Can you type text or add captions to the videos on SnagIT 2018?

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When I capture the screen image i'm allowed to insert a text box, add arrows, highlights, and many other editing tools.  Can this not be done on a video as well?  I am making videos for processes at work and i'd love to be able to type some notes in/on the video screen.  Is this possible or do I need a program like Camtasia?
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Rick Stone

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If that's the level of editing you want, you need to check out SnagIt's younger sibling Camtasia. All you can really do using SnagIt is to cut out bits of the video.
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Joe Morgan

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SnagIt videos cannot be annotated. SnagIt can only capture what is currently occurring on the screen in front of you. If you had a screen drawing application and recorded yourself drawing on the screen. It’s capable of capturing that. But the editor itself has no editing capabilities. Aside from cutting out unwanted content.

If you’re interested in creating polished videos. SnagIt’s not what you’re looking for.

In my experience, Camtasia is very good with recording computer monitors and creating videos from that content. 2560 x 1440 is my highest resolution monitor. I have two additional 1920 by 1080 monitors. I recorded up to all three of them simultaneously without issue. I cannot speak for its 4K capabilities.

Regards, Joe






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Or there are several editors you can get a free version of.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-free-video-editing-software,review-5301.html

And others besides what is reviewed there.

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FWIW, if I'm making a quick and dirty video (like I would with Snagit) and I want text, I'll just open up the text editor of my choosing, make the font rather large, alt + tab between the apps and type the text I want. Probably not what you're looking for, but just something I find myself doing quite often.

-Glenn