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How to Export DaVinci Resolve Project as MP4 - DRP to MP4

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Many YouTubers today edit their videos and vlogs with DaVinci Resolve. Does DaVinci Resolve only save your editing as a DRP file? It will not play in Windows Media Player, either uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo.

So how does one convert the DRP to MP4 files? It's actually a matter of how to export a DaVinci Resolve project as MP4. Check this article for proven solutions.

DRP to MP4

DRP File - What Is It?

DRP stands for DaVinci Resolve Project, so it's actually a project file created by DaVinci Resolve. The DRP file is not a real video file that contains actual data like video, audio, or subtitles. It's just a project file with references to the media files and settings information. That's the reason why the DRP file cannot be opened with other third-party software. It's exclusive to DaVinci Resolve. That is to say, you will not successfully convert DRP to MP4 with some online tools and video converters.

How to Export Davinci Resolve Project as MP4

There are multiple ways to export in DaVinci Resolve compared with other editing software. Novice users may be confused about this. Please follow the steps below to save DaVinci Resolve as MP4.

Step 1. Import the DRP file.

Launch DaVinci Resolve. Click and expand the File menu bar in the upper left corner, then choose Import Project to load the DRP file.

File Menu of DaVinci Resolve

Step 2. Set MP4 as export format.

Go to DaVinci Resolve Deliver page by clicking the rocket icon at the bottom of the interface.

Select MP4 in the Format tab of Render Settings.

Set other parameters like location, resolution, codec, etc.

Click the Add to Render Queue button.

Convert DRP to MP4 in DaVinci Resolve

Step 3. Export the MP4 file.

Click Render All on the right side to export the DRP as an MP4 file. Wait for it to finish. All done.

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How do I open a DRP file?

The DRP file is a project file and exclusive to DaVinci Resolve. You can open a DRP file in DaVinci Resolve by clicking File > Import Project.

Can I upload a DRP file to YouTube?

No, you can't. DRP is not a supported YouTube file format. But you can upload to YouTube directly from DaVinci Resolve by checking the Upload directly to YouTube checkbox on the Deliver page.

How do I make DaVinci Resolve project as MP4?

Go to the Deliver page at the bottom in DaVinci Resolve. Select MP4 in the Format tab of Render Settings. Click Add to Render Queue. Select Render All on the right side. Wait for it to change DRP to MP4.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of the VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share creative content and useful information with readers. She has a strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in editing tips.

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