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List of laserdiscs that contain video test patterns

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Work-in-progress list. Titles in bold have been confirmed by originaltrilogy.com members, others are from reports elsewhere on the web.

NTSC (USA)

A Video Standard

Video Essentials

Star Wars: A New Hope (FOX) - SMPTE color bars on Side D

The Last of the Mohicans

The Terminator

Sony XBR Laser Disc: Audio/Visual In-Store Demonstration [---]

Mind's Eye, The (1990)

Freaked (1993)

Essence (1994) [HSC-LD94001]

Telling Lies in America (1997) has color bars

Halloween (Criterion Edition) has color bars

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography contains a speaker test and then color bars with tone after the film.

State Fair - Home theatre sound check + color bars at last chapter

Desk Set - Color bars and test tone at last chapter

Casablanca (Criterion) - Color bars at last chapter

Breaking the Waves - color bars

Rome, Open City - Chapters 41 & 42 are laserdisc production credit and Color Bars

Pioneer Reference Laserdisc [HE-010]

Pioneer Reference Laserdisc [GGV1069]

 

NTSC (Japan)

TUNE-UP A.V.

 

PAL (Europe)

Jason and the Argonauts - end of side 4: colour bars, pluge, grille, red patch colour bars & test card (BBC Test Card G)  

DIE Video CD - CD Video, but is compatible with laserdisc players

Pioneer Reference Laserdisc [GGV1007]

 

Please let me know of any others you find.

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I know this isn't a Laserdisc, but it might help some .....

The Criterion DVD Edition of Armageddon contains color bars.

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Yes, there are many DVDs that contain the THX Optimizer too. 

In the context of analogue capture, these may be useful for a general check of your capture device's performance and calibration, but results may be skewed by the analogue conversion in your DVD player.

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Don't forget the Pioneer reference discs.

GGV1069 for NTSC (still available from Pioneer)

GGV1007 for PAL

They have by far the most pure test signals, far better quality than the VE disc, and are the smaller size disc to allow adjustments to be made to the LD player while the disc is in.

 

You need these if you want to calibrate your LD player correctly using the player's service manual.

 

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http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/04463/5593-85/Alien-3-%281992%29

Alien 3

Watch the credits to the end.  Right after they're done you get ...

1.)  Surround Sound Calibration Test

2.)  Color Bars w/ Test Tone

poita said:

Don't forget the Pioneer reference discs.

GGV1069 for NTSC (still available from Pioneer)

They have by far the most pure test signals, far better quality than the VE disc, and are the smaller size disc to allow adjustments to be made to the LD player while the disc is in.

You need these if you want to calibrate your LD player correctly using the player's service manual.

 

The link is a little visual of the GGV1069 for NTSC

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

 

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Jetrell Fo said:

The link is a little visual of the GGV1069 for NTSC

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

That's not the actual image on the disc! It looks like that is the composite video voltage (IRE) trace from a set of color bars when displayed on an oscilloscope.

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If anyone is interested I can upload some patterns from the Pioneer NTSC and PAL reference discs.

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With Alien 3, State Fair, and Visions of Light all containing a sound check + color bars with tone after the movie, it seems to be a common feature among mid-late '90s FOX discs.

Here is another with the same patterns: http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/06720/8901-85/Mighty-Morphin-Power-Rangers:-The-Movie-%281995%29

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Jetrell Fo said:

 

The link is a little visual of the GGV1069 for NTSC

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

That's not the actual image on the disc! It looks like that is the composite video voltage (IRE) trace from a set of color bars when displayed on an oscilloscope.

I thought that's what he meant; the color bars on that disc run into a waveform monitor to show the technical quality.

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Just let me know how you would like them. There is a huge selection of test patterns.

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Mainly interested in anything showing comb filter performance & dot crawl (e.g. colour bars), and resolution (e.g. multiburst).

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Does the JSC have SMPTE color bars?

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I've put the Pioneer Test disc captures in the other thread.

I'll check the end of the JSC tonight and see.

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Thanks.

Question: what's the difference between all the Pioneer Reference discs shown on this page? (And how come the only one in stock is more than twice the price of all the others? :-/ ) 

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The HE010 one that is in stock at that link is actually a demo disc with some test signals at the end. It contains hi quality video material:

  1. Milford Sound & Great Barrier Reef
  2. Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Bay
  3. Japan Sketch
  4. Restaurant Gallery
  5. Hi-Visual Image
  6. Sylvanian Families
  7. Canadian
  8. Test Signals

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The pioneer reference disc GGV1069 is still available from Pioneer USA and is about $30 from memory. I bought one just a month or two ago.

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Moth3r said:

Mainly interested in anything showing comb filter performance & dot crawl (e.g. colour bars), and resolution (e.g. multiburst).

I'll redo them using the composite out into the BMI, and also from the X9 Svideo ouptut for comparison.

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The pioneer discs are mainly to use alongside a service manual. With them you can tune up your player to minimise crosstalk, ringing, dropouts etc. by using the patterns with a scope (or a software scope) and get your player working as well as it can.

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I phoned the Pioneer service parts line to enquire about the PAL reference disc. They couldn't find it (but did advise me not to lose the remote for my D925 as a replacement costs £120!)

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