Better support for clips with talking and music

Music will continue to play when you add an uploaded video with sound to a scene. That way you can hear both the person or people in the clip talking and the music. We'll lower the music volume so that both can be heard clearly. This replaces the previous behavior where music would mute completely.

New Colour Palette Selector

We've made some changes to the way you can select colour palettes for your videos! Now you'll see a palette that shows all the colours side by side, so you get a better idea what your final video will look like. Business and Premium users can still change individual colours within the palette: just click in to edit.

Bitrate Increase

We’ve bumped up the bitrate of videos to help with resolution! Now your 1080p videos will look even sharper than ever.

Chrome Extension

The fastest and easiest way to turn any website or blog post into a video is using the Lumen5 Chrome extension.

With the extension you can create a video right from your browser in just one click! Click on the extension from any blog post or article and we'll take you right into the video creator.

Lumen5 x Shutterstock Exclusive Partnership

We’re super excited to announce that Lumen5 has formed an exclusive partnership with Shutterstock 🎉

This alliance gives our beloved customers access to significantly more media overall than before. Premium customers and above will have access to 4 times more unlimited media, while Business and Enterprise customers will see the number of images and videos in the marketplace triple.

Want to know more? Check out the official announcement and FAQs here.

Text Sizing

We've changed the way you size your text! Choose from tiny, small, medium, large, and huge to create compelling scenes for your videos. Bonus: no more wondering if the text size slider bar is in the exact same place for each scene- just select the same size!

Auto Resize

Now you can resize your video right from the Share page! Transform your videos into a different format with just a few clicks, making it even easier to download and share your videos in the right size.

8 New Themes!

We've released 8 new themes, to give you more fresh and exciting styling options, as well as some improvements on the classics. You can read more about the thought behind our themes on the Lumen5 Blog.

Editable Story Tab

We've released an update to the story tab to allow you to edit! Shorten sentences, delete blocks of text you don't need, or write new sentences for your script.

You can then easily turn any block of text into a new scene by clicking or dragging it to the storyboard.

Faster Rendering

We've made some changes to our rendering to get you your finished videos even faster! Most videos now render in 1 - 2 minutes, compared to about 5 minutes only a couple of months ago.