Video capture differences between Snagit and Camtasia?

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I have both Snagit 13 and Camtasia 9 for Windows. When trying to get a video screen capture, is there any reason to prefer one over the other? I notice that the user interface is quite different, but I don't see anything that indicates one is 'better' than the other. Are they the same thing "under the covers"?
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Glen Barrington

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

I believe the only real difference might be the frame rates used. I think Camtasia is typically 30 fps while SnagIt will vary.

The link below should help with SnagIt.

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-u...

Cheers... Rick :)
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Snagit records directly to mp4 format which is handy for short videos needing limited editing...  Camtasia records to its camrec format which gives much more elasticity to the editing process... when I asked the same question to the Techsmith support people, they told me that Camtasia recorder was more efficient at recording longer recording sessions than Snagit is... all these truths can change with new versions though... this would be a good FAQ video for Techsmith to propagate.... when to use which
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Thanks, guys!  Based on your two comments, I suspect that if I want the highest possible quality for inclusion in a longer video, I would probably be  happier with the Camtasia version of Screen Capture.  OTOH, if I am doing a capture as a stand alone object, that I might want to record and then immediately share with someone else, Snagit's screen capture is the way to go.