[Tig] OLED Monitors coming...

Jeff Booth jeff.booth at ntlworld.com
Sat May 16 10:12:45 BST 2009

Presumably they are quoting NTSC when they actually mean SMPTE? Far more
punters know what NTSC is and not many SMPTE.

If Charles is on this list, maybe he can clarify?

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Friesenhahn [mailto:bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us] 
Sent: 16 May 2009 00:32
To: jeff.booth at ntlworld.com
Cc: Jeff Kreines; Telecine Internet Group
Subject: Re: [Tig] OLED Monitors coming...

On Thu, 14 May 2009, jeff.booth at ntlworld.com wrote:
> The advertising blurb says '105% of NTSC colour space' but no mention of

The NTSC colour space is actually much larger than Rec.709.  It seems that
one purpose for Rec.709 was to define a colorspace that could be reliably
reproduced.  An advertisement claiming to be larger than NTSC may be faulty.
Any advertisement that the color space is broader than some standard surely
means that the primaries don't match a standard.

If the device supports enough unique levels and has suitable built-in LUT
capability, does it matter if the native device uses different primaries?

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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