DCI P3 Color Space

The DCI P3 Color Space is an RGB color space that was introduced in 2007 by the SMPTE. The color space features a color gamut that is much wider than sRGB. All Digital Cinema Projectors are capable of displaying the DCI P3 color space in its entirety. As of 2013 there is only one commercially available monitor capable of displaying the entire DCI P3 color gamut, the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200.

Color Gamut

The table below compares the native color gamut of the DCI P3 Color Space to the color gamuts of other RGB color spaces.

Color Space Coverage
Rec. 709 / sRGB 100%
NTSC 90.1%
Adobe RGB 93.6%
DCI P3 100%
Rec. 2020 72.9%
Pointers Gamut 85.5%
Visible Spectrum 41.8%

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CIE 1976 u'v' chromaticity diagram of DCI P3 color gamut