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  List of BBC test cards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Test Card B is an early BBC television test card.
Test Card C is a BBC television test card first broadcast in 1948.
Test Card G was a television test card broadcast occasionally by the BBC.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_BBC_test_cards   (225 words)

 Encyclopedia: Images of test cards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BBC Test Card F Test Card F was a test card, an image used to determine the quality of a broadcast television picture, and due to its use on BBC television for more than 30 years when broadcasting was off the air, it is probably the most commonly seen test...
Test Card J is a test card, an image used to determine the quality of a broadcast television picture.
The Indian Head test pattern The Indian Head test card was a fl and white television test pattern used by RCA that was introduced in 1939.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Images-of-test-cards   (542 words)

 Test Card F   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
[[Image Link]] Test Card F was a test card, an image used to determine the quality of a broadcast television picture, and due to its use on BBC television for more than 30 years when broadcasting was off the air, it is probably the most commonly seen test card in the world.
On the updated Test Card J, the 'X' on the noughts-and-crosses board is an indicator for aligning the centre of the screen.
Test Card F is no longer used by the BBC, it was last shown in 1999.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/test_card_f   (363 words)

 Encyclopedia: Test card   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Test card music became popular when a group of enthusiasts discovered one another and realised they were not alone in enjoying the music played during the day in the 1950s, 60s and 70s while the test card was broadcast on BBC.
The BBCs new Test Card J Test Card J is a test card, an image used to determine the quality of a broadcast television picture.
Australian national broadcaster SBS airs a weather map in place of a test card, with a piece of music from albums sold by SBS and a ticker at the bottom of the screen, during the early hours of the morning.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Test-card   (1226 words)

 More than just a pretty face...
Test Card F has castellations with arrows to enable the dealer to adjust the scan amplitudes and thus ensure that the picture just fills the screen whilst circles remain the correct shape.
Test Cards D and E are an exception to this, having sinusoidal frequency gratings printed onto the slide.
Test Card E had a further innovation - instead of a peak white border around the gratings it had one the same brightness as the peak of the sine waves, and each row of gratings started and ended at this brightness level.
www.pembers.freeserve.co.uk /Test-Cards/Test-Card-Technical.html   (12356 words)

 System for tracking secure medical test cards - Patent 5612870
Each of the test cards received at the test lab is known to the central monitoring system only by one of the unique PINs from the first set of unique PINs, and the identities of patients associated with the test cards received at the test lab are anonymous to the central monitoring system.
Prior to mailing the test card to the laboratory, each client 160 maintains a copy of the PIN that was affixed to his or her test card.
Test card 300 is intended to be used as a simple means for a client 150 to apply his or her blood sample to the card (in zones 330a, 330b, 330c), detach the identification portion (300b) of the card, and return the test portion (300a) of the card to testing laboratory 160 for evaluation.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5612870.html   (4372 words)

 Test Card J   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The centre picture in Test Card J is a new version of the picture at the centre of Test Card F, rescanned from the original photograph, to make the colours in the image look more accurate.
The centre picture was also re-aligned within Test Card J to put the cross on the noughts and crosses board at the exact centre of the screen.
The colour bars at the top of the card are increased from 95% intensity to 100% intensity from Test Card F to Test Card J. Today the test card is rarely broadcast.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/test_card_j   (338 words)

 BBC Test Cards
The replacement for test card E was this, a modified version of Test Card C. It was used on BBC 2 from its birth in 1964 until colour was introduced in 1967 and Test Card F took over.
This early widescreen Test Card was broadcast by the BBC as part of digital tests on Astra 1D in mid March 1998.
Test Card J has been broadcast on BBC2, Test Card W was shown on "Have I Got News For You" and on News 24 during the BBC Power Failure on 20th June 2000.
www.meldrum.co.uk /mhp/testcard/bbc_test.html   (1253 words)

 Apple - Power Mac G5 - Graphics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Choose a standard configuration equipped with a card for general graphics applications, or upgrade to a high-performance card for ultraresponsive graphics and true onscreen stereo 3D — perfect for scientific visualization.
The test protocol measured the uncached playback, cached playback, and export to QuickTime of three projects: a filter test, an HDV green screen matte, and a particle effects test.
Testing conducted by Apple in September 2005 using preproduction 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Quad units; all other systems tested were shipping units.
www.apple.com /powermac/graphics.html   (793 words)

 Test card   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They would also typically be broadcast to a background of specially composed music, to avoid having to pay licencing fees for existing compositions.
The most famous British test card is Test Card F and its successor Test Card J, used on the BBC and ITV from the beginning of colour broadcasts in the late 1960s.
Two things have led to the demise of the test card:
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/t/te/test_card.html   (197 words)

