What about some basic video editing and overlay? Possible?

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Things like adding audio in post, adding an arrow / frame overlay / tag to indicate things? 
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Fo that you need Camtasia
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Ed Covney

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Add audio to a Snagit pic? That's not possible. Have you considered Camtasia? It has a trial period (watermark), but you'll have plenty of time to test.

I do like your user name! Anything to do with "Spirograph" - a toy I had in the mid 60's, bought the bi-centennial version a few years back - safer (putty vs tacks) but still has the same pen-to-paper problems, so I gave up in favor of Excel and parametric equations:

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on this same line, does anyone know how to splice 2 MP4 video's together?
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I have used a program, $50, called "Easiest Soft Movie Editor" for many years.

or if you own Camtasia, put both on the time line and render it.
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Hi folks

This actually *IS* possible to achieve. However, it will require a bit of "outside the box" thinking and some adjustments though.

All of it will require configuring SnagIt so it doesn't hide when you capture. For that, head to the SnagIt capture window and click File > Capture preferences... > Capture tab > Clear the option to hide SnagIt when capturing.

Now you will likely want to work just within the Canvas area of the SnagIt Editor. so that all you see is the image and not the SnagIt Editor UI. So you begin recording your video and just capture the Canvas area. This should then allow you to record video and audio as you are also able to add things like callouts and arrows as you narrate. And in the end, you will simply trim out the bits that perhaps demonstrate adding the extra stuff.

I'd be surprised if it looked anywhere as polished as a Camtasia edited video would. But if SnagIt is all you have, it may allow you to get by.

Cheers... Rick :)
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So rsporn1014,

If your running Windows 10. Photos has an editor that will not only let you splice together videos.
But you can edit them and add text and a few effects as well.

It doesn't do a lot. I haven't played around with it much.But it maintains pretty good audio quality when reproducing music videos produced to high quality.

Just type "Photos" in the search bar to bring up the app.

In the top right hand corner of the application. Select Create. I would go with Custom Video. Theres an Automatic option. I tried it, didn't like it.

Then you import your videos and place them on the storyboard timeline. You can add Effects,Titles,Music,Import narration, Resize, Trim.
Lots of options.
Nothing to Download, its a built in Windows tool. Not sure which Windows 10 version it was added to.

Theres only one video track.No way to overlay images or video. "Picture in Picture"

It's not that complicated to figure out.