Feature request: Export slides back out of Camtasia

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It is currently impossible, I'm told by TechSmith support, to export PPT slides back out of Camtasia. Scenario: import slides as media, record audio, edit audio, change or delete a slide during the course of the editing. With no way to resave those slides, you no longer have a canonical set for other purposes. It's puzzling that this isn't possible now--the media are still there, just need to back them back out. The only apparent solution is to screenshot each slide in the recording, save as an image and then create a new slide deck from the pasted images--so they are no longer editable. 
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paula

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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hi Paula,

The intent behind the import PowerPoint feature was to help make it easier to make videos out of your slideshow presentations. That's why it's a one-way street.

I'd like to know more about what types of things you're doing that you'd like to export from Camtasia back into powerpoint? It sounds like you'd like to add an audio track or video?

Thanks,
Glenn
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Granted, it was my own error--editing and removing slides in the process of audio editing and in my rush not noting the changes I made--but the type of thing I would like to do is have a canonical version of the slide deck so I can use it elsewhere. 
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Bob Lewis

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I know it is not ideal but you could position the playhead at each slide location
in your video and hit Ctrl-F to export a PNG of each slide.
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paula

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Yeah. Ultimately I just did a side-by-side with the recording and a previous version of the deck. This may be an edge case so probably not going to make it into your feature roadmap, but I was surprised that it wasn't possible to retrieve the media. 
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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What you ran into was helpful. I think you described a workflow we hadn't considered.

Thanks for your feedback,
Glenn