4K vs 1080p Video : What’s The Difference?

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4K and 1080p are terms that you might have heard well enough all over the internet if you are into gaming or editing/film making/3d animating and so, but you never really understood what it meant, right? Well continue reading friend.

4K video is a substantial step up from 1080p, with four times the resolution of 1080p; in a 16:9 ratio, thats 3,840 x 2160 pixels compared to the 1920×1080 Pixels.

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On a screen, 4k video contains more than 8 million pixels compared to the 2 million 1080p has on a screen. That starts to add up with the finer detail when you are rendering a hair or a feather (If you are into that)

Unlike 1080p footage, 4k can be zoomed , cropped , or even reframed without any loss of quality, this means you can create the effect of a second camera, cropping up to 300% closser, creating second angles, or even panning across the video as through to create a slide effect.


1080p , also known as full HD or FHD , is a very common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels a display has in the width x height format, and the more pixels, the sharper an image looks.

Many of todays Monitors an Laptops as well as tvs, come in 1080p resolution. And for gaming or a modern computing experience, this is the lowest resolution recommended . anything below is not considered acceptable.

And, while gaming at higher resolution or “HIGH RES” (as most cool dudes call it . )of 1440p or 4k offer more realistic experiences. They both require a graphic card, so gaming, or editing, at 1080p is still very popular among today’s mainstream gaming/editing.

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