Is it possible to export project losslessly, by no reencoding original videos and keeping original encoding ?
In my case I have a camcorder where videos are in mpeg2. Can I export into mpeg2 without decoding/reencoding ? In this case (mpeg2) even exporting to DVD would be ok.
This would prevent any loss from original informations, and even be faster to process...
(Of course where there are effects / transistions, this cannot be avoided)
But anyway one of the use I see to this is to be able to do quick edits (just selecting tracks and some cropping..), then archiving before further editing
-> using lossless codec would be bad for archiving. And decoding/reencoding may needlessly loose some infos to these videos that I will then edit again (so lose some more infos)
The minimum I need is to be able to do all my selections / cropping this way (taking care of transition/effects may be deffered later, to the "real" editing)
Archiving original videos and kdenlive projects associated might be a very good option, if adding the possibility to easily crop and delete unused originals (or parts of, maybe keeping some margins for further transitions ex. 10s before and 10s after each crop).