Why choose 1080p over 720p for live streaming?

Live Streaming

720p first began appearing in the 1990s and has now largely been replaced by 1080p. The ‘p’ stands for progressive scan, where all the lines in a frame are captured at the same time. 1080p is often considered a good balance between image quality and file size.

Choosing 1080p over 720p helps ensure the quality of the live stream now along with the recordings that will be viewed in the years to come.


  • Enhanced visual experience: More pixels, means a clearer and more immersive visual experience with a higher resolution. 1080p has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, compared to 720p with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. This means a more detailed sharper image with the finer details being clearer, crisper, and more vibrant, such as the celebrant and speakers, tribute videos, branding, and text. So, families viewing wherever and on whatever sized screen can really feel like they are truly part of the funeral service. 

  • Improved recording video quality: Videos in 1080p tend to have a better overall quality offering a smoother motion and reduced pixelation, resulting in a more enjoyable viewing experience. 

  • Future-proofing: As technology advances, more content is being produced in higher resolutions. By opting for 1080p, you can future-proof your families’ viewing experience, ensuring compatibility with upcoming devices.

Overall, 1080p provides a sharper and better experience now and in the future.

Talk to Memories to see how we can help you and your families with their funeral live streaming to start experiencing the difference today.