How would I use Snagit in conjunction with Camtasia for producing educational videos?

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Prospective buyer of Camtasia here planning to produce educational videos. Not sure if I should just buy Camtasia or the bundle with Snagit.
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j.andrew.barnett

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Monica R

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Though I'm a big fan of Camtasia products, I see no reason to use Snagit when there are lots of free screen capturing applications. I also use an image editing product like Adobe Fireworks. If Snagit combines screencapturing and editing features, should you require it, then go for it. Otherwise, search for free screencapture apps. Hope that helps.
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in my opinion, if the additional cost for Snagit is not an issue, then definitely get Snagit; you can do Snagit captures and export them into a Camtasia project; this can be a big time saver; there are many other reasons why Snagit makes a good companion to Camtasia; I've used both together for over 15 years
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j.andrew.barnett

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Thanks, Monica. I guess my question has more to do with functionality than price. Is there anything about Snagit that makes it integrate well with Camtasia? 
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j.andrew.barnett

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Thanks kayakman. That's the kind of information I'm looking for. Sounds like for you the integration brings sufficient value. With the bundle, the addition in cost is not that great.
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The main advantage I find that Snagit has over other screen capture software is the ability to scroll down as it captures, so that you get the whole of a web page and can then animate it as you wish afterwards in Camtasia to show what you want.  No more cropping/pixel matching/grouping to make the whole image.
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j.andrew.barnett

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Thanks, docsope. That sounds like a worth-it feature for the extra $25 cost of the bundle. If I get this working the way I want to, I'll be making at least one video a week, perhaps multiple ones. Convenience and features that are worth it are...well...WORTH it!
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Hi, a similar question was posted recently and this was my response:

I use both products.

For Snagit: image capture of screen including scrolling pages and panoramic / annotate image / image effects / quick simple video capture / GIFs / video capture of PowerPoint presentation interchanged with Presenter. NB: Video editing is limited

For Camtasia - Video capture of the screen including PowerPoint - I make full use of all the video editing tools Camtasia offers, including: Interactivity e.g. Hotspots, quiz, Table of Contents / Library which is full of great assets for intros, images, music / Import other media e.g. images, photos, video and many more!

So in summary, when I want to record a quick, unedited video without other media, perhaps make a GIF, or capture an image of my screen, I use Snagit. When I want to create a more polished video with an intro, music, other media, captions, TOC etc. I use Camtasia.

Here's the link to the previous thread:
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/snagit-screen-recording-vs-camtasia-screen-recording

Hope this helps,

Jayne @Raiveon
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Thanks, Jayne. That's very helpful.