Test Materials

“ITE/ARIB HDTV Test Materials” have been developed to evaluate systems and check image quality during research and development and to promote HDTV equipment.

DVD of ITE/ARIB HDTV Test Materials
“ITE/ARIB HDTV Test Materials – Second Edition”

The materials are described in Report ITU-R BT.2245 “HDTV test materials for assessment of picture quality”, which is informatively referred to by Recommendation ITU R BT.1210 “Test materials to be used in assessment of picture quality.” The test materials were jointly produced by the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (ITE) and the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB). NHK Engineering System, Inc. distributes the test materials on ITEs consignment.

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The materials are described in Report ITU-R BT.1438“SUBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT OF STEREOSCOPIC TELEVISION PICTURES”, which is informatively referred to by Recommendation ITU R BT.2021 “Subjective methods for the assessment of stereoscopic 3DTV systems.” The collection of these test charts is comprised of a stereoscopic vision function test chart and a natural image charts.
We adopted a hi-vision baseband basically, and the format of the stereoscopic image that recorded aimed at the high picture quality than before .
Since 2009, the materials are distributed by computer hard disk drive. The format of the USB2.0-connectible HDD is FAT32, so it can be read by most operating systems.

【Content of HDD】More detail Click Here
12 types of visual function chart,5 types of still image chart ,
15 types of 15-second video chart

<File format>
1 frame (1920 pixels,1035 running lines, 4:2:2) is stored in 1 file. The data is recorded in the sequence of Y, Pb, Y, Pr, Y, …Y, Pb, Y, Pr in the running lines, and using the progressive scan system. Also, the file name of each video has a number .
000, .001, .002, ….. appended to indicate the time sequence of the frame. In general, when using on a computer, the user needs to change 4:2:2 (Y, Pb, Pr) to 4:4:4 (R, G, B) format.

【Format of HDD】
USB 2.0 FAT32

【Price】
310,000 JPY
The postage will be extra.

【Order】
Click Here to order Test Materials

【Cautionary note】
Reference manual is Japanese only.

Manual for Stereoscopic Imaging Standard Charts(Addendum)

Previously, the Stereoscopic Imaging Standard Charts were distributed on magnetic tape for high-definition digital VTR and also 12-cm CD-ROM and 4-mm DAT. However, from July 2009, the distribution is by computer hard disk drive. The format of the USB 2.0-connectible HDD is FAT32, so it can be read by most operating systems.

(1) Content of HDD
12 types of visual function charts, 5 types of still image charts, 15 types of 15-second video charts

(2) Format of HDD
USB 2.0 FAT32

(3) File format
1 frame (1920 pixels,1035 running lines, 4:2:2) is stored in 1 file. The data is recorded in the sequence of Y, Pb, Y, Pr, Y, …Y, Pb, Y, Pr in the running lines, and using the progressive scan system. Also, the file name of each video has a number .000, .001, .002, ….. appended to indicate the time sequence of the frame. In general, when using on a computer, the user needs to change 4:2:2 (Y, Pb, Pr) to 4:4:4 (R, G, B) format.

(4) HDD directory structure
3Dchart
vtests01
vt
l
cal:Calibration of equipment L
stillpic:Still picture chart L
vt02_12:Visual function charts – still pictures L
r
cal:Calibration of equipment R
stillpic:Still picture chart R
vt02_12:Visual function charts – still pictures R
vt01 (*1)
cage:Image of cage
h:Image of lion moving in horizontal direction
v:Image of lion moving in vertical direction
vtests02
l
vt0506(*2):Image for bar test
vt07:Image of dynamic random dot stereogram L
vtests03
r
vt0506(*2):Image for bar test
vt07:Image of dynamic random dot stereogram R
mvpic01
lmvpic01 L 450 frames from 000 to 449
rmvpic01 R 450 frames from 000 to 449
mvpic02
lmvpic02 L 450 frames from 000 to 449
rmvpic02 R 450 frames from 000 to 449
.
.
.
mvpic15
lmvpic15 L 450 frames from 000 to 449
rmvpic15 R 450 frames from 000to 449

Notes
*1 For simultaneous perception (Lion Test), insert L, R images of Cage and Lion.
You can also know the existence of restraints, etc. by exchanging the images.
*2 For the bar test, images for ascending series of crossed bar test is provided.
You can carry out the descending series by changing the order. You can carry out non-crossed bar test by switching L and R.

【Order】
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【Cautionary note】
Reference manual is Japanese only.

How to order

1. Please send us an order form by e-mail.
ite@ite.or.jp

2. We will inform you the price, postage and our bank information.
Please have your company bear the bank  transfer service fees.
If necessary, will send you an estimate.

3. Payment is required in advance.
Japanese yen or US$ are acceptable. The credit card is available ,too.
We will ship the product after confirm the payment .
It takes approximately two weeks from an order to shipment.

※You need any additional help(orquestion),please feel free to contact us.

Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (ITE)

1. Guidelines Concerning Purchase
A) In principle, the purchase is made by the department using the test charts. When making a purchase, the unit making the purchase should be the size of a research department (lab) or business facility (up to 50 persons).

・If different research departments (labs) or business facilities will use the materials, please have each unit purchase the materials.

・When storing the chart data on a server, please refrain from allowing different departments to use the data.

B) If a research department that has not purchased the charts is participating in the joint development of some equipment, etc., if the partnering department has purchased the charts, use of the charts may be shared for the duration of the project.

C) Transparent test charts for high-definition TV are purchased as a set in principle. However, individual charts may be sold for the purpose of maintenance, for example if a chart was damaged.

2. Guidelines Concerning Use
The test charts were created for the purposes of adjusting equipment and evaluating their performance. Because copyright protection applies depending on the chart, use of the charts for purposes other than the above stated purposes may cause copyright problems. Therefore, use the charts according to the following guidelines.

A) When using the charts for writing articles ITE does not refuse use of the charts if it is clearly indicated that they are used for an article.

B) In principle, use of the charts is permitted upon request to ITE if the use is limited in scope and for a non-business purpose.

C) Exhibitions (private viewing, broadcast equipment exhibit, etc.)

1. Test charts and limited video sequences (charts) can be used for evaluating the performance of equipment being developed.
If the fixed form for permission of use is submitted, ITE will send a consent-of-use document.
In principle, please make a contact by one week before.

Request for use(word style)

2. Please refrain from joining together moving image sequences as a single moving sequence source for the equipment being developed.

D) Use of test charts for clearly business purposes is prohibited.

E) For other purposes and for special use purposes, please contact ITE.