Red color blurry on export

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I'm using Camtasia for Mac and I create online programming courses since 2014. 

My problem is the following: I have been recording approximately 100 videos over the last two months and everything looked fine on preview. 

Now I am exporting them all and I find that the red color and only the red color is blurry / unclean. I tried different advanced options when exporting but nothing seems to work. 

Any idea please? I really don't want to let 2 months of work go to waste.

Thank you! 

Before exporting:

After exporting (same on YouTube, Quicktime, etc.):

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Jack Fruh, Champion

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It looks to me like all of your text is fuzzy, not just the red text.

Ideally,  if you could provide the project and the  link to the uploaded file on youtube so we can have a look, that'd be great.

If not, here are some thoughts/questions:
- What resolution was your monitor during capture?
- What resolution is the canvas in Camtasia?
- Are you exporting at the same resolution as the canvas?
- Does the resolution match one of the you tube 'standard' resolutions (1280x720, 1920x1080, 2560x1440) (see
- If the resolution does not fit one of the above, have you tried changing the canvas to one of those resolutions, and then scaling the video in camtasia either up/or down to fit.
- Are you exporting to a local file and then uploading or uploading directly to youtube?
- If exporting locally, how does that file look on your end when viewed in: Quicktime and VLC.

- Jack