Deluxe test patterns

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This page is dedicated to cataloging the numerous test pattern types used by Deluxe Video Services, formerly known as Bell & Howell/Columbia Pictures/Paramount Video Services and Rank Video Services America, for over 40 years.

Test pattern types[edit]

All lengths given for each type of test pattern are approximate general values.

  • Black screen, 500 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Black screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (15 seconds)
  • Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (30 seconds)
  • Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Black screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Blue screen, 1033 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Green screen, 967 Hz tone (15 seconds)
  • Green screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Green screen, 1033 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Green screen, silent (60 seconds)
  • Red screen, 367 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen, 467 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen, 500 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • White screen, 867 Hz tone (medium clicking, 60 seconds)
  • White screen, 867 Hz tone (fast clicking, 60 seconds)
  • White screen, 933 Hz tone (15 seconds)
  • White screen, 933 Hz tone (medium clicking, 15 seconds)
  • White screen, 933 Hz tone (30 seconds)
  • White screen, 933 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (15 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (30 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (90 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (100 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (140 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (150 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (300 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (1350 seconds)
  • White screen with red letterbox bars, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen with red letterbox bars, 1000 Hz tone (90 seconds)
  • White screen with red letterbox bars, 1000 Hz tone (120 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (medium clicking, 60 seconds)
  • White screen, 1000 Hz tone (medium clicking, 1350 seconds)
  • White screen, 1033 Hz tone (15 seconds)
  • White screen, 1033 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen, 1133 Hz tone (30 seconds)
  • White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen, 1167 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • White screen, silent (60 seconds)
  • Yellow screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Yellow screen, 1033 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • From 1986 to 1998, many tapes had a white screen test pattern (with optional red letterbox bars until 1989) and a closing black screen with the "pull my finger" moaning sound (usually 3-5 seconds; sometimes heard twice).
  • During the 1990s, some tapes had shuffling color/black-and-white bars (usually 1-2 seconds at the end of the tape)

Notes[edit]

  • If the white screen test pattern does not appear on a tape at all, preceding the moaning sound, or it does appear but is followed by static before the moaning sound, the moaning sound will only be audible in the linear track and not the hi-fi track, even if the tape was encoded with a hi-fi track. The moaning sound is audible in both tracks if the white screen test pattern appears preceding it on tapes encoded with the latter track.

Pre-1984 test patterns[edit]

Tapes duplicated at Bell & Howell before Q4 1984 (i.e. before the 40th week of 1984) had a wide variety of test patterns, all lasting up to 60 seconds in length. Tapes confirmed to not have test patterns are listed in the next section. If you don't know what test pattern is on a tape, or whether or not such a tape had a test pattern, list it here without any additional info apart from the name of the releasing company/label and the year of release; if you can 100% confirm such a tape did not have a test pattern after all, move it to the next section. Also, for Disney tapes, check if the bottom of the square label says "Fotomat Drive-Thru Movies" instead of "For Rental Only, Not for Sale" or "For Sale Only, Not Intended for Rental" before moving anything.

NOTICE: CPVS pressings are not listed.


