drop shadow in the wrong place

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When I apply a drop shadow to a moving image or an image with a transition applied, the shadow is in the wrong place for almost the entire transition, then it jumps to the correct place at the very end. How can I prevent this? It's so unprofessional! 

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eva

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Rick Stone

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Does this only happen in the editor or do you see it when you render your output?
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eva

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It continues to happen in the rendered content.
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kayakman, Champion

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Was curious, so I did a little testing; but could not reproduce the issue as described ...

Drop Shadow Test Quick Answer
https://www.screencast.com/t/wKGPsyMg3wo4

were you using an odd shaped image [non-rectangular]?

perhaps do a little screencast, hosted on screencast.com, that shows the project in the editor, and maybe add a short production that shows the issue occurring?
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I have had this issue when items are inside a group. Try ungrouping them if this is the case. I think this is a bug.
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eva

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kayakman: Yes, they're odd-shaped images (see the screenshots above). However, it has also happened to rectangular shapes.

jennifer_may: I tested this, and it turns out the other objects were also in a group. When I ungrouped them, the problem vanished. Thank you! You seem to have found the cause of the problem.

The reason I can't ungroup the target image (screenshots above) is that the grouping is vital to solving another missing feature: Choosing the directionality of transitions. So that image will just have to do without a drop shadow.

Thank you again!
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Have you tried splitting the track and adding the drop shadow to the stationary frames at the beginning and end, but not the transition images? Once things start moving, I doubt that the missing drop shadow would be noticeable, since it's so subtle anyway. 

I've done this with other effects. 
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I did some more testing; the issue is real and is caused by the transition end point when the items are grouped; suggest you contact free tech support and report as a bug ...

Drop Shadow Test Simple And Complex Shapes With And Without Grouping
https://www.screencast.com/t/MiWdFkP5rz7i

regarding directionality of transitions ...

How To Change Behavior Of Stock Transitions
https://www.screencast.com/t/9kx18ZSKt
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Glad to have found this thread!

If you are only using a fade transition, I found that using the "Fade" behaviour when items are grouped achieves the same outcome without causing the drop shadow glitch.

You can choose if you want the clip to fade in/out/both, but will need to set the "during" behaviour to "none" if it isn't already.

Hope that's useful.
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great tip; anxious to try

any chance you could do a short narrated screencast showing how?  host on screencast.com?
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Techsmith's behaviours tutorial should cover it! https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-behaviors.html