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Which Video size is right for my project?

There are several video sizes to consider as you begin a project. Which one is right for you depends heavily on the type of work you are doing and the intended goal upon completion. If your audience will be web visitors on an online site, then your needs will greatly vary from those required by the production of an independent film or large-scale advertisement display.

Available File Sizes

As you start work on your project, think about the needs you have for viewership and quality of output. Depending on your circumstances, you’ll be able to choose from these standard video file types to adequately fulfill your requirements: 

  • 4K
  • HD
  • SD

Highest Quality Solutions

Typically, 4K is used for most television and film projects, so that is your best option if you are working on an item for something on such a big scale. This includes displays and projections that need to maintain their quality while also being large. If you’re hoping to maintain a high-quality output, but 4K is not a possible solution, then HD will likely get the job done.

Most Common Solution

HD is the most common resolution selected and is somewhat of an industry standard. This is a versatile resolution that can work well in television and film and in smaller formats, such as digital ads or social media posts.

Other Efficient Options

SD is a great option for graphics and videos that won’t fill a screen completely, such as those present on websites and online advertisements. If you purchase this resolution and find you need a larger size, let us know and we can upgrade it to HD or 4K for just the difference in price.

Finding Clips for Projects

Shutterstock offers a wide selection of video and footage clips to contribute to your project. Create an account today to peruse our complimentary offerings before subscribing to one of our monthly or yearly plans. Our subscriptions allow you to have an array of stock clips at your fingertips, any time you need them. Whether you need an individual Professional Subscription or a Team Subscription that lets everyone access the materials as you work on collaborative projects, we have a solution for you.

Reach the Intended Audience

Make sure to check out the various licensing options for the music tracks available for your project at Shutterstock, as well. A Standard License will be effective if you have smaller viewership needs, while larger projects may require an Enhanced License in order to reach a limitless audience. With a few clicks, you can be well on your way to completing your next creative or business-related video.


 
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