Lumen5 Features

Lumen5

AI-based video creating, editing and marketing platform

4.63/5 (110 reviews)

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Content Library
Content Management
Customizable Branding
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Image Editing
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Labeling
Media Library
Mobile Screen Support
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multimedia Support
Multiple Format Support
Predictive Analytics
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Rapid Creation
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Social Media Integration
Social Promotion
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Speed Adjustment
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Supports HD Resolution
Templates
Text Editing
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Video Creation
Video Editing
Video Looping
Video Management
Video Support
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Advertising Management
Animation
Approval Process Control
Audio Capture
Automated Publishing
Brand Overlay
Campaign Management
Closed Captions
Collaboration Tools
Configurable Workflow
Content Library
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Drag & Drop
Image Editing
Image Library
Labeling
Media Library
Mobile Screen Support
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multimedia Support
Multiple Format Support
Predictive Analytics
Privacy Options
Rapid Creation
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
Search/Filter
Social Media Integration
Social Promotion
Social Sharing
Speed Adjustment
Split / Merge
Supports HD Resolution
Templates
Text Editing
Text Overlay
Text to Video
Video Capture
Video Creation
Video Editing
Video Looping
Video Management
Video Support
Voice-Over / Audio
Watermarking
Workflow Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Advertising Management
Animation
Approval Process Control
Audio Capture
Automated Publishing
Brand Overlay
Campaign Management
Closed Captions
Collaboration Tools
Configurable Workflow
Content Library
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Drag & Drop
Image Editing
Image Library
Labeling
Media Library
Mobile Screen Support
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multimedia Support
Multiple Format Support
Predictive Analytics
Privacy Options
Rapid Creation
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
Search/Filter
Social Media Integration
Social Promotion
Social Sharing
Speed Adjustment
Split / Merge
Supports HD Resolution
Templates
Text Editing
Text Overlay
Text to Video
Video Capture
Video Creation
Video Editing
Video Looping
Video Management
Video Support
Voice-Over / Audio
Watermarking
Workflow Management
XML / RSS
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Lumen5 Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Lumen5's features:

Anonymous
(Arts and Crafts company, myself only employees)

Great service

2019-07-27

Pros

I also love the brand preset feature, where your logo, branding colors, fonts etc are set up only once and then are available any time with one click.

Cons

I find their starter plan expensive for someone who does not a heavy content creator and needs it a couple of time during the month.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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roy w.

best social media video content creation tool

2020-01-14

Just choose a template and type in your text.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Easy video creator

2018-12-14

Pros

It's a really simple drag-and-drop design that let's you add images, short clips, text, and music.

Cons

More template designs would be great, plus some additional music clips.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Shannon Simone M.

Pro Videos with ease

2019-02-02

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.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Thomas W.

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

2018-05-29

Convenience in making video without dedicated video tool and expertise.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Megan C.

Frustratingly close to perfect

2020-09-29

It would be ideal for smaller shops without dedicated design resources.

Pros

The storyboarding feature is relatively intuitive, so it's pretty easy to dive in without much explanation.

Cons

While there are a ton of ways to customize your content on Lumen5, there's definitely a ceiling to what you can achieve.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Syed R.

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

2020-09-24

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Depp L.

saves time while creating video

2018-04-30

Time saving and easy to manage

Pros

I had to spend hours on creating video content for my business.

Cons

It will improve if templates and more text style options are added.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Lumen5


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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Miguel P.

An easy way to transform your posts into videos

2018-04-08

An easy way to transform your posts into videos

Pros

- 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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Ale R.

Amazing, easy and fast for make video

2018-02-15

We add more content value on our site, create a new way to distribute our content on new format.

Pros

- 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.

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike S.

Fantastic Software to Convert Article Into Videos

2018-09-09

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Luxury Goods & Jewelry company, 1-10 employees)

The best social media platform video.

2019-01-07

Luxury content with music of the highest quality harmonious, cultural and inspiring.

Pros

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.

Cons

When the branding color palette was only put to premium users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Camille A.

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

2018-04-28

Pros

- 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Achir s.

Best Video creation tool based on AI features

2020-04-04

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Lindy R.

Great for Social Media Videos

2020-10-07

Use it to create content for my social media.

Pros

I love the ease of use and streamlined way they've set up the dashboard when creating videos.

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 1-10 employees)

Great platform to make sharable videos

2019-01-28

Overall, this is a great tool if you want to created sharable videos.

Pros

The best part about this platform are the templates that you can use that will dictate the look and feel of the video.

Cons

Also, it would be nice if there was some collaboration feature.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Renato B.

Fast videos, easy solution

2021-05-11

Even though I don't use it very often, it has helped me a lot to adapt content to video.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Marco M.

The Ultimate Alchemist!

2018-08-14

This is an essential software for any social media marketer or blogger that wants to upcycle content into videos.

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.

Cons

I'd like greater control over where I place them and how they fit into each slide.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 1-10 employees)

A fantastic tool for quick video making!

2019-10-21

This tool is fantastic and easy to use.

Pros

It is especially great for turning written content into video form.

Cons

The free trial is limited in the quality of videos you can make and so you will probably need to upgrade.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Create videos in a blink of an eye

2018-06-08

Pros

I got a 1 year free deal of this tool from Appsumo and I'm in love with the tool.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Manuel C.

Improve your SEO with Blog videos

2018-11-30

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Joe C.

Just an okay product...

2020-02-05

I did not find this tool easy to use at all.

Pros

I like their concept of having an easy way for a non-techy person to be able to create a video using templates.

Cons

I was not able to produce a well-done video using this tool. It was not intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Ron Elius S.

One of my most favorite Video Creation and Marketing Tool

2018-09-22

Satisfied!

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.

Cons

Customize Search can be improved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 201-500 employees)

Easy to use to create videos

2019-04-24

Pros

Just import text or point to a URL and it's "ai" will pull out excerpts and stock video to use.

Cons

The free account requires you to put in a large outro credit to Lumen5. The interface is a bit buggy at times, but not a deal breaker.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Linda R.

A valuable video tool for teams of any size

2020-02-18

This is a great tool! I suggest that anyone - soloprenuers, freelancers, larger teams - try this at least once because you'll quickly see that it's a great addition to your toolkit.

Pros

It is so easy to use, and it is versatile.

Cons

Exporting sometimes takes an extremely long time, and you never know when that will happen.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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