Lumen5 Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Lumen5

AI-based video creating, editing and marketing platform

4.63/5 (110 reviews)

Lumen5 Pricing

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

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

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Lumen5 Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Lumen5 is one of my favorite product the best thing about lumen5 that you don't need any prior video making knowledge it's super easy to use and the results you can produce with it are wonderful.Zohaib y.Read the full review
  • 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.Achir s.Read the full review
  • The workflow provides the BEST solution for rapidly producing video content. The speed at which content is produced makes this a clear winner.Kerushan G.Read the full review
Cons
  • The software on video play back/preview is a little delayed. However unsure if that is also affected by my wifi signal.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • No vertical videos for Instagram stories or Snapchat. Limited customization on text placement.Stephanie G.Read the full review
  • Another thing which I dislike is sometimes it takes a lot of time in rendering the video.Achir s.Read the full review
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17 reviewers had the following to say about Lumen5's pricing:

Ale R.

Amazing, easy and fast for make video

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-02-15
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Camille A.

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

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-04-28
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Grade A for Lumen

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Lumen5 is a dream when it comes to make a video to support your article or blog post. The ease of use, the pre-set options, the accompanying photos and music all make this a top notch product. The free version has almost everything.

Cons
I wish there was a tier for paying. The price tag for a paid account cost more than I make on the videos now and I'd love for tier pricing or per video pricing. Also the inability to do voice overs takes from this software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Syed R.

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

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Reggie Y.

Does what it needs to.

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2020-04-14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
One of the most trusted software for its functionality

Cons
Pricing is a little high. There are other software that do the same at a slightly lower price

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Vivian A.

Lumen5

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Naveen D.

My social media followers love me more now !!

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

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

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Alyse N.

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

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-15
Review Source: Capterra

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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Natalie B.

When Lumen5 says, "Create a Video in Minutes", they weren't joking!!

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2020-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

Creating more professional style videos is flawless with Lume5!

Pros
I love Lumen5 for short videos and animated videos for my social media clients. It truly is easy to easy and has a great user interface!

Cons
I usually do not like to complain about prices but Lumen5 is pricey! Starting at $19/month, on top of other services that I pay for as a marketing consultant, this seems a bit steep!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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roy w.

best social media video content creation tool

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-01-14
Review Source: Capterra

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 functionality is the option to create a your video from a url. If for example you have a blog post that you wish to promote, just paste the url and the tool gets the content from your blog post and organises content as a video automatically. Only cons I have is that with the starter plan you can only use 720px resolution videos which is a problem if you are thinking of using videos as ads on instagram. (only 1080 accepted)

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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Amna R.

Create short videos easily

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-09-23
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Fantastic Video Creation

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Miguel P.

An easy way to transform your posts into videos

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-04-08
Review Source: Capterra

An easy way to transform your posts into videos

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Helpful tool

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Although I was using Lumen5 only sometimes, not on a daily basis, it was helpful for a average marketer. It's easy to make videos and the process is very intuitive.

Cons
The tool is quite expensive. As I was not using it on a daily basis, it was not worth the money at that time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Great service

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-07-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I love the instant videos feature. Posts from my website are extracted automatically to Lumen 5 and instantly are ready for further editing. 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Linda R.

A valuable video tool for teams of any size

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

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. We have a full-time video team and we still use this on a regular basis.

Pros
It is so easy to use, and it is versatile. Great selection of stock footage, super easy to preview and edit, and output quality is high. All around, it's a great way for small teams to quickly create videos but it still scales up for larger teams who can afford to upgrade.

Cons
Exporting sometimes takes an extremely long time, and you never know when that will happen. It's a little hard if you're up against a deadline and that particular glitch occurs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sr. Brittany H.

Create Quick Text Based Videos for Social Media

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

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

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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