Pre-rendering export en vice versa
This is probably a silly question but I have to ask anyway.
Here is what I'm doing in Hitfilm 4 Pro.
Before I edit my DSLR footage I use MPEG Streamclip to convert it into an editable format. Then I edit it and export it to MP4.
As I work on a feature film it would be a huge resource problem to put all the converted clips with all the layers etc on one gigantic timeline.
There is my idea to work scene for scene, convert to MP4 and once I have everything edited I want to convert all the scene with MPEG Streamclip back to an editable format. Then I want to put all this in the final movie project and then render it to the finished product.
The question is: will I have any loss in quality in the final movie when I work this way?
Thanks for all your input already!