  • 48 Hours (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • 1001 Arabian Nights (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Absence of Malice (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Accident (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • The Adventures of Chip and Dale (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Allied Artists Video, 1980)
  • Aerobicise: The Beautiful Workout (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • Aerobicise: The Beginner's Workout (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Aerobicise: The Ultimate Workout (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Airplane! (Fotomat Video, 1981) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Airplane! (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Airplane! (Paramount Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Airplane II: The Sequel (Paramount Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Airport (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Alone in the Dark (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Alvarez Kelly (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Amazing Howard Hughes (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1982) - White screen, 1167 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • America at the Movies (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • American Gigolo (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • American Gigolo (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • American Graffiti (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • American Hot Wax (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Amsterdam Kill (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • And Now for Something Completely Different (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • And Then There Were None (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Andromeda Strain (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • The Anderson Tapes (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979)
  • Animal House (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Annie (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1982)
  • Apocalypse Now (mono, double tape) (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • Apocalypse Now (stereo, single tape) (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • Apocalypse Now (stereo, single tape) (Paramount Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 933 Hz tone (30 seconds)
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • April Wine: Live in London (Thorn EMI Video, 1981)
  • Atlantic City (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Ator, the Fighting Eagle (Thorn EMI Video, 1983)
  • The Babe Ruth Story (Allied Artists Video, 1979)
  • The Bad News Bears (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Bang the Drum Slowly (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Barbarella (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Barbarella (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Barefoot in the Park (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • Battlestar Galactica (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Beach Girls (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • The Beach Girls (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • The Bedford Incident (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • Bedtime for Bonzo (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Bell, Book and Candle (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Below the Belt (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Benny Hill's Video Revue (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Big Land (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Bitch (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • The Black Hole (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • Black Sunday (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Black Sunday (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Blue Collar (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Blue Lagoon (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Blue Thunder (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Boat (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Born Free (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979)
  • Born Yesterday (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Bottoms Up '81 (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 500 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Breaker Morant (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1981)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1981)
  • The Burning (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Bye Bye Birdie (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979)
  • Cactus Flower (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • California Suite (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1981)
  • Can't Stop the Music (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Carry On Nurse (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Cat and the Canary (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Cat Ballou (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1981)
  • Chapter Two (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Charlotte's Web (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Charlotte's Web (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Charlotte's Web (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Charlotte's Web (Paramount Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The China Syndrome (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Chinatown (Fotomat Video, 1979) - White screen, 1167 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Chinatown (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (140 seconds)
  • A Christmas Carol (Fotomat Video, 1979) - Blue screen, 1033 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Citizens Band (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Special Edition (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 1 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 2 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 3 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 4 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 5 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 6 (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 7 (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Continental Divide (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1982) - White screen, 933 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Conversation (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • The Country Girl (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • The Creeping Flesh (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Crystal Gayle in Concert (Prism Entertainment, 1984)
  • Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Days of Heaven (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Days of Heaven (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Days of Heaven (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Death Machines (VCI Home Video, 1983)
  • Death on the Nile (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Death Wish (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Death Wish (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • The Deep (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979)
  • The Deer Hunter (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Devil at 4 O'Clock (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Diana Ross in Concert (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Dr. Strangelove (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • A Doll's House (Prism Entertainment, 1984)
  • Dominique is Dead (Prism Entertainment, 1984)
  • Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979)
  • Dracula (1979 version) (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Dragonslayer (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Drum Beat (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Duellists (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Dresser (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1984) - White screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Earthquake (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Easy Come, Easy Go (Paramount Home Video, 1980)
  • The Elephant Man (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Elvira Madigan (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Emmanuelle (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman (Paramount Home Video, 1980)
  • Encounter with Disaster (VCI Home Video, 1983)
  • Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (Paramount Home Video, 1983) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Escape to Witch Mountain (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • An Evening with Robin Williams (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Evil Under the Sun (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Eyes of Laura Mars (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Fail Safe (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Fallen Idol (Fotomat Video, 1979) - Yellow screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Fan (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Fighting Back (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • The Final Programme (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • First Blood (Thorn EMI Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • First Monday in October (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Flash Gordon (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • For Pete's Sake (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Foul Play (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • The Four Seasons (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (fast clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Fraternity Row (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Friday the 13th (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Friday the 13th Part II (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Friday the 13th Part III (Paramount Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1033 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Fright (Allied Artists Video, 1979)
  • The Front (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Freedom Force (Prism Entertainment, 1984)
  • Fun with Dick and Jane (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979)
