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Video Mode

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.