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Lumen5 Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.3

/5

138

Total features

32

2 categories

Lumen5 features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Animation
Audio Capture
Brand Overlay
Collaboration Tools
Content Library
Customizable Branding

Common features of Video Making software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Animation
Categorization/Grouping
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Content Library

Price starts from

29

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Per Feature

Pricing options
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Contenders comparison

Functionality

4.3

/5

138

Price starts from

29

Per month

Total Features

32

Unique features

  • Social Media Integration

  • Social Sharing

  • Workflow Management

  • Audio Capture

Functionality

4.6

/5

2.5K

Price starts from

199

One-time payment

Total Features

18

Features in Common

15

Unique features

  • Multi-Language

  • Template Management

  • Data Import/Export

Functionality

4.7

/5

902

Price starts from

54.95

/user

Per year

Total Features

24

Features in Common

16

Unique features

  • Split/Merge

  • Template Management

  • Data Import/Export

  • Activity Dashboard

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Renato B.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Fast videos, easy solution

Reviewed 3 years ago

Within its intended use, it is a unique app, simple to use and quite efficient. Even though I don't use it very often, it has helped me a lot to adapt content to video.

Pros

What I like most about Lumen5 is how easy it makes creating videos simple. When you want to turn the content of a website into a video for easy presentation, Lumen5 helps you do this with a few simple steps.

Cons

Although it is a very useful and easy-to-use app, we have to understand that it has major limitations when it comes to creating and editing videos. Don't expect to do any super production here and everything will be fine.

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Brian B.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy Way to Create Videos From Posts

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This is a pretty cool and easy way to generate high quality videos from blog posts/existing content. Overall, I like how it scans your content and then lays out a suggested video with images and motion animation. It also allows you to select music to give your videos more depth.

Cons

Some of the editing features are limited and lacking. This in a way keeps the production process simple and saves time, yet at times can be a bit frustrating when you'd like more options.

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Depp L.

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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saves time while creating video

Reviewed 6 years ago

Time saving and easy to manage

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.

Vendor response

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!

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Amna R.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Create short videos easily

Reviewed 4 years ago

The overall experience has been great

Pros

It has a lot of options and makes small videos easily from existing blogs or new articles. Many customizations available

Cons

More templates would have been better, plus the stock videos and images can sometimes be not free and cost extra

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Stasha K.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A good choice for video creations

Reviewed 2 years ago

The dashboard is more than evident, and It was easy to use. There are outstanding organized options. I used to love the instant video option.

Pros

This platform was my first choice for creating video content. The possibilities are good but sometimes limited in terms of design. The template has already predetermined the position of the letters, and there is no drag and drop, only a choice of corner or center. An excellent option if you are not bothered by the sense of detail. There is a possibility that within one template, a slide can replace a different design. The library has a satisfying choice of media.

Cons

If you are a paid account user above the Basic plan, there are many opportunities to ease your work, but on the Free & Basic, it's not the case. You can't change colors or add a logo. Media content availability inside a platform is provided within account features. If the creator wants any customization or quality images and videos, have to choose the Starter plan. In my opinion, it's too expensive.

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Syed R.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Lumen5 –‘is my favourite tool to create content and innovative design for social media’

Reviewed 4 years ago

My overall experience with Lumen5 is very good. As I mentioned, This tool made mt job easy and my clients are happy. Anyone can be very creative with this tool because they have a lot of options to choose and create the design and this is really amazing.

Pros

I absolutely like the fact that Lumen5 is packed with a lot of important features such as- collaboration, audio tools, brand overlay, social sharing, and more. I can create different types of videos for my client. This tool allows you to produce highly-engaging content. I would say Lumen5 is a great source to drive the marketing team to progress. Because the resources of this tool are very useful and easy to utilize for increasing business engagement. I am using this tool for a long time to create a dynamic project for my clients and they are very happy. I think using Lumen5 is time-saving because you can finish your task quickly as their stock full of the fundamentals you need.

Cons

The costs of Lumen5 is not affordable for all. I think they should waive the price up to a certain amount. I don’t like the fact that sometimes it takes time in rendering the final video.

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E-Learning, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Pleasantly surprising video making tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

Helps me in creating short videos from blog content.

