INTRODUCTION TO ANALYZING COLOR VIDEO AND VIDEO TEST SIGNALS
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) standards for broadcast television are
based on the work of the National Television System Committee (NTSC).
"NTSC Color" is often used because the specific details of the television
transmission system were designed and developed by NTSC. NTSC sets the standards
which are used in the United States and in the various countries that use this
Once the guidelines were established for black and white and color television
transmission, test equipment had to be designed to maintain the specifications of
the signal being transmitted.
The NTSC joined in collaboration with the
Electronics Industries Association (EIA), the Society of Motion Picture and
Television Engineers, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
(IEEE) to develop various television test signals.
This subcourse explains the fundamentals behind the development of the color signal
and how it is transmitted.
The subcourse identifies and discusses various
applications of the television test signals such as: Color bars, Multiburst, Gray-
scale Linearity, Vertical Interval Test, Vertical Interval Reference, and Sin2
Window test signals.
The information contained in this subcourse will provide
knowledge necessary to enhance your competence in the field of television