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Professional video editing for eLearning, tutorials, software simulations and more.

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MadCap Mimic is an easy-to-use software simulation and multimedia tool that lets you create fully interactive movies, eLearning videos, simulations, presentations and tutorials of software or systems.

Versatile Multimedia Creation Tool for Videos, Tutorials and More

MadCap Mimic is ideal for use in technical support, sales and marketing, eLearning and more, offering a wide range of video creation and editing capabilities.

  • Create fully editable, interactive movies of software applications
  • Allow your users to view and listen to demonstrations/presentations and (optionally) interact with simulations
  • Output formats include HTML5 (WebM and MP4 files) and Adobe® PDF®
  • Import Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations
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Choose how you want to record your movie: automatically record the steps a user takes to accomplish a task; manually take a screenshot each step of the way; or record full-motion video.


Decide what your viewers need: add or modify text bubbles, cursor movements, or timing; add objects, music, narration or special effects.


Select the output format and publish your movie.

Powerful Single-sourcing Features

MadCap Software is the only vendor in the industry to allow for maximum content reuse by applying the same rules used for text to movies, callouts and images. By adding variables to callouts for example, there's no need to recapture or reinsert callouts into your documentation when text or version changes are required.

Mimic has numerous single-sourcing features that save you time and effort by letting you create content once and reuse it in multiple places. This includes:

  • Variables
  • Condition tags
  • Targets
  • Palettes
  • Master frames
  • Frame libraries

Project Conditions and Variable Links: When inserting a Mimic Movie/Project into a Flare project, all of your movie frames and objects have access to the conditions and variables in the Flare project.

MadCap Mimic Single-sourcing Diagram
We are making tutorial videos based on what customers are searching for. Using Mimic really takes our online Help to the next level.”

—Stefan Steinbauer | Head of Documentation and Translation, Tricentis

Multiple Recording Modes

With multiple recording modes, you can select:

  • Automatic
  • Manual
  • Full-motion Recording

Automatically “snap” the recording window to an active application's size, or you can move an active application within the recording window.

Diagram of MadCap Mimic Recording Modes

Video Support for iOS, YouTube® and More

Single video files—.WebM or .MP4—can be used to play movies in a standalone player, such as Windows® Media Player or QuickTime® (no codec required).

  • MP4 files can be viewed on the iPhone® or iPad®
  • MP4 and WebM files are supported on video sharing sites such as YouTube®
Chart of MadCap Mimic Video Support

Fully Integrated with MadCap Flare; Translate Content in MadCap Lingo

MadCap Mimic is tightly integrated with both MadCap Flare and MadCap Lingo.

  • MadCap Flare: Easily incorporate Mimic outputs into your Flare projects.
  • MadCap Lingo: MadCap Lingo fully supports the translation and localization of Mimic projects and files. There is no need to transfer files outside of the actual project or movie. This insures that content and files are never missing, and eliminates the chance of corruption and loss of formatting.
Diagram of MadCap Mimic Integration

Multi-Language Support

MadCap Mimic is fully Unicode compatible, making it possible to handle most of the languages of the world. Mimic not only supports Western European languages, but also double-byte Asian languages, Eastern European languages, and more.

Multi-Language Video Support Screenshot

Enhance Videos with Audio, Text, Animation and More

Dozens of video enhancements in MadCap Mimic can add polish to your content.

  • Blur effects
  • Blur-inside effects
  • Opacity effects
  • Gray scale effects
Video Enhancement Features Screenshot

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