  • The Funhouse (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1982) - White screen, silent (60 seconds)
  • Funny Girl (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Galaxina (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981)
  • Gallipoli (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • The Gambler (Paramount Home Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Gandhi (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Getting Wasted (VCI Home Video, 1983)
  • Gilda (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979)
  • Gimme Shelter (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • The Godfather (Fotomat Video, 1979) - White screen, 1167 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Godfather Part II (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Godfather Part II (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • The Godfather: The Complete Epic (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Godzilla vs. Mothra (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Goin' South (Fotomat Video, 1979) - Green screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Goin' South (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Going Ape! (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • Golden Boy (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Goodbye Columbus (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Goodbye Emmanuelle (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Goodbye Norma Jean (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Graduation Day (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • Grease (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • Grease (Paramount Home Video, 1983) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Grease 2 (Paramount Home Video, 1982) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (medium clicking, 60 seconds)
  • The Great Gatsby (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Great Gatsby (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Great Movie Stunts/The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Hansel and Gretel (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981)
  • Hard Times (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Hardcore (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Harlan County, U.S.A. (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Harold and Maude (Fotomat Video, 1979) - Yellow screen, 1033 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Harold and Maude (Paramount Home Video, 1979) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Harry and Walter Go to New York (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979)
  • Hatari (Paramount Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 933 Hz tone (15 seconds)
  • Heartland (Thorn EMI Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Heaven Can Wait (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • Heaven Can Wait (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Hell on Frisco Bay (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Hellcats of the Navy (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Horror of Frankenstein (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Hot Lead and Cold Feet (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Allied Artists Video, 1980)
  • How to Watch Pro Football (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (fast clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Hud (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Hud (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • The Hunter (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Hurricane (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • I Am a Dancer (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • If... (Paramount Home Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Islands in the Stream (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Islands in the Stream (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Jabberwocky (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Jaws (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980)
  • Jaws 2 (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980)
  • The Jazz Singer (mono) (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1033 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Jazz Singer (stereo) (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (medium clicking, 60 seconds)
  • The Jazz Singer (stereo) (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Joseph Andrews (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Joseph Andrews (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Josepha (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Kids Are Alright (Thorn EMI Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Kids Is Kids (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • The Killers (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - Black screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • King Kong (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • King Kong (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • King Kong (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The King of Comedy (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • King of the Gypsies (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Kramer vs. Kramer (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Lady Killers (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Lady Killers (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Lady Sings the Blues (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Last 4 Days (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Last Detail (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Last Married Couple in America (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Lavender Hill Mob (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Lavender Hill Mob (Thorn EMI Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Little Darlings (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Little Prince (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Little Prince (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • The Long Good Friday (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • The Longest Yard (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Longest Yard (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • The Longest Yard (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Lord Jim (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Lord of the Rings (Thorn EMI Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Lords of Discipline (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Lost and Found (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Love Story (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Love Story (Paramount Home Video, 1979) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Mahogany (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Mahogany (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Malicious (Paramount Home Video, 1980)
  • The Man in the White Suit (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Man in the White Suit (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Paramount Home Video, 1979) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Man Who Wasn't There (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Man, Woman and Child (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Mandingo (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 500 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Marathon Man (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Marathon Man (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Masada (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Meatballs (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • Meatballs (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Medium Cool (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Melvin and Howard (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Midnight Express (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Midway (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • The Mirror Crack'd (Thorn EMI Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Mister Magoo in the King's Service (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Mommie Dearest (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (medium clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Mothra (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Mouse and His Child (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Mouse That Roared (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Nashville (Fotomat Video, 1979) - Yellow screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Nashville (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Nea (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Neighbors (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Nicholas Nickleby (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Nightwing (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • North Dallas Forty (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (15 seconds)
  • Nutcracker Fantasy (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Obsession (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • An Officer and a Gentleman (Paramount Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Oklahoman (Allied Artists Video, 1979)
  • Oliver's Story (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • On Vacation (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • Once Upon a Brothers Grimm (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • One-Eyed Jacks (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Thorn EMI Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • One from the Heart (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Only When I Laugh (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Orca the Killer Whale (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Orca the Killer Whale (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • Ordinary People (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • Outrageous (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • The Owl and the Pussycat (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Panic Button (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • Paper Moon (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Paternity (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Pavarotti in London (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Phase IV (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Pinocchio (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Pippi Goes on Board (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Pippi in the South Seas (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Players (Fotomat Video, 1980) - Green screen, 967 Hz tone (15 seconds)
