Have you ever edited a photo / video or looked at the screen specifications to find an aspect ratio like in the title of this article, be it 16:9 16:10 4:3 21:9 etc. Maybe someone doesn’t know or maybe I don’t know, anyway I’ll explain to you the various aspect ratios and naivety in general. Ok, let’s start the list:
- Aspect Ratio 16:9
We start this list with the most commonly used aspect ratio for video, 2017 cellphone screens and below ,and monitors. This aspect ratio is often used for the creation of other content videos because of the screen devices that mostly support it. For example, the majority of videos on Youtube use 16:9 ratio-based videos with resolutions that follow be it 720p, 1080p, 1440p or 4k. And in addition, when we take videos or photos on the camera (cellphone or dslr) there is always a resolution option at 16:9.
- Aspect Ratio 9:16
Actually, this aspect ratio is a 16:9 aspect ratio, but on vertical side. This aspect ratio is a portrait version of 16:9 which brings it to 9:16. We often find its use when we take pictures and videos in portraits and now there are many platforms that support this aspect ratio such as Youtube, Instagram and TikTok (now it’s booming). Although many platforms that support the content are not as much as the landscape version.
- Aspect Ratio 4:3
For the 4:3 aspect ratio, it has actually existed from antiquity since the beginning of tube TVs and LCD flooding the market. This aspect ratio is also often encountered when we see old videos on YouTube or your old photos. Even so, this aspect ratio is also still used on your camera, be it a cellphone or dslr, this aspect ratio is always there and is an option when you want to take photos or videos.
- Aspect Ratio 1:1
Next the aspect ratio is 1:1 or square and this aspect ratio is the same age or older than 4:3. Almost the same as 4:3, we still find this aspect ratio in content on the internet. On your camera, there is also usually an option for this aspect ratio, both for shooting and video.
- Aspect Ratio 16:10
This aspect ratio existed before 16:9 and is commonly used on mobile widescreen monitor screens, and tablets with slight widening. Although rarely there is still some content that uses this aspect ratio, both photos and videos that we can find today. This aspect ratio has been rarely encountered since 2008 and is an upgraded version of 16:9 with a slight widening.
- Aspect Ratio 21:9
How about a lot of what I mention and for aspect ratio this is often called ultrawide on the monitor and for content creation call this the aspect ratio cinemascope because it is often used for cinematic videos. According to its use, this aspect ratio is often found on computer monitors with the name ultrawide monitor and on smartphones we can also sometimes find it in the flagship series.
- Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
The last one is an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and the latter we often find in the aspect ratio of your smartphone. Although it is relatively new but because many industries have adopted this aspect ratio for the screen size of their mobile phone production this aspect ratio is increasingly booming, and now many content creators are starting to use this aspect ratio for their content creation because they are estimating for mobile phone users and also even though users commonly use aspect ratio of 16:9 or 16:10, users can still watch videos with a little black bars above the bottom but it doesn’t matter.
Well maybe that’s just the aspect ratio that is commonly used today according to what I can mention, so the point is that each aspect ratio has its own use and purpose.