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  • Identical screen capture options
  • Scheduling video recording time
  • Full-featured video editor
  • Supports more formats for saving
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Movavi Screen Capture Studio: More than a Snagit Alternative

Developed by TechSmith, Snagit is one of the most popular screen recorders on the market. It’s renowned for its wide range of screenshot editing tools. However, when it comes to video editing, Snagit has little to offer. This alone has users looking for a true Snagit alternative that includes a full-function video editor. In this article, we compare* the latest version of Snagit with Movavi Screen Capture Studio – a handy screen recorder for PC and Mac. Our comparison focuses on the following aspects of the programs:

Let’s see if Movavi Screen Capture Studio is a worthwhile alternative to Snagit!

1.User Interface

Snagit alternative
Snagit 13
Alternative to Snagit
Movavi Screen Capture Studio 8

If you look at the screen images above, you’ll see that the interfaces in both programs are well laid out and don’t confuse things with a whole slew of unnecessary options. It’s easy to figure out how to capture the screen using either recorder, even if you’ve never done it before. All you need to do is set the capture area and launch the recording process by clicking a single button.

2.Recording Tools

As with the video capture capabilities, both programs offer a wide range of recording tools to meet most users’ needs: record full screen or a particular area, capture streaming audio, rip online videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc. We’ve provided a detailed comparison between the two programs’ screen capture tools in the table below.

Comparison parameters Snagit 13 Movavi Screen Capture Studio 8
Video capture    
Web camera recording + +
Adjustable capture frame size + +
Online video capture + +
Skype call recording + +
Scheduling video recording time - +
Capture area screenshots + +
Audio capture    
Line-in + +
Microphone + +
System sound + +

It’s clear that both recorders offer equivalent sets of recording tools and options – except for one thing. In Movavi Screen Capture Studio, you can set the exact times you want the recording process to begin and end; Snagit only lets you record in real time.

3.Editing and Export Features

As noted earlier, Snagit’s strong point is a great screenshot editor. But let’s see what our competitors offer in terms of video editing and exporting.

Comparison parameters Snagit 13 Movavi Screen Capture Studio 8
Timeline - +
Splitting and cutting + +
Special effects - +
Animated transitions - +
Titles - +
Multiple formats and presets for saving - +

As we can see, Snagit offers only a cutting function, which is probably not enough for users who often work with screencasts – to create a quality video, users would likely need replacement software that’s similar to Snagit, but with more editing tools. Unlike Snagit, Movavi Screen Capture Studio has a powerful built-in video editor with a wide range of functions (adding animated transitions, captions, music, and various special effects) that will help users create professional-looking video tutorials and presentations.

If you want to save your video for playing on mobile device, a good selection of export options will come in handy. While Snagit offers only MP4 format, Movavi Screen Capture Studio supports a number of different formats (AVI, MOV, 3GP, etc.) and presets for all popular mobile phones, tablets, and media players.

4.Help and Support

It’s very important for users to know that someone is available to answer questions if something goes wrong while they’re using the program. Happily, both Movavi Screen Capture Studio and Snagit include high-level support as part of the license fee and will help users quickly solve any problems with the software.

Comparison parameters Snagit 13 Movavi Screen Capture Studio 8
E-mail + +
Live chat 4 hours a day 18 hours a day
Manuals + +
Forum / Community + +

When you use either of the programs for the first time, the detailed instructions and manuals on the vendors’ websites will help you quickly master the software. If you have any issues with Screen Capture Studio or Snagit (for example, if the program is not recording or not working at all), you can contact the relevant support team via email or use the live chat service to get an immediate response from a specialist.

*We used Screen Capture Studio 8 and the full version of Snagit 13.

Snagit and Screen Capture Studio offer slightly different sets of features: Snagit is primarily aimed at those users who need a program for grabbing screenshots, capturing scrolling windows and editing images. However, for those who want to create professional videos (vlogs, tutorials, reviews, etc.), Movavi Screen Capture Studio is the better choice, as it enables you to:

  • Schedule video recording time
  • Edit the video to your liking
  • Save the footage in any popular video format, not just MP4

So, if you’re looking for software like Snagit but with more video editing options, try Movavi Screen Capture Studio for free and see how easy it is to create high-quality video content!

Want to learn more about Movavi Screen Capture Studio? Visit our product pages for Windows or Mac users.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture Studio does not allow the capture of copy-protected video and audio.

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