Announcing Screencasting in Snagit for Google Chrome

Screencasting in Google Chrome is here!

Make a new screen recordingScreen recording, the most highly anticipated feature in Snagit for Google Chrome, is finally here! With our latest release of Snagit, you now have the ability to make screencasts from your Chromebook or any Chrome browser!

At this time, we’re considering the screencasting feature in Snagit for Google Chrome to be in beta. The team has been hard at work on the various moving pieces that come along with video in Chrome, so features and workflows might change in the coming weeks as we finalize and polish the latest version.

Easily create videos of website walk-throughs, record web-based presentations or projects.

Easy Sharing – The Holy Grail of Video

youtube-google-drive-shareOf course, making the screencast is only half of the story. Sharing is essential for any content that you or students create. That’s where Snagit for Google Chrome’s tight integration with Google Drive comes in handy. Right after creating a video, it’s stored in Google Drive and you can receive a direct link to share with students via Google Sites, social media, or your classroom blog. For those of you who prefer to share video to YouTube, we have provided an upload option there, too.

How do I make a screencast with Snagit for Google Chrome?

There is a setting in Google Chrome that needs to be manually turned on to allow for screencasting during the beta period. In our Google Hangout on March 11th, we publicly announced our exciting new features as well as provided a walkthrough on how to enable screencasting in Snagit. Watch the whole hangout below (or click here to skip to the how to):

Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube.

A quick note on Chromebook performance…

One last thing to note—as with all technology and especially with video production, the more powerful the hardware, the better the quality you can expect. Right now, screencasting will work on any device running Google Chrome. However, some of the older models of Chromebooks (e.g. Samsung Chromebooks with ARM processors) aren’t capable of recording very high framerate videos. We recommend Chromebooks featuring Intel’s Haswell processors for the best experience.

Not a Snagit for Google Chrome user yet?

All you have to do is open your Chrome browser or Chromebook and install both the app and the extension from the Chrome web store. It’s free! For more information, watch our overview video here.

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