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What Is BenQ CinematicColor?

BenQ
2018/06/30
There are different roles acting in front of the colorful background in the filming studio.
BenQ CinematicColor for Colors as Directors Envisioned

2018/06/30
Only True Colors Convey Deep Feelings
There is a black projector.

True colors evoke feelings of sorrow, joy, romance and thrills by preserving the original image. BenQ home cinema projectors embody our belief in “Convey the truest color and impart the deepest feelings to the viewer.” Our THX and ISF dual-certified engineering delivers 100% Rec. 709 color gamut for perfect color consistency. Our top projectors achieve the DCI-P3 wide color gamut, and only BenQ provides calibration reports, proving a Delta E* performance of less than 3 to reproduce the authentic colors of every film, blockbuster to indie gem.

There is a warrior roaring in the scene of tornado projected by benq projector.

BenQ Projectors

There is a warrior roaring in the scene of tornado projected by other brand's projector.

Others

Delta E: The Color Difference

Delta E calculates and quantifies the difference between a reference color and the projector’s actual color that attempts to match it, based on L*a*b* coordinates. Representing "a difference in sensation," a Delta E value of 1.0 is the smallest color difference perceptible to the human eye, and a Delta E value of less than 1.0 is imperceptible.

What is Color Accuracy

Color perception can be subjective - some may see red while others see pink. The Rec. 709 color standard was created by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) for TV, movie, and A/V industries to ensure all HD equipment including displays, DVD, and Blu-ray uses the same color gamut, resolution, frame rate, and video specifications.

There are different colorful and bright colors on the woman's face.
Rec.709 Color Space

Rec. 709 uses specific red, green, and blue colors and illuminant D65 (6500k) for the white point to build a standardized color space and reproduce accurate color gamut and grayscale.

DCI-P3 Color Space

DCI-P3 is a common RGB color space for digital movie projection in the American film industry. Often referred to as "wide gamut," DCI-P3’s range is 26% larger than sRGB/Rec.709. DCI-P3 is expected be adopted in television systems and home cinema as a step towards implementation of the significantly wider Rec. 2020.

D65: The Standard Daylight Illuminant

Used by Rec. 709 as its white point, Illuminant D65 is a commonly used standard defined by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) to represent average daylight with a correlating color temperature of approximately 6500K.

100% Rec.709 Color Starts
from the Light Source
Leading Light Source Technology with Waveform Analysis

Sensation comes from reality. CinematicColor™ technology enables reproduction of the purest colors, sparing no hardware details related to imaging. BenQ R&D utilizes new leading light source technology with strict waveform analysis to ensure that the color temperature of projected light accurately reproduces the ultimate color of the Rec. 709 color gamut.

The girl wearing white dress is picking flowers in the garden in the picture with original processing.

Original Processing

The girl wearing white dress is picking flowers in the garden in the picture with Rec.709 mode processing.

Rec. 709 Mode Processing

The girl wearing white dress is picking flowers in the garden in the picture with high brightness mode processing.

High Brightness Mode Processing

Zero Light Overflow with BenQ Opto-Mechanical Structure

Light can form beautiful images, but can also damage color. For precise light control, BenQ R&D eliminates projected light overflow for an absolute “black” effect to achieve better ANSI contrast and deeply-layered 3D images. Ensuring all light from the source reaches the DMD chip and projection lens, our opto-mechanical structure uses special heat resistant matte paint and meticulously-polished lenses to fulfill Rec. 709 color gamut requirements

There is zero light overflow projected from the projector that equipped with heat resistant optomechanical structure and meticulously-polished lenses.
The Myth of High Contrast

When watching projected movies, contrast perception is an effect produced by a series of single frames. ANSI Intra-Image Contrast more effectively evaluates the contrast of a series of images instead of common FOFO contrast ratio techniques. Because it is unlikely that a screen will change from full black to full white in normal viewing, a projector with high ANSI contrast delivers superior depth of field and 3D effects.

