How To Make Reaction Videos Without Getting Copyright Claims & Make Money

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Learn how to make reaction videos for YouTube to make money quickly and effectively.

Discover essential tips to avoid copyright claims. Reaction videos are trending on YouTube, with people sharing their views on movie trailers, music videos, and more.

Want to join in but unsure how to start? This guide breaks down three methods to create engaging reaction videos, ensuring you're up and running in no time. Let's dive in!

What Are Reaction Videos?

This video features someone or a group of people watching and reacting to other people's videos. These can include movie trailers, stand-up comedy, funny clips, and more.

Benny Fine and Rafi Fine, known for their YouTube channel Fine Brothers Entertainment (FBE), popularized this style.

Now, there are many reaction channels on YouTube, and more people are starting their own because it's easy to do.

With reaction videos, you don't have to do as much editing as other types of videos, and you can make money. Just be careful about copyright rules.

How Do YouTubers Make Reaction Videos?

Making reaction videos on YouTube is simpler than it seems. You need decent video editing software and a few other tools.

Once you have everything set up, you can create a reaction video in about 10 minutes, ready to upload to YouTube.

Can You Make Money From Reaction Videos?

Yes, but it's not easy. Reaction videos often face copyright issues.

If you get a copyright claim, the money made from the video might go to the original creator, or you might have to delete the video.

YouTubers need to understand the fair use policy. A safe approach is to email the original creator for permission to react to their content.

Usually, creators are more likely to permit YouTubers with a lot of subscribers and views.

Having the creator's approval helps avoid copyright problems and makes it easier to earn money from your reaction videos.

What Do You Need To Make Reaction Videos?

Most likely, you already have the equipment you need. You might not have video editing software yet, but don't worry, it's easy to find online.

Here's what you need for making reaction videos:

  • A video camera or a good smartphone camera
  • A microphone for recording your voice, or earphones with a mic
  • A nice background (this is optional)
  • Videos to react to
  • Video editing software
  • Some background music

1. Video Camera Or Smartphone

Video camera

You can't record videos without a camera! Most folks have smartphones that can record in high-definition.

If you don't have a good camera, your smartphone will do just fine.

2. Microphone For Audio Recording

Using your smartphone or camera's microphone often results in poor audio quality.

To keep your audience engaged, consider getting an affordable microphone for clearer sound.

Another option is to use headphones with a built-in mic.

3. A Nice & Clean Place

While not essential, having a neat background makes your videos look more professional.

You could use a tidy room, a green screen, or even a curtain to hide a messy space. Remember, a well-presented video is more appealing to viewers.

4. Choosing Videos to React To

You get to pick the videos you react to. Need ideas? Try movie trailers, fight scenes, stand-up comedy, funny clips, speeches, or music videos.

Pay attention to your viewers' comments. Often, they suggest videos they want you to react to.

If you see a video request popping up a lot, consider adding it to your list. This can make your viewers happy and might even help you gain more subscribers.

5. Video Editing Software

Screenshot of Sony Vega Pro 14 Software

There's a lot of video editing software out there. I prefer Sony Vegas Pro 14 because it's easy to use, especially for beginners.

I've tried many, but Vegas Pro is my favorite.

You can buy it online if you want to avoid piracy. Otherwise, a quick Google search might find you a free version.

6. Background Music

Even though reaction videos don't usually need background music, adding some light music while you discuss the video can be a good touch.

I use TakeTones for downloading royalty-free music. It's a safe website where you can find a great variety of tunes, sorted by genre, mood, and usage type.

Steps To Create A Reaction Video Using Vegas Pro 14

So, you've got your reaction video and the video you reacted to, right? Let's get them edited using Vegas Pro 14.

It's pretty straightforward. Follow these steps:

  • Open Vegas Pro 14, then go to 'File > Import > Media' to bring in your videos.
  • Let's say we have 'Darcy Oak 1.mp4' (the video you reacted to) and 'react.mp4' (your reaction).
  • Drag both videos onto the timeline. Put 'react.mp4' on the bottom and 'Darcy Oak 1.mp4' on top.
  • Next, click on 'Darcy Oak 1.mp4' and hit the 'Event Pan/Crop' button.
  • A new window will pop up. Here, change the preset to a 16:9 ratio & then resize the video box. For resizing, click & drag the small square (see the arrow in the screenshot) as if you want to enlarge it. This action will make the video screen smaller and, then you can adjust the size at your convenience. Once you’re done, drag the screen at the bottom or the side.
  • Now, it's time to sync both videos on the timeline. Just drag them around until they play together perfectly.
  • Play your video to check everything looks good. If you're happy with it, save your file. Go to 'File > Render As' and choose either 720p or 1080p.

And there you go, you've made your reaction video! Congrats!

How To Make Reaction Videos Using Wondershare Filmora 10?

Creating reaction videos with Wondershare Filmora is easy and doesn't need any complex steps. Here's how you do it:

  • Open Wondershare Filmora on your computer.
  • Click on “Record PC Screen” under the “Record” menu.
  • A box named “Wondershare Screen Recorder” will appear. Select full screen for the first option, your computer’s speaker for the second, and your microphone for the third.
  • Below this, there’s a settings button. Click it to adjust things like frame rate and video quality.
  • Check the “Record the camera stream” box in the camera options.
  • A webcam box will pop up. If you have an external webcam, choose it from the menu.
  • Now, play any YouTube video you want to react to and make it full-screen.
  • Adjust and place the webcam box on the screen, ideally in the bottom-left corner. Hit the record button to start.
  • There will be a three-second countdown and then the recorder will disappear from the screen.

Now, watch the video and react naturally. Pause the YouTube video if you want to share your thoughts.

When done, press the stop recording key on your keyboard. The video will be saved in the Documents>Wondershare>Wondershare Filmora>Output folder.

The video will also appear in Filmora. Drag it into the timeline and edit as you like.

How To Make Reaction Videos For Free?

Here is a step-by-step video from the YouTube channel CroatCode where he explains how you can create your reaction video without spending any penny. Have a look.

When using someone's video for reactions, especially music videos, you might face copyright issues. Here are six tips to lower that risk.

Remember, these aren't foolproof, but they can help.

  • Lower the volume: Many YouTubers reduce the video's volume during their reactions. This helps avoid detection by YouTube's audio bots and can prevent copyright claims.
  • Skip intervals: Try skipping 5 seconds after every 30 seconds of the video. Watch for 30 seconds, skip 5, and repeat. It disrupts continuous playback and may dodge detection.
  • Pause and discuss: Instead of skipping, pause the video every 30 seconds. Take a moment to talk about it. This creates a gap and mixes up the content.
  • Ask permission: Email the video's creator for permission to react to their content. If they agree, great! If not, look for another video.
  • Give credit: If asking isn't your style, credit the original channel and video in your description. Sometimes, this simple gesture works.
  • Alter the audio pitch: Change the video's audio pitch to make it sound different. This might trick YouTube's detection systems.

Using these tips can affect your reaction video's quality. Remember, you're using someone else's content, so there's always a risk.

The best way is to get the creator's permission. If they're understanding, they might just say yes!

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5 thoughts on “How To Make Reaction Videos Without Getting Copyright Claims & Make Money”

  1. Sir, I searched a lot on internet and on youtube that how to prevent copyright claim…..but not get proper answer.But here i got perfect solution……so thanks a lot.

    • You can either buy it from Amazon or you can do some search on Google/YouTube by typing “Free Vegas Pro software download”. I hope this helps.


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