Really no need to apologise. I didn't understand the question.
OK, here's my workflow:
A] Shoot my footage knowing where the final edit will be used. If it is slomo, then choose a frame rate that'll lend it to being adjusted in either Vegas OR now, Twixtor [ MNBF!]; acknowledge that do I have ALL the tooIs needed back in the studio to make changes and provide plenty of alternative shots to combine for B- or even C-roll. (Talk of audio here will make this a very long response, but I'm equally nervous and strict with myself here too)
B] Import my "material": Video, Stills, Graphics, Scans and Audio ( yeah that word again . . moooooving on . . )
C] Project Settings: Make a fundamental decision to edit in the most relevant template that will give me:
i] Fluidity of Edit - making as a good as possible framerate for any edit decisions.
ii] Adjusting the Material - meaning here to render-out any tricky footage that needs to be confined/constricted to the Project settings - MANY PEOPLE FORGET TO DO THIS, and come here perplexed why Vegas chokes on: 5 different frame-rates; CODECS that don't open their footage; colour spaces that aren't appropriate to the now struggling Vegas and generally advance their enthusiasm in front of and over the abilities of Vegas to do the MATHS . . . Yeah, me too . . .
D] Do the Edit! (Y'know, the easy bit!)
E] Now, having spent time to produce an edit that complies WITH the Project settings I can:
i) Make an uncompressed lossless MASTER file for "keepers" and use this as my Production>Publication file. And publication means here ANYTHING!!! that allows the viewer to "see and hear" my masterpiece. I've been using LAGARITH as my weapon of choice here for a lossless CODEC: it's fast on render and retains much of the colour-space for further editing and/or Final Render-Out .
ii) I can now decide to EITHER use the LAGARITH render OR, if I am feeling very confident about my RAW project playing-ball, render to the Project Settings a Format that is needed. And here that means, DVD; MP4 for web - I use the spectacularly simple HANDBRAKE, marvellous; WMP ( well, maybe . . . . ); or now, newly for me, the upload to YouTube and generally determine just what is needed by/for the client.
So, to recap:
- Film-for-the-Edit - PERIOD!
- Qualify/certify/adjust the Material to make a fluid Edit experience - don't forget that a fluid edit makes for a pleasant viewing. My benchmark here is: Do I see my Edit or am I caught up in the Movie? If it is the former then I have failed.
- Render in the Template that is required/needed for Publication.
Making a Fluid Edit is straightforward. However, many people (myself included...) will confuse what is POSSIBLE in Vegas with what is only REQUIRED.
Oh yeah . . HAVE FUN! It has taken me years to get to a position that I am only just now feeling as if I can "finger" what I need to do. My old mentor would keep saying to me: "Do the simple thing, and you wont go far wrong!" - to which I would say, and still do, when I speak to him over a SKYPE chat: "Yeah, but I don't KNOW what IS the simple thing??" - To which we both laugh . . knowingly . . . .
I really hope that my work-flow suggestion/s help you.