Transition stutters

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I have added a title annotation ahead of my video, put the two together (no gap) on the timeline and added a fade transition over the join as the official youtube tutorials show.  When I preview over the transition though it fades out nicely then stutters as it hits the start of the video.  Basically it flashes the video quickly then fades into the video.  I need to get rid of that screen flash and make it a smooth transition.  As far as I can tell I'm doing it exactly like the tutorial but not getting the same result.   

I have checked that there is no gap.  I have tried different transitions and the same thing happens.  I have unchecked the "use trimmed content", though I did not trim the beginning of the video.  It's a minute long screen recording so it is not a high quality or large size.  There is no audio or any other effects mixed in.

Can anyone help me fix this?
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does the flash happen in the produced project?

did you separate the 2 clips after adding a transition, then brought them back together

what is your canvas [background] color?

are both clips exactly same dimensions?

what version of Camtasia?
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The easiest way to override any conflicts is to Overlap the Video and Title on the timeline on separate tracks.

Then apply a fade animation to each each.




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That worked!  Thanks Joe!!!
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Hi!
I have not tried producing it yet so I'm not sure about that.
Yes I have separated them several times in trying to figure this out
canvas is black
how do I check the dimensions?  This is my first day using this program!
Camtasia 2018

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If after rendering a test video your still having problems.
If your title is a Library asset. It's probably a title containing several elements. The callout may be Grouped.
If you hover your cursor over the title, you will see a pop up letting you know it's a grouped asset.


Camtasia has a bug associated grouped assets and transitions. So you would want to follow the technique I posted above. I'll provide more details if necessary.
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It still says callout, not group.  I did the overlap and it took care of it.  Thanks 
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Playback on the timeline isn't always accurate. The results can be fine when rendered.

You don't have to render the whole video just render the section that is in question.

Make a selection over the area you want to check using the red and green playhead handles.

Then Right-click on the selection and chose "Produce timeline selection as"

That will render just that area so you can check it.




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thanks!  I tried rendering it and it does still flash in the final production
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individually select clips in bin; a hover-over popup should indicate dimensions

or, right click a clip in bin, choose "details"

if you add a transition, then separate clips, then somehow change the duration of a transition half on either side, ever-so-slightly, then bring them back together, you will actually get a fade-thru-background-color, instead of a true fade

perhaps see this tutorial ...

How To Simulate Flash Effect At Clip Boundaries 2018-11-10
http://www.screencast.com/t/oES18txdSjES

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okay I checked my transition and its the exact same length on either side and no matter how far I zoom in there does not appear to be any gap between the title annotation and the start of the video.   I can see what you mean in the tutorial and thats similar to whats happening...I'm getting a fade on either side of the flash.  I'll see if i can capture it 
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Thanks for your help everyone!  Joe Morgans overlap suggestion worked to solve this one and now I know for future projects not to move them around!  

Thanks!
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It may be a glitch? I wouldn't curb your creativity over it.

If you run into this again, you know what to do. So create away. Taht's what being a video editor is all about.

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True!  Thanks!
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perhaps check this out ...

with the 2 clips on same track, no transition applied yet; zoom in max at the split; with playhead at start of 2nd clip, walk timeline to right, 1 frame at a time using "." key, are you finding any black frames?

I have confirmed that if there are black frames [1 or 2] near the beginning of the 2nd clip, you will always get the flash you are describing; remove the black frames = issue resolved

FYI, virtually all of my Recorder captures have these black frames, which I have to manually remove at the very start of any editing
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I don't see any.  Is there a way to show the timeline frame by frame instead of as sections of clips that would show that?
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yes; put playhead at beginning of clip; walk the timeline, frame-by-frame, using the ./> key; use ctl-shift-9 to zoom in all the way
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Thanks Kayakman, that really helped. I didn't know there where black frames around. Really annoying to keep a look out for these. This solved my issue.
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I don't know if this is a red herring, but I had tons of "transition glitches" like this until I stopped using MP3 audio at those points.  When I converted the audio to WAV for those problem areas, 95% of the glitches disappeared.
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Thats good to know.  I didn't have any audio involved so that wasn't it for me but might be for someone else.