Camtasia 9 - Flashing at top of pip screen when recording camera video along with screencast

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I am recording a video with my laptop camera along with a screencast of a partial area of my laptop screen. There is a consistent flashing at the top of my picture-in-picture video of myself, it's not every second but it stops and goes away. It looks rectangular in size, at first I thought it might be the controls box visible in my recording but I moved the controls box on my screen and it's still having the issue. 
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I did a quick test, partial screen capture with laptop web cam content; could not reproduce what you describe

could you produce your footage and share on screencast.com so we can see the issue?
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THank you Kayakman!!  You may have helped me right through the issue. When it's in the .trec format, it flashes and looks terrible... I uploaded it to Screencast, and while I lost the sound (I'm a brand new user to Camtasia), it doesn't flash like that! (my sound did work in the .trec format.)

Don't know why I lost my sound though.  

Here's my video - I'm testing the recording, so I'm seeing where my screen ends on MY end, what I see, and where it ends on the camera, which is why I look like I'm doing the mime act for get out of the box. lol NO FLASHES!! I don't dunderstand what I'm seeing on the screen - let me see if I can pause it and send a screenshot as well so you know what I was starting with. 


Got it!!! That little box there kept flashing near the top of my screen sporadically as I watched the playback. Again, it doesn't seem to be happening in the published version. 


https://www.screencast.com/t/xbjq3krS

Thanks for helping me elaborate on this - hopefully it's NOT an issue, and once I publish it and upload it, I won't see those annoying flashing boxes. 
Tammy
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thanks for the video, and the screen shot; glad it's not showing in a production

with the capture[s] on timeline [there should be a screen and a camera clip], try disabling one of those clips and then play timeline; still see the flash?; reverse the status and play again?  that might indicate which clip is having an issue in the editor

you might also log the issue with TechSmith support [its free] http://support.techsmith.com/?_ga=2.40159650.1820464321.1502909049-815980675.1365725991
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Out of curiosity, have tried a reboot ?

It may be that Camtasia and your graphics card aren't communicating well.
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Have not! Thank you I'll give that a whirl as well.