I'm wondering if we can make an edit with several clips, like any video editor, then export the timeline to a .xml or .aaf file, like the major editor like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas. The file describes the edit (cue points, which clip goes where, etc.) but does not include the orignal clips used in the edit).
The point is not to render to a sequence or a clip. It's to import the edit to another software like DaVinci Resolve for color grading, relink the edit information with the source clips and finalizing the edit.