I am creating a new video to promote Bootstrapps and am benchmarking Lumen5 vs Rocketium to see which gives the best result.
I have a video script of about one page and I want to see what these two apps can do with it.
There are pros and cons to each of these video apps.
For Lumen5 I love the ease of use and how their AI is actually intelligent in picking up sentences from your content (like blog posts) to create videos that make sense and look good.
A few disadvantages compared to Rocketium is that the export quality is not as high with Rocketium offering 1080p on paid plans and Lumen5 offering 480p on the free plan and 720p on the Pro plan. Lumen5 also did not have an export option to YouTube which Rocketium has.
However Lumen5's biggest advantage is also possibly its greatest fault if you rely on it too much because a video app where you have
This leads me onto Rocketium.
It is not as easy to use as Lumen5 and their database of video and image media is not as extensive. The video took me about two hours to complete versus Lumen5 at about 10 minutes. However, the overall quality of the video I created on
The reason is that
I far prefer the Lumen5 process and if I had even spent half the time I did in it as I did with
Which video app wins?
From the above you probably know which way I'm leading. This is an interesting test because overall I am happier with the video from Rocketium but I could have gotten the same if not better result with Lumen5 (because of their better media library) if I had spent more time on it as I had to do with Rocketium.
With Lumen5 all I had to do was paste the script into the box and their artificial intelligence matched the text to the video scenes and Voila there was the video. I made a few quick edits (as shown in the video) but overall the video the AI created was good. It took 10 minutes max including fussing over a soundtrack. Great result for Lumen5!
So for me the winner has to be Lumen5 but you just have to force yourself go through each scene to make the video better.
If you are comparing the free versions of both apps, you may prefer Rocketium as they have a higher video export quality of 720p vs Lumen5's 480p. Their “Expert” plan allows for 1080p video quality.