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Wired: The Colorful Science of Why Fireworks Look Bad on TV

Author Adam Rogers recently wrote up a great piece for Wired on why today’s TV struggle to reproduce the super saturated, colorful experience of a fireworks show. It turns out that even the massive BT.2020 color gamut, which covers 75% of the colors the human eye can detect, is not quite large enough to reproduce the vivid colors of a fireworks show. The piece also references Nanosys’ 2018 blog post on the same topic

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Blog: What is the “Color Gamut” of a Fireworks Show?

Ever wonder why fireworks look so much better in person than on your TV? Guest blogger Allison Harn explains why fireworks are so vivid with a bit of chemistry and color science.

It turns out that many of the super saturated colors of a fireworks show fall well outside the even the massive UltraHD BT.2020 color gamut. It's great example of the kind of experiences that are possible as we push displays closer to reproducing the full capability of the human visual system. In the meantime, it's also a great reminder to leave your TV behind and get outside this Wednesday to see some fireworks in person! 

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Nanosys Blog: 2018 World Cup – Watching in 4K HDR makes a difference

The Nanosys dot-color blog takes a look at how 4K HDR broadcast is improving the World Cup viewing experience this year. 

Over the next month, an estimated 3.4 billion (according to GlobalWebIndex) soccer fans will have an opportunity to watch World Cup games in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider palette of colors. This means the experience of watching the games on TV will be much closer to being at the stadium in person.

To get a sense of how impactful the change from HDTV to 4K HDR might be for World Cup soccer, I did a quick survey of the country colors for the 2018 World Cup’s top 10 teams according to CBS Sports’ most recent ranking.

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