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Video resolution

What does video resolution mean?

In a nutshell, video resolution relates to the total number of pixels that are contained within a single video frame. While the resolution of a video is typically calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a frame, it is generally referred to in terms of “p” — 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, and so on.

While you might believe that “p” stands for “pixel”, it actually stands for “progressive scan”, which relates to the method of loading the pixels of each video frame.

How to change the resolution of a video?

Sometimes there will be instances where you need to change the resolution of your video. This can either be because you face video resolution limitations, so the video resolution needs to be decreased, or your video resolution needs to be increased in order to match a minimum requirement.

Either way, the only way to change the resolution of your video is by using a video resolution conversion app or service such as Movavi or Filmora. You should be aware that increasing video resolution won’t improve the native quality of your video. This means that a video shot in 480p might look gritty (or “noisy”) if it’s converted to a 1080p resolution.