Max recording length of SnagIt video capture

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What is the maximum video capture length for the video feature in Snag-It? I need something longer than Jing's five minutes but not all the bells and whistles of Camtasia.
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Terri Gustafson

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Mike Curtis, Employee

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Hello Terri,

It's a bit tricky to give a definitive answer, but here's some details about the variables in the mix: http://techsmith.custhelp.com/app/ans...

I summary, if you have a higher end computer and aren't recording a ton of motion on the screen at large dimensions, you should be in really good shape.

Sincerely,
Mike Curtis
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Elias Valdivia Jr

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the link provided goes no where....fyi
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msalazarponce

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The link isn't working.

I recorded a video of about 2 hours (didn't know it'd take too long!) and it's processing for a long time. Seems it's not finishing. What do you suggest?
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I have the same problem. Anyone who can help??
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The only suggestion I would have is to try and start and stop the recordings in segments as SnagIt in my opinion is more when it comes to video for doing a quick tutorial or to show someone how to do something and has no real good editing options.

I would suggest if you are doing longer video recordings to try a Free 30 Day Uncrippled trial of Camtasia Studio 8 and see if that might work for you better. Also, when recording longer videos it takes a lot of your resources up on the computer and Memory etc. So you may have to still break the videos up on those. Kayakman has several post up here for how he accomplishes this task. Hope this helps a little and have a great day/night and thank for posting.
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Elias Valdivia Jr

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video capture has a 2GB size limit, anything larger then that will error out, seeing this information on the snagit guide. fyi
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Hi Elias,

The information you reference was for Snagit versions 10 and before. With the newer versions, recording longer videos should not be an issue.

The only real limit to the length of a video capture you can take is the space available on your hard drive. Also, high motion, HD video captured for long periods might have trouble due to the file size.

Overall, really long video captures are more likely to encounter issues when compared with shorter ones, but when we say really long I mean REALLY long, as in more than 3+ hours.

You don't say what you want to capture, but, I suggest you close everything you don't need running on your computer. Then, reboot and perform a test with the type of video you will need and see if it works for you.

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Snagit should have an option to specify spicing of video segments.  So if recording 30 minutes of video, you can break them up into 10 min segments.  So after 10 mins of recording, it will automatically save that 10 minutes.  This keeps the amount of total video in memory small and the quality should be equal.
Camtasia should also have ability to splice video outputs by MB size or by xxx minutes

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