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16K resolution is a display resolution with approximately 16,000 pixels horizontally. The most commonly discussed 16K resolution is , which doubles the pixel count of 8K UHD in each dimension, for a total of four times as many pixels. This resolution has 132.7 megapixels, 16 times as many pixels as 4K resolution and 64 times as many pixels as 1080p resolution.
Currently, 16K resolutions can be run using multi-monitor setups with AMD Eyefinity or Nvidia Surround.
In 2016, AMD announced a target for their future graphics cards to support 16K resolution with a refresh rate of 240 Hz for 'true immersion' in VR.
In 2018, US filmmaker, Martin Lisius, released a short time-lapse film titled, "Prairie Wind" that he produced using a 2-camera Canon EOS 5DS system he developed. Two still images were stitched together to create one 15,985 x 5792 pixel image and then rendered as 16K resolution video with an extremely wide aspect ratio of 2.76:1. This is among one of the first known 16K videos to exist.
Innolux displayed the world's first 100-inch 16K8K display module at Touch Taiwan in August 2018.
Sony introduced a 64-foot-wide by 18-foot-tall commercial 16K display at NAB 2019 that is set to be released in Japan. It is made up of 576 modules (360x360p), in a formation of 48 by 12 modules, forming a 17280x4320p screen, with 4:1 aspect ratio.
On June 26, 2019, VESA formally released the DisplayPort 2.0 standard with support for one 16K (-pixel) display supporting 30-bit-per-pixel 4:4:4RGB/Y?CBCR-color HDR video at a refresh rate of 60Hz using DSC video compression.