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Media Libraries & Uploads
Learn about our media libraries, and how to upload your own media
All about Shutterstock, media libraries, & credits
Note: Marketplace media from Shutterstock is available on our Professional plan and above. _If you wish to be able to access marketplace content, you can upgrade your account on our pricing page. _ About the Media Library We have partnered with one of the world's best stock media providers: Shutterstock. We provide this media to use in Lumen5 at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it directly. Users on the free Community plan have access to the unlimited
How to use icons
Icons are available on all paid plans. Click here to see our plans. Lumen5 has a collection of icons that can be used to enhance your videos. Icons are fantastic for representing ideas, concepts, and objects. They make for a nice break from stock media, adding variety to your videos. Adding icons to scenes: To use icons, open the "Icons" tab on the left hand side.
Upload requirements for videos and images
**Video upload specifications: ** Format: MP4, MOV, animated GIF Duration: 10-minute max per uploaded clip Maximum filesize: 2 GB Maximum resolution: 4K (1080p is the maximum resolution Lumen5 can produce, so 4K uploads will be converted to 1080p) Minimum width: 360px (480px recommended) Minimum height: 360px (480px recommended) Frame Rate: 30FPS max (we don't currently support 60fps) Preferred MP4 Video codec: H.264 Pr
What are the dimensions of Lumen5 videos?
Video dimensions depend on the aspect ratio and resolution you're rendering the video at. For 16:9 landscape videos, here are the dimensions for each resolution: 480p: 854x480 720p: 1280x720 1080p: 1920x1080 For 16:9 vertical videos, the dimensions are the same as for landscape but reversed. 480p: 480x854 720p: 720x1280 1080p: 1080x1920 For 1:1 square aspect ratio videos, here are the dimensions for each resolution: 480p: 480x480 720p:
Using the media filter to find videos and photos
Lumen5's searchable media library gives you access to millions of commercially licensed photos, videos, and graphics. Here are some best practices to get the best search results for media with Lumen5. Tip 1: Combine keywords for better search results For example, you'll get different results for searching "business" compared to “people meeting in a business setting” because search results are based on keywords and tags. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/f69564a3d9e
Applying media to your scenes
To use a picture or video from the media library, drag-and-drop it onto a scene! Clicking on a media asset will also apply it to the scene that's in focus on the canvas: Some scenes have more than 1 spot where media can be applied! You can be sure that you're putting your image or video in the right place by looking for the green "drop zone" that appears: !(https://storage.
What is the Lumen5 Media Library?
Images and videos in Lumen5 are available in three distinct buckets. Our standard library is made up of 15 million images and videos. An extended premium library with an additional 2 million images and videos from Shutterstock is available on some plans. And finally, Business plans and above offer access to the media marketplace, which provides credits to use each month towards 160 million images and videos from Shutterstock's extended collection. To learn more, [visit our pricing p
Adding tags to media uploads
You can add tags to your video and image uploads to make it easier to find them later on. To do so, click on the 3 dots in the upper right corner. Then, add tags in the tag field by typing them in and hitting Enter after each tag. You can remove tags by clicking on the red x on them.
How to favorite media in Lumen5
You can now mark any piece of media you love from the Lumen5 library as a favorite! If you have that one video clip or image you find yourself using over and over, or you spot one that really speaks to you, you can favorite it by clicking the star icon in the bottom right corner of the media. Once you've favorited it, it will appear in the star tab of your media for you. You can un-favorite a piece of me
Using GIFs from Tenor
Lumen5 integrates with Tenor to easily enable you to add relevant GIFs to your videos! Lumen5 does not control media accessed via the Tenor integration. Use of media from Tenor is governed by their Terms of Service. All videos using Tenor GIFs are required to be non-commercial (editorial). If you're unsure if the video you're creating is commercial, please see our [helpful guide](https://intercom.help/learn-lumen5/en/articles/3128165-i
Folders for Media Uploads
You can now create folders for your media uploads for easy access to your picture and video files every time you create a video with Lumen5. Creating a Folder Deleting Folders Moving media between folders You can already add tags to media uploads to help search your files, and with Folders you can organize your media so that finding the right
Reporting inappropriate or irrelevant media
You can report media in the media library that is offensive or not relevant. If you hover over a piece of media, you'll see a "..." icon at the top right. Click on that, then in the pop up that appears, click "Report". You can then report the media and provide a reas
Uploading or deleting your own photos and videos
In addition to the millions of free media files offered within Lumen5, you can also upload your own photos and videos! Under the Media tab, you'll find an Uploads section where you can access all of your previously uploaded files, and upload new files. Note: To avoid errors in uploading, make sure to read our photo and video upload requirements and ideal dimensions. If you accidentally upload the wrong file, or no longer need a file from your uploads library, you can hover over the file, cli