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.
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
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 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
Chapter2: Working in Perfect Harmony
Chapter 3: An Expert Eye on Film Color
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.