Camtasia studio poor video quality exporting to mp4

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Hello all, I captured 960x600 resolution video about 1 minute and looks great in the preview. It is almost nearly pixel by pixel perfect. But, when I produce the final output in mp4 (960x600 res) file, then I could see that quality of the final output in mp4 is quite different from the one I had in preview. It is not that it is totally not viewable but I could see that some fonts in red color get little fuzzy and contrast and brightness seems to lost a bit and I can tell it is different from preview. Please let me know if there are anyway to adjust this? Thanks in advance.
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Camtasia has not been able to figure out this problem. Keep searching and you will find nobody at Techsmith knows the answer. The answer is probably going to be to use another product that works like it is supposed to. Sorry Techsmith, but you guys need to get this issue figured out.
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I have the same problem:  Doing a screen recording with Camtasia Studio on my MacBook Pro (all updates to Camtasia and the OS) works fine and the video looks great ~within Camtasia~, but when I export to an MP4 (or anything else) the video is washed out, like the gamma is messed up.

It looks better if I record the video on the built in monitor, and worse if I record the video on my external monitor, but looks washed out either way.  Within Camtasia it looks perfect either way, on either monitor, regardless of whether I record it on the laptop monitor and view it on the external, or vice versa, so the problem is in the export.

I've seen a LOT of people with this problem, in multiple posts on multiple forums, with no solutions and lots of frustration.  I've tried a number of other screen recording programs and they all work fine, regardless of which monitor I use to view it, so the problem is unique to Camtasia, and is not due to monitor or OS settings, versions, etc.