We've made some changes! The car may look a little different now, but the robust AI that powers the Lumen5 engine is still here (and faster).
So, what did we do?
Previously, you'd be asked to put in your blog post, script content, or media as step one. Now, you'll need to think about the video style you need during the first step, and inputting your content happens inside the creator. You can check out a video walking you through the process here or read on for a text explanation below.
When you click 'New Video' from the dashboard, you'll see the templates page.
This page shows you all of the templates in our library — and there are a lot! Take your time here to pick the one that speaks to you because you won't be able to change this later.
You can hover your mouse over each template to preview, and clicking on the template will select it and bring you to the next step.
Once you've picked the template that makes your heart sing, you'll select a format. This allows you to select the aspect ratio that works for you, depending on where you'll share your video. Don't worry, though; you can change this at any time once you're editing your video.
Once you’ve picked a format you’ll be taken to the creator. The option to enter a blog link or paste some text is inside the Story tab on the left. Content that you enter here is what our AI will read and use to generate a video for you.
To use a blog post or article, copy a link to the post you want to use and paste it into the bar at the top of the Story tab. Then, click Import. Your article will appear in the Story tab after just a few moments. From here you can edit the text, reorder the structure, or delete sections that you don’t need in your video.
To use a script or other text that doesn’t have a link, you can copy and paste the text directly into the Story tab. Once it’s there, the same rules apply; you can edit the text to make sure it’s perfect before converting it to a video.
Once you’re happy with your text content, just press convert to video. Our AI will read the text, generate scenes based on the key points, and choose some relevant media for your scenes from the article or our stock library.
Still have questions? We've got answers:
Why did you make these changes?
These changes allow us to release more templates, colors, fonts, and scene designs to users much faster. They also simplify the creation process so that you can spend more time making videos and less time waiting for elements to load. If you have any feedback about these changes, we'd love to hear it! You can email us with that feedback by clicking here.
Where is the option to paste a blog link to create a video?
This process happens inside the creator now. Simply copy and paste your link into the bar at the top of the Story tab, then click Import. Unlike before, you are now able to edit the text before the video gets generated to ensure our AI pays attention to the parts of your text that matter to you. You can delete sections that aren’t relevant, add additional comments into the text, and reorganize your content within the Story tab before your video is even generated. Once you’re happy with the article, click Convert to video and watch our AI magic at work.
How do I use a script or copy and paste text to create a video?
This happens inside the creator as well. Just copy and paste your text right into the Story tab, make any edits that you need to, and click Convert to video.
What happened to the option to upload media at the beginning?
It's been discontinued! Don't worry- you can still upload all of your images and videos inside the creator. You can read more about this change here.
Where did my favourite template go?
It may have been retired as a part of this update. However, the templates that we've retired have counterparts in this update, so we can find you something that's very similar! If you know what the template was called, let our Support Team know, and they can advise you which template to choose now.
Not sure what template you've used in a previous video? You can reach out to our Support Team with a link to the video, and we'll let you know if it's still available or which existing one would be the best replacement.
How do I make sure I can find my favourite template again easily?
The best way to do this is to make a brand preset! Brand presets are built on top of templates, and you'll see your presets available at the top of the template page, like this:
Building a brand preset on top of your favorite template ensures that you can always find that template at the top of the screen. You can read more about creating a brand preset here (in text form) or here (in video form).
How come my template no longer loads scenes?
We've changed the way templates load in the creator. If you're starting without a blog post or script, you won't see sample scenes with placeholder content anymore. This ensures that everything loads quickly and so that you have a lot of choice and control over how your video looks. To add scenes to your video, you can drag and drop text or media or click on the big green + button to generate a scene. More about that here.
I'm still confused.