  • Players (Paramount Home Video, 1980)
  • Play It Again, Sam (Fotomat Video, 1979) - White screen, 1167 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Popeye (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Pretty Baby (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Pretty Baby (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • The Professionals (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Prophecy (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Providence (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Psychic (Fotomat Video, 1979) - Green screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Pumping Iron (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • QB VII Vol. 1 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • QB VII Vol. 2 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • QB VII Vol. 3 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Quadrophenia (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Queen: Greatest Flix (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Querelle (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Robin Hood of Monterey (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Rockshow (Thorn EMI Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (medium clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Rooster Cogburn (...and the Lady) (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Rosemary's Baby (Paramount Home Video, 1981)
  • Rough Cut (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Royal Wedding (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Rush: Exit Stage Left (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • S.O.S. Titanic (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Sahara (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • Same Time, Next Year (Fotomat Video, 1980) - Green screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Same Time, Next Year (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Samson and Delilah (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Saturday Night Fever (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Saturday Night Fever (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Save the Tiger (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Scars of Dracula (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Scenes from a Marriage (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Schizoid (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Sea Prince and the Fire Child (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Seduction of Joe Tynan (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Seems Like Old Times (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1981) - White screen, 463 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Sensual Man (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • A Separate Peace (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Serpico (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Serpico (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • The Servant (Fotomat Video, 1979) - Green screen, 1033 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Seven Beauties (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Shane (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Shane (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Shogun (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Shogun (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • The Shootist (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Shootist (Paramount Home Video, 1979) - Black screen, 500 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Silent Rage (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • A Simple Story (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Six Weeks (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Slap Shot (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Smokey and the Bandit (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Smokey and the Bandit II (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981)
  • Somewhere in Time (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (medium clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Spaced Out (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Spider-Woman (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1982)
  • Spring Break (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Stalag 17 (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Stalag 17 (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Star Trek: Space Seed (Paramount Home Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Star Trek Vol. 1: The Menagerie (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • Star Trek Vol. 1: The Menagerie (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 500 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Star Trek Vol. 2: Amok Time/Journey to Babel (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • Star Trek Vol. 2: Amok Time/Journey to Babel (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 500 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Star Trek Vol. 3: Mirror, Mirror/The Tholian Web (Fotomat Video, 1980) - Green screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Star Trek Vol. 3: Mirror, Mirror/The Tholian Web (Paramount Home Video, 1980)
  • Star Trek Vol. 4: The Trouble with Tribbles/Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • Star Trek Vol. 4: The Trouble with Tribbles/Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Star Trek Vol. 5: Balance of Terror/The City on the Edge of Forever (Fotomat Video, 1980) - Green screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Star Trek Vol. 5: Balance of Terror/The City on the Edge of Forever (Paramount Home Video, 1980)
  • Starting Over (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • State of Siege (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Staying Alive (Paramount Home Video, 1984)
  • Still Smokin' (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • The Sting (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Stolen Kisses (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • The Story of O (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • Strait Jacket (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Stud (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • A Summer in St. Tropez (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Summer Solstice (Thorn EMI Video, 1982)
  • Sunset Boulevard (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Sunset Boulevard (Paramount Home Video, 1979) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Superdragon (Allied Artists Video, 1979)
  • Superman: The Movie (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • Swept Away (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Taffy and the Jungle Hunter (Allied Artists Video, 1979)
  • The Tales of Beatrix Potter (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • Taxi Driver (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Ten Commandments (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The Ten Commandments (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Thank God It's Friday (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • There's a Girl in My Soup (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Three Days of the Condor (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 967 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 2 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 6 (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 7 (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 8 (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1984)
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 9 (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1984)
  • Time Bandits (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Time Bandits (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Times Square (Thorn EMI Video, 1981) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • To Catch a Thief (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1981) - White screen, 867 Hz tone (slow clicking, 60 seconds)
  • Tommy (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, silent (60 seconds)
  • The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • The Trouble with Angels (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • True Grit (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • True Grit (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • True Grit (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Tubes Video (Thorn EMI Video, 1981)
  • UFO's Are Real (Fotomat Video, 1979) - Green screen, silent (60 seconds)
  • Uncommon Valor (Paramount Home Video, 1984) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Union City (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Up in Smoke (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Up in Smoke (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Urban Cowboy (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (30 seconds)
  • Urban Cowboy (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Vic Braden's Tennis for the Future Vol. 1 (Paramount Home Video, 1982) - White screen, 1033 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Victor/Victoria (MGM/UA Home Video, 1982) - White screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The War of the Worlds (Fotomat Video, 1979)
  • The War of the Worlds (Paramount Home Video, 1979) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Warriors (Paramount Home Video, 1980) - Black screen, 1000 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • The Warriors (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Watership Down (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • The Way We Were (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983) - White screen, 400 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • When Worlds Collide (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - White screen, 1133 Hz tone (60 seconds)
  • Which Way Is Up? (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980)
  • A White Dawn (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • White Line Fever (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)
  • Wild Geese (Allied Artists Video, 1979)
  • Yor: The Hunter from the Future (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1983)

