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The testcard center !

Postby Lowtone » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:50 pm

Hello, they are called test cards, test pattern, testbild, carta de ajuste or mire, and they are not only pretty abstrac pictures but also useful technical tools.
As NBTV need some time to synch, we need reliable testcards.
Many people has made testcards for NBTV, for different formats, for colour, and so on. Since my childhood i have collected many analog TV testcards on VHS, and i really like them. And now I like NBTV testcards too.
Maybe you are doing something with NBTV and you need testcards, but where to find the exact testcard you need ?
The answer is here !
I will put online all the testcards i've found, but i also need your help.

Here are the main rules
At first I will take the files like i found them, JPG, PNG, WAV.
Maybe I will try to make audio conversions of pictures files, and vice versa.
If I can I will try to make th pictures better.
I will give a number to each picture. Provide some information if i can ( and you can help me for that )
-the name of the drawer
-the format / number of line
-the date
-the purpose of the testcard ( ex: testing colours )
-others notes

For some of them I didn't remember who made them.
If people wants their testcards to be removed from the list, just ask me ( or a moderator ) and it will be removed.
I will set the files on Mediafire. I will edit each time i could.
If you have thoses testscards in a better quality, you can bring them too. Also if you have others testcards, old or new.

Checkerboards are also useful, so i will include them too, but they are not always intended to be testcards.

first the Historical pictures, numbered by #-A-0000 system, then our testcards by #-B-0000. So if we want to refer to an unknown picture with no name, it will have a number. Some titles are "made titles" and can change if we find the real names, please always use the number to refers to a specific testcard, it would be safety.
If i make mistakes, please correct me :wink:
I hope you'll enjoy this project !
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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?rqu8iav708ru34u
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?648ij5mpj9p9cmo
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?u0821j82jan9bf0
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?68t65xr499et54d
#-A-0001
name : "carousel"
by : Baird company or BBC
date : 30's
format : Baird
lines : 30
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : testcards and other cards monted on a drum wich can turn in front of the camera
notes :



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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?b7wgcck7xr1ccey
#-A-0002
name : BBC eye
by : BBC
date : 30's
format : Baird
lines : 30
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Showing logo of broadcaster
notes : Original BBC eye logo, took from the carousel picture.


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?6pv6vabc0s99b53
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?scjv296dfrwth9p
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?96t5d6bk7jmvi4l

#-A-0003
name : Circle
by : Baird company
date : 1934
format : Baird
lines : 30
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Keep the Nipkow's disc steady and ajust the synch
notes : First testcard ever. Distorted versions shows what could happens if the synch is off.
http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/testcard/faq.html This site said it was in 1934.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:First_TV_TestCard.svg Wiki provides a 4:3 picture, but isaid in discussion that it was wrong.


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?xj4li1f7x0ug1ep
#-A-0004
name : FINIS
by : Baird company
date : 30's
format : Baird
lines : 30
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : showing the end of programm
notes : Picture recovered from the carousel picture


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?na235bcrndkcn5y
#-A-0005
name : Good Night
by : Baird company
date : 30's
format : Baird
lines : 30
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : showing the end of programm
notes : Picture recovered from the carousel picture

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?07q115x715dq55x
#-A-0006
name : Wedge
by : Baird company
date : 30's
format : Baird
lines : 30
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Frequencies and definition test; High frequencies response
notes : http://www.pembers.freeserve.co.uk/Test-Cards/#Birth


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?htg1locw5ulb7od
#-A-0007
name : Sag test
by : Baird company
date : 30's
format : Baird
lines : 30
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Testsing the LF response flatness of the video channel
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?r0z0ia9afkiaunk
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?rgjqs34sac94c92
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?qon3gr109mc1tp3
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?dcdxbjzuu9jsjty

#-A-0008
name : Radio Vision PTT
by : Radio Vision PTT /radio PTT
date : 1935 / 1936
format :
lines : 60
color : black and white
frame rate : ?
purpose : Displaying the name of the broacaster
notes : 1st picture is an old or an new testcard in a museum where the studio was recreated. 2nd picture is from the book Chroniques de la télévision ( editions Chroniques 1996 ). 3rd was from a documentary. 4th version was made by an amateur on new nbtv


