Which resolution should I choose?

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I have to create a product video which will be embedded on our company website and, being new to this whole thing, I'm not sure which edit/production settings to use. I'm aware I need to get this right at the beginning.

Firstly, the web designers have designed a frame for the video which is not a standard aspect ratio which has confused me. I'm asking them to change it to be 16:9. That's the right thing to do, right? Then I can edit it at 1280x720 which seems to be the standard web size these days.

Secondly, I want to also be able to play the video at full screen. So should I produce it with the embed size set to the small video frame or the full screen size (and how do I know what that is as everyone has different screens)?

Thirdly, there is a possibility that we will want to play the video on a HD TV screen (50inch sort of size) at an exhibition. Does this mean I should create it at 1920x1080 then produce it at a smaller size for the website and full size for the TV screen? I notice 1920x1080 doesn't appear in the list of custom sizes - does this suggest that I am approaching this wrong?

Any help/advice appreciated.
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perhaps try this approach and see if it works for you ...

capture the product video clips at 1920x1080

in your project, use 1920x1080 for editing dimensions

when you produce, go down the wixard's custom production path to MP4/HTML5 player; the wizard will suggest video size of 1920x1080 [accept this] with an embed size that is smaller [accept the suggested embed size]; use a quality setting of 70%

suggest to your web people that they use an image of the start frame of the video as an image button on their web page to link to the actual video file set [the link should target the produced videoname.html file; that way, the video will look like it's embedded on your web page but it will play in its own HTML wrapper [which the web guys can edit if they want]; the video controls will let you full screen the video, and the SmartPlayer should allow it to be viewed on most devices

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