Colour Bleeding

    Colour bleeding, as its name suggests, occurs when the edges of one colour in the image bleed into or overlap into another colour inappropriately. This can occur for many reasons, most commonly because of excessive saturation being introduced into the image at one point or another, although it is also an artefact of low resolution video processing.

    Colour bleeding can easily be demonstrated on your TV by simply increasing the colour control beyond its normal position. Sooner or later, you will begin to see the colours in the image begin to bleed into one another.

Classic Albums Series 2: Phil Collins-Face Value 18:20

Close up of Phil Collins' shoulder. Note the smearing (bleeding) of the colour red beyond where it should physically be restricted to.