How to stop fades from bleeding into each other?

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In Camtasia 2019, if two faded images are one after another back to back on the timeline, the fades bleed into each other.  The second image fades in actually *before* its placement on the timeline.

For example, I have an image from seconds 1 to 10, and the last second fades out.  Then another image from seconds 11 to 20, and the first second fades in.

If the start of the second image touches the end of the first image on the timeline, then the second image actually starts fading in at the beginning of second 10, one second *before* its placement on the timeline starting at the beginning of second 11.

If I put even 1/30'th of a second gap between the images on the timeline, then everything works as normal.  The first image fades out, then the second fades in separately.

If I wanted the fades to overlap, I would simply overlap the fades on the timeline.  But I want them one after another.  How can I stop the second image from fading in *before* it is even placed on the timeline. 

I am working with many hours of projects prepared in Camtasia 8 so there are already images back to back all over the place.  I just want to change the default behaviour.
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If you right click on the fade, you'll see "use trimmed content" - that means that it will use footage that happens before the cut to make the fade. Also - there appears to be a new one (in 2020 at least) about reversing the fade which I suppose you can play with but I haven't found a use for it. What I would suggest is to just use two different tracks for this sort of fading. Fade your second clip up and have it on top of the previous clip exactly where you want it to appear faded. That way they won't conflict and you'll have more control. 
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I tried deselecting "Use trimmed content", however the problem still happens.  In the picture below, there are two tracks.  The image on the lower right is actually fading in *before* it shows up on the timeline, while the image on the lower left is fading out. 

Now, the second top track has a gap between them, so the top right image fades in the way it is placed on the timeline, not earlier.

Thanks for the work around, however there are lots of places where I have several layers of tracks back to back like this.  So offsetting on different tracks will be a pain, requiring me to move many tracks quite high in the layering.  It sure would be nice if there was some way to stop this early fade in. 

I get the behavior, maybe some like it.  But in most cases, it is just so strange for a track to start appearing *before* the time I have started it on the timeline. 


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Thank you so much for sharing such a useful information. I will definitely share this with others. DQFanSurvey
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You know what, now that you describe this I have experienced the same exact thing. I guess you can also use the Fade Behavior instead, I think I've done that before. As a last resort!
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I'm a little late to the party here.

The Fade transition in Camtasia is actually a "Cross-fade" Transition.
The blending between 2 forms of media you're seeing is by default.

If you don't want images that are one after another back to back on the timeline. "Or any other media for that matter" "Blending Together"

Use the Fade Through Black transition instead.