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#-A-0009
name : Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow Berlin
by : Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow Berlin
date : 30's
format : TeKaDe ?
lines :
color : black and white
frame rate :
purpose : Displaying the name of the broacaster and studio
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?pgazfw2bpd2vktl
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?t7jisuo5vplcjxc
#-A-0010
name : Fading board
by :
date : 1930
format : Baird
lines : 30
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : don't loose synch by a black screen beetween two shots, use one camera. There was no synch on Baird's system, so black screens must be avoided or the "synch" would be lost
notes : from: TELEVISION, volume 3 August 1930 No. 30

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http://www.mediafire.com/?n4h61qzmta1db84
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?srb58d29grkdo6d
#-A-0011
name : Fading card
by :
date : 1967
format : Baird + synch
lines : 30
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : don't loose synch by a black screen beetween two shots, use one camera. Trying to reproduce the original 1930's technic.
notes : Can be seen on the recording "The man with a flower in his mouth"


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ImageImageImage
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?683eo0eh2g585w7
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?6ejb53dh2rd38af
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?sftuosr91eno9ze
#-B-0001
name : Grant Dixon Testpattern
by : Grant Dixon
date : June 1995
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Adjusting synch
notes : Most famous NBTV testcard, widely used. Has circle and greyscales.
Newsletter Vol 20 No 4



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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?hq37860acukz13o

#-B-0002
name : NBTV CD
by : NBTV
date : late 90's
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Different testcards on a disc, for testing your televisor
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?895wsura5c2sxr9
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?bpbx057qqnnkpnj

#-B-0003
name : NBTV big letters
by : Roy Prescott
date : 1979
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Testing televisor
notes : Has very big letters and also shades of grey at the bottom. Still used. NBTV Newsletter Vol 5 No 1


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?9342pezy6owm13t
#-B-0004
name : NBTV radio
by : NBTVA
date : July 1983
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Logo for ham radio transmissions ( ? )
notes : Newsletter Vol 9 No 1


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?d95smw1erax6ewg
#-B-0005
name : BBC eye
by : NBTVA
date : late 90's
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : displaying the old BBC logo on your 32 line televisor
notes : logo adapted for 32 line

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?uv5azhmz0k84e8c

#-B-0006
name : 32 line NBTV
by : Klaas Robers
date :
format : hi-def :lol:
lines :
color : yes but what format ?
frame rate :
purpose : NBTV famous tescard in hi-def and color
notes :
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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?6whwf5sm6vph8gf
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?grobuoerk9g0b1w
#-B-0007
name : 1928 2003 2㎑
by : ?
date : 2003
format : seems 3:7
lines :
color : black and white
frame rate :
purpose : Long distance ham radio test
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?zjw9obco1mb9e90
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?cz3ewfrdnjac8q3
#-B-0008
name : Baird
by : Andrew Davie
date :
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes : A portrait of Baird and a greyscale

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?m1dn7gylo2htzxd

#-B-0009
name : John Logie Baird
by : DrZarkov
date :
format :
lines :
color : black and white
frame rate :
purpose :
notes : Same portrait of Baird inside a Testcard C

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?c2r2pkclveeeelx
#-B-0010
name : Paul Nipkow
by : DrZarkov
date :
format :
lines :
color : black and white
frame rate :
purpose :
notes : a portrait of Nipkow inside a Testcard C
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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?d2uouss3cq9or9u
#-B-0011
name : BBC eye
by :
date :
format : 3:7 ?
lines :
color : black and white
frame rate :
purpose :
notes : new clean version of BBC logo

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?5t8gvqddp98tsw3

#-B-0012
name : BBC eye
by :
date :
format : 32 line color
lines : 32
color : red-green system
frame rate :
purpose : The BBC logo on your color televisor
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/?zcrrzkq72xgw1d2 WAV
#-B-0013
name : triangles
by : Smeeze Kitty
date : 2010
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Displaying two triangles before movies
notes : http://www.taswegian.com/NBTV/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1047

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?1k0ks5wh22xul1g
#-B-0014
name : NBTV B&W
by : ???
date :
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes : It has checkerboard and greyscales, and circle. Could be useful !

