This is the aspect ratio used by many camera sensors, including smartphones, point and shoot cameras, Micro Four Thirds and medium format cameras. It’s less ‘wide’ than the 3:2 format used for 35mm film, APS-C and full frame cameras.
The latest consumer video standard, with a horizontal resolution of 4,000 pixels or thereabouts. 4K video is appearing on an increasing number of cameras and even smartphones, and 4K TVs are gaining in popularity. Strictly speaking, the dimensions for 4K video are 4,096 x 2,160 pixels and the aspect ratio is slightly wider than the […]
4K video is a catch-all term for video with a horizontal resolution of around 4,000 pixels. It can include 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) and Cinema 4K (4,096 x 2,160 pixels).
The latest kind of image stabilisation technology, where the camera’s sensor can be tilted or shifted on 5 axes to counter a much wider range and types of movement than regular lens-based image stabilisers, and it’s a particular advantage for video, where these additional movements can pose problems during handheld filming. 5-axis stabilisation used in […]
6K video has a horizontal resolution of around 6,000 pixels, or 50% more than 4K video. It’s now starting to appear on some mid-range video cameras, but is used mostly for capturing higher resolution footage for downsampling to 4K (for higher quality) or to allow more leeway for cropping and panning effects in post production.