Differences in color between computer graphics and video

The range of colors that can be displayed on a broadcast video monitor employing the Rec. 709 video standard for gamut and gamma is different than the range of color that can be displayed on your computer. For this reason, colors that appear bright and clean on a video display may seem duller when viewed on your computer.

Further, if you output media that exceeds the “broadcast-legal” range for video, some colors appear oversaturated, and may “clip” or “bleed” into other parts of the image. This distortion can be avoided by controlling the palette of colors you use in your graphics and animations. As you create the composite you’ll be outputting to video, resist the temptation to use the brightest and most saturated shades of color available.