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What is 1080p?

1080p refers to a specific video resolution commonly used in full high-definition (Full HD) displays, such as televisions, monitors, and digital devices. If something is 1080p, it has 1080 vertical pixels and 1920 horizontal pixels — making for a total of 2.07 million pixels per frame.

1080p resolution is typically used for Full HD content such as Blu-ray discs, streaming services, video games and high-quality video production. It provides a detailed and sharp image, making it well-suited for larger screens where finer details are more noticeable.

Is 1080p good for live streaming?

Most video live streams broadcast with 1080p or 720p. Some platforms, like YouTube, allow 4K streaming. Before you go live, you should check which resolution your chosen streaming platform uses. Also, consider how much bandwidth a higher resolution will take. Typically, the higher the quality of the resolution, the more internet upload speed you need.

For most streamers, 1080p is considered high-quality. 720p is also considered acceptable by most viewers and almost all major live streaming platforms allow 720p. Twitch generally recommends that streamers use 720p at 30 frames per second with a bitrate of 3,000 kbps.

You can read more about video resolution and streaming in Full HD with our guide. With Restream’s live streaming software, you can broadcast videos in Full HD. You can also read about internet upload speed, which is closely related to your live video’s resolution.