NTSC test pattern generator on VCD?

From: Joshua Boyd <jdboyd_at_jdboyd.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 15:02:51 +0000

On Sun, Jan 30, 2005 at 03:41:43PM -0600, Jim Leonard wrote:
> John Foust wrote:
> >Several companies made/make such devices. I remember the NwTek Calibar
> That was awesome.
> >http://www.itworks.com/products/portapattern-basic.htm
> That is *not* awesome -- it is a USB key running software. You hook it
> into a laptop and the laptop is the generator. See my previous message on
> not being able to trust the output of computers (noisy, wrong levels, etc.)

What do you think a lot of modern video and audio equipment is? A very
large amount of modern gear is computer driven. Even simple stuff like
video delays.

Further, the unit in question takes downloads from a laptop, it isn't
actually operated by the laptime. The device quite likely has a
computer inside none the less. And it might even suck, I've never used
one. The miniphone to RCA adapter is highly unimpressive for one
thing. It seems they should have been able to stick a BNC on the unit

Joshua D. Boyd
Received on Sat Feb 26 2005 - 14:49:14 GMT

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