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HDTV Calibug USB Test Pattern Generator

HDTV Calibug USB Test Pattern Generator
HDTV Calibug USB Test Pattern Generator

HDTV, DV, NTSC, and PAL Video Calibrator, TV Test Pattern Generator, SVGA Monitor Calibrator, and Multimedia Reference Tool all in a small USB plug!

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Our HDTV Calibug USB Test Pattern Generator is a cost-effective tool that will help you turn your desktop or laptop equipped with HD component video or composite/YC video output into a HDTV, NTSC, DV, or PAL video test signal generator. With Calibug, you may use the NTSC/PAL, Y/C, SVGA, DVI, or HDMI output from your video card to produce quality test pattern.

The Calibug HDTV packs ITWorks all custom applications of the popular NTSC Video DVD and CD including all DV and HDTV testing features inside its compact USB profile. All the best features of those programs combine with blazingly fast USB flash memory technology to create this compact, portable video test and multimedia generator. It simply turns your desktop or laptop into a high quality video signal reference and multimedia tester.

It provides test signals on AVI, MPEG, Quicktime, or other video file formats and allows you to adjust your monitor or display for the best quality.

There is an optional HDTV component video (Y/Pr/Pb) converter with the device. This converter when coupled with Calibug HDTV allows users to generate HDTV test signals through SVGA cards with DVI-I outputs.

HDTV Calibug USB Test Pattern Generator Features:

  • Automatic detection by Windows ME, 2000, and XP (No drivers required)
  • Not compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7 Home Edition
  • USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible
  • Auto-run when plugged in and Auto-shutoff when unplugged
  • Pocket size allows easy carriage, can be clipped into the pocket or hanged around the neck
  • Impact-resistant extruded aluminum case with a neoprene orange jacket that is water and dust resistant
  • Energy efficient and light in weight
  • Blue indicator light
  • 1080i and 720p HD video resolution support zSupports 720x480 resolution for NTSC and 720x486 resolution for PAL
  • Over 200 different styles and resolutions for SMPTE, Phillips, Pluge, EIA, NTC7, Crosshatch, Convergence, Raster, and more
  • LCD monitor and LCD video projector test patterns
  • Can test multimedia features of your PC such as color, fonts, audio/video playback etc.

The HDTV Calibug USB Test Pattern Generator has dozens of uses!

  • Setting up HDTV monitors in 1080i or 720p modes
  • Aligning Video projectors
  • Aligning LCD or plasma displays
  • Testing for video system bandwidth
  • Determining if a video device passes video cleanly
  • Setting up an SVGA card that has video output
  • Providing an instant video test pattern system from a portable PC or laptop
  • Producing "bars and tone" for video tapes
  • Aligning SVGA monitor convergence
  • Testing color purity - a complete set of color purity patterns is provided
  • Tutoring new technicians that have never worked with broadcast or NTSC video before
  • Testing PC based character generators and other broadcast devices that use Windows to do broadcast video
  • Producing audio tones for testing your audio system
  • Providing a video countdown
  • Testing all display modes of your SVGA display card be it ISA, PCI, or AGP
  • Testing all playback modes of your sound card, including WAV and MIDI
  • Testing for monitor overscan and underscan settings
  • Provide a Gen-Lock reference signal or black burst signal using your PC
  • Setting up external SVGA to NTSC scan converters boxes
  • Providing test signals on AVI, MPEG, Quicktime or other video files you create to allow the recipient to adjust their monitor for best quality
  • Providing TV test patterns on your home TV to make your wife think the station has signed off and its time to go to bed!

