Are you a buyer looking for a super cheap explainer or promo video? If so, watch out for sellers using sped up videos in their gig description.
This is a screen grab of a sellers gig and the overlay text has been added by the seller, not me.
As for why some sellers make videos play faster than they should, this is a trick used on Youtube and elsewhere to sidestep algorithms designed to detect copyright infringement. This means that you will (likely) not have the right to use a delivered video yourself on places like Youtube. Worse, if you get found out for using such a video, you may be liable for copyright infringement yourself.
How to Spot a Dodgy Video Seller:
- Gig videos may run at double speed. (Making you feel like you are watching a slightly fast-forwarded video)
- Text and graphics overlays will not fit visually with the rest of the video. (As is the case above)
- Videos used in sellers gigs are similar (if not identical) to videos being offered by several other sellers
- Gigs are often priced very low, despite appearing very professional
The main thing to remember is that not all scammers and copyright violators on Fiverr are stupid enough to tell people that their videos have been sped up and had logos removed. This being the case when making a purchase remember to be vigilant. - If you’re not, it could end up costing you a small fortune.