I remember reading just the opposite at the time. The original video was off because the automatic calibration was geared towards terrestrial photography and artificially corrected the sky towards blue, they had to turn it off to get the accurate colors.
The original video was off because the automatic calibration was geared towards terrestrial photography
And the spin goeth forth and multiplies ...
There was no automatic calibration - the monitors were maunally calibrated by techs using color test patterns - watched by many media witnesses.
Color test patterns are like that ... they are what they are ... geared only to what colors are in the pattern, not some auto-corrrection monitor algorithm. A monitor is a monitor, and are precalibrated only to test patterns, else why bother spending hours making sure the color is accurate when some mysterious algorithm is going to change it anyway?
Besides manually cranking the red channel to full solves nothing, serves only to reinforce a preconceived stereotype, leaving just the spin.