 BBC News | UK | Test card special
Test Card F - an eye-baffling arrangement of lines and coloured bars with the photo of Carole Hersee mid-game at its centre - has graced British TV screens since 1967.
Test Card F has travelled around the world - with some foreign broadcasters choosing to replace Carole with a local child.
Though Test Card F has been adapted for use in the digital, widescreen age, it is slowly disappearing from our screens thanks to our evolving 24-hour culture and the video recorder.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/uk/newsid_1282000/1282160.stm   (1188 words)

 About Psychological Tests
The test is not timed and can take anywhere from one to two and a half hours to complete.
The test is not timed and can take anywhere from 45 minutes to one and a half hours to complete.
The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) was designed by Henry Murray and Christina Morgan as part of a study of normal personality at a Harvard Psychological Clinic in 1943.
www.oregoncounseling.org /Test/AboutTests.htm   (1780 words)

 The Test Card Definition Resource at FML
Where a test card requires any image files to be included, these are bundled with the TCD file into a ZIP (note that you must extract the files from the ZIP before using them, or the image file will not be found by the program).
Reconstruction of Test Card B based on the only surviving photo (which only shows the upper-right half of it!) Note that the aspect ratio is 5:4.
Re-creation of Test Card E, which was only shown for about 10 minutes in 1964 :-) although other countries used it for longer, for example the Republic of Ireland (with a Placard Condensed-ish "TELEFIS EIREANN") and Portugal (with a simple Cooper Bold "R T P").
www.oodletuz.fsnet.co.uk /tcd/ukcards.htm   (753 words)

 The Test Pattern & TV Presentation List, v3.0.4
The sources of the patterns are not listed but may be guessed from the titles of the image files.
This is the most famous (besides color bars, of course) American test pattern.
The famous "Test Card F", plus other slides and interstitials from the BBC's past, can be had here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ilove/tv/testcards/index.shtml
www.rugratonline.com /testpatt   (840 words)

 Test Card J   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The centre picture in Test Card J is a re-touched version of the picture at the centre of Test Card F, to make the colours in the image look more accurate.
A green square at the top of the screen, which doesn't appear in Test Card F, is used within Test Card J to facilitate an easier observation of chrominance to luminance delay.
The color bars at the top of the card are increased from 95% intensity to 100% intensity from Test Card F to Test Card J. See also
www.news-server.org /t/te/test_card_j.html   (166 words)

 RedOrbit - Technology - Georgia Credit-Card Holders Test 'Blink' Cards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The company selected Atlanta as the first test city because "what we see in Atlanta is very much on the leading edge of being trendsetting," said Tom O'Donnell, senior vice president of JPMorgan's card division.
Everything about the "blink" card is the same as a traditional credit card except that the new cards don't have to be swiped through a machine, so it shaves a few seconds off of a transaction.
When a customer brings his credit card within a couple of inches of the terminal, it lights up and beeps, and the transaction is instantly captured.
www.rednova.com /news/technology/151805/georgia_creditcard_holders_test_blink_cards/index.html   (416 words)

 Digital Image Scanners - Minolta Dimage Scan Dual Test Images
Once images are captured, they can be viewed on the rear-panel LCD screen, a 1.8-inch "TFT" unit, specified as having 122,100 pixels in a 555 x 220 array.
Images are read from the camera using the included QV-Link or TWAIN driver software to download images via the built-in serial port.
Images from the host can also be uploaded back to the camera, increasing the QV-5000's usefulness as a presentation device.
www.imaging-resource.com /PRODS/Q5K/Q5KA.HTM   (7038 words)

 BitJazz: SheerVideo: About: Test Images   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The one kind of image this set lacks is plain, simple, poster-quality images such as are favored in commercial advertising, business presentations, cartoons, and even certain styles of cinematography.
As a result, this test set is skewed toward high detail, and has acquired a reputation of being unusually tough to compress.
The thumbnails were created by reducing the original images using Adobe Photoshop's bicubic interpolation and converting to indexed color mode using a selective palette of 256 colors.
www.bitjazz.com /sheervideo/about/testset.shtml   (2476 words)

 England-Central Images Test Page
Images are available for use in publication or research or for the collector.
This new section brings the images of bygone days to a wider audience.
We present a selection of unique and rare images from the past, that will be of interest both to the publisher, researcher and collector.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~koganrh/ec-images/ec-images1.htm   (181 words)

