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No Lumen5 branding

Must redeem freebie by April 30th, 2018

Square videos

10,000,000+ free media files

Automated videos from RSS

Upload your watermark

720p video quality

Create unlimited videos

One year free access to Lumen5 Pro

Make videos fo' free

Turn blogs and articles into engaging videos with Lumen5

How many times have we told you that you need videos to maximize engagement?

And how many times have we come to the rescue with impressive and affordable tools?

Well, Sumo-lings, we're taking it one step further today by bringing you an incredible video creator for free!

Meet Lumen5.


Lumen5 is a video creation platform designed to produce engagement-driving social content.

Thanks to cutting-edge A.I. that uses proprietary text-to-video technology, you can transform text content like blog posts into vibrant videos.

In addition, Lumen5 offers a sizable media library of resources, which includes millions of copyright-free photos, videos, and audio tracks.

Lumen5 was designed and developed for business and marketing professionals with no technical background. (If you know how to drag-and-drop, you can create videos within minutes.)

Phew! Now you can forget about having to learn a new skill or hire someone.

Here’s how Lumen5 works:

Step 1: Enter an article link (blog or RSS feed ) that you want to turn into a video and Lumen5 will automatically create a storyboard for you.

Step 2: Lumen5’s A.I. will pair your content with relevant visuals and audio.

Step 3: Personalize the video with your watermark, logo, and CTA.

Step 4: Download and share your awesome video!

At the moment, people are using the Lumen5 Pro Plan to create videos that get 10x more reach than photos or text.

The Pro Plan is normally $468 and contains:

  • 1 user

  • Unlimited videos (square videos)

  • 720p video quality

  • No Lumen5 branding

  • Upload your own watermark

  • Upload your own outro—photo or video sequence to play at the end

  • 35 popular fonts

And as promised, you are getting this tool for free!

Now, because of how amazing this tool is, we can’t give you lifetime access. But we are giving you a year’s worth of access for free!

Just think of how many videos you’ll be able to create in a year!

After your free year, all accounts will be automatically downgraded to the Lumen5 Free Plan. You will have the option to use that plan or upgrade to one of the Lumen5 paid plans.

Start creating great social media videos now!

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Lifetime Access to Lumen5

The biggest advantage—and timesaver—Lumen5 offers is not having to start from scratch.

Competing tools will make you upload files, write your own script, and put the video together piece-by-piece. (And yes, this is great for personal use, but not when you want to get in, get out, and get on with life.)

And with the ability to put together videos in a flash, you’ll be able to take on more client work and generate more revenue.

It’s worth noting that Lumen5 offers a ton of branding and customization options and has a full-fledged team behind their platform that other free tools do not.

Nowadays, everyone (freelancers, SMBs, agencies, brands, my ex gf’s dog) is trying to improve their online marketing efforts.

And Lumen5 does just that with professional, engaging, and conversion-optimized videos that can be created in mere minutes.

Take advantage of the fact we are bringing you a terrific tool for free.

This won’t last long.

Click here for an entire year of access to Lumen5!

No Lumen5 branding

Must redeem freebie by April 30th, 2018

Square videos

10,000,000+ free media files

Automated videos from RSS

Upload your watermark

720p video quality

Create unlimited videos

One year free access to Lumen5 Pro

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a6b7ffbe28374da4bdd387254ceef29e

April 20, 2018, 1:59 a.m.
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Member Since: 06/06/17

Great App!

I am a fan! Can't wait to see how much further this app can come in a year!

ron

April 19, 2018, 11:19 p.m.
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Member Since: 04/19/18

Too limiting

Free. Thanks for that. However - too limiting. You try to add a video, only to discover just in the last step, that you used a "premium" media file and you can't render it. Back to editing = frustrating. If you limit it so much, it's turning into useless and not giving us the real opportunity to test it - and eventually to become paying customer.

