Duplicating a video clip

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Hi, I'm trying to find a simple way to duplicate a video.
When I add it into the timeline, I have to select it, copy it, jump to the end of it and to paste it.
Then the same video gets pasted, but strangely in another track.

I simply want to have it like in a normal DAW like Cubase, Studio 1 etc.
In these tools you simply click on an event (which would be the video clip in Camtasia),
and press 1 key to duplicate it.
Then it's in the same track and right after the first event.

In Camtasia you have to press like three different hotkeys, and even then it's not 100% working.
Sometimes it's in the same video track, other times a new track gets created with the pasted video.

My aim is to work with clips which get looped.

P.S. Camtasia 9, Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit, German keyboard
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try doing it this way ...

move the clip to be copied to the top track if there are other tracks; lock track below one to be copied; this will keep all pastes on same track

select; ctl-C; ctl-end; ctl-v

then, it's just ctl-end, ctl-v  until finished

that should put the paste on same track

can be almost as fast as a single-click solution
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Hi and thanks for your answer.
I investigated it a bit deeper.
It seems there is no need to lock it.

If you work from bottom to top, there is no problems.
I create a new track, and work only in this track (with duplicating).
After this I create a new track which is on the top and so on.

I don't know if it was just luck that it worked, but I will check this.

For the keyboard controls it's no problem.
I work with macros and scripts, so it will be 1 click only.
Important is, however, that it won't jump to other tracks for unkown reasons.