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How to Convert Video to Widescreen 16:9 Resolution?

Author by Kevincy Berel

Dec 20, 2019

When it comes to 16:9 aspect ratio, it’s presumably not unfamiliar to everyone. In better accordance with people's visual habits, it has become a leading HD standard, which is often seen on the most electronic digital products. So, do you know the standard video resolutions in 16:9 aspect ratio? This article will list some common 16:9 resolutions, and elaborate how to change video resolution/aspect ratio.

16:9 resolution, just as the name implies, is the standard resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio, the higher the resolution, the more delicate the video displays. The resolutions divisible by 8 are called true 16x9 resolutions. As you know, 16 x 9 resolutions are favored by most of social media, video sharing sites, video editing tools, portable devices, etc. Now I've compiled a list of common 16 to 9 resolutions and explain how to change the resolution of a video.

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A Consolidated List of 16:9 Resolutions

Common Resolutions in 16x9Common Resolutions in 16x9

Resolutions

Standard

True 16:9

640x360

nHD

Yes

720x480/720x576

480p, SD, standard DVD resolution

No

960x540

qHD

No

1024x576

EDTV

Yes

1280x720

720p, HD

Yes

1366x768

WXGA

No

1600x900

HD+

Yes

1920x1080

1080p, FHD

Yes

2560x1440

1440p, QHD

Yes

3200x1800

QHD+

Yes

3840x2160

4K UHD

Yes

5120x2880

5K UHD+

Yes

7680x4320

8K UHD

Yes

15360x8640

16K UHD

Yes

 

It is worth mentioning that, due to different standards for digital television transmission, 720x480, 960x540, 1366x768 are also recognized as 16 by 9 resolutions. If your video resolution is not listed above, to figure out whether it meets 16x9 standard, this Aspect Ratio Calculator below will be more helpful:

https://calculateaspectratio.com/

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After you’ve learnt detailed 16x9 resolutions, a question may come to your mind, is it possible to convert video to one of these standard resolution? The answer is yes. I have to say that many video editing programs are capable of doing this job, however, I would recommend WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Not only is it straightforward and easy-to-operate, but also it does an excellent job in either video editing and conversion by taking advantages of hardware acceleration . I’m not giving lip service, just follow my steps to confirm it by yourselves.

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How to Convert Video to Any 16:9 Resolution?

Load Video Files

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Step 1 – Load Video File

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you’ll be greeted by a colorful GUI with 5 main features. Then click on the Converter module to open a brief interface. Add your video files via Add Files, Add Video Folder or a simple drag-and-drop.

Select Output Format

Step 2 – Choose Desired Format

Open Output Format list, this program provides 500+ preset profile of mainstream video/audio formats and devices. Just choose your preferred one and go back to the main interface. All imported videos will be converted to this format in batch processing.

Customize Video Resolution

Step 3 – Customize Video Resolution.

Head to Parameter settings button under output format, and open the Resolution drop-down list. Here are some common video resolutions for your choice, and also, you are able to press Customize button to define specific 16:9 resolution according to the list above, then click OK.

Tips: On the Settings window, you can still adjust video bitrate, change frame rate, deinterlace video and more.

Start Conversion

Step 4 – Start the Conversion

After everything is done, click the inverted triangle icon on the bottom of the program to assign a destination folder to save the converted video file. At last, hit the Run button to convert videos to 16 by 9 resolutions.

Tips: I have to say, the method above is predicated on the fact that the original video files should be in 16:9 aspect ratio. If not, to keep the video normal without stretch, distortion and black bars, the program will hold the width and automatically adjust the value of the height to fit the original aspect ratio, e.g. convert a 704x336 (2.096:1) to 1280x720 (1.77:1, 16:9), the final resolution of converted file is 1280x610 (2.096:1). If it’s not what you need, just go ahead with the next solution.

How to Crop Video to 16:9 Resolution?

Crop Video to 16x9Crop Video to 16x9

Step 1. Likewise, add the non-standard video to the program and select one output format.


Step 2. Press the Crop button on the toolbar to open the cropping window. Here you can crop the video to 16 by 9 standard. Just choose Fixed Aspect Ratio, click and drag each corner of the dashed rectangle to crop the video area, make further fine tuning using the 4 triangular arrows on the right side. Then click OK.


Step 3. Now, click Run to crop video to 16:9 aspect ratio. After done, you’re able to re-import the video to downscale or upscale the video to your desired 16:9 aspect ratio resolutions.

At last...

It’s much easier than you think, right? I hope this utility software has got your attention and this tutorial would be of help to you. DIY time now! If you make it work, just share this how-to post with your friends.

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It’s also a top-ranking video/music converter. With the built-in 500+ optimized profiles and supported hardware acceleration, the conversion work is not a problem at all. Additionally, the program endows you the ability to download online music/video, capture screen, make GIFs, etc. Why not give it a shot?

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