Tapes with the 1350-second test pattern[edit]

Between Q4 1984 and Q2 1987, the standard test pattern was the 150-second white screen with the 1000 Hz tone. Some tapes duplicated during this period, however, used a much longer test pattern.

  • Benny Hill's Video Revue (Thorn EMI Video, 1981)
  • Chinatown (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • For Pete's Sake (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • Pat Benatar in Concert (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1985)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Paramount Home Video, 1983)
  • Rooftops (screener) (International Video Entertainment, 1989) (with clicking)
  • Saturday Night Fever (Paramount Home Video, 1983)

Post-1984 tapes with test patterns at different pitches and/or in different colors[edit]

Even after the white screen with the 1000 Hz tone became the standard in Q4 1984, a few tapes still used different tones and/or colors.

  • Airplane! (Paramount Home Video, 1985) - White screen, 933 Hz (medium clicking, 15 seconds)
  • The Delicate Delinquent (Paramount Home Video, 1990) - White screen, 1033 Hz (15 seconds)
  • Nick and Noel (Family Home Entertainment, 1995) - White screen, 1133 Hz (30 seconds)
  • On the Waterfront (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1986) - Black screen, 1000 Hz (30 seconds)
  • Toy Story (Walt Disney Home Video, 1996, Mexican release) - White screen, 1033 Hz (60 seconds)
  • True Lies (FoxVideo, 1995) - White screen, 933 Hz (medium clicking, 15 seconds)
  • The War (MCA/Universal Home Video, 1995) - White screen, 933 Hz (15 seconds)

Feature-length tapes with a few minutes of blank tape following the test pattern followed by a 15-second black screen ending with the moaning sound[edit]

This covers any program lasting more than 60 minutes that ends in such a manner.

NOTICE: EP/SLP mode tapes, for which this was standard until 1997, are not included in this list.

  • Drugstore Cowboy (LIVE Home Video, 1991)
  • Madonna: Truth or Dare (LIVE Home Video, 1991)
  • The Palermo Connection (LIVE Home Video, 1991)

Pre-1995 Rank tapes without test patterns[edit]

NOTICE: This list does not include tapes that have the moaning sound but no white screen test pattern.

  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • The Bad News Bears (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Barbarella (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • The Betsy (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • Catch 22 (Paramount Home Video, 1980)
  • Chaplin's Art of Comedy (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • Chinatown (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Crossroads (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1986)
  • The Crying Game (LIVE Home Video, 1993)
  • Death Wish (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • The Electric Horseman (MCA Videocassette, Inc., 1980)
  • Foul Play (Paramount Home Video, 1980)
  • The Godfather (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Grease (Paramount Home Video, 1980)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (Paramount Home Video, 1982)
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • The Guns of Navarone (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1981)
  • The Harder They Fall (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1979)
  • Heaven Can Wait (Paramount Home Video, 1980)
  • Hell to Eternity (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • In Cold Blood (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • The King and I (FoxVideo, 1991)
  • Lady Sings the Blues (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • The Love Bug (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • The Man Who Would Be King (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • Mary Poppins (Fotomat Video, 1981)
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie (FoxVideo, 1994)
  • The Miracle of Lake Placid (ABC Video Enterprises, 1980)
  • The Next Man (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • Nobody's Perfekt (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • The North Avenue Irregulars (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • The Odd Couple (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Papillon (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • Pete's Dragon (Fotomat Video, 1980)
  • Play It Again, Sam (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Popeye (Paramount Home Video, 1981, post-1984 printings)
  • Quantrill's Raiders (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • Reservoir Dogs (LIVE Home Video, 1994)
  • Runaway (RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1985)
  • Saturday Night Fever (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Shane (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (Allied Artists Video, 1980)
  • Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (Allied Artists Video, 1980)
  • Speed Racer: The Movie (Family Home Entertainment, 1993)
  • The Ten Commandments (Paramount Home Video, 1979)
  • This Man Must Die (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 1 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1980)
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 3 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1981)
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 4 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 5 (Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, 1982)
  • Tickle Me (Allied Artists Video, 1978)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Movie (Family Home Entertainment, 1993)
  • The Woman in Green (Allied Artists Video, 1980)

