Edit a Video

Cut out unwanted parts of a video or trim the beginning or end of the video.

tutorial

After recording a video capture, the MP4 file opens in Snagit Editor to preview and edit.

The video playback controls appear under the video.
video controls numbered

Video ControlDescription
1Elapsed timeDisplays the elapsed time at the playhead’s position on the timeline.
2Start handleDrag the handle to select the starting point for a video selection.
3PlayheadControls which frame in the video is displayed. Drag the playhead to jump to a specific point in the video.
4End handleDrag the handle to select the end point for a video selection.
5Previous FrameClick to move back one frame.
Click and hold the button to rewind.
6Play / PausePlay or pause the video.
7Next FrameClick to move forward one frame.
Click and hold the button to fast forward.
8Create Animated GIFSave entire video or the current selection as an Animated GIF file.
9Save Frame as PNGSave the current video frame as a still image. The new image opens in the tray.
10TimeDisplays the total length of the video.

Trim or Cut Out Unwanted Video Sections

Cut out unwanted parts of a video such as mistakes or coughs, or trim the beginning or end of the video.

  1. Drag the Start handle on the timeline to the location to start the cut.
    Start handle
  2. Drag the End handle on the timeline to the location to end the cut.
    End handle
  3. To preview the cut, drag the playhead to where you want to start the video playback. Click the Play button.
    playhead
  4. Click the Cut button.
    Cut button
    The segment cut from the video is shown as a yellow line on the timeline.
    cut mark on timeline

Save a Video Frame as an Image

Capture the current video frame as a still image.

  1. Open a video capture or click to select a video from the Recent Captures Tray.
  2. Drag the playhead to the desired video frame.
  3. Click the Save Frame as PNG button.
    The new image opens in the tray.

Tip: Need More Video Editing Options?
For additional editing options, share the video to TechSmith Camtasia.