We have a new way to change the layout of your scenes for dynamically framing media! This guide can help you get started.


We now have lots of templates for you to choose from to help you get started with your next video! Try it out.

Delete Sub-Scenes

🗑 The merge button for sub-scenes has been retired in favor of a new delete button, the same as for regular scenes!

Intelligent scene animation

We're now using AI and machine learning to recommend the perfect motion to add to still images to make them more dynamic, and focus on the important part of the image. You can still choose your own animation from More Options.

Change the font size

You can now override the default font size on a per-scene basis. 🎊 ezgif-2-891318a99553.gif

New text toolbar

We've added a new toolbar above the text when you're editing it! You can add/remove highlights, move the text, and coming soon... change the font size! Stay tuned.

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Crop videos and images

Under "Advanced" next to a scene, you will see a Crop option if the image or video selected doesn't quite fit the format you're working in. You can then choose which part of the image or video is shown in the scene, and which is cropped out.

Support for right-to-left languages

We now support languages like Hebrew, Urdu, and Arabic! Simply start a video from one of those languages, and we will adjust the Lumen5 creator experience to accommodate.

Drag media to create a scene

You can now drag media from the Story tab, Media Search, and Uploads below an existing scene to create a whole new scene. Huzzah!

No more scene limit!

Many of you told us you wanted to make videos over 40 scenes–you've been heard! This limit has been removed.

We still need a way to make sure we're not having to process super long videos, slowing things down for everyone. We looked at the data and only a fraction of one percent of videos exceeded 5 minutes long, so we have set the time limit there.

If it does affect you, we're very sorry! Lumen5 is built to be the best tool for creating videos for social media, where short videos outperform long ones handily. So if your videos are running long, look at how you can put your editing hat on to create compelling story that people will watch beginning to end!