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The Definitive Aspect Ratio & Resolution Guide For Video: 2K, 4K, 6K, 8K & Every Other Major Format

Below, you will find a detailed aspect ratio and resolution guide. Among other things, you can use it to help identify which resolution to use in post-production when setting up a new project or timeline.

For example – if you want to master your project to 2.39:1 aspect ratio in 4K, you can use this guide to find the correct resolution settings: 4096 x 1716

There are of course many other reasons you may need to reference this document, so feel free to bookmark the page for future use.

Huge thanks to Wes of Firehouse Creative for putting much of this together, and allowing me to share it with all of you here.

Scroll down to view each format and aspect ratio combination – starting with 12K resolution at the top and moving down to standard definition at the bottom. I’ve also included some common social media formats at the very end too.

12K

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)12288 x 9216
1.66 (5:3)12288 x 7372
1.78 (16:9)12288 x 6912
1.8512288 x 6642
1.9012288 x 6480
1.9412288 x 6468
2.0012288 x 6144
2.3512288 x 5228
2.3712288 x 5184
2.3912288 x 5142
2.4012288 x 5120
2.4412288 x 5036

8K

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)8192 x 6144
1.66 (5:3)8192 x 4915
1.78 (16:9)8192 x 4608
1.858192 x 4428
1.908192 x 4320
2.008192 x 4096
2.358192 x 3486
2.378192 x 3456
2.398192 x 3428
2.408192 x 3413
2.448192 x 3357

8K UHD

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)7680 x 5760
1.66 (5:3)7680 x 4608
1.78 (16:9)7680 x 4320
1.857680 x 4151
1.907680 x 4042
2.007680 x 3840
2.357680 x 3268
2.377680 x 3240
2.397680 x 3213
2.407680 x 3200
2.447680 x 3148

6K

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)6144 x 4608
1.66 (5:3)6144 x 3686
1.78 (16:9)6144 x 3456
1.856144 x 3321
1.906144 x 3240
1.946144 x 3234
2.006144 x 3072
2.356144 x 2614
2.376144 x 2592
2.396144 x 2571
2.406144 x 2560
2.446144 x 2518

5K

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)5120 x 3840
1.66 (5:3)5120 x 3072
1.78 (16:9)5120 x 2880
1.855120 x 2768
1.905120 x 2700
2.005120 x 2560
2.355120 x 2179
2.375120 x 2160
2.395120 x 2142
2.405120 x 2133
2.445120 x 2098

4K DCP

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
Flat (1.85)3996 x 2160
Scope (2.39)4096 x 1716
Full Container (1.90)4096 x 2160

4K DCI

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)4096 x 3072
1.66 (5:3)4096 x 2458
1.78 (16:9)4096 x 2304
1.854096 x 2214
1.904096 x 2160
2.004096 x 2048
2.354096 x 1743
2.374096 x 1728
2.394096 x 1714
2.404096 x 1707
2.444096 x 1679

4K UHD

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)3840 x 2880
1.66 (5:3)3840 x 2304
1.78 (16:9)3840 x 2160
1.853840 x 2076
1.903840 x 2021
2.003840 x 1920
2.353840 x 1634
2.373840 x 1620
2.393840 x 1607
2.403840 x 1600
2.443840 x 1574

3K

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)3072 x 2304
1.66 (5:3)3072 x 1843
1.78 (16:9)3072 x 1728
1.853072 x 1661
1.903072 x 1620
2.003072 x 1536
2.353072 x 1307
2.373072 x 1296
2.393072 x 1285
2.403072 x 1280
2.443072 x 1259

3K UHD

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)2880 x 2160
1.66 (5:3)2880 x 1728
1.78 (16:9)2880 x 1620
1.852880 x 1557
1.902880 x 1516
2.002880 x 1440
2.352880 x 1226
2.372880 x 1215
2.392880 x 1205
2.402880 x 1200
2.442880 x 1180

2.5K

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)2560 x 1920
1.66 (5:3)2560 x 1536
1.78 (16:9)2560 x 1440
1.852560 x 1384
1.902560 x 1348
2.002560 x 1280
2.352560 x 1089
2.372560 x 1080
2.392560 x 1073
2.402560 x 1049
2.442560 x 984

2K DCP

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
Flat (1.85)1998 x 1080
Scope (2.39)2048 x 858
Full Container (1.90)2048 x 1080

2K DCI

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)2048 x 1536
1.66 (5:3)2048 x 1229
1.78 (16:9)2048 x 1152
1.852048 x 1107
1.902048 x 1078
2.002048 x 1024
2.352048 x 871
2.372048 x 864
2.392048 x 858
2.402048 x 839
2.442048 x 787

Full HD 1080p

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)1920 x 1440
1.66 (5:3)1920 x 1152
1.78 (16:9)1920 x 1080
1.851920 x 1038
1.901920 x 1011
2.001920 x 960
2.351920 x 817
2.371920 x 810
2.391920 x 803
2.401920 x 800
2.441920 x 787

HD 720p

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)1280 x 962
1.66 (5:3)1280 x 768
1.78 (16:9)1280 x 720
1.851280 x 692
1.901280 x 674
2.001280 x 640
2.351280 x 545
2.371280 x 540
2.391280 x 536
2.401280 x 533
2.441280 x 525

SD 480p

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
1.33 (4:3)640 x 480
1.66 (5:3)640 x 384
1.78 (16:9)640 x 360
1.85640 x 346
1.90640 x 337
2.00640 x 320
2.35640 x 273
2.37640 x 270
2.39640 x 268
2.40640 x 267
2.44640 x 263

Social Media (HD)

ASPECT RATIORESOLUTION
Vertical (9:16)1080 x 1920
Horizontal (16:9)1920 x 1080
Portrait (4:5)1080 x 1350
Landscape (1.91:1)1080 x 608
Square (1:1)1080 x 1080

That should just about cover it. If there is anything you would like added or corrected, please leave a comment below!

You may also enjoy my article on picking the best aspect ratio for your film.

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Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!

1 Comment

  • Michael Stevens
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    Now if only there could be some agreement to what aspect ratios are “necessary” and/or “normal?” Do we really need 2.35, 2.37, 2.39, 2.40, 2.45? 1.78, 1.85, 1.90, 2.0?

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