Videos are the most edible part of the internet world. They are the largest media consumed on the web. Internet is filled with all kinds of videos and many times you may come across some videos which may intrigue you. You might want to know more about the source of the video and other related information.
Reverse Video Search is a tool that can help you find the information and related data for any particular video. There is not any online tool or engine to perform reverse video search as of now but there are few methods that can be helpful, in case the video is a little popular online.
Are there any Simple Methods?
To be honest, there are no online tools or engines to reverse search for the video. The processing demands for doing this would be astoundingly high. YouTube does have a system to check for copyright by creating an ID that scans the video and checks along with its library. But there is no simple tool to just upload the video to find matching results.
There is an online tool named Videntifier but it is presently very dormant and does not do much but I hope it develops into one we are looking for a does the job.
Why you Need a Reverse Video Search?
- Find the Source of the Video
- Check Similar Videos
- Check for Copyright Material
- Get more information on the video
How to Do a Reverse Video Search?
I am hoping that the video you to wsih to reverse search is a little popular and/or has a good quality resolution.
So, to perform reverse video search you can take the help of a reverse image search engine. So, what you can do is take screenshots of the video. Capture as many stills from the video as possible with characters or major objects clearly visible.
To take Screenshot on Mac ;
You can use the Snipping tool for Windows. Select the Start button, type Snipping Tool.
Also, on Android, you can try the rocker key and power button combinations.
Once you capture video stills, go to reverse image search engines like Google, Bing or Tineye upload the stills one by one on search engines like Google, Tineye, or Bing. If everything goes good then you can find the results you are willing to look for.
It may be a tedious process but if you seriously looking to find the source of the video then this is the only viable option available.
Google Reverse Image Search
Google Reverse Image Search helps you quickly discover similar images from the internet. You just need to upload the images onto the Search Engine and the Engine will display similar images from around the web along with the results.
- Just Visit images.google.com
- You will see a ‘Camera Icon’ along the search bar, click it.
- Now either you can copy-paste the image URL or directly upload the image to the Google Search. For the test, I have uploaded this screenshot taken from a math tutorial.
- You will be shown images and results related to the photo you uploaded. You can even add the related keywords in the search box to get more credible results.
- Once the reverse search is done check for the web results or image results to find the source of the video.
Bing Image Match
Bing also has a feature by which you can search for the profile or info using an image. Just upload the photo to the Bing engine by clicking on the camera icon and you will see all the related information if available.
It offers more detailed results compared to Google and Tineye. It Recognition the faces on Photos and find the people on the image. Upload Video Stills one by one unless you find any reliable results.
1. Open Bing Image. Click on the lens icon.
2. Here you can either Paste a URL, Take a Camera Photo, or Upload an image to find the results.
3. The results are well categorized into Text on the Photo, Web Pages with the images, and All resolution images. If the image has text then the results come with the option to copy the text embedded in the image.
Tineye is specialized for rev image searching only, the steps are similar in nature, just upload the image or paste the URL and you will be greeted with all the related images and sites who host the images.
You can filter images on size, relevance, and freshness also the site lists all the domains who are using the images which makes it a better reverse photo lookup service. Upload the video stills which have some clear message and look for potential results.
Conclusion: Though Reverse Video Search is very complex and needs some very serious AI for matchmaking, But you can perform the operation using image search for videos that are popular in the public domain with the clear video quality.