transitions only last for 0.5-1 seconds regardless of actual transition time [camtasia 9]

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Some callout transitions only last for 0.5 seconds or 1.0 seconds, even if the actual transition is several seconds.  These are transitions added on native camtasia 9 callouts.  It's almost like the actual transition time is only 1/2-1/5th of the time the user requests.  (e.g. set it to 1 second, it lasts only 0.5 seconds; set it to 5 seconds, it only lasts 1.5 seconds; etc)

Also, the transition properties window does not have the actual length of time so that users can fine-tune precise transition times.  Cannot right-click on the transition either to enter a duration for transition (only delete it).

It's hard to tell if these are bugs or if TS is intentionally doing this.  These are fairly obvious things that I am catching.  I certainly hope 9.1 or 9.0.1 is a little more polished.
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Transition times seem to work fine at what I set mine at.

You can see what time it is (suppose) to be set at when you hover your mouse over the transition.

You can fine tune the time by click and dragging the end of the transition (the end with the grabber bars on it) and a time indicator box will popup to show you how much time you are adding or decreasing  to the transition.

If the transition is to short in time you may have to lengthen the callout itself to increase the transition more.
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I encourage you to watch the video again.  You can see clearly where the transition length is appx 3 seconds long, but only lasts for just over a second.   I go back and forth over the same asset several times with the playhead to demonstrate this incorrect behavior.

In other words, what the transition length should be vs what is actually happening in preview is not matching up.

Surprisingly, camtasia 9 has a dedicated properties sidebar (this is good), but they just didn't add enough features for each asset group in which to edit.   I should be able to edit the length, direction, speed, etc of the transition from the properties tab.   But instead, we get this:   
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are you seeing the issue after producing the project?

transitions do not always render properly when viewed in canvas when timeline is played

try producing and see if issue persists