ef2d7a12d3904e43aa366e92fc0d5fcc

April 19, 2018, 11:52 p.m.
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Member Since: 01/11/18
So sorry to hear that you ran into some inconveniences. There are still over 10 million media files included in the plan with this deal! There is an additional premium library which consists of only about 1 million files, and they're marked by a yellow tag with a crown. If you've drag-and-dropped a premium media file onto one of your slides, you can replace it with one that's unmarked by a crown. While we'd love to offer our entirely media library for free, our premium media requires heavy licensing fees, hence we were unable to include that small section of our library into the plan with this deal :( other than that, there are not too many other limitations, and you can create unlimited videos! - Michael Cheng, Cofounder of Lumen5

Ronald Lindeboom

April 19, 2018, 10:55 p.m.
11 Deals Bought
Member Since: 04/04/18

One video turned a 25%+ response rate

We've been looking for tools to help generate greater traction in our social media channels. An article that produced a 10%+ click-through rate was turned into a video that featured the same article and it jumped to a 25%+ CTR. Impressive, especially as it only took me about 15 minutes to make the video -- and that counted learning the system. I could do it in 5 minutes now that I know how it works. Kudos, well done.

ef2d7a12d3904e43aa366e92fc0d5fcc

April 19, 2018, 11 p.m.
0 Deals Bought
Member Since: 01/11/18
That's awesome! We've seen lots of amazing results from the videos created on Lumen5. Here's a page where we celebrate some of these success stories https://lumen5.com/success/ It's fascinating to see some of these videos get over 4 million views! Crazy stuff. - Michael Cheng, Cofounder of Lumen5

2ebc0216335c4812966dd057da6c161b

April 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
27 Deals Bought
Member Since: 08/09/17

I am not a SumoLing anymore

I might grab a deal from time to time but I am not a SumoLing anymore. First this Leonard thing and now a scraper. I signed up with an email address that is not connected to any social media account, blog, website or anything else beside Appsumo and deals I purchased here. And my first name. Yet, from the domain ending, it scraped three of my sites and two Twitter accounts. They use a company called https://clearbit.com/privacy - and they deliver all relevant information they have for an email or domain. So much about privacy concerns and intrusiveness. It doesn't matter anymore, though, AppSumo has grown from something I loved for being different to one of the JVZOO sites. It's great to have something to turn my scripts into videos. But a tool that has the purpose and inbuilt functionality to steal from others? Not my cup of tea. Rave all you want. How would you feel if you sat for hours and days and researched and produced content and someone builds a bot and automates the process of stealing from you? What's next? A fake traffic bot? A tool that steals affiliate commissions from others? I am disappointed. I loved AppSumo. I'm outta here.

ef2d7a12d3904e43aa366e92fc0d5fcc

April 19, 2018, 10:29 p.m.
0 Deals Bought
Member Since: 01/11/18
Thank you for the feedback! My name is Michael and I'm one of the cofounders here at Lumen5. So sorry to hear that you interpreted our product in this way. Brands and businesses use Lumen5 to repurpose their own content into videos. We do not welcome content thieves on our platform.

2ebc0216335c4812966dd057da6c161b

April 19, 2018, 10:58 p.m.
27 Deals Bought
Member Since: 08/09/17
Are you the Mike I was emailing with? You sound like him. I was trying to change my tacos, it's currently not working. I'll try again later, add some tacos and wait. You have convinced me that you will take precautions that this tool will not be misused to steal from honest content producers. We both know, that's what's some people will do. Well, you've seen the video of my on-boarding experience and I trust you can see how the combination of being data mined by a company that could kiss the Facebook scandal's hand to then have three of my sites and two Twitter accounts scraped before I was able to steal someone's article in 20 seconds was a tad irritating. I'm still not a fan of either, the intrusive "welcome" nor the ability to scrape but you sounded sincere and I was impressed that you had that email fight with me. I doubt you will be able to stay in control of the abuse. Did you mention you traditionally have B2B clients? Welcome to a new world. If it were not for the scraping feature (and you haden't data mined the sh.. out of me and scraped 3(!) of my sites) I'd be happy as can be. I was calling for an alternative to ContentSamurai for a long time.