Post-1995 SP mode tapes with test patterns[edit]

  • Blue's Clues: Arts and Crafts (Paramount Home Video, 1998)
  • Blue's Clues: Blue's Birthday (Paramount Home Video, 1998 and 1999)
  • Blue's Clues: Blue's Discoveries (Paramount Home Video, 1999)
  • Blue's Clues: Blue's Big Pajama Party (Paramount Home Video, 1999)
  • Buster and Chauncey's Silent Night (Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1998)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Christmas (Paramount Home Entertainment, 2003)

EP/SLP tapes without the white screen test pattern[edit]

These tapes instead closed with the long black screen, which plays until just before the quarter-minute black screen with the moaning sound.

  • The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (Family Home Entertainment, 1989)
  • Little Sister Rabbit (Family Home Entertainment, 1993)
  • Richard Scarry's Best ABC Video Ever! (Random House Home Video, 1989)
  • Richard Scarry's Best Counting Video Ever! (Random House Home Video, 1989)
  • The Velveteen Rabbit (Family Home Entertainment, 1991)
  • The Velveteen Rabbit (Family Home Entertainment, 1997)
  • A Very Merry Cricket (Family Home Entertainment, 1989)
  • We Wish You a Turtle Christmas (Family Home Entertainment, 1994)

Other duplicators that used these test patterns[edit]

Other duplicators that used a silent white screen[edit]

  • Allied Vaughn (seen on a few Manga Entertainment VHS tapes)
  • Cine Magnetics Video & Digital Laboratories (seen on a WLIW VHS of New York The Way It Was: The Bronx)
  • Full Perspective Video Services, Inc. (seen on a PBS VHS of The Hidden Child)
  • Hauppauge Video Manufacturing
  • MediaCopy (seen on a Pioneer English-subtitled VHS of Sailor Moon S: The Movie)
  • Sony Digital Audio Disc Corporation
  • Technicolor Canada (one known copy of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Universal Studios Home Video)
  • VCR Active Media (one known copy of Elmo's World Family Feature)
  • VTR Video (one known copy of Wayne's World, by Paramount Home Video)
  • TBD (one known copy of Wide-Eyed Learning - The Treasure Chest: Toys & Signs)
  • TBD (some demo tapes by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • TBD (one known copy of The Fighting Sullivans, by VCI Entertainment)
  • TBD (one known copy of Willie Nelson: My Life, by Hallway Entertainment & Distribution)
  • TBD (one known copy of Starkweather, by Velocity Home Entertainment)
  • TBD (one known copy of A Man Called Hero, by The Asylum)
  • TBD (one known copy of Pretty Devils, by Terra Entertainment)
  • TBD (one known copy of Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror, by Media Blasters)
  • TBD (one known copy of Faithless, by MTI Home Video)

Honorable mentions[edit]

This section is for oddities involving these test patterns.

  • Airplane! (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - The last few seconds of the test pattern abruptly switch back to black while the tone continues.
  • From Here to Eternity (Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992) - After 1995, the final stretch of black screen showed a couple of seconds of the standard test pattern from when this release was first mastered.
  • The Oklahoman (Allied Artists Video, 1978) - A two-second 1000 Hz test tone can be heard at the very start of the video master, during the black screen.
  • Rosemary's Baby (Paramount Home Video, 1981) - The last second of the test pattern is silent.
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Thorn EMI/HBO Video, 1985) - Copies duplicated at VCA/Technicolor still retain the first minute or so of the original test pattern at the end before cutting back to a black screen.
  • Copies of certain SP mode VHS tapes that were pressed in the early 2000s that reuse older pre-1995 masters may retain the first couple of seconds or so of the test pattern at the end before cutting to static (or in some cases, back to a black screen, then to static).