Snagit is the screen casting software which will allow you to record your screen activity. This is a very much useful tool for making the video earn money. This is the free software. It has all the basic functions which require making the video. This software you can use in the office for training & development purpose. It is easy to capture and record the problem. You can find numbers of videos demonstrating the use of different software and their features. Below you can see the main screen of the software. The big red button is to start capture.
- Home use
It is very easy to capture the video. even you can capture the video for part of the screen. It supports region capture. So you can select the region before start recording. You can disable or enable the cursor display. if you are watching movie online then you can view and record the video. You can record the video while playing video games.
- Business use
You can make the video for YouTube upload. You can make the video for training purpose and show use of components or modules. You can make a video reproduce the bug which you are observing on your computer.
While recording video of computer activity you can record your voice also. So you can speak about the activity you are doing which will help the watcher to understand the activity more clearly. For example, if you have some doubt or problem in your mail setting then you can make the video for it. So somebody can look a tell you the solution. You can make a video for other to solve the problem. Here in below image you can see the mic icon, you can enable the voice recording by pressing that button. If you press the cursor icon as shown below then you can record the cursor movement. After recording the video will be open if Snagit if you have enabled the preview.
Image capture works in a similar way to video capture. Mostly we will use print screen button to take the screen shot. This will do the same thing with addition options. Here also you can select the region to capture. You can capture the image from any internet page. You can use this image to prepare the document. You need not write and you can save your time.
Custom scroll mode in it is often used to capture information from the internet. It has many advantages. Generally we search in google to get some information but we will not save it. Snagit software will allow you to capture the complete website page in a single image. This will help you store the information.
Addition to video capture it has many other features also. Snagit has inbuilt Image editor. Image editor has all the required features. You resize the Image. You can convert the Image type. Mean you can convert the BMP Image to jpg or PNG Image which requires in many cases. You can mix the two images. You can put the arrow, circle or any other symbols on the image to highlight the part of the image. Snagit has many inbuilt symbols available for editing. You can put text above the image. The window provides PAINT as inbuilt software for image editing. It is not much powerful any easy to use. In below snap, you can see the list of available and captured images in Snagit. Snagit will collect all captured images for future use.
In the below image, you can see the different icons for different features. You can place the different borders. You can blur the image. You can change a color shade of the image. You can see the different types of border available in below captured image. The crop is the basic functionality in the image editor. Snagit will give smart resizing. This feature is very much useful in image editing. I tried to do the same in MSPaint, but I am not able to do it. and again it is very much fast to work with Snagit. You can add the text at any place. Text handling is pretty good in Snagit then other image editing tool. All this thing you can do it adobe Photoshop which specially designed for Image handling. Professional photographers use it. Snagit you can use as the handy tool for image editing for your article writing.
Snagit provides a variety of arrow and markers. You can choose collates according to your need. Like MSPaint, it will give you eraser and color filler for your own painting. You can create your own paint or image easily using Snagit. It has inbuilt shape cutter. In its library, we can find lots of shapes which you can use to make your own design. After making an image, you can directly output it to excel or ppt in a single click.
You can set shortcuts keys or profile to do different tasks. To know more about Snagit, you can visit Techsmith site. I hope this information is useful for the startup to make a video. You can share your views about Snagit with me. Camtasia is professional software for screen recording. It has many advanced effects like cursor effects, noise cancellation, highlight words, blur password, zoom in, zoom out and transition effects. I would suggest you to use this software once you get some knowledge about screen recording. I have used all this software which I have mentioned here in Hubpages. Camtasia has inbuilt video editor which is quiet useful for editing. You can directly upload the video to YouTube of another site from the software.
List of other software for desktop screen recording:
It is free software. Very easy to use. It supports different video format recording. It also supports audio recording. I have used it and found it good. A quality of recording is good.
Handy screen capture tool. It has fewer features. Available at free of cost. I have used it for some time. It is okay to use with basic functionality.
You can get it for free as demo version. It has many professional effects. Best among all for screen capture. Widely used by professional video maker. This is the best software I have used ever.
This software is available at no cost. I have found one but with this software. I have observed green screen problem with this while recording. It will occupy more memory and ram for video.
It is again from Techsmith. You have less feature than Camtasia but still better than Snagit. You can put text box and highlight spot is possible with this software.
Zoom in, zoom out is possible in it. There is other software like Wink, UltraVNC, CaptureFox and Krut are software used for the same purpose.