If you’re a beginner or newcomer to DaVinci Resolve (versions 18.5, 18, 17, etc.), today’s guide will show you how to change the export frame in DaVinci Resolve.
To change the export frame rate in Resolve, go to the “Deliver” page. Select your desired “Frame Rate” from the frame rate dropdown on the “Video” tab found under the “Render Settings”. Hit render. Your video should get exported at your desired frame rate.
Let’s explore the above in detail – step-by-step with pictures.
Let’s say you’ve set your project frame rate to 24 fps in the “Project Settings” > “Master Settings” > “Timeline Format” > “Timeline Frame Rate”.
After you have completed your editing and color grading, you’d like to change the frame rate from 24 fps to 30 fps. Here’s how you do it:
How to Change Export Frame Rate in DaVinci Resolve?
- Go to the “Deliver” page.
- Click on the “Video” tab.
- Select your “Format”, “Codec”, “Resolution”, etc.
- “Frame Rate” dropdown = Change to your desired frame rate, say, “30(3:2)” fps for a 24 fps project.
- Click on “Add to Render Queue”.
- Click on the “Render All” button.
- The frame rate of your video will be changed in the export.
Keep in mind that the frame rate(s) shown on the “Deliver” page will depend on what you set your project timeline frame rate to be.
If you set your project frame rate to 60 fps, the “Deliver” page will show only the 60 fps option for the export frame rate.
If you set your project frame rate to 23.96 fps, the “Deliver” page will let you choose “23.976”, “24”, and “29.97 (3:2)”.
Can I Change the Export Frame Rate in DaVinci Resolve?
You can change a “23.976” fps project to 23.976, 24, and 29.976(3:2) frame rate. A “24” fps can be changed to 23.976, 24, and 30(3:2). But a “60” fps project can only be exported to 60 fps. You can’t export a 23.976 or 24 or 30 fps to 60 fps in Resolve.
Here’s a table for your easy reference:
|Project Frame Rate FPS||Export Frame Rate FPS|
|23.976||23.976, 24, 29.97(3:2)|
|24||23.976, 24, 30(3:2)|
From the above table, it is clear that you can’t export to 60 fps when you have a 24 fps project timeline frame rate. Similarly, you can’t export to 24 fps if you have a 60 fps project frame rate.
But you can certainly change a 24 fps project to a 30(3:2) fps while exporting in Resolve.
Let’s go through the above in detail – step by step with pictures.
If you want to learn more about setting and changing frame rates in the various stages of editing in Resolve, then I’d highly recommend the below-detailed guides:
How to Set Your Desired Export Frame Rate?
The best way to set your desired frame rate for export is first to have a project created with the desired frame rate. You can’t change the frame rate of a project after you’ve finished editing and color grading.
To do a 60 fps export, first, create a new project with the timeline frame rate set to “60” fps. To do a “30” fps export, create a new project with the timeline frame rate set to “30” fps. This is how you do it:
Create a new project. Before importing any clips, go to “Project Settings” > “Master Settings ” > choose the desired frame rate from “Timeline Frame Rate”. For more info, click here to learn about changing the frame rates in Resolve.
How to Export 60fps in DaVinci Resolve?
To export 60 fps in Resolve, first, create a new project with 60fps from “Project Settings” > “Master Settings ” > “Timeline Frame Rate”. Then finish your editing. Then go to the “Deliver” page. From the “Frame Rate” dropdown choose “60” fps. Click on “Add to Render Queue”. Start Rendering!
Before You Go
If you want to learn more about high-quality export and the best render settings like resolution, codec, format, bit rate, etc., then I’d highly recommend the below-detailed guide: