Key to the study of resolutions is the understanding that a resolution is not just an agreed upon setting or solution, that is set by the actors that have for instance economical or political motivations. Resolutions also inhabit a space of compromise. Within the realm of video for instance, this compromise is illustrated by the quadrilateral interface. Because of video standards, set through resolutions, the history and material of video forecloses anything beyond these four corners. While resolution studies is closely connected to the discourses of for instance protocological, habitual and material research, resolution studies creates an important and otherwise missing space for other, new, speculative implementations.