How to change video resolution

What is a video resolution? When watching videos, among other data, you probably met numbers: 720x480, 1280x720, 1920x1080 and others. This is the definition of video resolution. What does it mean and why is it necessary change it sometimes?

Any digital image is a set of dots (pixels) that form a single picture. The more such dots per unit area, the clearer and more detailed the visual set will be. It would seem that everything is simple: the more the number of pixels horizontally (first number) and vertical (second number) - the higher the quality of the video. However, there exist a number of situations where a good resolution such as 1920 x 1080 becomes a real disadvantage.

This is especially noticeable by those users who like to watch movies on mobile devices. A large number of pixels is always accompanied by a significant weight of the uploaded file. When watching video on the small screen of a smartphone or tablet, such a huge number of pixels is not required. So, due to the big frame size, the film is very slow when viewed.

If the video was filmed with professional equipment, then its resolution will be high by default, which means that it will require a high speed of the Internet connection for adequate download and playback. This is completely disadvantageous when it comes to viewing from a mobile device. Therefore, before posting such a video on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, it is better to change its resolution towards the minimum required.

Recommended resolutions:

1080x1920 or 1920x1080 pixels – Facebook;

1920x1080 or 1080x1350 (for vertical posts) – Instagram;

Landscape 1280x720, Portrait 640x640 – Twitter;

1080x1920 – TikTok.

Fortunately, you do not need to download or install additional software or applications on your computer or phone for this. Pixiko online video editor allows you to change the resolution of your video in a few clicks. This process is almost automated: you just need to choose the social network and the type of post for which you want to adapt your video. Our editor will do everything for you, and you just need to download the finished result and share it on the social network. Pixiko is designed to make video editing easier and faster. We appreciate your time!

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