Is it possible to grab a screenshot/image capture while recording a video capture?

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Is it possible to grab a screenshot/image capture while recording a video capture? 
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Rick Stone

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Nope - But you are able to extract a frame of the recording to save as an image.
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Thanks! That's what I was afraid but I wanted to be sure. Getting the image from the video later isn't really what I'm after. What happens is this: I'm looking into a problem and I'm shooting a video while I investigate so that I have that video in case I need to review something later. When I go ahead and see something that is a problem, I want to grab a picture of that and put it in an email I'm writing at that time. I don't really want to just make a note and come back to grab a screenshot from the video later and I don't really want to stop my video either since I'm not 100% finished yet. I can use another screenshot program as a workaround but it would be nice if there was a way I could use Snagit to grab an image even though I'm recording a video at the same time. 
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Hmmm, in that case perhaps it might be helpful to employ the Windows screen shot method. In Windows, if you press Windows + PrtScn it takes a screenshot of the whole screen and saves it as a file on the hard drive, without using any other tools. Windows stores the screenshot in the Pictures library, in the Screenshots folder.  Note that if this doesn't work for some reason and the Function key is needed for PrtScn, you will need to press Function+Windows+PrtScn.

Cheers... Rick :)
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It works but it dims the entire video capture for over a second while it captures the screen shot.I tested it myself when I saw this post yesterday. I rejected the idea because of it.It kinda ruins over a second of the recording, so it's less than ideal.
Regards,Joe
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Thank you both. I can use the snipping tool or another option (including print screen) but that doesn't give me the range of image capture options that I like (part of why I have Snagit really). So, I have a workaround. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't another option within Snagit that I was missing. 
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It's actually about 1/2 a second just for clarification. I double checked and I like to be accurate.
Oh well