Record, Edit & Share a Snagit Video

Learn how to record and edit your first video with Snagit. Then save or upload your video to your favorite hosting platform.

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In this tutorial:

  1. Record a Video with Snagit (3:07)
  2. Edit a Snagit Video (1:22)
  3. Combine Snagit Videos (2:02)
  4. Share or Save a Snagit Video (1:26)

1. Record a Video with Snagit


Steps to Record a Video

  1. In the Capture window, select the Video tab.
    Video tab in the Capture Window
  2. On the Video tab, adjust the settings as needed, for example to record your microphone, webcam, or cursor.
    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.
    Recording toolbar
  5. Click a button on the toolbar to turn the option on or off before or during recording:
    • Webcam: Record live video from the connected or built-in webcam. Click the dropdown to select the camera device and Picture-in-Picture or Fullscreen webcam options.
      Webcam options menu
    • Capture Cursor: Record your cursor while screen recording. Click the dropdown to turn the cursor effects on or off.
      Capture Cursor button
    • System Audio: Record the sound from your computer such as application alerts or the audio playing from your computer speakers.
      System Audio button
    • Microphone audio: Record the audio from your computer’s built-in microphone or from a connected USB microphone. Click the dropdown to select a device.
      Microphone button
  6. To begin recording, click the Record button or press Shift+F9 (Windows) or Command+Shift+Space (Mac).
    Record button
  7. To pause recording, click the Pause button or press Shift+F9 (Windows) or Control+Shift+Space (Mac).
    Pause button
  8. To stop the recording, click the Stop button or press Shift+F10 (Windows) or Control+Shift+V (Mac).
    Stop button

For more information and video options, see:

2. Edit a Snagit Video


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

Steps to Edit a Video

  1. Drag the green Start handle on the timeline to the location to start the cut.
    The start selection handle on the left side of the playhead
  2. Drag the red End handle on the timeline to the location to end the cut.
    The end selection handle on the right side of the playhead
  3. To review the segment to be cut out, drag the white playhead across the timeline.
    Drag the playhead left and right to review the selection
  4. Click the Cut Out button.
    The Cut Out button above the selection

3. Combine Snagit Videos


Record multiple videos with Snagit, then combine them into a single video. For example:

  • Record a video in segments rather than a single take.
  • Record additional information missed in the first recording.
  • Import and add a video or segment recorded by another person.

Steps to Combine Videos

  1. In the video playback toolbar, click Add Videos.
    Video playback toolbar
  2. In the Combine Videos dialog, click to select additional videos in the order you want to combine them.
    Combine Videos window with four videos selected
  3. Click Combine Videos.

The combined video appears on the canvas to review, edit, and share. The original videos remain in the tray and/or library for future use. For more information, see Combine Videos.

4. Share or Save a Snagit Video


Share directly to the app, hosting service, or file location of your choice.

Steps to Share or Save Your Video

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a video in the recent captures tray.
  2. Click the Share Link dropdown or Share dropdown and select a destination:
    • File: Save an mp4 to your computer or network drive.
    • Screencast: Upload your video to TechSmith’s online video sharing site with built-in conversations, and comments. Snagit automatically copies the link to your clipboard. Learn about Snagit + Screencast for workplace communications.
    • Hosting platform or cloud destination: Select Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, or another destination to upload your video. Snagit automatically copies the link to your clipboard. See Share Captures.

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2024. Previous versions may look or function differently.