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Video & Display Resolution Information

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 Video Display & Recording Formats

 

 Security Advancement, LLC Horiz x Vert Approx. Pixels Approx.
Mpixel
Equiv.
Uncompressed
File Size (Bytes)
    Notes
“Sub Quarter CIF”  SQCIF PAL 128 x 96 12,288 0.01 24,576
“Quarter CIF”  QCIF NTSC 176 x 120 21,120 0.02 42,240
“Quarter CIF”  QCIF PAL 176 x 144 25,344 0.03 50,688
“Quarter VGA”  QVGA 320 x 240 76,800 0.08 153,600 Also called SIF – Standard Interchange Format
“Common Intermediate Format”  CIF NTSC 352 x 240 84,480 0.08 168,960
“Common Intermediate Format”  CIF PAL 352 x 288 101,376 0.10 202,752
“Video Home System”  VHS 240 x 480 115,200 0.12 n/a Approx. (220-250 Horiz.)
Analog TV Broadcast 330 x 480 158,400 0.16 n/a Approx.
2CIF 704 x 240 168,960 0.17 337,920
“Super VHS”  S-VHS 400 x 480 192,000 0.19 n/a Approx.
Typical TV 450 x 480 216,000 0.22 n/a Approx.
Mini-DV 520 x 480 249,600 0.25 499,200 Approx. (400-520 Horiz.)
“Video Graphics Array”  VGA 640 x 480 307,200 0.31 614,400 “Std Resolution” video display format
4CIF / NTSC 704 x 480 337,920 0.34 675,840 Also referred to as “full frame”
4CIF / PAL 704 x 576 405,504 0.41 811,008
“Digital Video Disc”  DVD 720 x 480 345,600 0.35 n/a
D1 NTSC 720 x 480 345,600 0.35 691,200 704 (or 720) x486 also commonly referenced
D1 PAL 720 x 576 414,720 0.42 829,440
“Phase Alternating Line”  PAL 704 x 570 401,280 0.40 802,560 European Video Display Format – n/a in U.S.
“Extended Definition TV”  EDTV – 480p 852 x 480 408,960 0.41 n/a EDTV – Progressive Scan. Video display format
“Super VGA”  SVGA 800 x 600 480,000 0.48 n/a Video display format
“Extended Graphics Array”  XVGA / XGA 1024 x 768 786,432 0.79 n/a Video display format
“High Definition TV”  HDTV – 720p 1280 x 720 921,600 0.92 n/a HDTV – Progressive Scan, Min. “HD” resolution
“Wide XGA”  WXGA 1280 x 800 1,024,000 1.02 n/a Widescreen video display format
QVGA 1280 x 960 1,228,800 1.23 n/a 4:3 ratio video display format
“Super XGA”  SXGA 1280 x 1024 1,310,720 1.31 n/a Video display format
1.3MP 1280 x 1084 1,387,520 1.39 2,775,040
WSXGA 1600 x 900 1,440,000 1.44 n/a or 1680×1050. Widescreen video display format
16CIF 1408 x 1152 1,622,016 1.62 3,244,032
“Ultra XGA”  UXGA 1600 x 1200 1,920,000 1.92 n/a Video display format
2MP 1600 x 1200 1,920,000 1.92 3,840,000
HDTV – 1080(i/p) 1920 x 1080 2,073,600 2.07 n/a HDTV Interlaced/Progressive. Video display format
“Wide UXGA”  WUXGA 1920 x 1200 2,304,000 2.30 n/a Widescreen video display format
3MP 2048 x 1536 3,145,728 3.15 6,291,456
QXGA 2048 x 1536 3,145,728 3.15 n/a 4:3 ratio video display format
5MP 2592 x 1944 5,038,848 5.04 10,077,696
QSXGA 2560 x 2048 5,242,880 5.24 n/a 5:4 ratio video display format
QSXGA+ 2800 x 2100 5,880,000 5.88 n/a 4:3 ratio video display format
QUXGA 3200 x 2400 7,680,000 7.68 n/a 4:3 ratio video display format
4K Ultra HDTV 3840 x 2160 8,294,400 8.29 n/a Newest HDTV display format
4K 4096 x 2160 8,847,360 8.85 n/a Digital Cinema Initiatives – Native 4K resolution

Notes:
Estimated file size formula = (Number of Pixels) x (16 bits per pixel) / (8 bits per byte)
Some numbers will be shown differently by different manufacturers- for a variety of reasons. These are rough guides only.