Creating strong video memes involves several factors: compelling yet simple text, clean design, and engaging content. Yet video resolution is one of the elements that’s often overlooked. Video resolution is a term that describes the clarity of your video, typically defined using a number like 360p or 720p.
The resolution number signifies the number of horizontal lines in your video from the top of the screen to the bottom. The p is short for pixels, and the resolution is usually further defined by a width x height pixel measurement. For example, 720p=1280 x 720 pixels. The higher the number, the clearer the picture.
Video resolution specs are vast, with several definitions and levels of sophistication. But we’ll focus on the most common types used for creating video memes with Veme.ly.
- 360p: This denotes 360 lines of resolution. Average mobile video typically uses this resolution. It gets the job done, but this is the low-end of the quality spectrum.
- 480p: This resolution is on par with DVDs and tends to show up better on laptop screens or desktop monitors. However, it’s hardly a step above 360p.
- 720p: 720p is the resolution at which videos start to look crisp. HD TV channels use this resolution often.
- 1080p: This is Full HD resolution at its finest.
- 2160p or 4K: This is ultra HD and works well on large screens, but takes up a lot of memory on your device. Additionally, most social media networks aren’t capable of handling file sizes this large.
Video resolution matters because it impacts the viewing experience. Viewers are 4 times as likely to abandon a video if clarity is poor or if there are constant buffering issues.
Odds are, you plan to share most of your video memes on either Facebook or Instagram. Facebook’s ideal resolution is 720p and, though Instagram supports 1080p, 640p is the sweet spot.
How To Check Video Resolution
You can easily check your video’s resolution in Veme.ly using the following steps:
- Select the video you want to import.
- Click the arrow in the bottom right-hand corner.
- Click the Video Info option at the bottom of the screen.
- The screen displays your video’s input resolution and max export resolution.
It’s crucial to create videos with clear resolution for maximum impact. And, regardless of your tech know-how, Veme.ly makes it easy for you to check your video’s specs.