Pros

I love that Lumen gives me the ability to make short videos of my blogs. The pictures it chooses for the video 95% of the time match perfectly with the contents of the blog. The templates are beautiful, I use them for youtube videos but they have well-structured template variation options for different aspect ratios such as 1:1 for Instagram. I have never seen any other video tool giving the option of creating videos from the blog feed i.e instant videos which Lumen5 does. This is my go-to feature and saves me so much time.

Cons

I am on a plan which doesn't give a brand kit customization option so it takes additional time in customization, but I use the instant video option so I already have a video 95% premade so it works for me.

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Jennifer S.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Fun and Easy!

Reviewed 6 years ago

I love that it keeps emailing me with suggestions and new ideas to present my messages/blog content. I honestly have forgotten in between videos that I even have access to this software...and then I get an email with my own content in a video that Lumen5 created and it jazzes me up to want to edit it and create my own video and share my content in a new way. It's like an accountability coach that sends me a reminder every time I post a new blog. I love that!

Pros

First of all, I love that it gave me the idea to make videos out of my blogs! I love that it keeps me up to date on that idea by sending me sample videos that it created for me automatically. I have not loved the automatic ones, but it gives me the nudge I need to be able to create what I prefer and then share a pretty cool product that I made in a very short period of time.

Cons

I don't like the videos it creates for me so far. I don't think the automatic program has any idea how to handle my perspective/approach - the automatic videos are very basic.

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Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy Videos

Reviewed 5 years ago

I've been using Lumen5 to create short videos for Facebook for a client. The videos have typically been well received and the best part is that they don't take very long to create at all. The free images and video clips are helpful for when you don't have your own content to put in the video too.

Pros

Lumen5 is a great way to create short videos from articles, blogs, etc for social media. The software grabs the content, drops it into videos and creates the slides you need (you can adjust them as you need to). It's helped level the playing field for creating video content for me without having to pay a small fortune.

Cons

The software can be a little finicky when you're trying to adjust where and how long text shows up, but it works well otherwise.

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Vivian A.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Lumen5

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I really like how easy Lumen5 use to use to create awesome video

Cons

I dislike the pricing. I had access to Lumen5 via appsumo for 1 year.

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Lindy R.

Executive Office, 1-10 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Great for Social Media Videos

Reviewed 4 years ago

Use it to create content for my social media. It works great.

Pros

I love the ease of use and streamlined way they've set up the dashboard when creating videos. I like that there are so many options for music and that you can pull slides in to create content.

Cons

I didn't like that the maximum length of a video is 5 minutes. I know it's for social media but I'd like to be able to use it to create longer tutorials for YouTube. I also don't like that the version I purchased through AppSumo has a watermark at the end of the videos.

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Iniyavan T.

11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Content Machine helping to convert my blogs into videos

Reviewed 6 years ago

Convert your blogs into videos

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.

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Writing and Editing, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fantastic Video Creation

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

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.

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Deni C.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Why I use Lumen5

Reviewed 5 years ago

My social media followers love the videos! I've used them to promote special programs.

Pros

The results. I love creating the videos of different lengths and looks. It allows me to repurpose content quickly and easily.

Cons

Sometimes it seems difficult to change the text I'm working with. Sometimes it seems difficult to change or restructure the slides.

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Abigail N.

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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Easy way to convert blog posts to videos

Reviewed 6 years ago
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...

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...

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roy w.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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best social media video content creation tool

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have been using lumen5 for almost a year and I have to say it is probably the best social media video content creation tool in the market. I would say it is the Canva of video, basically because you can create videos with no need of video editing knowledge. You can both upload your own videos or just use their media library to create your video. Just choose a template and type in your text. A killer...

Pros

- ease of use - you don´t need to have any technical knowledge on video creation. It is as easy as choosing a template depending on the social media channel you are publishing for, select from different formats and styles and just drag and drop content from the content library. - easy to change formats - for example if you have created a video for an instagram post and decide to re-use it for your tv screen or blog post you just choose a different template and the software will adapt your content for that particular style

Cons

The starter plan which is 29$ per month only gives the option of having 720px resolution videos If you wish you have 1080 resolution videos you have to upgrade to the premium plan which is 79$ per month which is quiet a high price if you are a freelancer.

