YouTube has used its own blog to announce that it will introduce 1080p HD to its online videos this week.
YouTube’s HD mode will add support for viewing videos in 720p or 1080p, depending on the resolution of the original source, an increase from their current maximum output of 720p today.
“As resolution of consumer cameras increases, we want to make sure YouTube is the best home on the web to showcase your content. For viewers with big monitors and a fast computer, try switching to 1080p to get the most out of the fullscreen experience,” the company said on its Blog.
Users are encouraged to upload their videos from their HD cameras in the highest resolution possible. “And those of you who have already uploaded in 1080p, don’t worry. We’re in the process of re-encoding your videos so we can show them the way you intended.”