Does Snagit require an active monitor to work? (using KVM switch in this case)

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Monitor to be captured is on a KVM switch.
Test: Start recording a moving video display (Resource Monitor for example) using Snagit 12 and then use the switch to work with another computer. Then return to the one with the ongoing recording, wait a minute while motion continues  and then stop the capture.
When I view the resulting, I see that none of the motion was captured while the KVM was focused away.
Is this definitive?
Thanks,

Scott
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Sure sounds to me as if you performed a live test and saw a definitive result. ;)
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Thanks Rick,

I was hoping there was something wrong with my technique, rats.

Snagit13 seems to not have that problem though in a test using the same procedure. Not sure why though, the computer generating the video signal hasn't changed and audio has always continued while the KVM was focused elsewhere.

Will find out before long in a live trial. There's a webcast I want to record later this morning.

3 monitors on one computer, using Actual WIndow Manager, one of the monitors connected to a second computer using a KVM switch. 

It is possible to run Snagit to capture video and audio on one of the three monitors and continue working on the other two. Sometimes though windows open in the wrong place or other things happen and the recording is bollixed, so doing capture on the other is ultimately better.
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Live test completed, no worries. Seems like this was an improvement made in SnagIt 13, cutting off the monitor with the KVM didn't interfere with video capture at all.