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David W.

Professional Training & Coaching, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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User-friendly and Intuitive

Reviewed a year ago

Lumen5 makes video creation simple. The AI isn't very good - like most of their competitors. Just wish their pricing was so high.

Pros

Lumen5 is a great tool for creating videos quickly and easily. It’s very user-friendly and intuitive. The templates are great and make it easy to create videos that look professional.

Cons

The starter package is currently $79 USD. The basic package, which is $29 USD doesn't include 1080p video resolution. It is extremely pricy.

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Oscar R.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Perfect for video production automation

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall I'm happy but I miss more templates and pre-built elements.

Pros

It greatly facilitates the work of developing automatic video based image content and presentations. The development process is simple and fast. It is also a basic application but with many possibilities.

Cons

The learning time is somewhat expensive, it is a somewhat special application in terms of the interface. The number of templates and designs is not very high. Sometimes videos based on templates look more like a PowerPoint than a video.

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Luxury Goods & Jewelry, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best social media platform video.

Reviewed 5 years ago

I needed to create videos with my personal style. Luxury content with music of the highest quality harmonious, cultural and inspiring. With Lumen5 I can do all this, creating videos with text content and images, or just images, or just texts, and the best, combining my ideas according to Lumen's own image and video library! It is wonderful! It has mainly Hard Rock music to serve as soundtrack for my videos! I love you guys! Please feed the platform with more images and videos from Malibu, Los Angeles, California.

Pros

Lumen5 is the best video creation platform available. I feel happy and grateful to have been one of the first users in the community. I remember that I needed to create videos from my content for #LuxuryDistrict on Instagram and Youtube, but I did not know how to start. Suddenly I received an invitation from team, introducing the launch of the platform! I love you guys! I wish you all the blessings and success ever! Congratulations!

Cons

When the branding color palette was only put to premium users. But its alright! Lumen5 is evolving every day! Congratulations!

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Achir s.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best Video creation tool based on AI features

Reviewed 4 years ago

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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Mohammed O.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The fastest way to create social media advertising and videos

Reviewed 2 years ago

I was astonished when I found Lumen5 on the internet. Indeed, thanks to Lumen5 ready-to-use templates, I was able to build the winning footage and ad.

Pros

Creating and sharing content on social media has never been easier than it is with Lumen5. By using Lumen5, you don't have to rely on third-party designers and producers, or on complicated software or technology to create product promotions and featured films. When you use Lumen5 pre-made tools and templates, you'll be able to produce high-quality advertising panels and video effects that can be simply shared on social media.

Cons

Every tool you'll ever need is at your fingertips as soon as you start the app thanks to the user-friendly interface.

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Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Viral videos aren't just about being funny. They're about identity creation.

Reviewed 6 years ago

Lumen 5 is a great little tool to make quick videos to add to our blog posts or use as a post promotion on a variety of social media platforms.This is SO cool and informative

Pros

October 4, 2017 at 4:16 pm I have been wanting to find an easy program or app to create short videos but many seem complicated for me, but Lumen5 Surprised me.A skill that helped me interpret information in a rational way and manage information for a given time Duration. load of a lot of feature and components are available. plus This software allows to create short videos from the website / Blog...

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It Requires Excellent Connection When creating videos. Video results is great if you have a great connection too..

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Ale R.

Newspapers, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Amazing, easy and fast for make video

Reviewed 6 years ago

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

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

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Pedro B.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Simple Modern and Practical Video Maker / Editor

Reviewed 3 years ago
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...

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

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Shannon Simone M.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Pro Videos with ease

Reviewed 5 years ago

Lumen5 will have you look like a video Pro and no time you can turn your blog of content post into a live and gauging video in a matter of minutes. The simple to use interface edits and renders super fast.

Pros

What I like most about lumen5 video software is it makes anybody look like a pro and is an absolute blast to use. The software the must have for Content marketing and comes with a free robust Library a video photo and music as well as templates. You can easily import your own content or start a piece of content from scratch it's a super fast way to turn a piece of content into a video for your social sharing platforms in a flash.

Cons

There's is nothing to not love about the software.