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1080i vs 1080p and How to Convert 1080i to 1080p

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Updated on May 27, 2021

Presumably, 1080p can't be unfamiliar to every one of us. Many smartphones, tablets, computer monitors and even HDTVs nowadays adopt the 1080P full HD resolution. At times when you come across certain TVs, however, you might find them labeled with 1080i, you might be confused, what is the connection and difference between 1080i and 1080p, which is better 1080i or 1080p? I'll explain these and show you how to convert 1080i to 1080p (video) with a practical video resolution converter:

Part 1. 1080i vs 1080p

What is the difference between 1080i and 1080p

Now I'm going to ditch indigestible jargon and provide you with straightforward conclusions. Both 1080i and 1080p are 1920x1080 FHD resolution. "i" stands for interlaced scan and "p" stands for progressive scan. 1080i is common in HD channels on satellite and cable broadcast, even HD cameras and camcorders, while 1080p is commonly used in Blu-ray discs, online streaming, computer monitors, game consoles and more.

Which is better 1080i or 1080p

In practice, most people can't spot much difference. When watching some 1080i videos, especially those with the pictures of fast-moving people or objects, however, you can easily notice that there are a lot of strange horizontal lines or artifacts around. And 1080p videos, on the other hand, don't have related issues and look sharpener and smoother due to a higher scan rate, twice of the 1080i interlaced scan.

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Part 2. How to Convert 1080i to 1080p

If those weird visual effects I mentioned above have ever occurred to you, and you have tweaked your device to 1080p mode already yet doesn't help, you should convert videos from 1080i to 1080p for better playback. Doing so also enables you to perfectly play the original 1080i videos on any device and platform.

Nowadays, most modern TVs are able to automatically convert 1080i to 1080p, whilst most mobile devices can't.

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Of course, it takes professional software to process your HD videos so that there'll be no data damage during the conversion and the result is satisfactory.

And here's a highly-recommended resolution converter tool: WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, specially designed for HD video conversions. It can convert any video to 500+ output formats and devices, automatically improve video quality for better visual enjoyment, upscale and downscale video resolution, etc. What's more, the operations are unbelievably simple.

Now let me show you how to convert 1080i video to 1080p video with it.

How to Convert 1080i to 1080p Using HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Load 1080i videos into the program

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Step 1. Load 1080i Videos into the 1080i to 1080p Converter

Install and launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro, hit "Converter" to enter the Converter main workplace. Define the output path at the "Output folder" box in advance. Then click the "Add Files" button or simply drag and drop to load 1080i video file(s) to the program.

Choose a preferred output format for 1080p videos

Step 2 (Optional). Choose a Preferred Output Format for Your Videos

Press the "Click to change output format" section on the right and choose a preferred output format for your 1080p videos by clicking the corresponding icon from the "Video" category. MP4 is the recommended output format here.

Converting 1080i video to 1080p video

Step 3. Start the 1080i to 1080p Conversion

Click the "Parameter settings" button below the output format icon at the main workplace. Switch the "Deinterlace" option from "No" to "Yes".

While you're at it, as you might notice, you can also customize video bitrate, frame rate (60fps supported), norm, audio channel, and aspect ratio.

When it's all set, click "OK" to save changes and hit "Run" to start the conversion.

At last...

Not just 1080p! All kinds of resolution conversions are supported. Downscale 1080p to 720p to reduce file size, upscale 720p to 1080p for better viewing enjoyment, upscale your HD videos to 4K for your 4K TV, etc.

Besides all these above, there are more things WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is capable of, downloading 8K/4K/1080P/720P video from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook, and 300+ websites; Adding/removing subtitles for your videos; Basic video editing including cut, crop, merge, rotate, special effects… Free download now to explore its full potential in HD video download/conversion/editing! It'll blow your mind, I kid you not.

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