TV can’t represent all visible colors

gamutDo you know what “the gamut” is? Until I read this article on laser digital-cinema projectors I didn’t either.

Apparently “the gamut” is the range of colors visible to the human eye.

Modern TV sets can only produce about 50% of the colors that we are able to see! Traditional cinema film comes in at 60% of visible colors – a big improvement but with plenty of room for further improvement.

The image alongside shows a representation of the gamut and the subsets of that space that we routinely see. There are plenty of colors that can’t be represented on our screens.

The article discusses an ingenious system using laser film projectors that is able to produce images with up to 90% of the gamut. Very cool – I can’t wait to watch a movie using that system.

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