Color-Coding Clips in the Timeline

If you use labels to identify and sort your clips in the Browser, the clips’ names will be highlighted in the color that matches each label. Using keyboard shortcuts, you can change the labels of clips directly in the Timeline.

Important: Changes made to the label of any clip are also applied to all affiliated clips in the Browser and in other sequences.

Color
Label
Keyboard Shortcut
None
None
Command-Option-1
Orange
Good Take
Command-Option-2
Red
Best Take
Command-Option-3
Blue
Alternate Take
Command-Option-4
Purple
Interviews
Command-Option-5
Green
B-Roll
Command-Option-6
To assign or change a label for a clip in the Timeline
  1. Select one or more clips in the Timeline.

  2. Press a key combination (from the table above) for the label you want to assign to the clip items.

The color changes to reflect the new label.

For information about changing labels of clips in the Browser, see Assigning Labels and Setting Label Names to Help Manage Media.