Here’s a rundown of the different kinds of resolutions you can use to download/export your video, and how to choose the one that’s right for your project.
Videos at 360p are well-suited to smartphones and other mobile devices since they use up less data, but may appear a bit blurry on larger screens. If you’re creating slideshows in Animoto Memories, you’ll find 360p is the default resolution, and you may want to upgrade your resolution to share elsewhere.
DVDs clock in at 480p, so if you’re looking to burn a DVD, this resolution will give your disc the highest quality allowed by any DVD burner or disc. A 480p video will also play well on most laptop and desktop monitors, and smaller TVs.
NOTE: If you’re looking for higher resolution disc, you will need a Blu-ray disc and Blu-ray burner.
True high-definition starts at 720p, and this is the image resolution at which many HD television channels broadcast. An HD 720p Animoto video is crisp, sharp, and looks great on most displays.
For an even higher resolution, you can download your videos at 1080p, another favorite for HD television stations. We recommend this resolution for sharing on social media or for showing videos on larger screens and TVs, since it’ll give your audience the highest possible quality display, with crystal clear playback.
Note: This excerpt is from our blog post Understanding Video Resolution