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2K resolution

Display resolutions

2K resolution is a generic term for display devices or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 2,000 pixels.[1]

In the movie projection industry, Digital Cinema Initiatives is the dominant standard for 2K output. In the digital film production chain, a resolution of 2048x1556 is often used for acquiring "open gate" or anamorphic input material, a resolution based on the historical resolution of scanned super 35mm film.[2]


Format Resolution Display aspect ratio Pixels
Digital Cinema Initiatives 2K (native resolution) 2048 × 1080 1.90:1 (256:135) ~17:9 2,211,840
DCI 2K (CinemaScope cropped) 2048 × 858 2.39:1 1,755,136
DCI 2K (flat cropped) 1998 × 1080 1.85:1 2,157,840
1080p HDTV 1920 × 1080 1.78:1 (16:9) 2,073,600
QHD (2.5k) 2560 × 1440 1.78:1 (16:9) 3,686,400
WQXGA (2.5k) 2560 × 1600 1.60:1 (16:10) 4,096,000

See also


  1. ^ "Video display standards". April 19, 2014. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ James, Jack (2006). Digital Intermediates for Film and Video. Focal Press. p. 125.  

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