List of True 16:9 Resolutions

2013-01-20
Updated to include 4K UHDTV.

In an effort to enhance the knowledge of the video-making community, I have compiled a list of all true 16:9 video resolutions, including their associated standard when applicable, as well as when the resolution is divisible by 8, which is useful for limited video encoders. The table goes up to 1080p and includes common resolutions like that of a typical 27 inch 16:9 computer monitor and Super Hi-Vision.

Note: If you’ve ever worked with SD content, you’ll notice that no resolution in here fits the DVD standard. That’s because DVDs were originally made to comply with the NTSC broadcasting resolution, which is a non-square pixel standard using the resolution of 720 by 480 pixels, stretched to accommodate either 4:3 or 16:9 content, never producing a true 16:9 resolution.

Width Height Standard Divisible by 8
16 9
32 18
48 27
64 36
80 45
96 54
112 63
128 72 Yes
144 81
160 90
176 99
192 108
208 117
224 126
240 135
256 144 Yes
272 153
288 162
304 171
320 180
336 189
352 198
368 207
384 216 Yes
400 225
416 234
432 243
448 252
464 261
480 270
496 279
512 288 Yes
528 297
544 306
560 315
576 324
592 333
608 342
624 351
640 360 Yes
656 369
672 378
688 387
704 396
720 405
736 414
752 423
768 432 Yes
784 441
800 450
816 459
832 468
848 477
864 486
880 495
896 504 Yes
912 513
928 522
944 531
960 540
976 549
992 558
1008 567
1024 576 Yes
1040 585
1056 594
1072 603
1088 612
1104 621
1120 630
1136 639
1152 648 Yes
1168 657
1184 666
1200 675
1216 684
1232 693
1248 702
1264 711
1280 720 720p HD Yes
1296 729
1312 738
1328 747
1344 756
1360 765
1376 774
1392 783
1408 792 Yes
1424 801
1440 810
1456 819
1472 828
1488 837
1504 846
1520 855
1536 864 Yes
1552 873
1568 882
1584 891
1600 900
1616 909
1632 918
1648 927
1664 936 Yes
1680 945
1696 954
1712 963
1728 972
1744 981
1760 990
1776 999
1792 1008 Yes
1808 1017
1824 1026
1840 1035
1856 1044
1872 1053
1888 1062
1904 1071
1920 1080 1080p HD Yes
2560 1440 27″ Monitor Yes
3840 2160 4K UHDTV Yes
7680 4320 8K UHDTV
Super Hi-Vision
Yes

Interesting Mathematical Observations

While every simultaneous multiple of 16 by 9 generates a true 16:9 resolution, those dividable by 8 are only generated every simultaneous jump of 128 by 72 pixels, which is the lowest true 16:9 resolution to be dividable by 8.

54 thoughts on “List of True 16:9 Resolutions

  1. Pleeeeeease change “DIVIDABLE” to “DIVISIBLE”

    It’s giving me a headache just thinking about it

  2. Hi
    i don’t understandt what you mean about the “divisible by 8″ thing i can take any number and divide by 8, så what makes 1792×1008 more special then 1776×999 or 1808×1017?

  3. No, you can’t take any number and divide by 8. That’s not what divisible means:

    MATHEMATICS
    (of a number) capable of being divided by another number without a remainder.
    “24 is divisible by 4″

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