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16:9 Resolutions: The Complete List for Your Needs

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Summary: this post offers a complete guide to 16:9 resolutions, with all the mainstream resolutions at the aspect ratio of 16:9 listed out, and their common usage, such as for UHD, HD or SD display. If your video specs is not ideal, you can change 4:3 to 16:9, scale 1080p 16:9 to 4K 16:9 using VideoProc Converter.

When we say 16:9 resolutions, we actually are talking about widescreen resolutions at 16:9 aspect ratio. 16:9 resolution is now the most popular among all. It is the standard aspect ratio for HDTV. Cameras like GoPro, DJI, iPhone set 16:9 resolutions as default, although social media sites like Instagram prefer 1:1. So what are the true 16:9 resolutions?

16:9 resolutions in comparison

16:9 Resolutions and 16:9 Aspect Ratio

When we talk about resolutions, we mean the total number of pixels of an image, expressed as A x B. While 16:9 is the ratio of the width (in pixels) of an image to its height. So accurately speaking, 16:9 resolutions are resolutions that can be used for videos/images at the 16:9 aspect ratio.

When the ratio is fixed, you can easily calculate how many pixels are in width and height for various types of videos. Take 4K 16:9 videos as an example. The resolutions can be 3840 x 2160, 3968 x 2332, 4096 x 2304, and 4224 x 2376.

List of True Widescreen Resolutions 16:9

How to tell if it is true 16:9 resolution? There is a simple way. Divide the width number of resolution by 16. And you should get the greatest common factor. If the height number is divisible by the greatest common factor and the result is 9, then it is a true 16:9 resolution.

Aspect Ratio Resolutions Tag

16:9 (1.78:1)

7680 x 4320

7552 x 4248

7424 x 4176

7296 x 4104

8K UHD 16:9


8192 x 5120

8K UHD 16:10

16:9 (1.78:1)

4224 x 2376

4096 x 2304

3968 x 2232

3840 x 2160

4K UHD 16:9


4096 x 2560

3840 x 2400

4K UHD 16:10

16:9 (1.78:1)

2560 x 1440

2304 x 1296

2176 x 1224

2048 x 1152

2K 16:9

16:9 (1.78:1)

1920 x 1080

1080p FHD 16:9

16:9 (1.78:1)

1280 x 720

720p HD 16:9

16:9 (1.78:1)

896 x 504

SD 16:9

16:9 (1.78:1)

640 x 360


How to Change Video Resolution/Aspect Ratio without Distortion

Changing aspect ratio in professional NLEs is overkill for people who want to quickly and simply convert their videos to another dimension. For instance, to change aspect ratio in premiere, you need to deal with project settings, sequence settings and effects such as scaling. If you are not indulging in complex video editing, there are simple ways to go.

16:9 widescreen resolutions are favored by people when watching movies. It presents more visible scenes. But when speaking of video online sharing, square resolution at 1:1 seems to be the chosen one. Some cameras also shoot video in 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, etc. You may need to change video aspect ratio/resolution to fit the screen without distortion.

Need a video resolution/aspect ratio converter? VideoProc Converter is one of the easiest.

VideoProc Converter, not only a resolution changer, is a GPU accelerated video editing tool. Convert 16:9 resolution to 1:1, 4:3 and vice versa can be easily done in three steps. Click the button below to free download VideoProc Converter and fast convert video resolution/aspect ratio.

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How to Use VideoProc Converter to Change Video Resolution/Aspect Ratio

After downloading VideoProc Converter through the buttons above, double-click the .exe or .dmg setup file and finish the installation. VideoProc Converter is compatible with both Windows and macOS. Then open the resolution/aspect ratio converter.

Step 1: Import source video

Click "Video" on VideoProc Converter main interface. Click "+ Video". Select video files from local folders to import.

Import video t VideoProc Converter

Step 2: Change video aspect ratio

Choose a target format for output. Now you have two ways to change the video aspect ratio:

[Method 1] Click "Option". Go to "Aspect Ratio", choose 16:9, 1:1, 4:3, 5:4, 16:10, 2.35:1, or any aspect ratio you need from the dropdown list. Select preset resolutions or customize resolutions fitting the ratio. Click "Done".

To prevent distortion, do not make pixels exceed either side of the source video frame. For example, if your source video is 1080 x 1080 at 1:1 and you set it to 1920 x 1080 at 16:9, then the result will be expanded. In such case, 1080 x 720 is the best option for you.

Resize video to 16:9 resolutions
Resize video to 16:9 resolutions

[Method 2] Click "Crop" > "Enable Crop" > "Preset" > "16:9". Drag to specify the area to crop. Apply the changes and close the window.

Change Video Aspect Ratio
Crop video into 16:9

Step 3: Export video from VideoProc Converter

Turn on the Hardware acceleration engine. Browse to choose an output folder, and then hit "RUN" to start re-encoding video in any video resolution/aspect ratio you set.

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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