Camtasia Studio and Snagit

Camtasia SnagitMiraCosta College has negotiated a site license master agreement with TechSmith for Camtasia and SnagIt. The software is available at no cost to employees for on campus and home computers.


Obtaining the Software

On Campus Computer

We will be including this software in future computer installations as part our desktop basic configuration. In the interim submit a helpdesk ticket, requesting the latest version of Camtasia Studio and Snagit, if you would like this software installed on your campus computer.

Contact the Employee Helpdesk at 760-795-6850 for questions and assistance.

Home Computer

E-mail Abdy Afzali or call (760) 757-2121 ext 6731 if you are interested in the Camtasia or SnagIt software for home usage.

Software Overview

Find out more information about Camtasia Studio and Snagit.

Camtasia Studio Tutorials



Snagit Tutorials



Screen Recording for YouTube Recommendation

For screen recording (creating a video), either within Snagit or Camtasia Studio, Karen Turpin recommends the following settings for a clear YouTube video output.

  1. Use the Chrome web browser
  2. Record at the custom size  1280 x 720
    1. You can set this at time of recording by selecting a custom size.
  3. On the chrome browser zoom in to 110% or 120% .
    1. This will help create readable text within the video.