo selection are fantastic. Being able to change the speed is also helpful.

Cons: Sometimes the AI puts too much text in a single frame and I had to learn how to separate the slides, but they have a great FB group that was really helpful.

Overall: I have saved so much money being able to produce my own quality videos and upload them to YouTube, Instagram, FB, and Twitter. LOVE this program.

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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

Vendor Response

by Lumen5 on August 16, 2018

Hi Leonard,

Thanks for the review! We're so glad it's saving you time. Just out of curiosity, how much time on average has it saved you per video?

Thanks!

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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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

Lumen5 - Create quick video messages for your business

Nov 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Lumen5 platform is fantastic. You can easily create videos based off of your own content or another article you find online. You select what sentences or point you want and it will auto create the video slides. You can change some of the basic settings and even brand the video will you logo.

Cons: The only current limitation is the lack of more template/styles.

Overall: This is one of the fastest video creation tools available online. It works great.

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Content Machine helping to convert my blogs into videos

Jul 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like when we shifted our content marketing from Blogs to Videos. Lumen5 Made it more simple by just entering the link, It captures the content and the images in the link to create a video.

Cons: It sometimes grabs other images in the page and It seems to be a bit overpriced from my standpoint.

Overall: Convert your blogs into videos

Fantastic Video Creation

Dec 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I started making videos using Lumen5 and I love this software. I've made several already and I'm hooked.

Pros:

There is a free version that allows you to customize content to create beautiful videos.

Free images and audio tracks.

Can be used with existing text and blog posts.

You can share your finished video on several social media platforms right from the dashboard. You can also upload to Youtube.

Cons: I do wish the paid version(s) were a little less expensive...or maybe a pay per video option.

Overall: I have been able to take my written content and transform it to video using this awesome software. I was struggling to create videos until I found Lumen5. Now I'm just getting started.

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.

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Overall...the best video generator I've used

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is so easy to use...you can either paste in your story or add a link to a blog post or webpage and it will auto generate for you. Based on keywords in your text, the software will add in free to use images to speed up the process but you can add in your own images to cover this.

Cons: Uploading your own images is not as intuitive as it could be and requires a number of clicks more than it should. This is a very minor quibble and doesn't hurt any of the process, it's just very noticeable in a software that is about speed as well as quality.

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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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The best tool to level up your marketing!!

Dec 08, 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: Ease of use in video creation! Fast rendering and proper aspect ratio for social platforms

Cons: Nothing! I expect software to continue to improve over time with more selection of transitions

Simple tool for social videos

Sep 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: This is very simple to use, so there's not much to it. I was able to produce about 10 social videos in less than 40 minutes, and it was the first time I had tried using the software so no major pitfalls there. I like the fact that you can select different kinds of transitions and templates. There's also an option to add music to your video, so that's nice as well.

Cons: For the lifetime plan that I got through Appsumo, I was not able to produce HD videos and the SD quality pixelated some of my images. I also would have liked to be able to upload custom fonts, which is an option, but you have to pay for it separately. The transitions are not as easy to edit and when the tool picked up the images by itself from a blog post, it captured some photos that had nothing to do with it. Other than this, it does what it should!

Overall: Using it to create social videos to promote blog posts.

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.

Capterra loader

Great for making shore 2min videos

Nov 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Auto generates a 2min video from a webpage or article

Cons: Your somewhat limited with how much custamization you can do.

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Best software for rapid video making

Aug 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The workflow provides the BEST solution for rapidly producing video content. The speed at which content is produced makes this a clear winner. Also, this software also solves the problem of attribution.

Cons: The range of available stock video footage and music themes could be better.

Overall: I needed something that could give our business a quick and efficient production line when it comes to creating video content for clients. This is clearly the best.

Easily create videos from blogs

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I easily created a video with no video editing skills. This is a great way to repurpose my content in video formats. A video will get more engagement than a blog or an article.

Cons: It really begins a pain when it does not extract the actual article from the link but extracts all other paragraphs from the link. I think this will be solved in the future.

Overall: Create videos from your blogs and easily repurpose your content.

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My social media followers love me more now !!

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lumen5 converts all of my blogs into newly made videos which are semi-professional to be honest in the output which gives me an upper hand from my Social Media competitors.

Cons: The only thing which I do not find attractive is the pricing of the service and also during some sessions it doesn't extract all the info from the page.

Overall: A good tool to try out to change your blogposts to videos in a short period of time.

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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
Value for Money
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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.

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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.

Excellent product

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to create videos. Anybody can create videos

Cons: Nothing to write. I only wish there were more good quality videos.

Overall: Excellent

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Improve your SEO with Blog videos

Nov 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: If you have a blog, you should know that video is amazing and will help you boost your SEO. You can do it now by using the same content you already have. Just need the URL of an article and Lumen5 will take care of the rest.

Cons: The software can be pricey, but over time will become a really good investment.

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.

Quick and easy videos!!

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love Lumen5! I can make quick and eye catching videos to use for marking and to share information. They offer a free plan and the ability to upgrade for better features.

Cons: You can't save your custom branding unless you have the business plan, other than that I don't see any other cons.

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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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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.

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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.

Fantastic Software to Convert Article Into Videos

Sep 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Just add a link and you can use Lumen5's software to create videos rather effortlessly.

Cons: Take some time to fully understand the interface.

Overall: Converting written content into video form is an invaluable service for this era of social media.

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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!

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

Basic is too basic

Dec 11, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It was very easy to use and gets you a simple video for free.

Cons: In order to get any type of creative looking video, you must go beyond the free version.

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Repurpose Your Content Into Video

Aug 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lumen5 gives me the ability to take old blog posts and give them new life by creating short videos from them that look professional and share them on social media or Youtube.

Cons: It would be nice if they expanded their selection of music.

Overall: I have been very satisfied using Lumen5 to repurpose old content and share them on my other marketing channels for my clients. The occasional bug will happen because it's a young company, however, I am highly content with their tool.

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Perfect for anyone just getting started with video

Dec 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it's easy to use and you can upload a blog post and have it automatically create a video which is a great time saver

Cons: the fact that their branding is at the end of each video but that's only fair as i only use the free version