JPG transitions flicker

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I inserted fade through black transitions throughout a roughly 7 minute video. When I produce it, the transitions flicker instead of fading in and out, and it is impacting audio. I see that this was already brought up YEARS AGO and people were told it would be fixed, but it hasn't. I am on the latest version of Camtasia. If there is no way to fix this (and PLEASE don't give me a work-around where I'm inserting frames or anything of the sort - this is already tedious enough), I'm going to have to look for another video solution.

PS. I tried to open a support ticket, but apparently THAT doesn't work on Firefox - the "submit" button just wouldn't submit.
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I recommend using fade transition and not the fade through black. They're quite the same. I have not had a problem with the regular "fade" transition, haven't tried fade through black. I know this doesn't resolve your problem but they're very similar transitions
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Thanks for replying. I just tried that and it didn't fix it. It's actually worse now. All I want is some smooth transitions between JPGs, but that is apparently too much to ask from this software. What a disappointment.
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If you're referring to the preview before producing or in other words, rendering the video, it will lag in the preview in the .camproj file but after producing it should be perfect. I haven't experienced problems with the .jpg transitions ever. Maybe download the Google Chrome browser and submit a ticket
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No, I'm referring to the rendered video. All looks OK until I render it.
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PS. I should not have to change browsers just to submit a ticket.
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Well, FireFox is no longer a "good" web browser now, Chrome is the most used because it supports all flash players etc. It's also a lot faster then FireFox and I'd highly recommend you upgrade and use both if you like.
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I used to use Chrome - until one day search pages started refreshing in a loop for no good reason. And in this day and age for a tech support page not to be cross-browser compatible is beyond me. Let's just leave it at that.
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what you are reporting is not normal behavior; I work with JPGs all the time, and use fade transitions; all works OK

are you seeing the issue in the canvas when timeline is played, and/or, are you seeing the issue in produced videos?

what dimensions are the JPG images?
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It turned up in the produced MP4. I have rendered it three times now and I have played it in Quicktime and Windows Media player. I will upload the latest iteration to youtube now and then we'll see.

The JPGs are mostly under 2000 px on the longer side, with one exception, but that was shrunk - and I also don't see how that should be an issue unless their relative file size was enormous?
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re image dimensions, Camtasia will downsize media larger than 2048x2048

I work a lot with photo JPGs; I get superior results by downsizing my SLR digital photos to 1620x1080 [using Lightroom 6], and I edit and produce at 1920x1080

I've had editing and production issues when trying to work with larger dimension JPGs

what duration are you transitions?

you say your larger JPG was "shrunk"; do you mean re-sized [visual properties], or downsized outside of Camtasia?

what editing dimensions are you using; are you JPGs also that size/aspect?

another thought: what happens, in produced video, if you delete the fade-to-black transitions?
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Thanks everyone. I have no idea where the hiccup was, but the fourth time producing it was the charm. I didn't change anything about the video. Who knows.