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?21nls6849l57i16
#-B-0015
name : Peter Smith's Color Bar Generator
by : Peter Smith
date :
format : 32 line
lines : 32
color : parallel RGB
frame rate :
purpose :
notes : (Vol.34 No.4) ____________________________________________________________


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?3bnadc5otk0aad3
#-B-0016
name : Colour NBTV
by :
date :
format : quite square :o
lines :
color : yes but what format ?
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?t5izzxs4h2sc4pt
dominicbeesley
#-B-0017
name : NBSC
by : Dominic Beesley
date : 2000's
format : NBSC
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate :
purpose : Sync ajusting and colour test
notes : NTSC colour system for mechanical tv


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?hbkcc88e6bcjapc
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?nqhlcf5i88kcald
#-B-0018
name : Colour bars
by : Dominic Beesley ?
date :
format : NBSC ?
lines : 60
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?65gk6oeg6epp5x9
#-B-0019
name : Black and white bars
by :
date :
format :
lines : 60
color : black and white
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?im6cmcia8ox64cq

#-B-0020
name : Colour bars
by : Dominic Beesley ?
date : 2010
format : NBTVA + NBsécam
lines : 32
color : NBsécam
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : testing colours
notes : French Sécam system for your televisor !
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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?8n0c4b7b6xr5jzr
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?pfv6cyvcpphyci5 original
#-B-0021
name : Colour NBTV
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color : yes but in wich format ?
frame rate :
purpose :
notes : White background and colours

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?u1gfrs06vxn0v3x
#-B-0022
name : MUTR testcard
by : MUTR
date : mid 2000's
format : MUTR
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Testing your MUTR without any external signal
notes : The testcard is embeded in the kit and is displayed when nothing is plugged into the jack. It displays a checkerboard.

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?hn35bmudkd2vvdk
#-B-0023
name : NBTV 32 lines
by : DrZarkov
date :
format :
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate :
purpose :
notes : looks like american testcards

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?ag70rxk2pxj7qgz

#-B-0024
name : NBTV patten generator
by : Kareno
date : 2011
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5 ~ ajustable
purpose : Displaying testcards with the LED of the generator instead of the televisor's one
notes : Has 8 testcards with checkerboards and greyscales but no circle.

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http://www.mediafire.com/?2q1ntg1f80etlbj WAV
#-B-0025
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines : 32
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/?6ge5fr9ii9990lg WAV
#-B-0026
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines : 32
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/?rfh14ybndfog54h WAV
#-B-0027
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/?0m6r89b9b51vc1d WAV
#-B-0028
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBTVA-64
lines : 64
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/?i2gdkwr82f9ot2p WAV
#-B-0029
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBTVA-48
lines : 48
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/?crd526izuzh8ugh WAV
#-B-0030
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC-64
lines : 64
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/?i2gp1cci7haa9x5 WAV
#-B-0031
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC-64
lines : 64
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/?zilf444xvb98j3r WAV
#-B-0032
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC-64
lines : 64
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/?zilf444xvb98j3r WAV
#-B-0033
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines :
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/?c8917cm3ekja7y7 WAV
#-B-0034
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines :
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/?bq31k1rgyk22cnq WAV
#-B-0035
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines :
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/?u46r76a9n093t8r WAV
#-B-0036
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines :
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/?r33ojg94of4l6d7 WAV
#-B-0037
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines :
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/?dcq6yimjqybptay WAV
#-B-0038
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines :
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/?vybbmcqz1r2ggky WAV
#-B-0039
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines :
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :


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http://www.mediafire.com/?h4927mtkqbqmiw2 WAV
#-B-0040
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines :
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/?0gzuz14da44cqi0 WAV
#-B-0041
name : SMPTE BARS
by : Dominic Beesley
date :
format : NBSC
lines :
color :
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?kte23rhpynsmthp
#-B-0042
name : NBTV NTSC
by : Lowtone
date : 2010
format : NBTVA with colour
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes : colour version of the #-B-0001

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?k9ua0v19febfprn
#-B-0043
name : 32 line
by : Lowtone
date : 2010
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : greyscale
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?ezi8n281f8ilrew
#-B-0044
name : Chequerboard
by : Lowtone
date : 2010
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : don't loose synch by a black screen beetween two shots, use one camera
notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?b891q5yoruo98cf
#-B-0045
name : Big checkerboard
by : Lowtone
date : 2010
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : don't loose synch by a black screen beetween two shots, use one camera
notes : It has grey bars on the sides

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?srqx7ie4ylmiru8
#-B-0046
name : checkerboard
by : Lowtone
date : 2010
format : werid
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : don't loose synch by a black screen beetween two shots, use one camera
notes : 32×45 not 48

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?1862lduhjz6ub16
#-B-0047
name : Board
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : NBTVA + colour
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : don't loose synch by a black screen beetween two shots, use one camera
notes : It has grey bars on the sides, and synch guard at the bottom


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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?7pv6xam2o5ok3ub
#-B-0048
name : Board 2
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : NBTVA + colour
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : don't loose synch by a black screen beetween two shots, use one camera
notes : It has grey bars on the sides, and synch guard at the bottom, and a green rectangle in the middle, and each black or white dot is 1 pixel wide on your televisor.