orlando Praag

April 19, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
79 Deals Bought
Member Since: 10/19/11
To be honest, I don't agree with your stance on an ethical level user with the badly generated looking name. Although I do think and respect where you are coming from. Yes, this tool checks all the boxes as a content crawler. But in no way has it been presented as a tool for that purpose. Sumo-lings are power users, applied IT Jedi's if you will. And as with Jedi's we as individuals need to take responsibility for the horrible things we do or do not do. If these tools were in anyway "Censored" or limited, I would have no need to use this platform. I want cutting-edge tools, for lifetime use, for a fixed fee. I also don't want to have to worry if I'm getting bamboozled or abandoned. Up until now. I found those needs met here at App-Sumo. Your comment seems overdone based on the ethical premise. Frome one Sumo-ling to another. P.s. I also love Leonard and have gained valuable and real traction on Linkedin with it. It's now one of my most valued and often used tools. I have done NOTHING unethical with it. But yes it is a growth hack.

ef2d7a12d3904e43aa366e92fc0d5fcc

April 20, 2018, 1:57 a.m.
0 Deals Bought
Member Since: 01/11/18
Thank you for sharing your thoughts Orlando! Since our initial early last year, we've been keeping a close eye on how our 80,000 users are using Lumen5, and I'm proud to say that almost everyone uses the platform as you'd expect... respectful to the content community and with professional integrity. I hope you'll gain valuable and real traction with Lumen5 just as you have with other tools offered here on AppSumo! - Michael Cheng, Cofounder of Lumen5

2ebc0216335c4812966dd057da6c161b

April 19, 2018, 11 p.m.
27 Deals Bought
Member Since: 08/09/17
Are you the Mike I was emailing with? You sound like him. I was trying to change my tacos, it's currently not working. I'll try again later, add some tacos and wait. You have convinced me that you will take precautions that this tool will not be misused to steal from honest content producers. We both know, that's what's some people will do. Well, you've seen the video of my on-boarding experience and I trust you can see how the combination of being data mined by a company that could kiss the Facebook scandal's hand to then have three of my sites and two Twitter accounts scraped before I was able to steal someone's article in 20 seconds was a tad irritating. I'm still not a fan of either, the intrusive "welcome" nor the ability to scrape but you sounded sincere and I was impressed that you had that email fight with me. I doubt you will be able to stay in control of the abuse. Did you mention you traditionally have B2B clients? Welcome to a new world. If it were not for the scraping feature (and you haden't data mined the sh.. out of me and scraped 3(!) of my sites) I'd be happy as can be. I was calling for an alternative to ContentSamurai for a long time. PS; My review shows pure emotions - only someone who loves can be so disappointed.

ef2d7a12d3904e43aa366e92fc0d5fcc

April 19, 2018, 11:05 p.m.
0 Deals Bought
Member Since: 01/11/18
Yes that's me! I'm sharing your video feedback with our entire team to further reinforce how seriously we take content copyright. As mentioned in our private conversations, we keep a close eye on how users use Lumen5, and we proactively take action on users who abuse the platform. We have many reputable users on our platform who operate with great integrity. Some of our notable users include Intuit, General Electric, Disney, Dell, Eventbrite, Greenpeace, Change.org, Yamaha, Oxfam, Oracle, Marriott, Expedia, Red Cross, Adidas, and the list goes on! Lumen5 is a popular platform for repurposing your own content into engaging videos. I promise you we'll be careful not to let our tool fall to the dark side! - Michael Cheng, Cofounder of Lumen5

Kathe Kline

April 19, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
49 Deals Bought
Member Since: 04/07/17

This review took longer to make than the video.

Made my first video. Took me about 5 minutes and it looks fantastic! Thanks AppSumo for another 5 taco deal.

ef2d7a12d3904e43aa366e92fc0d5fcc

April 19, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
0 Deals Bought
Member Since: 01/11/18
So glad to hear that you were able to put together your video in 5 minutes! We will keep up the hard work and introduce more tools to help you cut that time down even further to maybe 1-2 minutes in the future ;) - Michael Cheng, Cofounder
 

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Geoff Smith

April 20, 2018, 2:22 a.m.
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Member Since: 04/15/16
Did I just pay for something that is not a lifetime deal and expires after one year?