There is an equipped astronaut on mission in the outer space projected by BenQ DLP Projectors.

BenQ DLP Projectors

There is an equipped astronaut on mission in the outer space projected by non-DLP projectors.

Non-DLP Projectors

Reproduce True Color with Nanometer-Level Precision Pure Color Coating
This is a RGBRGB color wheel.
RGBRGB Color Wheel

Of all DLP projector components, the color wheel has the greatest effect on color. Achieving a perfect balance between color accuracy and brightness requires high precision and stringent quality control. Because even nanometer differences create great variations in the color spectrum, BenQ CinematicColor™ uses precise nanometer-level references to test over 20 combinations of color wheel angles and coating. Each color wheel is carefully fabricated with highly pure color coatings to meet Rec. 709 color gamut requirements and reproduce the true colors of motion pictures.

There are three main colors which are mandarin red, fluorescent yellow and fluorescent green in the picture that meet Rec.709 color gamut requirements.

BenQ Rec. 709

There are three main colors which are mandarin red, fluorescent yellow and fluorescent green in the picture that does not meet Rec.709 color gamut requirements.

Others

Should Cinema Projection be as Bright as Possible?

For home projection to be truly cinema-like, we should avoid excessive brightness as it can lower dynamic contrast and cause blackness and color reduction. Proper projection brightness depends on ambient lighting, projection distance, eye comfort, display lifespan, and performance. A brightness range of 12-22 fL (foot-Lambert) is ideal as scientifically derived by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and recognized by theaters around the world. For home projectors with a 120” 1.0 gain screen, the optimum brightness is 1000 to 2000 ANSI lumens.

Only BenQ Provides a Factory Calibration Report

Using special instruments and software, each CinematicColor™ projector is tested and adjusted for precise D65 color temperature, gamma, black level, white level, neutral gray, RGBCMY color tracking, hue, saturation, brightness, and output from different interfaces based on ITU-R Rec. 709. Collecting all data for individual CinematicColor™ factory calibration reports, we are the industry’s only brand to adopt such high standards of color gamut and gamma calibration to exceed Rec. 709 standards.

*Factory calibration reports included with CinePro and CinePrime series, except X12000, W8000, W3000

This color-checking software is used to analysis projectors' standards of color gamut and gamma calibration to exceed Rec.709 standards.

Software Optimization

The inspector is using special instruments to test the projector to meet the standards of color gamut and gamma calibration to exceed Rec.709 standards.

Production Line Quality Control

The Art and Craft of Home Cinema Projectors

What does light try to bring out? What is true color? What does BenQ really care about? BenQ pursues the truest, most authentic image, so the story comes across just as the director intended.

Chapter 1:The Essence of True Color

There are three fingers holding a colorful thing.

Chapter2: Working in Perfect Harmony

There are two people watching the screen.

Chapter 3: An Expert Eye on Film Color

Comparison

Color Gamut‎

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

>96% Rec. 709
Color Gamut‎
Color Wheel Segment‎

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

6-Segment (RGBRGB)‎

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

6-Segment (RGBRGB)‎
>96% Rec. 709
6-Segment (RGBRGB)‎
Color Gamut‎
Color Gamut Test

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

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DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

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>96% Rec. 709
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Color Gamut‎
Factory Calibration

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

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DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

˙
>96% Rec. 709
˙
Color Gamut‎
*Factory Certified Calibration Report

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

˙

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

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>96% Rec. 709
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Color Gamut‎
**ISFccc®Certification

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

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DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

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>96% Rec. 709
˙
Color Gamut‎
Venue

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

Medium AV Room

(5~10 people)

DCI-P3 /

>100% Rec. 709

Small AV Room

(<5 people)

>96% Rec. 709
Living Room


*Factory calibration reports included with CinePro and CinePrime series, except X12000, W8000, W3000.
**ISFccc®Certification except for W1090, W1050.

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