Record a Video

Record a video of the action on the screen as an MP4 video. You can choose to record microphone audio, system audio, and a webcam. Use Snagit videos to:

  • Walk someone through a process or issue.
  • Record a demonstration or a how-to video.
  • Record a presentation switching between the presentation slides and video of the speaker.
  • Send someone audio and visual feedback in a video.
  • Record a small portion of an online video or animation.

Record a Video

  1. In the Capture window, select the All-in-One tab.
    All-in-One tab
  2. Click the Capture button or press Control-Shift-C.
    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.
    For tips, see Select the Video Recording Area.
  4. To edit the selected area, complete any of the following:
    • Drag the handles to adjust the selection.
    • To enter a specific size, type the dimensions in pixels into the Width and Height fields.
    • To move the selected area on the screen, click within the highlighted area and drag the selection to the desired location.
  5. Click the Video Capture button.
  6. The Video Recording toolbar appears. Video Recording Toolbar

    The options on the toolbar can be toggled on or off during recording:

    • Webcam: Record live video of the connected or built-in webcam. Screen video is not recorded when the webcam option is enabled.
      Webcam button
    • System Audio: Record the sound from your computer such as application alerts, audio playing from your speakers, etc.
      System Audio button
    • Microphone Audio: Record the audio from your computer's built-in microphone or from a connected USB microphone.
      Microphone button
  7. To begin recording, click the Record button.
    Record button
  8. To stop the recording, click the Stop button or press Option-Shift-V.
    Stop button

The capture opens in Snagit Editor where you can preview, edit, and share the capture.

TIP: Save a Preset

If you frequently use the same video dimensions or recording settings, save the settings as a preset for future use. See Set Up a Custom Video Recording.


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