Snagit Video Editing 13 Reviews
Snagit Video Editing PROS / Its intuitive interface makes it very easy to capture screenshots and videos.
VERDICT / For a program that’s geared toward taking screenshots, Snagit does very well as video capture software and makes an excellent alternative to its sister program Camtasia.
Snagit is a sister program to Camtasia Studio,
one of our top-ranked video capture products. And while Snagit focuses more on taking still screenshots, it’s still pretty good capture software. The big difference is that Camtasia has a full array of video-editing tools while Snagit’s editing tools are almost exclusively designed for still images. However, since Camtasia has a price tag of almost $300, Snagit is a good alternative for those on a budget.
compact and intuitive interfaces
Snagit has one of the most compact and intuitive interfaces of the applications we reviewed. There are three modules to choose from All-in-One, Image, and Video. All-in-One allows you to capture what’s going on your screen and take screenshots without interrupting your recording. Image and Video are self-explanatory: They both give you expanded options for capturing screenshots and videos.
The screenshot tool not only captures images of your entire screen, it also gives you the option to capture specific windows, regions or applications. One of the more useful screenshot tools is the “scrolling window” feature, which lets you capture images that are longer than your computer screen without the need to manually scroll while you record the screen.
Snagit also integrates easily with other capturing tools
like your computer’s webcam or microphone. It also allows you to capture your system’s audio so your audience can hear what’s happening on your computer instead of just seeing it. When you add in the microphone, the application allows you to do even more, like record video calls from VoIP applications such as Skype.
The image-editing options in Snagit are excellent. However, the program comes up short when it comes to video-editing tools. This is unsurprising since Snagit is mainly a screen-capture program, but you can use the editor to trim away unwanted footage. If you want more advanced editing tools like pan and zoom,
titles and annotations, you’ll need to invest in a separate video-editing program. If you want a full array of video-editing tools, be sure to investigate the Movavi Screen Capture software.
During the testing phase of our review, we created identical projects using each application on our lineup. Our video experts examined the results and found that
Snagit’s video quality was among the best. It only suffered from minor pixelation and hesitation problems in the picture, and the sound was perfect. Only the programs in the top tier of our side-by-side comparison yielded higher-quality results.