I'm new to kdenlive and maybe did miss how to do that simple thing as described below. I've done some research on the subject but till the moment didn't find what I'm looking for.
I need to replace source clip in the project from clip A to clip B (different format).
Why do I need to do that?
1. Simply, original clips are DV interlaced format whilst I'm targeting progressive video output. For that reason I'm running through deinterlace process using AviSynth (yes, I know it's not linux, but this gives me the best results).
2. Also the other reason why such function might be needed is that all the simple edits such as cuts might be done using low resolution, downscaled copy of raw material.
3. To save time by having possibility to cut and prepare project in kdenlive whilst source materials are being worked on by other people or at least on other hosts.
Final render should be done using full quality sources hence just before rendering, source clips would be pointed to the other files.
I assume here, that length of the clip A and B are the same, in case if not some trimming might be required, ie. at the end of the clip or in case if A is shorter then B, black frames might be assumed.
I did take a look on the XML project source and the operation might come to as simple as replacing resource path in the XML file plus maybe something in case if trimming would be needed, but not necessarily.
Maybe there are some ways to do that which are still to be discovered by me, however as far as I know this might be easily done under Premiere, just by right click on the clip and selecting "Replace Footage".
It's not to duplicate Premiere, but it's a useful functionality at least for me as I can work on edit whilst deinterlace process is being done on the other machine and I'm not dependent on having that finished.
Thanks for your attention and time.