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?3t4hf1o7vtt85dy
#-B-0049
name : Board 3
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : NBTVA + colour
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : don't loose synch by a black screen beetween two shots, use one camera
notes : there are rectagles, not square figures, fullscreen but whith synch guard.
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#-B-0050
name : vertical lines
by : Lowtone
date : 2010
format : not good
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate :
purpose : see if your disc is well made
notes : 32×40 only, not good

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?hzriho506hnaap7
#-B-0051
name : Vertical lines 2
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : NBTVA + colour
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : see if your disc is well made
notes : 24 black and white vertical bars

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?cyoceja1s1z4ezm
#-B-0052
name : 32 line NBTV
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : weird
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : color version of #-B-0001 in NTSC
notes : 32×45
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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?j8mjr9oc4dxsyta
#-B-0053
name : 32 line NBTV
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : NBTVA + colour
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : color version of #-B-0001 in NTSC
notes : no synch guard, only a black bar at the bottom

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?7z4lurxd68fjcc3
#-B-0054
name : NB32 TESTS
by : Lowtone
date : 2010
format : weird
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : vertical bars and greyscale
notes : 32 × 45 only

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?ci9ppn6pdg2ius4

#-B-0055
name : Mire
by : Lowtone
date : 2010
format :
lines : 32
color : yes, digital maybe
frame rate :
purpose : black and white and grey bars, whith greyscale and some colours
notes : i was trying to make a testcard.

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#-B-0056
name :
by : Lowtone
date : 2010
format : NBTVA + colour
lines : 32
color : digital
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : vertical bars and greyscale
notes : red on the sides

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?mau0rsa9y49wma0
#-B-0057
name :
by : Lowtone
date : 2010
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : verical bars and greyscale
notes : white horizontal bar at the place of the synch

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?mzhb4lf8d46bk37
#-B-0058
name : Color bars
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : NBTVA + colour
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : checking the colours
notes : synch guard. It has also a black place in the middle where you could write.

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?b6r5y22eb56uqkw
#-B-0059
name : 32 line NBTV
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : NBTVA + colour
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Checking the alignement and the colours
notes : based on #-B0001. Fullscreen
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#-B-0060
name : 32 line NBTVA
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Checking the alignement
notes : based on #-B0001, same as #-B-0059 but in black and white
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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?c5cagra9gsgn3e8

#-B-0061
name : 32 line NBTV
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : NBTVA + colour
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Checking the alignement and colours
notes : based on #-B0001, same as #-B-0059 but with a synch guard

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?40gocsia5jm9tnt
#-B-0062
name : NBTV NB32
by : Lowtone
date : 2011
format : NBTVA + colour
lines : 32
color : NTSC
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Checking the alignement and colours, showing station ident before programms
notes : based on #-B0001, same as #-B-0061 but with the name NB32 on it, a web tv project.
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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?f36ly4ajyyduemx

#-B-0063
name : 32 LINE TELEVISION
by : Jeremy Jago
date : 1970's
format : 32 line 3:2 ( pre-NBTVA standard ? )
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : Testing the mechanical scaner
notes : 32 LINE TELEVISION written in big letters. Intersesting piece of History !
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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?5uuc0crb2c0q0sz
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?2aj7nwysuu6cmtw WAV

#-B-0064
name : 4 ㎑
by :
date :
format :
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?3a0kclla62bo4ml
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?tkiy26st21tjaog WAV

#-B-0065
name : 6㎑
by :
date :
format :
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?7asfsmus72jabww
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?3cvddh7fvx2n8m6

#-B-0066
name : 8㎑
by :
date :
format :
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?kaoew6thr6a1z9r
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?lqnp8ofli8t8bdz WAV

#-B-0067
name : 12 ㎑
by :
date :
format :
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?qg5opqqpud8ufbn
#-B-0068
name : moving face
by : Sanneke
date :
format :
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes : face of Alan Rickman

