What is the color gamut?
Before understanding 100% DCI-P3 LED display, let’s briefly introduce the color gamut. Color gamut is the range of colors that a screen can display or color space. The three most common color gamuts on the market are sRGB, NTSC, and DCI-P3. We often see a screen with a color gamut of 80% sRGB. It means that the color range that this screen can display occupies 80% of the area in the sRGB space.
What is sRGB?
sRGB is the most widely used color space on the market. The full name is standard Red Green Blue. Because the sRGB standard was customized earlier. Therefore, it has a smaller color gamut space and is only suitable for browsing the web. Moreover, sRGB has very little coverage of green, so the expression of some flowers and forests is very poor. Not suitable for use in the film industry.
What is NTSC?
NTSC means National Television Standards Committee. Although it covers a wider range than sRGB, the NTSC color gamut was developed for TVs and has been around for a long time, so it is no longer suitable for current Internet needs. 100% sRGB is approximately equal to 72% of the NTSC color gamut, but 72% NTSC is not equivalent to 100% sRGB, because the colors covered by 72% NTSC are not necessarily within the range covered by sRGB.
What is DCI-P3?
DCI stands for Digital Cinema Initiatives. Many people don’t know much about DCI-P3, which is a relatively new color standard used in digital cinema. The DIC-P3 color gamut takes the human visual experience as the starting point and matches all the color requirements that can be shown in the film as much as possible. In other words, it can be called a film-level color gamut standard. In general, DCI-P3 can better meet the human visual experience. And is suitable for digital film and TV post-production. In 2016 the UHD Alliance announced the Ultra High Definition rule that its devices must cover more than 90% of the DCI-P3 color space. Therefore, as long as it can cover more than 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, it is a super high-quality display.