List of True 16:9 Resolutions

2015-10-13
Updated to include full range of resolutions up to 8K 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 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 That’s because DVDs were originally made to comply with the NTSC broadcasting resolution, which is a non-square pixel standard using the resolution of 720 by 480 pixels, stretched to accommodate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
1936 1089
1952 1098
1968 1107
1984 1116
2000 1125
2016 1134
2032 1143
2048 1152 Yes
2064 1161
2080 1170
2096 1179
2112 1188
2128 1197
2144 1206
2160 1215
2176 1224 Yes
2192 1233
2208 1242
2224 1251
2240 1260
2256 1269
2272 1278
2288 1287
2304 1296 Yes
2320 1305
2336 1314
2352 1323
2368 1332
2384 1341
2400 1350
2416 1359
2432 1368 Yes
2448 1377
2464 1386
2480 1395
2496 1404
2512 1413
2528 1422
2544 1431
2560 1440 27″ Monitor Yes
2576 1449
2592 1458
2608 1467
2624 1476
2640 1485
2656 1494
2672 1503
2688 1512 Yes
2704 1521
2720 1530
2736 1539
2752 1548
2768 1557
2784 1566
2800 1575
2816 1584 Yes
2832 1593
2848 1602
2864 1611
2880 1620
2896 1629
2912 1638
2928 1647
2944 1656 Yes
2960 1665
2976 1674
2992 1683
3008 1692
3024 1701
3040 1710
3056 1719
3072 1728 Yes
3088 1737
3104 1746
3120 1755
3136 1764
3152 1773
3168 1782
3184 1791
3200 1800 Yes
3216 1809
3232 1818
3248 1827
3264 1836
3280 1845
3296 1854
3312 1863
3328 1872 Yes
3344 1881
3360 1890
3376 1899
3392 1908
3408 1917
3424 1926
3440 1935
3456 1944 Yes
3472 1953
3488 1962
3504 1971
3520 1980
3536 1989
3552 1998
3568 2007
3584 2016 Yes
3600 2025
3616 2034
3632 2043
3648 2052
3664 2061
3680 2070
3696 2079
3712 2088 Yes
3728 2097
3744 2106
3760 2115
3776 2124
3792 2133
3808 2142
3824 2151
3840 2160 4K UHDTV Yes
3856 2169
3872 2178
3888 2187
3904 2196
3920 2205
3936 2214
3952 2223
3968 2232 Yes
3984 2241
4000 2250
4016 2259
4032 2268
4048 2277
4064 2286
4080 2295
4096 2304 Yes
4112 2313
4128 2322
4144 2331
4160 2340
4176 2349
4192 2358
4208 2367
4224 2376 Yes
4240 2385
4256 2394
4272 2403
4288 2412
4304 2421
4320 2430
4336 2439
4352 2448 Yes
4368 2457
4384 2466
4400 2475
4416 2484
4432 2493
4448 2502
4464 2511
4480 2520 Yes
4496 2529
4512 2538
4528 2547
4544 2556
4560 2565
4576 2574
4592 2583
4608 2592 Yes
4624 2601
4640 2610
4656 2619
4672 2628
4688 2637
4704 2646
4720 2655
4736 2664 Yes
4752 2673
4768 2682
4784 2691
4800 2700
4816 2709
4832 2718
4848 2727
4864 2736 Yes
4880 2745
4896 2754
4912 2763
4928 2772
4944 2781
4960 2790
4976 2799
4992 2808 Yes
5008 2817
5024 2826
5040 2835
5056 2844
5072 2853
5088 2862
5104 2871
5120 2880 Retina 5K Yes
5136 2889
5152 2898
5168 2907
5184 2916
5200 2925
5216 2934
5232 2943
5248 2952 Yes
5264 2961
5280 2970
5296 2979
5312 2988
5328 2997
5344 3006
5360 3015
5376 3024 Yes
5392 3033
5408 3042
5424 3051
5440 3060
5456 3069
5472 3078
5488 3087
5504 3096 Yes
5520 3105
5536 3114
5552 3123
5568 3132
5584 3141
5600 3150
5616 3159
5632 3168 Yes
5648 3177
5664 3186
5680 3195
5696 3204
5712 3213
5728 3222
5744 3231
5760 3240 Yes
5776 3249
5792 3258
5808 3267
5824 3276
5840 3285
5856 3294
5872 3303
5888 3312 Yes
5904 3321
5920 3330
5936 3339
5952 3348
5968 3357
5984 3366
6000 3375
6016 3384 Yes
6032 3393
6048 3402
6064 3411
6080 3420
6096 3429
6112 3438
6128 3447
6144 3456 Yes
6160 3465
6176 3474
6192 3483
6208 3492
6224 3501
6240 3510
6256 3519
6272 3528 Yes
6288 3537
6304 3546
6320 3555
6336 3564
6352 3573
6368 3582
6384 3591
6400 3600 Yes
6416 3609
6432 3618
6448 3627
6464 3636
6480 3645
6496 3654
6512 3663
6528 3672 Yes
6544 3681
6560 3690
6576 3699
6592 3708
6608 3717
6624 3726
6640 3735
6656 3744 Yes
6672 3753
6688 3762
6704 3771
6720 3780
6736 3789
6752 3798
6768 3807
6784 3816 Yes
6800 3825
6816 3834
6832 3843
6848 3852
6864 3861
6880 3870
6896 3879
6912 3888 Yes
6928 3897
6944 3906
6960 3915
6976 3924
6992 3933
7008 3942
7024 3951
7040 3960 Yes
7056 3969
7072 3978
7088 3987
7104 3996
7120 4005
7136 4014
7152 4023
7168 4032 Yes
7184 4041
7200 4050
7216 4059
7232 4068
7248 4077
7264 4086
7280 4095
7296 4104 Yes
7312 4113
7328 4122
7344 4131
7360 4140
7376 4149
7392 4158
7408 4167
7424 4176 Yes
7440 4185
7456 4194
7472 4203
7488 4212
7504 4221
7520 4230
7536 4239
7552 4248 Yes
7568 4257
7584 4266
7600 4275
7616 4284
7632 4293
7648 4302
7664 4311
7680 4320 8K UHDTV
Super Hi-Vision
Yes

65 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”

  4. Hi Pacoup, very nice explanation. I would like to ask you if I can follow the same idea for the 4:3 real resolutions.
    Regarding the 16:9 , why have to be the no 8 and not another number? Can u please give an example?

  5. The number 8 is because of the way transform blocks are typically limited to 8×8 samples, i.e. they are not usually smaller. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroblock

    This means that an odd resolution not divisible by 8 can produce visual artifacts with some encoders, so standards follow the strict 8×8 rule to avoid any issues.

    Although this table lists all perfect 16:9 resolutions, those highlighted in green should be your target, or, even better, those with a standard.

  6. Thanks for this!

    I just started learning animating and was looking for a resource with the correct pixel-dimensions for widescreen 16:9 screens.

    #badass and #kudos

  7. This is a fantastic list! very nice of you to mark the resolutions divisible by 8. I couldn’t have asked for more as I am trying many neat things with my custom x264 encoding script. Knowing what divides by 8 will make it much easier to control macroblocking not only on the output, but now I can optimize my source material as well. Thanks for doing the math for us! saved me a heck of a lot of time :)

  8. This is a fantastic explanation Pacoup!

    The explanation of the “divisible by 8 rule” is buried in the comments but it really helps in understanding the math of TRUE 16:9 resolution.

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