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Screen Capture Studio for Mac vs. Snagit for Mac Review

Snagit (Mac) 4

Screen Capture Studio for Mac 4

Snagit by Techsmith is one of the best-known screen capture programs. Its key feature is a powerful screenshot editor, and it also includes a set of basic video recording options. However, Snagit falls short in video editing, which may cause some users to uninstall it. If you need a screen recorder with a fully-featured video editor, we recommend you try Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac – a Snagit alternative that combines recording and editing features in one program.

To see if Screen Capture Studio is a good Snagit alternative for Mac, we’ll compare* the two apps according to the following criteria:


User Interface

TechSmith Snagit (Mac) 4
Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac 4

If you look at the Screen Capture Studio and Snagit interfaces, you’ll see that both programs are well-designed and easy to use. You won’t find any complicated settings and unnecessary options in either program, so working with them is not a problem even for beginners. For this functionality, Screen Capture Studio and Snagit both deserve the highest grade.


Screen Capture Options and Tools

Compare the main screen capture options and tools in both programs below:

Functionality TechSmith Snagit (Mac) 4 Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac 4
Capture frame adjustment
Webcam capture
Online video recording
Recording Skype calls
Scheduled video capture
Keyboard action capture
System sound
Simultaneous input and output audio recording
Saving in different formats

Most features are comparable, except for a few extras in Screen Capture Studio. The latter lets you schedule the capture process by setting the exact start and end times. You can also show keystrokes while recording, which is very useful if you’re making a video tutorial. These two features give Screen Capture Studio a slight advantage over Snagit in terms of functionality.


Video editing features

Snagit is primarily known for its handy screenshot editor, but it has little to offer when it comes to editing recorded video:

Functionality TechSmith Snagit (Mac) 4 Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac 4
Cutting and splitting
Filters and effects
Titles and callouts
Adding voiceover and music

Snagit only lets you cut your footage, which is fine for simple screen capture, but not enough for creating professional screencasts and video tutorials. Screen Capture Studio is far more flexible: you can split and join video segments, apply filters, titles, and callouts, add background music, record voice commentary, and more.


Export Features

Snagit only offers MP4 for saving your recordings. Screen Capture Studio lets you choose from many different formats: MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, 3GP, and much more. You can also use built-in ready-made presets for mobile devices when saving the recorded video.


Technical Support

Both Movavi and TechSmith provide a high level of user support through several different channels:

Support channels TechSmith Snagit (Mac) 4 Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac 4
Live chat 4 hours a day 18 hours a day
How-tos and manuals
Community (Facebook and others)

You can easily find important information about the programs in user guides and manuals on the companies’ websites. The only real difference between the two is that Movavi's live chat is available for a much longer period of time than Techsmith's.



Snagit (Mac) 4

Screen Capture Studio for Mac 4



There’s a little choose between Snagit and Screen Capture Studio when it comes to price: Snagit costs $49.95 and Screen Capture Studio costs $59.95. However, by purchasing a licensed copy of Screen Capture Studio, you receive two apps for the price of one: a high-quality screen recorder and a powerful video editor.

We hope this Movavi vs. Snagit for Mac review will help you make the right choice for your needs. If you’re going to create professional screencasts, tutorials, vlogs, or demo videos, we recommend you opt for Movavi Screen Capture Studio – the perfect Snagit alternative for Mac. Look at its advantages over Snagit:

  • More recording features: schedule capture process, show keystrokes
  • Powerful video editor: add filters, titles, music, and more
  • More export options: lots of formats and handy presets
  • Two fully-featured apps for the price of one

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

*For this review, we used Screen Capture Studio for Mac 4 (the full version) and Snagit (Mac) 4 (the full version).

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