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What is HD Video

What is HD Video

HD (High Definition) video refers to any video system whose display resolution is 1280×720 pixels (720p) or 1920×1080 pixels (1080i/1080p), which is much higher than standard-definition (SD) video. As we know, the technology of high definition video nowadays is used in a variety of aspects: video recording formats (HDCAM, HDCAM-SR, DVCPRO HD, D5 HD, AVC-Intra, XDCAM HD, HDV, and AVCHD), television broadcast (HDTV), the optical disc delivery system Blu-ray Disc, and the video tape format D-VHS, and is fairly popular in the market.

What is HD Video


Generally speaking, HD video can be classified as common HD video and extra HD video. Here are the detailed specifications for common and extra HD videos:

Common HD Video

Video Mode

Frame Size (in pixels)

Scanning Type

Frame Rate (Hz)

720p

1280×720 (W*H) Progressive 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60, 72

1080i

1920×1080 (W*H) Interlaced 25 (50 fields/s), 29.97 (59.94 fields/s), 30 (60 fields/s)
1080p 1920×1080 (W*H) Progressive 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

Extra HD Video

Video Mode

Frame Size(in pixels)

Scanning Type

Frame Rate (Hz)

2K

2048×1536 (W*H) Progressive

2160p

3840×2160 (W*H) Progressive
4K 4096×3072 (W*H) Progressive
2540p 4520×2540 (W*H) Progressive
4320p 7680×4320 (W*H) Progressive 50, 60

The generation for high definition is coming now! Give away those unclear and shaky videos; just enjoy the wonderful visual experience that HD video brings to you. With all-in-one media player - ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre, you can play all media files smoothly, including HD video. Embedded with comprehensive video format support, TotalMedia Theatre lets you play almost all media files, and provide you with cinema-like experience!

What is HD Video

Besides, TotalMedia Theatre can also play like WMV, MPEG, MP4, MTS, MKV, FLV, AVI in near high definition effects with up-scaling SimHD technology. SimHD is ArcSoft's upscaling technology, which brings low-resolution videos and DVDs, even YouTube videos, up to near high resolution quality while also offering dynamic lighting, denoise and smoothness enhancements, offering you a sharper and more vivid picture in real-time. SimHD, embedded in the ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre, performs this video upscaling work by utilizing the NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture to solve complex calculations in a fraction of the time required on a CPU.

What is HD Video

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