Record a Picture-in-Picture Video

Record your screen and webcam at the same time with Snagit's Picture-in-Picture feature.

3d Snagit icon

Add a Picture-in-Picture (webcam) video to connect with your viewers. Snagit’s Picture-in-Picture allows you to:

  • Display screen and webcam simultaneously in your video.
  • Control the size and placement of the webcam video.
  • Turn the camera off and on during recording as needed.

Picture-in-Picture example

Note: For more information on all video recording options, including capture settings and recording dimensions, see Record a Video with Snagit.

  1. In the Capture window, select the Video tab.
    Video tab in Capture window
  2. Click the Capture button or press Print Screen (Windows) or Control+Shift+C (Mac).
    Capture button
  3. The orange crosshairs appear. Click and drag to select the area to record on the screen or click the Fullscreen button to select the entire screen.
    Selection crosshairs and Fullscreen button
  4. The Video Recording toolbar appears with a preview of the webcam. Click a button on the toolbar to turn the option on or off before or during recording.
    Picture-in-Picture preview
    • Webcam: Click the Webcam button to turn webcam recording on or off.
      Webcam button
    • Webcam options: Click the dropdown to select webcam options:
      Video recording toolbar with webcam options
      • Device: Select your computer’s built-in or connected webcam.
      • Picture-in-Picture placement or Fullscreen: Select the location for the Picture-in-Picture window in your final video, or select Fullscreen (Windows) or Fullscreen Webcam (Mac) to fill the selected recording area with webcam video.
      • Shape: Select Circle, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Square, or Rounded Square shape for your webcam recording.

        Note: In some cases, such as Citrix environments, only Rectangle and Square shapes are available.

    • Microphone audio: Record the audio from your computer’s built-in microphone or from a connected USB microphone.
      Microphone button
  5. To change the size of the Picture-in-Picture, drag a corner of the webcam preview in or out.
    Resize Picture-in-Picture
    Tip: You can also click and drag the webcam preview to change the Picture-in-Picture placement.
    Move Picture-in-Picture location
  6. To begin recording, click the Record button or press Shift+F9 (Windows) or Command+Shift+Space (Mac).
    Video record button
  7. To pause recording, click the Pause button or press Shift+F9 (Windows) or Command+Shift+Space (Mac).
    Video pause button
  8. To stop the recording, click the Stop button or press Shift+F10 (Windows) or Option+Shift+V (Mac).
    Video stop button

The capture opens in Snagit Editor where you can preview, remove unwanted sections, and share the video.

Tip: Pause recording to change video settings.

For a polished video, pause the recording before changing video settings, such as changing the Picture-in-Picture placement.

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2023. Previous versions may look or function differently.