This will show you how to record your screen using SnagIt for recording short clips of movies.
During installation of SnagIt you may be asked
to allow SnagIt access to some features. The
most important ones for recording movie clips
are the SCREEN CAPTURE and the SYSTEM AUDIO.
Make sure those are enabled.
Once SnagIt launches, click on the Capture Button
Click on the the Video Tab, then decide if you are
recording a region of the screen or full screen. Choose
this in the Selection dropdown.
Preview in Editor - your choice (this launches preview when you stop recording)
Capture Cursor - OFF
Record Microphone - OFF
Record Sytem Audio - ON
CLICK the CAPTURE BUTTON
If you chose to record a region of the screen you will get
orange guidelines and you will draw a box around the area
of the screen you want to record. For a movie draw the area
around the movie. In this example it is the area in YELLOW.
You are now ready to record. Press the RED RECORD button
and then press the PLAY button on the video.
SnagIt will hide in the background while recording. When you want
to stop recording click on the RED S logo in the top menu bar
and click on STOP RECORDING.
If you are recording the FULL SCREEN this dropdown will show up
in the recording. You may want to set up a keyboard shortcut
to start and stop the recording. See below.
To set up a keyboard shortcut, you can find these in the SnagIt preferences under the
KEYBOARD tab. To set the short cut, you click on the task you want to set, in this
case it would be VIDEO CAPTURE, then you press the keys on the keyboard.
The default location for saved movies is the USERS/PICTURES/SNAGIT folder