3 Simple Ways to Transfer a Davinci Resolve Project To Another Computer

Need to send your project to someone else? It’s a little different than sending a project file for other editing apps.

DaVinci Resolve stores it’s projects in a database called the Project Library, not an individual file.

It may be confusing at first, but you’ll get used to it!

And you’ll likely also see the advantages for organization, backups, and more.

This does make it counterintuitive for how to send the project to a collaborator…

But there are several great options!

In this video from Alex Cameron – Depiqd, you’ll learn about:

  • 00:38 – Export and Import Projects
  • 02:52 – BONUS TIP: Export Timelines and Bins ONLY
  • 05:28 – Let me answer your questions!
  • 06:14 – Using Project Archives
  • 09:31 – Using Cloud Projects and Collaboration
  • 12:20 – My Favourite Option?
  • 12:33 – Final Thoughts

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  1. Can you make DR automatically save a project file into a directory every time you save.. So you don’t have to remember to export it? I can see people forgetting to do this and backing a project directory would miss the project file.

  2. Thank-you for a fantastic guide to this requirement, really well presented and a great explanation. I’m sending a .drp file, but I’m going to consider getting cloud for joint working!

  3. Thanks Alex,

    All great information, unfortunately, it doesn’t help me:-? The VAST majority of projects have disappeared from my project manager on Davinci Resolve 18 so I can’t import the media & other information from it that I need for an updated version of the same project saved under a different name.

    MOST of the previous projects have disappeared even though I’ve not reinstalled Davinci between when I did that project & now.

    I’m on Windows 10 & have tried such serches as *.drp, *.drb… with zero usful results.

    I have found the assets, but without the timeline or project information I’ve lost a ton of time creating the image order, & duration contained in the project itself.

    Thank you for any help or another video on this specific topic you can give me:-)

    tim #bgreen🌏

  4. This has to be one of the all-time greatest blunders in the history of program design. The best and most accessible free film editing software obfuscates its files?

    I work on 3 different workstations, and with all other software files are backed up and synced using rsynch automatically on the back end, worry-free. Now I have to use a completely idiosyncratic system just for Resolve.

    It’s such a bad design decision. Obfuscation is a terrible trend in computing.

  5. What if I cannot open Davince Resolve on the computer that I need to Export the project out of? My computer has lost it’s mind and I need to perform a factory reset.


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