- Video Mode
- 1. The current setting of a video adapter. Different video modes support
different resolutions (i.e. number of pixels horizontally and
vertically) and colour depth (i.e. the number of colours).
The following table lists common video graphics adapter abbreviations and the maximum supported resolutions for each:
Abbreviation Max resolution Aspect VGA 640 x 480 standard SVGA 800 x 600 standard XGA 1024 x 768 standard SXGA 1280 x 1024 standard SXGA+ 1400 x 1050 widescreen WXGA 1366 x 768 or 1280 x 768 widescreen WSXGA 1440 x 900 widescreen WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 widescreen UXGA 1600 x 1200 standard WUXGA 1920 x 1200 widescreen QXGA 2048 x 1600 standard WQXGA 2560 x 1600 widescreen
These abbreviations are unfortunately not standardized. There may therefore be some variability between two graphics adapters both claiming to support say SXGA.
- 2. The ability or setting for a digital photo camera to record short video clips.