Video splicing capability

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I have been using SnagIt for past few days and I think it is a wonderful tool. It helps me to communicate and convey information to my clients effectively. However, I found one shortcoming when it comes to capturing a video recording and that is that there is no splicing capability.

This came as a surprise because I noticed we have a "Cut" tool that enables users to remove unwanted parts of the video clip, but there is no way to splice and join two separate video clips. Since most instructions and video captures take a few minutes and it is very difficult to do it in one shot (like shooting a movie or a video in the real world), it would have been great to provide a splicing tool where you can join shorter clips together to come up with a 5 or 10 minute  video clip. I don't think it will be more difficult than the "Cut" tool that we already have to create this splicing tool in terms of coding and programming.

John
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John Amvik

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kurrykid, Champion

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It's unlikely you'll see this in Snag-It. That's what Camtasia is for. I'm glad they put the cut tool in the there to do some trimming, but I'd be surprised to see it expanded.
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John Amvik

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Thanks for your response but I hope they add this feature! It is a very useful tool for Snag-It because I checked Camtasia and it comes across as a very sophisticated set up with a high learning curve. It has all the video editing capabilities that a professional editor wants (it almost looks like Adobe Premier) with multiple tracks and all that good stuff. All I am looking for is just a simple splice/join just like the "Cut" tool. That's all.
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Graham Hughes

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We use the pause button and then reshoot an item as needed and then cut out the unwanted bit and the two halves join together.
For slightly more advanced editing you can use most video editors, such as the free movie maker if you need to keep costs down.
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Joe Morgan

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@  John, I agree with you 100%.

But for now,  a "Free" alterative is to use Freemake video converter to join your separate videos.

I  recommend only downloading directly from the freemake.com site. 
I also recommend  "Not installing" the Optional Add-On's during installation. There's several offered that you either Decline, want, or uninstall after the fact,  just pay attention during installation. Other than that, it's a great free program. It renders surprisingly fast, even when I had a slow computer. I've used it for several years now and it's never let me down.
It does video conversion and some other things as well.   See Image below, Click to Enlarge.  

Regards, Joe

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John Amvik

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Thank you. I will check it out to see what it does.

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