Making a video and adding edits after in Snag It

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I make videos for accounts. If my supervisor comes to me after making a video with an edit my only option is to screencapture half of the video, record new information, and screencapture the rest of the video. When I do this the system audio recording sounds fuzzy and the quality of my voice changes switching from system audio (screencapture of previous video) to mic (for edit) and back. 

Is there a workaround for this? I tried importing the movies to Windows Movie Live but the software I need to capture looks very low quality and you can't make out any of the words.
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SnagIt videos are highly compressed when rendered and the audio is less than ideal because the audios bit rate is very low. "Below 100kbps" That's why re-recording  a rendered video sounds so bad.
Re-rendering a highly compressed video in another program also degrades the video quality.

Camtasia is a better way to go. You can re-edit videos to your hearts content without losing any output quality and re-record segments as necessary.
There is a learning curve to Camtasia and it cost a lot more than SnagIt. However, if the company is footing the bill then it may be in the company's best interests to do so.
He's already payed you to fail using SnagIt and Windows live. So in the long run Camtasia can save money and give you the functionality you need. Productivity  pays for itself in a working environment.

It's worth considering in my opinion.

Regards, Joe