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PAL colour test slides

Postby Klaas Robers » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:48 am

In the beginning days of PAL colour television, about 1970, the daily TV transmissions started with the RETMA testcard and then about 10 colour slides showing women, flowers and fruits. I think the slides were distributed by the EBU.

Does someone have these slides available? We could use them (part of them) in a new NBTVA testdisc with CCNC test sequences.

After a few years the slides were replaced by the well known colour test pictures from the Philips generator PM....?

I should have the slides saved, long ago, from the Philips Nat.Lab. television studio, but can't find them back...
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Postby AncientBrit » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:32 am

Hi Klaas,

Can't help with the slides but I can remember them as well.

The PAL Test Gen? Maybe PM5544,

Cheers

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Postby Klaas Robers » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:37 am

Graham,

yes, PM 5544 may be the number, but I am looking for the EBU colour slides. I have already searched the web, but I can't find them.

Hopefully someone else haves them or finds them on the web.

Klaas
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Postby Klaas Robers » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:45 am

I found them back after 30 years. The new avatar at the left is one of them, for me the most charateristic one. I have more of them for future use, they were 15 numbered colour slides of still remarkably good colour rendering.

The strange thing is that I remembered the cupboard where they should be, but they were hidden behind lots of other suff, so I couldn't just pick them up, but had to remove almost everything before I did see them again.

Several of them will be used in the new colour NBTVA CD, although they will be 3:2 (portrait) in stead of 2:3 (landscape). So left and right parts are cut off. You will see this in the new Newsletter.
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Postby DrZarkov » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:51 pm

That sounds very exciting. I hope the new newsletter will arrive soon. :)
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