NTSC Color Space

The NTSC Color Space is an RGB color space that was introduced in 1953 by the FCC. The color space features a color gamut that is much wider than sRGB. While this color space is not used in modern displays, it is commonly used to compare and specify color gamut coverage.

Color Gamut

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

Color Space Coverage
Rec. 709 / sRGB 89.97%
NTSC 100%
Adobe RGB 91.2%
DCI P3 82.2%
Rec. 2020 66.5%
Pointers Gamut 79.4%
Visible Spectrum 38.1%

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CIE 1976 u'v' chromaticity diagram of NTSC color gamut