Test Pattern Maker 1.0 review

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Test Pattern Maker is a free utility for generating video and audio test patterns.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 441K
Developer: Synthetic Aperture
Price: $0.00
Updated: 17 Feb 2006
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Test Pattern Maker is a free utility for generating video and audio test patterns. Accurate test patterns are essential for properly calibrating your equipment and letting others know the levels you have used in your video production.

Because different video editing systems use different video and audio levels and formats, it's difficult to find accurate tests for a specific system. Test Pattern Maker makes it easy to generate just the tests you need in the format you need them.

Produce standard video and audio test patterns with this free Macintosh utility. Video test patterns include SMPTE, EIA and EBU bars, luma step and ramp patterns, and convergence and overscan tests. All can be generated in a variety of standard NTSC and PAL frame sizes, pixel aspect ratios, black and white levels, and saved in a numerous image file formats. For audio test tones, select the frequency, level and duration you need.

Here are some key features of "Test Pattern Maker":
Generates eight video test patterns:
• EIA Color Bars
• EBU Color Bars
• SMPTE-style Color Bars
• 5-Step Luma Test
• 10-Step Luma Test
• Luma Ramp
• Convergence
• Overscan
Supports square- and rectangular-pixel video formats
Supports RGB (0-255) and Rec. 601 (16-235) video formats, ensuring compatibility with a wide variety of non-linear editing systems, including Final Cut Pro, Avid, Media100, Premiere, and EditDV.
Generates accurate sine-wave audio test tones.

QuickTime 3.0 or later.

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