How To Make Reaction Videos Without Getting Copyright Claim

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In this article, I will teach you how to make reaction videos for YouTube within 10 minutes.

Along with that, I will also give you a few tips that you can use to avoid any copyright claim on your reaction videos.

But before that, you already know there is a trend going on YouTube, where many people are giving reactions to different videos like movie trailers, short stories and what not.

As it is becoming popular day by day, there is a craze among many people who wants to create their own reaction channel.

But, most of them have no idea how it is done.

Though it may look complicated, it is easy to make reaction videos using Vegas Pro.

If you don’t know what it is and how to use it, then don’t worry because I will explain all the procedure step-by-step and by the end of this post, you’ll know the secret

So, wasting no time, let’s begin.

What Is Reaction Videos?

It is basically a video of someone reacting to someone else video.

Benny & Rafi Fine who are brothers and better known as Fine Brothers made it famous which earned them a lot of money by giving reactions on YouTube.

At present, there are many reaction channels where people react to movie trailers, standup comedy, funny videos, vines, etc.

To be honest, it is one of the easiest ways to make money as a YouTuber because all you need to do is react & give honest opinions about the videos.

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How Do YouTubers Make Reaction Videos?

To be frank, it’s not complicated as it looks.

As a YouTuber, you just need a good video editing software and a few other things to make such videos.

If you have all the things already set-up, it will take a mere of 10 minutes to create a reaction video which will be ready to get uploaded on YouTube.

What Do You Need To Make Reaction Videos?

To be honest, nothing special. I am pretty sure most of the equipment is already available with you.

Though there is a chance you won’t have a video editing software but that’s not a problem because you can easily find them online.

Here are the things need to create reaction videos

  • Video camera or Any good camera Smartphone
  • Microphone for voice recording Or Earpiece with microphone
  • A nice background (Optional)
  • Videos to react
  • Video editing software

1. Video Camera Or Smartphone

camera to shoot reaction videos

Obviously, without a camera, how are you going to record yourself?

If you already have a camera, then that’s a good thing as you don’t have to buy a new one.

But, if you don’t have a camera and planning to buy one, you can try any of these best cheap cameras.

Want to save money?

Then use a smartphone which records in 720p at least.


2. Microphone For Audio Recording

mic to record reaction video voice

If you record your voice through your smartphone or camera, chances are, your sound may not be clear and it will sound muddy which is a big turnoff for your YouTube audience.

Therefore, I will suggest that you should invest a few bucks on an affordable microphone if you want to record your audio crisp & clear.

As an alternative, you can also use headphones having an in-built mic in it.

Being a viewer, I would love to watch those reaction videos where I can clearly listen to the Youtuber’s voice or else, I’ll skip.

You can check out some best cheap microphones from here.


3. A Nice & Clean Place

clean room to make reaction videos

Now it’s not that important, but if you want to look more professional, get a nice background.

It can be your good looking room or you can use a curtain if your room is messy.

As a viewer, I am more attracted to those reaction videos which looks more professional.

Now, it doesn’t mean that others are bad, but the presentation matters.

4. Videos To React

youtube videos

It is up to you to choose which videos to react. I will suggest you make reaction videos on any of these below videos:

  • Movie trailers & fight scene
  • Stand up comedy
  • Funny Videos
  • Funny Vines
  • Speeches
  • Video songs

You must also listen to your audience in the comment section and react to those videos which they are suggesting to make them happy and eventually turn them into your subscriber.

5. Video Editing Software

Vegas Pro Software

There are many software available to edit videos. To be honest, you can make reaction videos with any of them.

Personally, I like Vegas Pro 14 because it is easy to use.

The interface is easy to understand, and it’s quite user-friendly. I have used a bunch of software previously, but I liked Vegas Pro more.

You can buy this software online if you’re against piracy or else you can get this software for free if you do some Googling.

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Steps To Create Reaction Videos Using Vegas Pro

This is the part where you’ll learn how to edit reaction videos for youtube.

I assume that you have already recorded your reaction and now you have two videos. First one is your reaction video, and another one is the video to whom you reacted.

Now using Vegas Pro, let’s edit these videos.

  • First, open Vegas Pro 14.

Vegas Pro

  • Import media as shown.

Vegas Pro Import media

  • I have imported two videos. Here Darcy Oak 1.mp4 is the video to whom I reacted & react.mp4 video is my reaction video.

Vegas Pro Video imported

  • Now drag both the videos into the timeline as shown. Remember to keep your reaction video at the bottom and the video to whom you reacted at the top.

Vegas Pro drag video in timeline

Vegas Pro drag another video in timeline

  • Now select the top video (to whom you reacted) and click the Event Pan/Crop button as shown.

Vegas Pro drag event crop

  • A new window will open. Change the preset to a 16:9 ratio & then resize the video box by clicking on the small square and dragging it as if you want to enlarge it. See the below screenshot for clarification.

Vegas Pro resize video

  • You will see that the top video (video on whom you reacted) will get shrunk and then you can adjust the size as per your convenience. Once you’re done, you can drag it to the side of your video (reaction video).

Vegas Pro video getting shrunk

Vegas Pro positioning the video

  • Now, you need to match both your videos in the timeline i.e. the original video and the reaction video so that it plays perfectly in sync. To match them, you can drag those videos via your cursor.
  • After arranging both of them, play the video to see whether it is matching perfectly.
  • If everything is fine, save your file by clicking File> Render As. Make sure to save it in 720p or 1080p.

Vegas Pro save video

That’s pretty much it. The whole procedure will take at least 10 minutes before seeing your final product.

So, what are you waiting for?

Start creating your own reaction videos & upload it on YouTube.

How To Avoid Copyright Claim On Youtube?

Well. if you are using someone’s video, then there is a high chance of getting a copyright claim especially, when you are reacting to music videos.

So keeping that in mind, whatever I will share now, it isn’t a 100% solution for copyright claims.

However, these tricks will probably reduce the risk & who knows your video comes out clean. So let’s see

  • I have seen a lot of YouTubers who decrease the volume of the videos while reacting to it. This helps them to avoid any audio detection by YouTube bots.
  • Another thing you can do is, chop 5 seconds of your video after every 30 seconds. This means you watch the first 30 seconds, cut out the next 5 seconds, then again watch 30 seconds & then again cut out the next 5 seconds and so on.
  • Similarly, instead of chopping out the 5 seconds, you can pause the video after 30 seconds and then talk a little bit about it. Then, play the next 30 seconds, pause it and then again talk about it. Basically, you need to pause the video after every 30 seconds for a while. I hope I am not confusing you.
  • Lastly, you can change the video’s sound pitch to avoid any copyright claim.

I know these tricks aren’t 100% good but you must be aware that you’re using someone else content without their permission.

The best thing you can do is email the original video creator and ask permission for a reaction.

If they agree, then you don’t have to worry about anything.

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Ending Note…

So, that’s how you make reaction videos & avoid copyright claim.

Not to mention, there are many other ways where you can use different software to make reaction videos.

However, Vegas Pro seems easy for me. But, you’re free to do in your way.

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As a bonus, watch this video where I will show everything practically.

3 Comments

  1. Krati Sahu June 8, 2018 at 7:05 am

    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.

    Reply
    1. Mahesh January 25, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      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.

      Reply

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