Hi! I’m using Captivate 2.
I noticed that I cannot edit video (NOT static screens)
captured during the recording. Let me clarify – when I capture
scrolling of the screen, I cannot edit video (i.e. delete sensitive
information from each slide in that video). I’m fine editing static
screens using MS Paint. Is there a way to efficiently edit video as
well? If yes, what software can I use (free or other)?
I also noticed that when editing using Snagit, when I save
and close Snagit, the screen that I edited does NOT show as edited
in Captivate (it works fine with Paint – it looks that Paint
is integrated with Captivate and Snagit is not). Is there a way
that I can integrate Snagit with Captivate, so when I edit screens
with Snagit it looks edited in Captivate (I guess, I can import
Snagit-edited screens, but this creates unnecessary step).
Hi ShareO and welcome to our community
As far as I know, there is no “integration” between Captivate
and Paint or SnagIt. I regularly edit things in Captivate using
SnagIt and it seems to work fine for me. Perhaps it would help if
you could outline the exact process you are using?
As for the video editing, all I can say is “good luck”.
Captivate records as .AVI during the capture process, but once the
capture process is complete, the .AVI is converted to .SWF. There
is no way I’m aware of to capture the .AVI before it gets
converted. I’ve tried on many occasions. There is an ability to
insert other objects on a slide containing video. Perhaps you could
insert a highlight box or an image object to cover the sensitive
information at the time it appears. You would certainly need to
remove any transition, because a fade in or fade out would probably
reveal the sensitive information ever so briefly.
How do I make SnagIt to be my default editor in Captivate
(not MS Paint)? Do you import edited screen shots to
Hi again ShareO
How exactly are you editing? Here’s the deal. Captivate 2
introduced the ability to click objects in the new Library panel
and make edits. Normally, image and sound files. So I regularly
right-click images in the Library and edit them. When I
right-click, I see “Edit with…” on the context menu. Upon doing
this for the very first time, I believe Edit with… is the only
option, as you have never selected an editor. After you make that
first selection, it is then locked in as the default editor. But
you should still be able to select the “Edit with…” whenever you
Personally, I like to use multiple editors with images. I
might use SnagIt one moment and Microsoft Paint the next. Then
Photoshop possibly after that. So here’s a little trick you can
employ. Create Windows shortcuts that point to all the assorted
.EXE files of each editor. Copy the multiple shortcuts and place
copies in the folder where each of the .EXE files are found. This
allows you a super easy avenue to switch editors kind of “on the
Here’s another issue to consider. If I have imported an image
into Captivate, then later wish to edit it. Be careful when
editing. Captivate does open the desired editor and loads up the
image. But when you click the Save button? Not only is the image
inside Captivate changed, but the original on your hard drive
changes too! Personally, I dislike that behavior, but you needed to
be aware of it.