Washed colors in the rendered video - Camtasia 9

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Hello,
How to fixed the washed colors in the final video.
In the screenshot below, you will see to the left colors in the camtasia studio 9 and to the right the final video.
http://i.imgur.com/SIMW641.png
Look at the lines  - line should be light blue, but to the right is washed darker blue.
I've tried with 75% Quality with color mode to HDTV - what to do in order to fix this issue?
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Have you tried rendering to NTSC color.

Regards, Joe

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Yeah, and it's the same ;/
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The 2 color modes are supposed to help address color shift when rendering to mp4 in certain situations.

There's a response posted from TechSmith regarding it in this thread.
 https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/color-mode-ntsc-or-hdtv-in-video-settings

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I've tried everything and basically I don't get washed colors on AVI with this compressor:
http://i.imgur.com/QYFG5fO.jpg

But I still want in MP4 file - Am I missing something on my side, should I install something else?
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Ditto.  MP4 and WMV produce washed out colors and other rendering glitches at the beginning of playback, but AVI looks perfect - it just produces a 14x larger file size.  It's worth the file size to have a properly rendered video for our needs, but it's unfortunate.  I've been rendering movies with Corel VideoStudio for years and don't have this problem with MP4; it's likely the codec Camtasia is using to render MP4.
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I'm seeing this now as well with a project I'm doing. Anything light gray is being rendered as white. It looks great in the editor, but terribly washed out after being produced.
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So I switched to a different computer and the colors are fine... could it be something about the codecs I have installed?
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But after rendering it on my laptop where it looked great, I brought it back to my desktop (where I started) and it looked washed out again. It is so strange because before producing the video it looks great on both computers, but after rendering, it varies.
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Are you playing it in the browser? I know that I had to tweak my Google chrome a while back because overall, all colors were looking "washed out". 

See if this helps any:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/bWBDLFtbhEs

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks Rick! Sure enough, when I play the video in Internet Explorer or Firefox, the colors are fine - but when I play it back in Chrome, they are washed out. 

I tried this:
"Temporarily for Chrome 62, you can set chrome://flags/#force-color-profile to sRGB.  Then close and restart Chrome."

But interestingly enough, it still didn't fix the issue. Maybe it also has to do with the Brightcove player I am using.
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Here is a similar video to mine (same application) that  also suffers from the wash out in Chrome for me: https://youtu.be/iMc3XkDMLIk?t=1m12s