Video Sizes

There is an extensive range of sizes and formats of videos used by numerous companies, organizations, and individuals, so it’s fundamental that you learn and understand the right standard sizes and dimensions you will use when designing and producing your video. Whether you are working on a marketing video or a short film, creating a well-defined video will certainly help you to be efficient in your work and impress your viewers. video-sizes1

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Video Sizes Standard 

It is important that you consider planning the appropriate aspect ratio and size of your video so that you are able to showcase your video in better resolution and quality and allow your target audience to enjoy watching your content with ease and comfort. In this section, we provide you with the standard video sizes:


Small flash and small QT videos have SD dimensions of 320 x 240 pixels (or 8.46 x 6.35 cm, or 3.33 x 2.5 in.) and HD dimensions of 320 x 180 pixels (or 8.46 x 4.76 cm, or 3.33 x 1.87 in.). Small flash videos can be downloaded in .flv file format while small QT videos can be downloaded on .mov file type. 


Some common examples of medium size videos are video podcasts, medium MPEG-1, and medium flash videos which all have SD dimensions of 640 x 480 pixels and HD dimensions of 640 x 360 pixels. Video podcasts can be downloaded in .m4v file format, medium MPEG-1 videos are available in .mpeg format, while medium flash videos can be saved in .flv format. 


Large QT videos have SD dimensions of 768 x 576 pixels and HD dimensions of 720 x 405 pixels which can be downloaded in .mov format. While broadcast SD videos have SD dimensions of 768 x  576 pixels with a 4:3 interlaced aspect ratio, and HD dimensions of 720 x 576 pixels or an aspect ratio of 16:9 anamorphic as it plays full screen on a 16:9 display, can be downloaded in .mxf and. avi format.


Generally used for a crystal clear viewing experience, there are different types of HD or high definition videos such as Apple TV Preview, Full HD Preview 1080p, and Full HD Broadcast 1080p. These videos have varying dimensions: HD & Apple TV Preview have 1280 x 720 pixels, Full HD Preview 1080p have 1920 x 1080 pixels and Full HD Broadcast 1080p have 1440 x 1080 and 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Ultra HD

Some types of ultra HD or ultra high definition videos are 4K Ultra HD Preview H.265 and 44K Ultra HD Broadcast videos. They have similar dimensions of 3840 x 2160 pixels (or 101.6 x 57.15 cm, or 40 x 22.5 in.).


Some types of dome-size videos are full-dome preview, full-dome 1.5k mov, and full-dome 2k master videos. Full-dome 1.5k mov videos have standard dimensions of 1536 x 1536 pixels, while full-dome 2k master videos have standard dimensions of 2048 x 2048 pixels as they are only used for the planetarium.

Video Sizes for Digital – Social Media 


If you need to create a shared video post for your Facebook page, the recommended video dimension is 1280 x 720 pixels (landscape aspect ratio: 16:9; square aspect ratio: 9:16). For 360° videos in the Facebook Feeds, the best video size setting for monoscopic videos is 5120 pixels wide by 2560 pixels tall, with an aspect ratio of 2:1, and the standard video size setting for stereoscopic videos is 5120 pixels wide by 5120 pixels tall, an aspect ratio of 1:1. 



Instagram feed videos have the standard size of 1080 x 1080 pixels, with a landscape aspect ratio of 1.9:1, or square aspect ratio of 1:1, or a vertical aspect ratio of 4:5. For carousel video ads, the recommended video size is 1080 x 1080 pixels as well, while IGTV videos must have dimensions of 1080 x 1920 pixels (with a horizontal aspect ratio of 16:9 or a vertical aspect ratio of 9:16).



Upload in-feed video content in your Twitter page with standard video sizes of 1280 x 720 pixels for landscape, 720 x 1280 pixels for portrait, and 720 x 720 pixels for square. The maximum file size is around 512 MB. 



The recommended video dimensions for TikTok videos are 1080 x 1920 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 9:16. It has a maximum file size of 287.6 MB, and can be saved in .MP4 and .MOV file formats.



When uploading your videos on YouTube, ensure that the video dimensions are 3840 x 2160 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 16:9 or 4:3. For YouTube shorts videos, the recommended video dimensions are 1080 x 1920 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 9:16 and a maximum file size of 4 MB.


Video Sizes for PowerPoint 

There are some standard video sizes for PowerPoint if you need to create some presentations for your project or work. For standard video with a resolution of 480p, the recommended PowerPoint video size is 852 x 480 pixels (or 22.54 x 12.7 cm. or 8.87 x 5 in.). For 720p or HD PowerPoint videos, the ideal size is 1280 x 720 pixels (or 33.86 x 19.05 cm. or 13.33 x 7.5 in.) For Ulta HD or 4K PowerPoint videos, the standard video size is 3840 x 2160 pixels (or 101.6 x 57.15 cm. or 40 x 22.5 in.)


Video Sizes for Email 

When you send your videos via email, the recommended video file sizes depend on the type of email you are using. For example, the maximum video size for Outlook is 20 MB, for Gmail is 25 MB, and for Yahoo is 25 MB. The best video format you must use when sending your videos through emails is MP4, so make sure that your video is attached to your email with the right video file size and file format. 


Video Sizes for Business 

Many business firms use various types of videos for marketing and advertising purposes. Generally, the recommended size for business videos on various social media networks should be 1080 x 1080 pixels with a maximum file size of 4 GB. The videos must be saved in .MP4 and .MOV formats and the maximum length of the video is 2 minutes for ads and 15 seconds for organic. 


Video Sizes for Adobe Photoshop 

The standard film and video sizes in Photoshop are HDV/HDTV 720 p/29.97. You may save and download different video file formats in Photoshop such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MOV, AVI, and FLV files. When you create and edit a video image in Photoshop, the resolution should be 300 pixels/inch for high-quality video, and a 4:3 frame aspect ratio.


Video Sizes for Adobe Illustrator

Build astonishing videos with Illustrator while incorporating creative animations, and 3D motion graphics with an HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Standard videos have dimensions of 854 x 480 pixels. For videos that you will post for your blogs/websites, use a video resolution and size of 640 x 360 pixels. 



What video size is 1080p?

Full HD or full high definition video has 1920 x 1080 pixels or a video resolution of 1080p. 

How big is a 1920×1080 video?

A 1920 x 1080 video has a file size of around 1.2 to 1.4 GB for 1 hour of video. 

What resolution is 360p?

A 360p video has a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels.

How do I know the size of a video?

Open the video file through Windows Media Player or any video app and then, click the Properties to know the size of the video.

What are video width and height?

Video width and height are commonly measured in pixels and referred to as video dimensions.

What is the best length for a video ad?

The best length for a video ad is at 15 seconds, but when you are doing personalized videos, you may increase it to 75 seconds.

What is the smallest size of a video?

The smallest video size is 320 x 180 pixels.

How much space does 480p video take?

A 480p video takes 8.5 MB of space per minute and 500 MB of space per hour.

How do I reduce the file size of a video?

You can reduce the file size of a video by using a fast video compressor as it allows you to reduce the file size while keeping the same video resolution or quality.

How long should videos be on social media?

Videos on social media should be less than one minute, less than 20 seconds for stories, or more than 3 minutes for episodic web series or live streaming videos.