Today we are talking about the video resolutions. To make it easier to understand, resolution simply means how clear you can see it with your eyes. We usually use definition to measure resolutions, therefore we have high-definition and standard-definition videos.
High-definition is video of higher resolution and quality than standard-definition. While there is no standardized meaning of how high it has to be, generally any video image with considerably more than 480 horizontal lines (North America) or 576 horizontal lines (Europe) is considered high-definition(HD).
Full HD 1920x1080 Video
The HD video with up to 1080 horizontal lines(almost double the HD standard) is called Full HD with the resolution as 1920x1080. It's also called Full HD widescreen because of the 16:9 aspect ratio. Change of the resolution will cause the change of aspect ratio and the way how will it be called. For example, we call 1440x1080 video with 4:3 aspect ratio SD and we call 1620x1080 video with 3:2 aspect ratio Rec. 601
Furthermore, we have 3840x2160 4K video and 7680x4320 8K video, which are obviously equipped with much higher resolutions than others. First let's have a quick look of the 3840x2160 4K video
4K 3840x2160 Video and How to Play it
A UHD or 4K display is one with at least 8 million active pixels(3840x2160). For televisions, that resolution has standardized to 3,840 by 2,160. Digital cinema 4K (the resolution in 4K movie theaters) is slightly higher at 4,096 by 2,160. However you define it, it's four times the number of pixels on a 1080p display, and over 23 times the resolution of standard definition television.
Because the resolution is much higher and requires more bandwidth to transmit, you will definitely need a powerful TV or video player to play this 4K video. Leawo Blu-ray Player could be one of the best out there. Besides the full support of almost all video and audio formats, it can play 4K video perfectly as well. This free Blu-ray Player software supports to play quality-lossless video images with resolution of 720P, 1080P, 1080i and 4K (2160P). with the excellent 4K content support and 4K display, you can have an Ultra HD video watching experience easily at home.
Below are the easy steps of how to play 4K video inside Leawo Blu-ray Player:
Step 1: Launch Leawo Blu-ray Player and you will see the main interface like this. Since this is a totally free product, there is no need to have it registered. All the great features are available to use.
Step 2: Click the settings icon on the bottom right to adjust the settings of Playback, File Associations, Audio Output, DVD Blu-ray, Subtitles, International, Snapshot, Skin, Power Manager and General.
Not necessarily all the settings are for audio files, select the audio-related options to adjust is pretty enough, or just leave it as the default settings if you have no idea where to start.
Step 3: Click the green Open File tab to add 4K video source from your computer and start playing thereafter. Right click on the video playing screen to access more video settings.
8K UHD 7680x4320 Video and Where to Watch
8K resolution or 8K UHD is the current highest ultra high definition television (UHDTV) resolution in digital television and digital cinematography. 8K refers to the horizontal resolution of 7,680 pixels, forming the total image dimensions of (7680×4320). Otherwise known as 4320p.
What does 8K video look like and where can you watch them? The easiest way is to watch those 8K videos on YouTube. 4K video support has been around for some time, even on computers. YouTube added 4K video support to its famous online video website in July 2010. Few people know the company also added 8K video resolution support in 2015.
Here is some background info of the first 8K video on YouTube: it's called Ghost Towns, produced by YouTube member Neumannfilms, shows some town units (homes, wagons, etc.) that have been abandoned. While these places and items remain, the people who once inhabited them are gone. Yes, a deserted town is indeed a ghost town.
Neumannfilms shot the Ghost Towns clip using Red EPIC Dragon 6K cameras. The company then "stitched together" some clips using Adobe's After Effects suite to bump up the viewing resolution. Neumannfilms says in the video's description that "some shots [were] simply scaled up by 125% from 6.1K to meet the 7.6K standard."
How to download 8K video from YouTube in a simple way? Here we will highly recommend you a powerful tool Leawo Video Donwloader to help you finish the downloading task effortlessly.
Leawo Video Downloader can download kinds of videos from up to 1000 sites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo and more. The downloading speed reaches six times faster due to the advanced video downloading technology. Users even are allowed to have video playback with the internal video player from Leawo Video Downloader once the video downloading is completed.
Hereby, you can refer to the following guidance of how to download video from YouTube via Leawo Video Downloader.
Step 1. Launch Video Downloader
Download the software package Leawo Prof. Media and run it on your computer. Then you will see multiple software modules on the main interface of the software package. Press on the option “Video Downloader” , then the activated internal web browser will navigate you to YouTube, here it also can be altered to other sites via the settings.
Step 2. Choose output directory
Click to the gear icon button and the settings interface will be called out. Choose “Downloader”tab, you can set an output directory to save the downloaded video files by clicking the drop-down box below “Save videos to”.
Step 3. Begin downloading YouTube video
Once the video link is opened, the video source with different formats as well as resolutions will be detected by Video Downloader. Press on the “Download button” to begin downloading video.
Step 4. Check the downloading process
Press on “Downloading” tab beside the location bar, then you can check the video that is being downloaded currently.
Right click on the downloading file, there are several options available for your choice. Choose “Select All”, you can select all the tasks for downloading. Choose “Pause”, you can call off the downloading process. Press on “Start”, you can begin the paused task one more time. Press on “Delete”, you can get rid of an ongoing task. Press on “Browse Website”, you can get the video link opened via the default web browser. Supposed that there are several downloads progress simultaneously, you can press on “Start All” to get all downloads started. If you want to stop all downloads, you can press on “Pause All”.
Step 5. Downloading is finished
Once the video downloading process is finished, press on “Downloaded” button and you can see the list of the videos that have been downloaded, they all can be sorted by Name, Size, Length and so on.
Have right click on one of the downloaded video files, you can see some options on the right-click menu. Choose “Select All”, you can select all video files. Press on “Delete” button, you can delete the files that you choose. Click on “Add to Convert”, you can get the files added to Video Converter module in case that you have registered this module. Click “Add to Burn”, you can get the files added to Blu-ray Creator module if you have got this module activated. Press on “Browse Website”, you can get the video link opened by the default Web Browser from your PC. Choose “File Location”, you can get the file opened via Windows Explorer.
Extension: 16K 15360×8640 Video
16K resolution stands for a display resolution in 15360×8640 horizontal pixels. That means it makes the pixels of 8K display double in each each dimension, which is totally four times of 8K UHD in pixels. 16K resolution comes with 132.7 megapixels, that is 16 times of 4K resolution, while 64 times for 1080p resolution.
In the current time, 16K resolution is capable of running on multi-monitor setups via AMD Eyefinity as wells as Nvdia Surround.