Powerpoint presentation screen was not recorded

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I recorded a lecture with Camtasia this week but the screen presentation was not recorded. Audio track is fine and I see the title of the slides in the other track but the image is just the first slide of the presentation. Any solutions? Thanks.

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Rick Stone

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Hard to say without knowing more. Are you able to record other things? 

One possibility to recover would be to import the PowerPoint so you could get images of the slides. Then manually insert and adjust them to match the audio.

Or was this a presentation where another person was presenting and you were trying to record their presentation?

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks, Rick. It is my own lecture, Powerpoint 2016, Windows 10. Recording works fine when I use the laptop on its own at home, the problem occurs when it is connected to the screens (HDMI) in the lecture theatre and I duplicate the external screen with my laptop screen. Maybe Camtasia gets mixed up with the input?
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Importing the powerpoint presentation may be an option, still annoying because it misses pointing to relevant positions on the screen with the mouse.
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Perhaps others will have suggestions to offer. But in this case I think it's likely best to contact support. Assuming, of course, that you have a recent version of Camtasia.

Just a thought though. I'm not sure of your sequence of events here. I'm somewhat assuming that you started the presentation, then started Camtasia to record? Assuming that's the case,  I'm wondering if anything would change if you first started the recording, then connected the HDMI and started the presentation?
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Thanks, Rick. I will try the HDMI connection idea but probably will need to contact Camtasia support (we have the latest Camtasia version including tech support but today is a holiday in the US, I believe).
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Actually, try connecting the HDMI monitor, but don't start Camtasia just yet - you have some Windows work to do first. With both monitors (laptop & external HDMI), rt-click on the laptop's screen  and select "Display settings", click the "Identify" button. Windows numbers each monitor. So that we're both talking from the same playbook, make sure Mon#1  is displayed on the left, you can manually move the two boxes in the re-arrange box at the top of your screen.  Now click on whichever screen represents your laptop, its color will be the darker of the two.

Now scroll down to the bottom and make sure you "X" the box 'Make this my main display.' Just above that box, select "Duplicate Displays".  Now you're setup to display the slide show on both monitors.

If you recorded the slide show using just your laptop, the playback should now be directed to both monitors.
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Great, thanks a lot.
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Thats sounds logical to me.
I figured it had to do with assigning the main display properly.
I've never done this as described, so I didn't want to just throw out my best guess.

Regards,Joe