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The CIE 1931 chromaticity diagram 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. DCI-P3 D65 uses Illuminant D65 for the white point.

DCI-P3, or DCI/P3, is a common RGB color space for digital movie projection from the US-American film industry.[1] 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 it is expected to see adoption in television systems and in the home cinema domain.[4]



On November 10, 2010, SMPTE published SMPTE EG 432-1:2010.[5]

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


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.[7][8]

In August 2016, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipped with an HDR display[9] with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.[10]

In September 2016, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro shipped with a display supporting P3 color.

In September 2016, Apple's iPhone 7 shipped with a wide-gamut display, supporting P3.[11]

In October 2016, Microsoft's Surface Studio desktop computer.

Also in October, Apple's new MacBook Pro notebook and iMac desktop computers were released with P3 displays.


In April 2017, Samsung released the Galaxy S8, the first phone to cover 113% of the DCI-P3 Color Gamut, 102% AdobeRGB and 142% of sRGB / Rec.709 Gamuts.[12]

In June 2017, OnePlus 5 was released with this feature.[13]

In December 2017, Apple's iMac Pro is to feature P3 wide color.[14]

System colorimetryEdit

RGB color space parameters[15][16]
Color space White point Primary colors
xW yW xR yR xG yG xB yB
DCI-P3 D65 0.3127 0.3290 0.680 0.320 0.265 0.690 0.150 0.060
DCI-P3 Theater 0.314 0.351 0.680 0.320 0.265 0.690 0.150 0.060

DCI-P3 has a 25% larger Color Gamut than sRGB.[17]


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  3. ^ The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, 2011, New York: RP 431-2, D-Cinema Quality – Reference Projector and Environment for the Display of DCDM in Review Rooms and Theaters
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  17. ^ Dean Jackson (2016-07-01). "Improving Color on the Web". WebKit. Retrieved 2016-09-19.