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?68b1xms8a80gsha
#-B-0069
name : Siemens testcard
by :
date :
format : 3:2
lines :
color : black and white
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?rck9ovavrb9qvq1
#-B-0070
name : Checkerboard
by : Klaas Robers
date : 1990 - 1991
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : the squares should display as squares, not rectangles
notes : from the "sync and picture generator"

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?dufjux2uh9c6oj8
#-B-0071
name : Crosshatch pattern
by : Klaas Robers
date : 1990 - 1991
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : the squares should display as squares. The horizontal and the vertical lines should have equal brightness.
notes : from the "sync and picture generator"

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?m8fumyng5ogkmua
#-B-0072
name : Grey scale
by : Klaas Robers
date : 1990 - 1991
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : all bars should be clearly distinguisable.
notes : from the "sync and picture generator"
This is a difficult signal for a monitor, as the frequency 12.5 Hz is strong and important. The low frequency response as well as the proper functioning of the clamp or DC-restoring can be checked.

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?cijg2gqie6890zf
#-B-0073
name : Frequency bars
by : Klaas Robers
date : 1990 - 1991
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose : the flatness of the frequency response is tested
notes : from the "sync and picture generator"The (square wave) frequency in the bars is: 9600Hz, 7680Hz, 6144Hz, 4800Hz, 3840Hz, 3072Hz, 2400Hz, 1921Hz.
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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?5n48pmt24jwip7p


#-B-0074
name : Multi
by : Klaas Robers
date : 1990 - 1991
format : NBTVA
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes : from the "sync and picture generator"notes :

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http://www.mediafire.com/i/?m6tem8hb39aqrfd
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?lp343041srntat7 WAV
#-B-0075
name : grey
by :
date :
format : 3:2
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?n8bkwa933x8mxpa
#-B-0076
name : black
by :
date :
format : 3:2
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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Image
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?49xiayvyfya0o1y
http://www.mediafire.com/i/?yuvbitqcj8xu10z WAV

#-B-0077
name : white
by :
date :
format : 3:2
lines : 32
color : black and white
frame rate : 12.5
purpose :
notes :

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#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
color :
frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

_______________________________________________
#-B-0000
name :
by :
date :
format :
lines :
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frame rate :
purpose :
notes :

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Postby Klaas Robers » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:03 pm

The testpattern B0001 is designed by the late Grant Dixon. It should be referred to as the Grant Dixon Testpattern.

Grant did a lot of good things to NBTV, so he should be honoured in this way.

The test picture A0007 could be better called "Sag test" as that is what it does. It tests the LF response flatness of the video channel. However I don't know if Baird knew the word "sag" yet for it.

And then please look at the spelling of my name.....
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Postby Lowtone » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:19 am

Thanks for your advice, and sorry for the mistakes :oops:
Maybe there are others, but it is not finished yet
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Postby Lawnboy » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:57 pm

Nice work putting all those together. one of the longest posts ive seen on the forum. oh, and #B-0015 is parallel RGB from Peter Smith's Color Bar Generator (Vol.34 No.4) and B-0017 is 32 lines, not 60.
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Postby DrZarkov » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:28 am

# B-0009, B-00010 and B-00023 are made by me. You'll find them (and some others, for example some of the club-CDs, also in WAV) on my website, http://www.zarkovision.de/testbilder.html
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Postby Lowtone » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:25 am

Danke! I remember your site, that is where i've found the #-B-0022 off MUTR kit. I will also scan the one of the booklet.
I also found other testcards on this forum, so i will make the update this week.
Thanks all for your guidance
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Postby holtzman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:33 am

Great work, your collection may be of interest even for...graphic arts students and modern artists (I don't laugh).
Something nostalgic, I remember myself as a boy, desperately trying to tune up Soviet television sets, I lived in USSR then. These TVs were very unstable, had lots of controls at their back, and to get a correct circle or colour was a challenge...
Maybe it's funny, but I did not use ANY test card for my NBTV projects ever. I do care about true grayscale, fine detail and right geometry. And with colour experiments I could make some kind of special orange-blue testcard - but I did not...
There is something in human face (and voice) that makes it very sensitive to deviations of any kind. So footage with closeup faces can make a pretty good testcard.
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Postby DrZarkov » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:42 pm

@Holtzman: I've recorded some testcards in summer 1986 on Super 8! You can see them here: http://youtu.be/Y8QfWs_jbZA
Almost every day it was possible to receive the transmitter "Leningrad" (as you can see in the film). In that time I used a colour TV by Sharp, now I have two soviet Televizors: A Junost 603 (Юность-603) and an Elektronika 407 D (Электроника-407), which was sold here in Germany as "Orbiter 416", sometimes also as "MiniStar 416". Luckily thanks to sporadic-E there is sometimes still a signal on VHF I with the right weather conditions.

