1080i

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1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.wikipedia
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Graphics display resolution

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1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.
Full HD or FHD is the resolution used by the 1080p and 1080i HDTV video formats.

High-definition television

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1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.
1080i (full HD) : 1920×1080i: 1,036,800 pixels (~1.04 MP) per field or 2,073,600 pixels (~2.07 MP) per frame

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1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.
The 1035i30 system is now obsolete, having been superseded by 1080i and 1080p square-sampled ("square-pixel") systems.

High-definition video

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1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.
Non-cinematic HDTV video recordings are recorded in either the 720p or the 1080i format.

Interlaced video

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The "i" is an abbreviation for "interlaced"; this indicates that only the odd lines, then the even lines of each frame (each image called a video field) are drawn alternately, so that only half the number of actual image frames are used to produce video. A 1920 pixels × 1080 lines screen has a total of 2.1 megapixels (2.1 million pixels) and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second.
For instance, 1920×1080 pixel resolution interlaced HDTV with a 60 Hz field rate (known as 1080i60 or 1080i/30) has a similar bandwidth to 1280×720 pixel progressive scan HDTV with a 60 Hz frame rate (720p60 or 720p/60), but achieves approximately twice the spatial resolution for low-motion scenes.

1080p

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A related display resolution is 1080p, which also has 1080 lines of resolution; the "p" refers to progressive scan, which indicates that the lines of resolution for each frame are "drawn" in on the screen sequence. Some common resolutions: 4320p-2160p-1080p-720p-576p-576i-480p-480i, 360p-240p
4320p, 2160p, 1440p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p

High-definition television in the United States

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High-definition television in the United States
In the US, the 720p and 1080i formats are used for linear channels, while 1080p is available on a limited basis, mainly for pay-per-view and video on demand content.

16:9 aspect ratio

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The term assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9 (a rectangular TV that is wider than it is tall), so the 1080 lines of vertical resolution implies 1920 columns of horizontal resolution, or 1920 pixels × 1080 lines.
1080p / 1080i

MLB Network

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Only 21st Century Fox-owned television networks and Disney-owned television networks, along with MLB Network and a few other cable networks use 720p as the preferred format for their networks; A+E Networks channels converted from 720p to 1080i sometime in 2013 due to acquired networks already transmitting in the 1080i format.
After much discussion, MLB Network decided to use the 720p format instead of 1080-line-interlace because it believes 720p shows the motion of baseball more accurately and will degrade less when recompressed by cable operators to save bandwidth (most of the regional Fox Sports Networks use the same format).

576i

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The field rate of 1080i is typically 60 Hz (i.e., 60 fields per second) for countries that use or used System M (NTSC and Brazilian PAL-M) as analog television system with 60 fields/sec (such as United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Philippines), or 50 Hz for regions that use or used 625-lines (PAL or SECAM) television system with 50 fields/sec (such as most of Europe, most of Africa, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, and others). Some common resolutions: 4320p-2160p-1080p-720p-576p-576i-480p-480i, 360p-240p
4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p

720p

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Only 21st Century Fox-owned television networks and Disney-owned television networks, along with MLB Network and a few other cable networks use 720p as the preferred format for their networks; A+E Networks channels converted from 720p to 1080i sometime in 2013 due to acquired networks already transmitting in the 1080i format. Some common resolutions: 4320p-2160p-1080p-720p-576p-576i-480p-480i, 360p-240p
10K, 4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p

576p

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Some common resolutions: 4320p-2160p-1080p-720p-576p-576i-480p-480i, 360p-240p
The Seven Network initially used 576p for its high-definition subchannel, but now uses 1080i instead.

Telecine

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Fifty field/s formats such as 576i50 and 1080i50 can accommodate film content using a 4% speed-up like PAL.

480p

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Some common resolutions: 4320p-2160p-1080p-720p-576p-576i-480p-480i, 360p-240p
4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480i, 360p, 240p

Low-definition television

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Some common resolutions: 4320p-2160p-1080p-720p-576p-576i-480p-480i, 360p-240p
4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, 360p, 240p

480i

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Some common resolutions: 4320p-2160p-1080p-720p-576p-576i-480p-480i, 360p-240p
4320p, 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 360p, 240p

Film frame

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1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.

Image resolution

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1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.

Progressive scan

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A related display resolution is 1080p, which also has 1080 lines of resolution; the "p" refers to progressive scan, which indicates that the lines of resolution for each frame are "drawn" in on the screen sequence.

Widescreen

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The term assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9 (a rectangular TV that is wider than it is tall), so the 1080 lines of vertical resolution implies 1920 columns of horizontal resolution, or 1920 pixels × 1080 lines.

Aspect ratio (image)

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The term assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9 (a rectangular TV that is wider than it is tall), so the 1080 lines of vertical resolution implies 1920 columns of horizontal resolution, or 1920 pixels × 1080 lines.

Pixel

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A 1920 pixels × 1080 lines screen has a total of 2.1 megapixels (2.1 million pixels) and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second.

SMPTE 292M

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This format is used in the SMPTE 292M standard.

Charles Poynton

The choice of 1080 lines originates with Charles Poynton, who in the early 1990s pushed for "square pixels" to be used in HD video formats.