3 Free Tools for Producing Epic Video Content

  • March 7th, 2024 at 8:19 am

It’s difficult to visit almost any social media channel and not come across video content. It’s not surprising given how effective it is at capturing and holding people’s attention. Did you know that the average person spends 17 hours per week watching online video? (source) That’s a lot of TV time!

Another interesting fact: videos are twice as likely as any other type of content to be shared (source). As a result, if you want to create engaging and shareable content, video is the way to go. Also, more people are watching videos with closed captions (source). This is partly due to accessibility. but also so people can watch them without the sound on.

We understand that creating video content can be intimidating and costly. That is why we have compiled a list of three free tools to help you create epic video content without breaking the bank.


Free Video Content Tool 1 – Easily and Quickly Generate Video Content from Written Content – Lumen5

What is it?

Lumen5 is an excellent choice if you need to convert written content into video quickly and easily. It’s an AI powered online video creation tool. It turns your blog posts, articles, or other written content into beautiful, engaging videos in minutes.

What’s great about it?

Lumen5’s user-friendly interface is one of its many strengths. The platform is simple to use, with a simple drag-and-drop editor to add text, images, and videos to your video . Lumen5, also has a library of over 10 million media files that you can use to spice up and enhance your videos. Its AI algorithm takes the most impactful parts of your content and builds a video story of the content.

What are the limitations of the platform?

The free version Lumen5 version, does have some limitations. For starters, you can only make videos up to five minutes long and with a resolution of 720p. You are also limited in the colours you can use for branding during the video. You’re also stuck with a Lumen5 watermark on the video output as well.

The AI algorithm is usually on point but you’ll likely need to do some editing from what it creates. Even with this it speeds up the process.


Pricing model:

Decent Free Plan – As mentioned, their free plan comes with a number of restrictions but you can still create video content quickly and easily.


Free Video Content Tool 2 – Create Subtitles Using AI – Free Subtitles AI

What is it?

Free Subtitles AI generates subtitles for your videos using advanced artificial intelligence technology. It’s extremely simple to use; all you have to do is upload your video file, and the platform will handle the rest!

What’s great about it?

It supports a variety of video formats, including MP4, AVI, MOV, among others. You can also customise your output to a variety of subtitle styles and languages. Its speed and ease of use make it a great free tool, with your subtitles ready a few minutes. Being a free tool, it makes it a great option against paid transcription services.

What are the limitations of the platform?

Like any transcription service it doesn’t always get every word right. So you’ll need to check the subtitles. It may struggle with transcribing certain accents or dialects. With the free plan your subtitles are processed in a queue. Its also subject to the following restrictions:

  • Maximum 300 MB File Size
  • Maximum 1 Hour Duration
  • Transcription Cancelled When Browser Tab Closed (so remember to keep the tab open!)

Pricing model:

Decent Free Plan – Their free plan is awesome for small number of videos at a time, their paid plan is pretty cheap too if you end up needing a quicker service.


Free Video Content Tool 3 – Editing Videos – Open Shot

What is it?

Open Shot is a free, open-source video editing tool. It enables you to make professional-quality videos without spending a single penny. It’s available for download for Windows, Mac, and Linux, so you should be able to use it anywhere. With some great features, it’s a good option whether you’re a seasoned video editor or starting out.

What’s great about it?

Being completely free. Its also feature rich stylish preset texts, transitions, effects, filters, and voice changers. It also has advanced features such as speed ramp, motion crop, colour grading, and audio editing.

What are the limitations of the platform?

While Open Shot is a fantastic video editing tool, it does have some drawbacks. Being open source, platform support can be a challenge, there are lots of forums and official support channels but it can be slow. It can run a little slow if you are trying to process a big video file or on an older computer. Open Shot has a lot of features, but it isn’t as powerful as some of the more expensive video editing tools on the market.


Pricing model:

Genuinely Free To Use – As an open-source downloadable platform it is completely free to use.


Additional Help

We’ve created a Quick Tips Guide for some pointers on how to get started with these platforms, as well as examples of how I’ve used them and the results I’ve achieved – you’ll need to enter your email address to download.

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