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How to use Snagit to recording video with audio

07/28/2009 22:21:49

Snagit can not only capture images but that you can also record a Video with Audio. It keeps getting better and better always one step ahead of all the Screen Capture Software out there.

Some users asked that whenever they record a video from player, website or application, why the audio is missing once playing the videos on the editor or players.
I encountered the same problem but I soon discovered how easy it is to fix the problem and make it work. I will share with you the steps below. Although it may look long winded don't give up, if you follow the instructions step by step, it is very easy to solve this problem.

How to record a video with audio by Snagit:

Snagit 9.0

Click on the Light Blue Round button with an arrow beside the Capture button and choose Video Capture. See image above.

Make sure that under the Options area, the Microphone icon is lighted.

Snagit 9.0

Now click on the tab Output with an image written "None Selected", then go to "Properties" on Audio options, make sure that the Audio capture device is set to your sound card, click Apply and OK.

Now we proceed to configuring the recording input in your Window Record Control.

Audio Properties

Go to Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Audio tab. In Sound recording area, make sure that your sound card is set as the Default Device, click Apply then OK.
Now, under the Sound recording area, click on the Volume button, this will open the Record Control box. Once there, choose Options > then Properties.

Put a check on the box beside the following options: Stereo Mix, Mono Mix, What you hear, Mixer, Wave out mix and Wave in, then click OK.

Back to Record Control box, put a check on the Select button corresponding to each property that you checked earlier, then close the box.

Recording Control

Ok, now you can make it record video with audio. If you follow these steps and it fails, you may need to update your sound card. Alternatively you may own an older version of Snagit that needs upgrading to the latest version Snagit 9.0.

However please note that this feature is only a small subset of the powerful screen recording and editing capability of Camtasia Studio.  Camtasia Studio will allow you to record, edit, annotate and produce videos in all of the standard multi-media formats. It uses an optimized screen capture codec so the resulting files are small and highly compressed.

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