Capture Preferences

To open the Snagit Preferences, select Snagit > Preferences > Capture tab.

Hide Snagit when capturing Minimize Snagit during capture.

Show video countdown

Displays a three second countdown before starting the video recording.
Show quick controls in fullscreen recordings Displays the Webcam button and Pause button in the bottom right corner of the screen during a fullscreen video recording.
Scrolling capture This option only appears when Snagit's scrolling capture is disabled. Click the Enable button to install additional options to improve Snagit's scrolling capture capabilities.
Downsample Retina video recordings

Scales down Retina video recordings. It is recommended to enable this option.


If video quality is a concern, you may want to consider disabling this option. When disabled, the text and graphics appear crisper, but the video may result in larger file sizes and dimensions.

Automatically start video recording

Automatically start the video recording after selecting the video recording area.


By default, this option is disabled. You must click the Record button to start the recording.

System Audio Component The TechSmith Audio Capture Component allows you to record system audio (the sound from your computer speakers) during a video capture.
Camera Select a built-in or connected camera device for recording camera video.
Microphone Select a built-in or connected audio device for recording microphone audio.
Input Level Measures the audio level for the selected microphone audio device.


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