Aspect Ratios & Resolutions

Aspect Ratios & Resolutions

Below are common aspect ratios and resolutions for shooting and finishing in HD, 2K and 4K. There are many other aspect ratios out there, along with resolutions like 3K, 8K and even 12K. However, as indie filmmakers, our most common resolution is 4K. It’s about so much more than chasing Ks.

For those using a Pocket Cinema Camera and Sirui Anamorphic lens, you’re at 2.4:1 for UHD, and a custom aspect ratio of BLANK when shooting 4K DCI.

4K UHD

RESOLUTION ASPECT RATIO
2880 x 21601.33:1 (4:3)
3840 x 21601.77:1 (16:9)
3840 x 20761.85:1
3840 x 20211.90:1
3840 x 16342.35:1
3840 x 16072.39:1
3840 x 16002.4:1

4K DCI

RESOLUTION ASPECT RATIO
3072 x 23041.33.1 (4:3)
4096 x 23041.77:1 (16:9)
4096 x 22141.85:1
4096 x 21601.90:1
4096 x 17332.35:1
4096 x 17142.39:1
4096 x 17072.4:1

2K

RESOLUTION ASPECT RATIO
1536 x 11521.33:1 (4:3)
2048 x 11521.77:1 (16:9)
2048 x 11071.85:1
2048 x 10781.90:1
2048 x 8712.35:1
2048 x 8582.39:1
2048 x 8532.4:1

1080p

RESOLUTION ASPECT RATIO
1440 x 10801.33.1 (4:3)
1920 x 10801.77:1 (16:9)
1920 x 10381.85:1
1920 x 10111.90:1
1920 x 8172.35:1
1920 x 8032.39:1
1920 x 8002.4:1

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