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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 within 10 minutes. I will give you a few tips that you can use to avoid any copyright claim on your reaction videos.

Nowadays, there is a trend going on YouTube, where many people are giving reactions to different videos. It can be movie trailers, short stories and what not.

As it is becoming popular day by day, there is a craze among many people to create their own reaction channel. But, most of them have none idea how to create such videos.

Though it may look complicated, it is easy to make 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 article, you’ll know the secret

So, wasting no time, let’s begin.



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.

It is a simple concept, and they earned 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, nowadays, it is the most simple way to earn money on YouTube if you won’t get any copyright claim.

All you need to do is react & give honest opinions about the videos and that’s pretty much it.


To be honest, nothing special. All these things will be readily available to you expect the software. However, you can get the software from online easily.

  • Video camera or Smartphone
  • Microphone for voice recording
  • A nice background (Optional)
  • Videos to react
  • Video editing software



camera to shoot reaction videos

Obviously, without a camera, how are you going to record yourself? If you have a smartphone, that will pretty much do the job.

However, you can also go for a good quality camera if you aren’t budget cautiously. You can try any of these best cheap cameras if you are preparing to buy one.




mic to record reaction video voice

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

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

As an alternative, you can also use headphones having a 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 skip.

So, my suggestion will be to invest some bucks on a good microphone if you want to make quality reaction videos.

You can check out some best cheap microphones from here.




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.





youtube videos

It is up to you to choose which videos to react. I would 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.


Vegas Pro Software

There is various software to edit videos online. 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 if you’re against piracy or else you can get this software online for free.

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I assume that you have 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 of your 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 that small square and then drag it as if you want to enlarge it. See the below image for clarification.

Vegas Pro resize video

  • You see that the top video will get shrunk and then you can adjust the size as per your convenience. Once settled, you can drag it to the side of your video.

Vegas Pro video getting shrunk

Vegas Pro positioning the video

  • Now, you need to match both your videos i.e. the original video and the reaction video in the timeline so that your original video plays when you hit the play button in your reaction video. To match, you can drag them via your cursor. 
  • After arranging both of them, save your file by clicking File> Render As.
  • A new window will open. Here, you need to put your file name, location and then select the quality of the video. I will suggest choosing at least 1280×720 and then click on the render button. After rendering, it will save your video file at your preferred location.

Vegas Pro save video

That’s pretty much it. The whole procedure will take at least 10 minutes & you can finally see your reaction video.

So, what are you waiting for? Create your own reaction videos & upload it 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 which otherwise results in a copyright claim.
  • Another thing you can do is, chop 5 seconds of your video after every 30 seconds. This means you watch the first 30 seconds of the video, cut off the next 5 seconds, then again watch 30 seconds & then cut off the next 5 seconds and so on.
  • Similarly, instead of chopping off the 5 seconds, you can pause the video after 30 seconds and then talk a little about it. Then, again play the next 30 seconds, pause it and then again talk about it. Basically, you need to stop the video after every 30 seconds for a while and then again repeat the same thing. 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 think that you are using others content, so there will be a risk.

The best thing you can do is email the original video creator and ask permission for reaction. If they agree, then you don’t have to worry much.

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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. But Vegas Pro seems easy for me.

If you liked this method, then don’t forget to share it. Also, if you want to read more articles about YouTube, then check out the below articles.

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3 thoughts on “How To Make Reaction Videos Without Getting Copyright Claim”

  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.

    1. 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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