label clips?

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Is there a way to label a clip? I do a lot of interviews. I would love a way to make a quick cut, then label the cut with 1-5 words that appears when i hover my mouse. This would help me re-arrange the clips or toss them quickly or make decisions better during the rough edit phase. Otherwise, i'm cutting and setting them aside in the timeline which is clunky. Is there a better way here?
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This works in v8.6 and probably works the same way in newer versions:
You can label a clip if you add it to the Library (not the Clip Bin).  For example, let's say you have a 45-minute interview with someone.  Drag it to the timeline, insert a split piece at each in and out point.  Then, for the pieces you want to use, a right-click on that section will pop up a context menu and you select "Add asset to library."  Once the asset is in the library, you can label it any way you like.
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If you are in Camtasia 9 and up, the way I would handle this is putting a marker on the actual clip and rename the marker.  I do this quite often if I want to get back to a specific clip. Example: (Marker) Walking in / (Marker) Order drinks / (Marker) Sunset / (Marker) Drinks delivered, etc.

I have a client that sends me on average 100 - 150 clips to be broken out into three videos (on camera videos with videographer, two camera angles), and those broken out into a story.  All of which I have to determine what is what. I love my markers!

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to add to what Naomi has suggested, you can also overlay a caption [desired name] then group the caption to the clip; you can then use the captions tool to navigate to the desired clip by name
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Great suggestions. I actually stumbled upon what kayakman suggested. I didn't know i could label markers - i'll check that out as well. THANKS!