CIF resolution is standard at 352 --- 288. But there are upgrades to CIF. 4CIF is 704 --- 576 and 16CIF is 1408 --- 1152.
Compared to VGA
The pixilation of VGA (Video Graphics Array) is deeper than CIF at 640 x 480. This offers sharper pictures in higher definition.
Before the CIF resolution came about, much of pixel technology was square. CIF brought on one of the first hexagonal pixel systems.
CIF technology is still used as encoding and decoding information with television and video.
Division of Pixels
With more pixels comes more definition. As the technology of CIF increases, so will our ability to watch movies in almost life-like definition.
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Originally from North Carolina, Heather Broeker studied journalism and advertising at the University of North Carolina. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for Fox Searchlight, Fox Reality and later as a writer and marketing director. Broeker now lives in Los Angeles and runs Head Over Heels, a writing and public relations company.