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April 20, 2018, 1:01 a.m.
23 Deals Bought
Member Since: 12/19/14
Hi Michael, I greatly appreciate the excellent offer with Lumen5, although some of the features and benefits offered between the Pro and the Business package are somewhat disappointing. I understand it's free for a complete year but a full payment years after to continue is the hopeful true story and expectation for all parties I'm sure long-term! After all mostly Appsumo members are business people running many different businesses etc., etc... For example missing features such as 1080p video quality and a mix of other things would be nice to have as part of the Toolbox access and resources to use and experience too! :) Also, noticed another comment in reference to the content being used with Lumen5, regarding theft issues and other possible concerns. There are so many different content related methods being used in all kinds of unique ways and twistable ideas by using Curation as I'm sure most fully understand it's part of the internet world and social media etc. Will using different methods and ideas related to Curation in general be a problem with using Lumen5? Please confirm and let us know to fully understand. Also, recently some Appsumo special offers are offering VIP status for high quality honest feedback and reviews! Maybe worth considering some extra special pricing offers for those Appsumo members who can offer Valueable honest feedback and reviews for long-term customer communications and special customer benefits worth your consideration for some possible VIP memberships, hint, food for thought, greatly appreciated! ... :) Thanks! David

ef2d7a12d3904e43aa366e92fc0d5fcc

April 20, 2018, 1:46 a.m.
0 Deals Bought
Member Since: 01/11/18
Thanks for the thoughts David! It's definitely a tricky balance. One thing we really wanted to make sure we offer is unlimited videos. We wanted everyone to have the freedom to create as many videos as they would like and feel absolutely free to experiment with video without holding back. Since we were not going to put a limit on usage, we instead decided to put the limit on video resolution which is directly correlated with our cost structure when rendering these videos. We're a small startup ourselves, so when designing this deal we had to make sure that we don't end up offer so much so that we drive ourselves out of business! We wanted to make sure there was something worth upgrading for, for the power users who truly see the value of our Pro Plan and still have something to look forward to in the Business Plan. We also took into consideration that over 90% of videos watched on Facebook are now coming from mobile devices. Even 480p looks decently crisp on a mobile device, and 720p looks great even on the new iPhone X. Considering that social video is what we believe to be main use case for Lumen5, we felt that 720p would be usable for most users, while allowing us to have the opportunity to potentially welcome paid upgrades from power users. Last but not least, I absolutely do believe content curation plays a strong role in all content tools, including our own. The same content common sense applies for videos as they do for writing a blog posts! If quoting an external source, provide appropriate attribution, etc. As for special benefits, I'll be sure to get in touch with AppSumo to see what we can do to make sure we offer the best experience possible with Lumen5 :) - Michael Cheng, Cofounder of Lumen5

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April 19, 2018, 11:22 p.m.
12 Deals Bought
Member Since: 06/09/17
Hi Michael, Lumen is interesting and I'd like to see how more average folks are using it. I didn't see much on your site, except for a video for Tesla and one for a Samsung phone. How about what Joe Marketer puts out? Thanks.

ef2d7a12d3904e43aa366e92fc0d5fcc

April 20, 2018, 1:39 a.m.
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Member Since: 01/11/18
Joe Marketer puts out stuff like this :) https://lumen5.com/success/ Check it out! There are some inspiring examples up on there. - Michael Cheng, Cofounder of Lumen5

4307411cb3d54b938e2b76b987d69e24

April 19, 2018, 11:06 p.m.
12 Deals Bought
Member Since: 06/09/17
With all due respects the new Appsumo site is giving me indigestion. Why did you mess with a design that worked so well? The effort to go thinner on the page is to accomplish what? I'd give you a taco for effort but I just regurgitated it, looking at the site. Gimme my Appsumo back. Please.

4307411cb3d54b938e2b76b987d69e24

April 19, 2018, 11:08 p.m.
12 Deals Bought
Member Since: 06/09/17
And what is the deal with the long string of numbers to identify the poster? Bizarreness.

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