Posted on December 4, 2012 by KVMG-CMS   |  0 comments

1080p (pronounced "ten eighty pee") is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. The number 1080 represents 1,080 lines of vertical resolution, while the letter p stands for progressive scan (meaning the image is not interlaced). 1080p is considered an HDTV video mode. The term usually assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, implying a horizontal resolution of 1920 pixels. This creates a frame resolution of 1920×1080, or exactly 2,073,600 pixels. The frame rate in hertz can be either implied by the context or specified after the letter p (such as 1080p30, meaning 30 frames per second).

1080p is sometimes referred to in marketing materials as "Full High-Definition" or "Full HD". Although 2K/4K digital cinema technology is commercially available, 1080p and 1080i are still the highest-resolution formats widely used for broadcasting and consumer distribution of video content.