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DCI-P3 D65.svg
The CIE 1931 chromaticity diagram for DCI-P3-D65 with the spectral colors and purple line along the rim. The corners of the triangle are the primary colors of the DCI-P3 color space. The white point shown here is Illuminant D65. However DCI-P3 uses a slightly warmer and greener whitepoint with a correlated color temperature of approximately 6300K (not shown).
Base standardsRGB
Related standardssRGB
DomainColor space, color model

DCI-P3, or DCI/P3, is a common RGB color space for digital movie projection from the American film industry.[1]


Early history[edit]

In the CIE 1931 xy chromaticity diagram the DCI-P3 color space covers 45.5% of all chromaticities and 86.9% of Pointer’s gamut. In the CIE 1976 u’v’ chromaticity diagram the coverage is 41.7% and 85.5% respectively.[2] The blue primary color is the same as sRGB and Adobe RGB;[1] the red primary color is a monochromatic light source and has a wavelength of 615 nm. DCI-P3 was defined by the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) organization and published by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) in SMPTE EG 432-1 and SMPTE RP 431-2.[3] As a step towards the implementation of the significantly wider Rec. 2020 Display P3 was adopted in television systems and in the home cinema domain, in HDR Blu-rays and in monitors and smart devices.[4]

On November 10, 2010, SMPTE published SMPTE EG 432-1:2010, which describes D65 variant of it, P3-D65.[5]

On April 6, 2011, SMPTE published SMPTE RP 431-2:2011.[6]

Early producing[edit]

Officially supported DCI-P3 color space can be reproduced on a released in 2008[7] HP LP2480zx monitor, known as first "HP DreamColor".[8][9] The P3 gamut also can be reproduced on a released in 2010 EliteBook mobile workstation.[10]


In September 2014, Eizo introduced during a fair trade Photokina in Germany the CG-318 - the first professional 4K monitor with supporting of P3 color space.

In April 2014, was released two HP Z "Dreamcolor" displays[11] with P3 support.

In September 2015, Apple's iMac desktop became the first consumer computer with a built-in wide-gamut display, supporting the P3 color space.

On January 4, 2016, the UHD Alliance announced their specifications for Ultra HD Premium which requires devices to display at least 90% of the DCI P3 color space (in area, not volume).[12][13]

In March and September 2016, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro,[14] iPhone 7[15] and 7 Plus[16][17] released with a display supporting P3 color; released in October 2016, new MacBook Pro also featuring support for P3.[18][19]

In August 2016, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipped with an HDR display[20] with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.[21]

In October 2016, Microsoft's Surface Studio desktop computer was unveiled, featuring P3 wide color.


In April 2017, Samsung released the Galaxy S8, which supports P3 wide color.[22]

In June 2017, OnePlus 5 was released with support for P3.[23]

In October, 2017, Google released the Pixel 2, which covers 95% of the P3 color standard, and the Pixel 2 XL, which covers 100%.[24]

In November 2017, HTC announced HTC U11+ phone with P3 color support.[25]

In December 2017, Apple released iMac Pro, featuring P3 color.[26]


In May, 2018, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 6 which also like its predecessor covers completely the DCI-P3 color space. Also Xiaomi Mi8 covers completely the DCI-P3 color space.

In October, 2018, Google released Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL which both cover 100% of the P3 color standard.[27]


In January 2019, Asus launched the PQ22UC, a portable 21.6-inch 4K OLED screen with 99% DCI-P3 colour gamut that can run over USB-C.[28]

In June 2019, Apple introduced the Pro Display XDR, a 32-inch 6K (6016 x 3384) screen with Display P3 10-bit color, and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.[29]

In November 2019, Acer released their new studio laptop series called "ConceptD"; one of its laptop ConceptD 3 and ConceptD 3 Pro has 15.6-inch DCI-P3 Full HD display.[30]


In November 2020, Apple released a new MacBook Air with a new display capable of P3 wide color.


In October 2021, Apple released new 14" and 16" MacBook Pros with a new display capable of P3 wide color in HDR mode.

System colorimetry[edit]

RGB color space parameters[2][31]
Color space White point CCT Primary colors
xW yW K xR yR xG yG xB yB
P3-D65 (Display) 0.3127 0.3290 6504 0.680 0.320 0.265 0.690 0.150 0.060
P3-DCI (Theater) 0.314 0.351 6300 0.680 0.320 0.265 0.690 0.150 0.060
P3-D60 (ACES Cinema) 0.32168 0.33767 6000 0.680 0.320 0.265 0.690 0.150 0.060

DCI-P3 uses a simple 2.6 gamma curve, a white luminance of 48 cd/m2 (typical for 2.6 gamma in cinemas) and a whitepoint with a correlated daylight temperature of ~6300K, though it is not on the Planckian locus and is slightly greener, the result of optimizing for best light output with xenon lamp projectors.[5] Blue is the same as in BT.709.

Display P3 has a 25% larger color gamut than sRGB and 50% in volume.[32]

Display P3 is a color space created by Apple Inc.[33] It uses the DCI-P3 primaries but with a D65 white point which is much more common among computer-display colorspaces (sRGB and AdobeRGB both use D65). Also unlike DCI-P3's 1/2.6 pure gamma curve, Display P3 uses the sRGB transfer curve (EOTF and thus display referred), which, for comparison purposes, could be approximated to a 1/2.2 gamma curve.[34]

Display P3 (termed P3-D65) is also used for some of Netflix deliverables, including HDR and without BT.2020 container.[35][36]

All modern iPhones' photos are created tagged with Display P3 ICC profile.

DCI-P3+ and Cinema Gamut[edit]

Color space White point CCT Primary colors
xW yW K xR yR xG yG xB yB
DCI-P3+ 0.314 0.351 6300 0.740 0.270 0.220 0.780 0.090 -0.090
Cinema Gamut 0.3127 0.329 6504 0.740 0.270 0.170 1.140 0.080 -0.100

An expanded gamut known as the DCI-P3+ color space is also available, which in turn is a smaller version of the Cinema Gamut color space.[37] DCI-P3+ uses a green-tinted white point with a correlated color temperature of 6300K. Cinema Gamut is specified as having a D65 white point.


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