Color Bar Generator1.8

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A practical Adobe Photoshop filter that can generate SMPTE color bar patterns for use in gauging the NTSC signal changes during transmission






Video transmissions are everywhere today, from the family TV set to desktop computers and even outdoor banner displays.

To ensure all these elements are working correctly, maintenance personnel must perform regular tests and Color Bar Generator is a simple tool that can assist in such undertakings.

Specifically, the lightweight plugin can generate a variety of color bars that allow professionals to accurately test and calibrate conventional desktop monitors.

The addin is compatible with a host of popular video editors, including Adobe Photoshop and PaintShop Pro.

The addon also integrates well with Adobe Illustrator, as well as CorelDRAW and can generate EIA style RGB color bars, as well as SMPTE NTSC testing elements.

Other viable output items include color scales, chip diagrams, alignment charts, as well as coarse, medium and fine grids.

All these items can prove highly useful when testing the video transmission received by the end user.

Possible uses include linearity, convergence, tilt, and alignment monitor calibration, as well as color and saturation testing; color balance and black level calibrations can also be performed using output patterns and the plugin supports both 8 and 16 bits per channel color modes.

An intuitive preview frame allows users to make adjustments before actually generating a pattern and the entire process is intuitive and should not take a significant amount of time, even in the case of newcomers.

If any issues are encountered, a step by step guide is available online, complete with a thorough explanation of the entire process.
Last updated on September 3rd, 2015
Color Bar Generator - The Adobe Photoshop plugin allows users to create SMPTE color bar patterns to test monitors

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