Edit in Camtasia

SNAGIT 13

Discover ways to enhance your content with Snagit and Camtasia. Send images to use as assets in a Camtasia video project. Add titles, animations, or other enhancements to your Snagit videos.

Collaborating Between Snagit and Camtasia

Snagit is great for creating images and video that visually communicate. Snagit is also great for creating media to use in your Camtasia Studio projects.

Below are some tips and best practices for collaboration between your Snagit and Camtasia Studio projects.

How to Share Media with Camtasia Studio

  1. Use the Camtasia Studio Share option to send content directly to an open Camtasia Studio project’s Clip Bin.
    Snagit share menu with the Camtasia option selected
  2. Save your images and videos within Snagit then use the Import Media option in Camtasia Studio to add the files to your project.
    Camtasia import media identified by an arrow

Snagit and Camtasia Studio Video Project Best Practices

When using content created by Snagit in your Camtasia Studio projects, it is important to keep the following in mind to ensure everything works well when blended together in Camtasia Studio.

  • Create a unique folder for each of your Snagit and Camtasia Studio projects. As you build your project, put all your media, recordings, project files, produced videos, and image/capture files in this one folder. This not only helps you stay organized but reduces the risk of having broken media links or missing media files if something gets moved.
  • Use the same Camtasia Studio Editing Dimensions for Snagit Media. For best results for the final video you share, edit the Camtasia Studio video at the size you want the final video to be. Also, use the same editing dimensions for any videos, title clips, or other media you create in Snagit.
  • Create Consistent Branding
    Will you use corporate branding such as logos, colors, arrows, etc. in your video project? If so, use Snagit to create a sharable SNAG file that holds the colors, arrows, fonts, borders, callouts, stamps, etc. to be used in the image and video projects. This helps ensure consistency and provides unity in your content.
    Example of a package of content branding standards for Snagit

About Media Created with Snagit to be Used in Camtasia Studio

Keep the following in mind when using images and videos created with Snagit in a Camtasia Studio project.

  • Images saved with transparency retain the transparency in Camtasia Studio.
    Example of an image with transparency used in Camtasia
  • Color images including number stamps can have their color changed via the Colorize effect option in Visual Properties.
    Example of a stamps colors being changed using he Colorize effect
  • .SNAG files cannot be used in Camtasia Studio and all vector objects in a Snagit image are flattened when saved as a PNG or other image file. So, callouts, stamps, arrows, etc. cannot be manipulated in Camtasia Studio.
  • Images created in Snagit may not scale up very well if they need to be resized in Camtasia Studio. Therefore, it is important to create your Snagit images at the correct dimensions to avoid blurry arrows, callouts, text and more.
    Examples of images created at the wrong dimensions for use in Camtasia

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