Can an option to eliminate Snagit's 3 second countdown be added to it's video configuration area for advanced users?

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: I'd like the option to disable the 3 second countdown in Snagit

An option in Snagit to allow a user to eliminate the 3 second countdown would be most appreciated.

Sometimes there is something a user wants to capture that is currently happening on the screen. The event needs to be captured quickly and there is no time to waste. Currently, a user has to take the time to open Snagit and wait for it to open, then he has to position the capture window around the area they want to capture, all while time is wasting away, and then once all this is done and the "start" button is pressed, the program does an additional 3 second countdown, and when the program finally starts to capture, the event has passed, or at the least the beginning few seconds has been lost.

For new, inexperienced users a 3 second countdown may be fine, as well as for users who are not capturing time sensitive material. For advanced users however, this additional 3 second countdown which has to be gone through each and every time a video capture is started, the countdown can mean the difference between capturing the event and missing it, and as such is simply a nuisance.

Unless there is some internal reason the program can't function properly without a 3 second running start, an option to start immediately without any countdown, a "fast start" option for advanced users in Snagit's video configuration area would be most helpful,
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Logan S.

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Hey Glen,

I'm going to merge this with a similar topic, so that it get's a bit more attention and support.

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