Can't edit recorded videos in snagit

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When i have recorded a video in snagit and i will edit my video, i can cut in my video but i can't use the other tool: Arrow, text, callout, shape, stamp, fill, selection, blur yeah and the other.

 

If i have record a video and need to blur something before i save it to a video or gif img should i be able to do this. 

I'm sitting here and have paid for worthless product. 
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Rick Stone

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You need Camtasia for editing like that.

Didn't you take advantage of the free trial? Free trial is intended to allow you to discover these things before you pay for the product.

Cheers... Rick :)
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why is the function there when I can't fully utilize the program's features?

i don't understand the point of it. Do i need to record in snagit, edit it in camtasia studio and edit the project in snagit to get a gif img of it, sounds weird.  just saying...
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SnagIt is limited to trimming video.You cannot use any of the editing features like annotations,blur, etc. Those are for still images.

It's a basic video recorder for quick sharing. That's what it was designed to be used for.

Regards,Joe
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SnagIt is for simple screen captures. Yes, all the annotation features apply to simple screen captures. Later the ability to record videos was added. And I suppose we could say count yourself lucky that SnagIt now allows you to cut and trim videos. It used to not allow that function.

If you want full editing capabilities, you need Camtasia. Camtasia allows you to layer in all those nice callouts, apply transitions between clips and many more things.

While Camtasia does ship with its own recording application, one workflow would involve recording in SnagIt, then taking that recording into Camtasia. But most folks just use the Camtasia recorder for that bit.

Note that I'm a simple user same as you. My comments are my own and aside from being a happy user of their products, I'm not a TechSmith employee.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Snagit is so useless on so many plans. you can't even insert a gif into a captured .png image even if the picture already are .gif , and when you use te tool to make a gif is the quality worse than worst. 
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Hi there

Is the gif animated? I ask because I just tried adding a static gif image to a png in the Snagit editor and it plopped right in. But I can't do the same with an animated gif. And really, that makes perfect sense to me. After all, an animated gif is composed of many different frames. So how would Snagit know what frame to use?

But you CAN open an animated gif, then manipulate it and export a single frame as a png image. And if you did that, you could accomplish your goal.

Cheers... Rick :)
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i can give you an another example: if you make a template like this 

you can't just drop a gif in there.

the gif file is from a recorded video in snagit, exported to gif.