How to Render Videos in DaVinci Resolve (More than one way)
A high-quality video has been rendered in the best possible setting to avoid pixel loss by the person who made it.
Many people don’t reveal the secret settings they use to render video.
But nowadays there are many software packages that have default settings for rendering a video that is suitable for beginners and professionals alike.
If you want to export videos to platforms like Youtube, Vimeo, Twitter, and many others, DaVinci resolve 17 has you covered.
DaVinci Resolve Multiple Render Settings: Ultimate Tips for Exporting
In DaVinci resolve 17 you can also customize your render settings. We will not only cover the best render setting in this tutorial but some other useful settings as well. So let’s get started.
Short Overview of Deliver Page
This is a simple and short overview of Deliver page where you learn about the basics of render settings in DaVinci Resolve.
First of all, go to the deliver page.
Now on the top left side, we have a render settings and there are a bunch of options here. Now you can select any one option from these options below. Now you can change the video title from the filename and then you can change file location from the browse button besides location.
And below the location, there is a video tab where you can customize your video settings.
And after you customize your settings click add to render queue button and it will add this video to the render queue.
And at last, select the job and then click on the render all button and it will render your video so this is just an overview of Deliver page in DaVinci Resolve.
Best render settings/Render at source resolution
First, select the custom and then change the file name and file location. Now in the video tab check the export video. Now change the format to QuickTime and codec to h.264.
Now don’t change resolution and frame rate because it set the resolution and frame rates from the video selected.
Now check the automatic in quality and change quality to best.
Now change the encoding profile to auto and check keyframes to automatic and check frame reordering.
Now click on add to render queue and click on render all from the right side of the DaVinci resolve.
Audio render settings
For audio render, settings click on the Audio tab and check Export Audio. Now change the codec to AAC. Now don’t change Data Rate and Bit Depth.
Now if you have multiple audio tracks then change the Output Track to the Bus (Stereo)
And if you want to render only one audio track in your video then change output track to timeline track and select track number.
Now click to add to render queue and click on render all at the right side of the deliver page.
Render audio only/Render only audio
If you want to export only audio then select the render settings to audio-only and click on the audio tab and change the formate to Wave.
Now click to add to render queue and click on render all at the right side of the deliver page to export only audio file.
Render To Mp4
If you want to render to mp4 extension then select the custom from the render settings and change the file name and location.
Now click on the video tab and check the export video and just change the format to mp4.
Now click to add to render queue and click on render all at the right side of the deliver page to export to mp4 extension.
Best Render settings for youtube
For best render settings for youtube select, youtube from the render settings and a drop-down menu will appear. Now select a resolution and change the file name and location.
Now change the format to QuickTime and video codec to H.264 and audio to bus (stereo) and audio codec to AAC.
Now click to add to render queue and click on render all at the right side of the deliver page.
4K Render Settings
For 4k render setting select Custom from the renders settings and change file name and location.
Now select the video tab and change format to QuickTime and codec to H.264.
Now change the resolution to 3840×2160 Ultra HD for 4k video render.
Now change the Quality to Automatic and Best.
Now click to add to render queue and click on render all at the right side of the deliver page for 4K Video Render.
Render Without Preview
In DaVinci resolve when we render a video it previews the video while it renders that video.
Now if you want to render a video without a preview then select the options icon from the right side of the timeline and a drop-down menu will appear.
Now hover the mouse cursor to update during renders and then select off and it will render video without preview.
Render Video With Subtitles
Davinci resolve doesn’t render subtitles by default so we need to change some settings to render subtitles.
First select custom from render settings and change file name and location. Now scroll down to the end and check the export subtitle. Now change the format to burn into video and click on add to render queue and click on render all button from the Deliver Page and it will render video with subtitles.
Render black Screen/Background render
If you want to render black screen or background in DaVinci resolve then first go to edit page and enable effects library by left-clicking on it.
Now go to the toolbox and select effects and drag and drop fusion composition in the edit page timeline.
Now adjust its duration by dragging its end to the right side or left side.
Now select the fusion composition layer and go to the fusion page and enable the effects library and search for background. Now drag & drop the background node in the node timeline and connect the background node to the media out node.
Now go to deliver page and select any of the render settings and click on add to render queue and go to the right side of the deliver page and click on render all to render a black screen background.
Render transparent background
Sometimes we want graphics or any cutout of video with transparent background but Davinci resolve render video with a black background so we need to change some settings for transparent background render.
For this example, I import title fade from the titles folder inside the toolbox in the effects library.
Now select Custom from the render settings and change file name and location.
Now check individual clips and select the video tab and check the export video.
Now change formate to QuickTime and codec to DNxHR and type to DNxHD HQ.
Now below resolution check export alpha.
Now click on add to render queue and go to the right side of the deliver page and click on render all and it will render text with transparent background.
Render entire timeline/Render all clips
In Davinci resolves to render an entire timeline or all clips in the timeline by default, but if you have set a marker in the timeline then it will render only those clips whose inside markers so if you want to render all clips or entire timeline then remove the marker let me show you how to do that.
First, go to the edit page and if you notice above the video track a gray line is visible it’s called a marker.
Now go to the menu bar and select mark and a drop-down menu will appear.
Now select clear in and out or use the keyboard shortcut ‘Alt+X‘ and it will remove markers.
Now go to deliver page and select a render setting and click on add to render queue and go to the right side of the deliver page and click on render all and it will render the entire timeline or all clips in that timeline.
Davinci Resolve Render Multiple Timelines
First, let’s add multiple timelines to do that go to the edit page and click on the timeline view option and a menu will appear.
Now click on the stack timeline icon.
Now as you notice a timeline 1 is appear on the edit page and beside timeline 1 a plus symbol is visible. Now click on the plus symbol and it will add a timeline.
You can add as many timelines as you want. Now import videos in these timelines that we just added.
Now go to the deliver page and select a render setting and change file name and location and click on add to render queue. Now the first timeline is added to the render queue.
Now change the timeline by clicking on the timeline switch option on top of the preview screen on deliver page and selecting the 2nd timeline and now change its filename then click on add to render queue and it will add this timeline to render queue.
Now I have three timelines so I have to perform these steps three times but if you have multiple timelines then you have to perform these steps according to the timeline numbers.
Now select all the jobs in the render queue and click on render all to render all the timelines.
Render multiple projects/render queue multiple projects
To render multiple projects or add to render queue multiple projects first open the 1st project then go to the deliver page.
Now select a render setting and change file name and location and click on add to render queue button and this project will be added to the render queue.
Now open the 2nd project and do the same steps that we just did. To open the 2nd project click on the file from the menu bar and select project manager.
Now select 2nd project.
Now if you did the same steps you notice now that we only have only one job in the render queue.
Now click on the render queue option icon and select show all projects. Now your all project’s jobs will visible after you select that option.
Now select all jobs and click on render all and all projects will be rendered.
So if you followed this whole tutorial then you can export or render video at the best quality using Davinci resolve.
I personally used DaVinci resolve so I collected these settings and give problem solutions for beginners.
I hope you learn something new today.