HDTV Calibug USB Test Pattern Generator Features

  • No drivers required! - Windows ME, 2000, and XP all detect the CALIBUG HDTV automatically!
  • Fully USB 1.1 and 2.0 compliant
  • Auto-Run - Included self configuring software allows the CALIBUG HDTV to auto-run when you plug it in, and auto-shutoff when you unplug it. No fussing with typing commands or locating program files with Explorer.
  • Pocket Sized USB - No smaller Video Test Generator exists on the planet! Easy to clip to your shirt pocket, or hang it around your neck with the included lanyard. Can also be attached to your key chain!
  • Industrial Orange Case - High impact extruded aluminum case with a high visibility industrial orange "grip jacket" is water and dirt resistant. The color ensures that it doesn't get easily lost in toolboxes or bench clutter. The bright "industrial orange" color is easy to see, even in dim light.
  • USB Extender Cable - A USB extender cable is included to help you use or test on PC's that have rear panel or inaccessible USB ports.
  • Low Power, Lightweight - Only 15 grams, and draws < 300uA in Standby and 40mA Operating Current -won't wear down your laptop battery!
  • Supports both 1080i and 720p HD video resolutions. Will produce component video output on compatible SVGA video cards with optional DVI to HDTV converter plug
  • Supports DV CCIR601 Firewire resolutions of 720x480 for NTSC and 720x486 for PAL
  • NTSC/PAL Pattern Generator for resolutions including 640x480, 720x576, 800x600, 1024x768, and 1280x1024, 1600 and higher, all menu selectable.
  • Modern NTSC/PAL Test Patterns - every test pattern you need, what it looks like, what it does, and how to use it, plus full screen broadcast quality output using your NTSC enabled video card or scan converter. They are all here, SMPTE, EIA, NTC7, Phillips, Pluge, Crosshatch, Raster, Convergence, the works! Over 200 different styles and resolutions are available on the CALIBUG HDTV.
  • LCD Monitor/LCD Video Projector Test Patterns. Have you ever had to setup a video projector and had trouble getting the focus and contrast set right? Our test patterns make it easy? Run them right off the CALIBUG HDTV into your PC's SVGA port to drive full screen projector tests.
  • Menu Driven Test Pattern Generator. Lets you choose and display all the patterns full screen with no annoying "Windows" components like the "Title bar" in the way. CALIBUG HDTV's video output is always full screen no matter what resolution you choose.
  • Multimedia Test Program. Check out the most important multimedia features of your PC to ensure it can handle the job, check Color, Fonts, Audio playback, Video Playback and much more.
  • Video Countdown Generator. Have you ever wanted a good animated 5,4,3,2,1 or 10-2 countdown? well we have several! All high quality some with "beeps", some with labels, some with date/time. You can type in your own custom screen ID. See samples below including a really cool 3D cube and a Cyclops TV with the Indianhead countdown, and the ability to put your name, station ID, etc., on some countdowns along with date/time.
  • Audio Test Tone Generator Create specific audio test tones with your sound card
  • Bars and Tone Generator Full Field or SMPTE color bars with the ability to Enter you name, station ID or label as well as display time/date on full-field as well as SMPTE bars with 1 khz tone.
  • Safe Title Area Generator Make sure those graphics and titles are lined up within the safe area of the TV screen
  • The Classic Test Patterns. The "Indian Head" from the 50's, the EIA and SMPTE patterns, all the great classics....just for fun or nostalgia. You can output these classic video test patterns direct to video from the CALIBUG HDTV!


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The NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) provides the latest in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Audio-Visual (AV) products and services for all Federal Agencies and their approved contractors.

If you are a government agency and want to see whether HDTV Supply has this product in the SEWP database go to our our SEWP Contract Holder RedHawk IT Solutions, LLC to allow you to maybe order this product from the United States Governments SEWP program. It is very easy to place your order, go to the link above and enter HDTV Supply and there you will see a list of part numbers of what we currently have. If you do not see it than give us a call at 833-WOLFPACK (833-965-3722) and we may be able to enter it.

RedHawk IT Solutions

Our SEWP Contract Holder RedHawk IT Solutions partner has the following credentials:
  • DUNS: 801957023
  • TIN: 260452583
  • CAGE: 4TBM6
Their SEWP Federal Contracts are:
  • SEWP Contract Number: NNG15SD38B
  • Group: Group B_SDVOSB
  • NAICS: 541519
  • SEWP Contract Number: NNG15SD88B
  • Group: Group C
  • NAICS: 541519
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