I'm aware that having both players not press any button before a round starts helps preventing such issue. But did anyone ever attempt to solve it once and for all by removing the black transition entirely from the ROM itself (sfiii3.zip)? Maybe it involves a black sprite which can be made fully transparent and wouldn't even break FightCade's replays...
I've found two modding related programs for 3rd Strike called XCOPY and PalMod but none of them seemed to be "enough" to achieve this.
This is the problematic round transition I'm talking about:
And here's how it can negatively affect matches:
YOU'RE NOT ALEXANDER