Do you know that website about russian TV-sets: http://rw6ase.narod.ru/000/tw.html ?

Back to topic: I was always fascinated by testcards, and I was always happy to se anything but our standard Grundig or Philips PM5544 testcards here in this area.

I have now even DVDs with testcards, but of course I prefer to receive them live on air.
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Postby Harry Dalek » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:14 pm

This one is one i like :wink:
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Postby Dave Moll » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:53 am

... but surely, that's Bender's catch phrase :!:
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Postby Klaas Robers » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:22 am

The date of design of your test pattern B0003 is 1979. On the back side of NBTV Newsletter Vol 5 No 1 this pattern is printed. It is from an original design of Roy Prescott.

And the pattern B0004 appeared on the front cover of Newsletter Vol 9 No 1 from July 1983. I can't find a name connected to it.
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Postby Lowtone » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:32 pm

Thanks for your reschearchs and comments :D I will make the new update

Steeve > i already knew and read ALL those sites :lol: There are very interesting infos and pictures.

holtzman wrote: Great work, your collection may be of interest even for...graphic arts students and modern artists (I don't laugh).

Work of art made from testcards exists andyes it could be possible to have some interset about the graphisms of these abstract pictures. They look like abstract painting on their own. In the 90's i made one little painting with vertical colour bars ;)

holtzman wrote: Maybe it's funny, but I did not use ANY test card for my NBTV projects ever. I do care about true grayscale, fine detail and right geometry. And with colour experiments I could make some kind of special orange-blue testcard - but I did not...
There is something in human face (and voice) that makes it very sensitive to deviations of any kind. So footage with closeup faces can make a pretty good testcard.

Ah ? not even to get the synch ?

DrZarkov wrote: @Holtzman: I've recorded some testcards in summer 1986 on Super 8! You can see them here: http://youtu.be/Y8QfWs_jbZA

Wow ! :shock: this is amazing ! too bad S8 always makes those effects due to framerate but it is a piece of archive very amazing !

DrZarkov wrote: Back to topic: I was always fascinated by testcards, and I was always happy to se anything but our standard Grundig or Philips PM5544 testcards here in this area.

When i was 9 I had cable-tv and i was fascinated by the TVE-i testcard with the orange background
You get russian testcards, was your tv sécam too ? Did you get DDR tv too ?
http://www.tvnt.net/forum/mire-marly-et-ortf-819-et-625-lignes-t29109.html Here I made a compilation of franch testcards from the 40's to 70's. :wink:

DrZarkov wrote: I have now even DVDs with testcards, but of course I prefer to receive them live on air.

Hehe ! I bought an electronic generator for pal/secam 625 line. Service SA 3820 http://retro-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=236544 ( same model as this )
( those generators have modulators in them, it could be useful for pirate tv :mrgreen: )

edit : update done because i'm done for today :lol:
but it is not ever, i found new testcards on youtube too

EDIT : are there historical testcards from other coutries ? i wonder what they had in the USA
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Postby DrZarkov » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:46 am

The "moving face testcard" ist made by my ex-wife, Sanneke. The face is Alan Rickman. :)

Here I have another historic testcard by the "Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow":



And this is a later testcard, from the 180/441 line television service:
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Postby Lowtone » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:48 am

Danke! War das bild "fernsehsender Paul Nipkow" für mechanik oder elektronisch Fernsehen ?

Smaal update : I've added the infos for testcards #-B-0070 to #-B-0073, and add some testcards.
I have others to add, this is not over.
I don't know why am i always put those kind of work on me :shock: :lol:
on another website i'm translating a dictionnary :arrow:

I found those testcards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHkxFInJ9FA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc759yJrNIU
I tried to play the lossy sound of the second one, but the result was worst than this video

( electronic wise i've found 2 historical testcards here at 10:00 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xeta73 ... -vi_webcam .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn7tA0pFJ8w there was a movie ( en français ) about this. They re-created the testcard Image and this is the only original photograph i know. It was 441 line . )

But i'm interested in mechanical tv only here. I put the testcard of Radio Vision PTT here because it was at first mechanical and later electronic )
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