3 Learning Modes; 3 Times Editing Screencast videos; Huge Files - Is There a Better Way?

I am doing my first projects in Storyline 2, which include sequences of screencast recordings. I'm finding that each time I import the video content for the different types of learning mode (View-Try-Test), I am making the same edits in each mode/scene (deletion of extraneous interactions the program captures that I don't need...like clicking and dragging to move a subject/image in the software I'm training).  All that extraneous & low-value content just makes for extra slides when it's processed in slide-by-slide mode. And since the original video is brought in for each mode/scene, I'm dealing with extra big file size and redundant editing in each mode. 

Is there a better way to manage the original video to eliminate the extraneous content and avoid the redundant editing?

Thanks!

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Norm Cousineau

Hello Brad. Not sure what you mean by " All that extraneous & low-value content just makes for extra slides when it's processed in slide-by-slide mode."

If you have 1 video file that you edit in different ways, you should be able to import it once. Save it on a slide unedited, then copy and paste it to other slides, then edit. That way you import only once. You may even be able to copy an edited clip, paste it to another slide, then select 'reset', not sure about that though. Otherwise you could get a relatively inexpensive video editor and do you're editing there (I use Camtasia Studio).