 Digital Spy Forums - Test Cards these days are not suitable for the digital age
A lot of DTT channels seem to be tested merely by displaying a blank screen (the original Freeview tests had a fl screen with the feed ID on it), and then connecting up to an advertising loop or slide some come straight online with an already-broadcasting channel.
This is the semi-famous windmills test loop that was last seen when 701 and 702 started up on mux A. Given that the BBC intended to use these streams for sport, this loop was presumably used to check the quality would be acceptable for such a high bandwidth application.
As for a moving test card for the digital age, one exists.
forum.digitalspy.co.uk /board/showthread.php?t=282439   (1437 words)

 Preschool (Allen) Acuity Test Cards
The Preschool Test is a valid index of visual acuity recorded in terms of a 30-foot denominator.
The Preschool / Allen Test is also useful for mas screening or for individual testing.
Washable durable plastic cards are printed front and back with seven different images.
www.west-op.com /presalactesc.html   (182 words)

 Test Images: 3D View of the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Image playback can be automatic after an image has been captured and is also reviewable simply by pressing the display button on the rear of the body.
See live article   Images of test cards A test card is an image, broadcast to ensure a correct television signal.
Image Processing: the Lena Story - Image Processing: the Lena Story The history of one of the most well-known test images: Lena Sjooblom.
www.resolve3d.com /Computers/Algorithms/Compression/TestImages   (1638 words)

 Magic Rarities > Test Prints (Index)
Test Prints are cards printed to test a new printing process.
All of the test prints listed here were printed prior to the release of foil Magic cards, and were designed to test the foil print process.
Note: because of the extremely high reflectivity of some of the test prints, they are very difficult to scan and come out looking much darker in the scan than they would appear in person.
magic.flaminio.com /rarities-test.html   (97 words)

 Digital Cameras - Olympus C-2500L Digital Camera Test Images
NOTE that this image cannot be directly compared to the other "house" shot, which is a poster, shot in the studio.
Tonal range in this test was very good, particularly in the shadows: Comparing the C-2500L's version of this shot to others we've taken with other 2 megapixel cameras, we found significantly more shadow detail in the fl chunks of charcoal in the image from the '2500.
We don't have any formal tests to show it, but we entertained ourselves by taking strobe pictures of a neighbor's yard about a hundred feet away in pitch flness, with the camera set to ISO 400, and both flash units working together.
www.imaging-resource.com /PRODS/C2500/C25PICS.HTM   (3402 words)

 The Test Card Definition Resource at FML
Another Grundig electronic test card, similar to the VG1000 and in fact very similar to the FuBK except that the coloured bands aren't sawtooths.
EZO-type test card as used in Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic.
The classic "Indian Head" test card as used in the USA, and indeed all over the world with different images replacing the eponymous one.
www.oodletuz.fsnet.co.uk /tcd/otherstds.htm   (569 words)

 The Test Pattern List, v2.0.4
Has everything about the insides and outs of British television, including idents and a few test cards.
The famous "Test Card F" from the BBC available in several sizes and formats.
Review of a CD containing British TV test card music; has a few pictures, too, all found on The Meldrum Home Page.
www.geocities.com /rugratsonline/testpatt   (470 words)

 Test & Measurement World Onlinewebzine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As LAN connectivity begins to pervade test-system applications, test engineers are raising concerns over reliability, security, and susceptibility to viruses.
That's an issue Plantronics test engineers have dealt with, as described in our November cover story, and various participants in a recent Webcast on LXI (LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation) raised related questions.
We are now accepting nominations for the 2006 Best in Test Awards and the 2006 Test of Time Award.
www.reed-electronics.com /tmworld   (329 words)

 The Test Card Gallery
The Test Cards were for testing of equipment throughout the full chain of transmission.
From 1955 the ITA, and its successor the IBA used numerous test cards and tuning signals, some were variants of those used by the BBC, others like the classic "Picasso" tuning signal were entirely original.This section shows a selection of them.
This section shows some of the variants of the classic BBC test cards used globally, plus also some of the native variety used in North America and Ireland.
www.meldrum.co.uk /mhp/testcard   (402 words)

 The Test Card Gallery
The BBC and ITV have over the years used a number of tuning signals, test cards and captions either for engineering purposes, or just to fill time in the days before breakfast and daytime TV.
Used from the beginning of the BBC until the early seventies, the tuning signal was primarily for viewers to warm up their television sets and adjust the numerous controls until they could see an acceptable picture.
The images and patterns were for use by "lay-people" and were not designed to test equipment in any scientific way.
www.meldrum.co.uk /mhp/testcard/index.html   (402 words)

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