Other VHS endings

From Home Video

Fading Rainbow[edit]

Description[edit]

  • Tapes with this ending had this follow the static. It even looks different on some tapes.

Known duplicators that used this ending[edit]

  • Cassette Productions (seen on most tapes, with a rumbling sound in the linear track)
  • Duplication Factory (seen on one known pressing each of The Buttercream Gang (by Feature Films for Families) and Hometime How-To Clinic (Quick-Reference Video Guide): Underground Sprinklers)
  • MediaCopy (seen on most tapes with "TMDSP" or "TMDEP" in the printings)
  • Mirror Image Duplication Services (seen on a few tapes, this sometimes appears without static preceding it)
  • New Age Video/Alpha Video Distributors (seen on some tapes, usually over a silent red screen test pattern)
  • Premiere Video (seen mostly on EP/SLP mode tapes, but it also sometimes appeared on SP mode tapes)
  • Resolution Video Production and Duplication (seen on pressings of Where the Wild Things Are (by New Video) and a "For Your Consideration" copy of Anatomy of 9/11, by A&E) (Keep in mind that not all tapes by Resolution have this.)
  • Simitar Entertainment (seen on numerous tapes)
  • TBD (seen on a few tapes by Platinum Disc Corporation printed in the USA from 1998-2001)
  • TBD (seen on one known pressing of Golden Grahams Classic Book Videos!: Treasure Island, with a rumbling sound in the linear track, much like most tapes by Cassette Productions)
  • TBD (seen on one known pressing of Rudolph's Lessons for Life, by Montgomery Ward)
  • TBD (seen on one known demo pressing of Collision Course, by HBO Video)
  • TBD (seen on a few tapes by METACOM)
  • TBD (seen on one known pressing of It's a Wonderful Life, by Video Communications Inc.)
  • TBD (seen on one known pressing of Hometime "How-To" Video Guide: Finish Carpentry - Installation and Finishing)
  • Vaughn Communications Inc. (seen on some tapes by Simitar Entertainment)

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Shuffling Color Bars[edit]

Description[edit]

  • Sometimes, this was shown in black and white, or with color static.

Known duplicators that used this ending[edit]

  • Allied Digital Technologies (seen on some 1996-1998 tapes from clients inherited from HMG Digital Technologies Corporation)
  • Cassette Productions (seen for a brief instant on one known copy of Meet John Doe, by Bridgestone Group)
  • Celebrity Duplicating Services (seen on one known 1989 pressing of Bugs Bunny, by Unicon Communications)
  • The Congress Video Group (seen on one known 1987 pressing of Life with Father)
  • Diamond Entertainment Corporation (seen on one known 1991 pressing of Bugs Bunny)
  • HMG Digital Technologies Corporation (seen on some tapes, mainly EP/SLP mode tapes although it sometimes appeared on SP mode tapes)
  • Rank Video Services America (seen on one known 1993 pressing of Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, preceding the white screen test pattern)
  • TBD (seen on a pressing of a Really Wild Animals screening cassette, by Columbia TriStar Home Video)
  • TBD (seen on one known 1987 pressing of Daffy Duck, by Kid Flicks)
  • TBD (seen on a pressing of Sewing with Nancy: Suede - Ultra Fun to Sew)
  • Technicolor Video Services (seen on some tapes by Burbank Video and Video Treasures, including some 1994 pressings)
  • Trans-Atlantic Video (seen on one known 1988 pressing of Daffy Duck)
  • Video Cassette Duplicating Corp. (seen on some tapes by Burbank Video and Video Treasures)
  • Video Technology Services (seen on one known 1988 demo pressing of The Milagro Beanfield War, by MCA Home Video)
  • West Coast Video Duplicating, Inc. (seen on one known Simon Marketing copy of The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners, by Random House Home Video)

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Static Roll[edit]

Description[edit]

  • It looks different depending on the tape and/or what machine the tape is being played on.
  • While it was normally used at the end of tapes, some tapes had it at the beginning and some may have had it at both the beginning and end.
  • On some tapes, it may appear abruptly at the beginning, middle and/or end.

Known duplicators that used this ending[edit]

  • Allied Vaughn (seen on some tapes)
  • Alpha Video Distributors (seen on some tapes)
  • Celebrity Duplicating Services (seen on some tapes)
  • Central Video (seen on some tapes where the printings just say the title) (This follows the white screen test pattern on these tapes)
  • Cine Magnetics Video & Digital Laboratories (seen on some tapes by Colgate-Palmolive Company, as well as one known copy of So Smart! Vol. 1) (Keep in mind that not all tapes by Cine Magnetics have this.)
  • Cinram (seen mostly on EP/SLP mode tapes, but it also sometimes appeared on SP mode tapes, such as BBC Video tapes and a few 1997 Barney Home Video Canada tapes)
  • Diamond Entertainment Corporation
  • MagneTech Corporation (seen on some tapes by Madacy Music Group)
  • Matrix Video Duplication Corporation (seen on most tapes, sometimes following four minutes of black screen)
  • Mirror Image Duplication Services (seen on numerous tapes by Sterling Entertainment Group)
  • Nu Skin Duplication (seen on one known pressing of Jacob Have I Loved, by Feature Films for Families)
  • Osborn Video Productions (seen on some tapes)
  • Premiere Video (seen on some tapes, with it following the static on some other tapes)
  • TBD (seen on one known pressing each of Porky Pig, and Casper, by Kid Flicks)
  • TBD (seen on some tapes by Platinum Disc Corporation from 2004-2005)
  • TBD (seen on one known 1998 pressing of Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, by Strand Releasing Home Video)
  • TBD (seen on one known 2001 pressing of Psycho Beach Party, by Strand Releasing Home Video)
  • TBD (seen on one known pressing of Dinotopia, by Artisan Home Entertainment)
  • TBD (seen on a few Sony Music Entertainment releases during the 1990s)
  • TBD (seen on some tapes by Front Row Entertainment)
  • TBD (seen on one known pressing of El Albañil/Como Mexico No Hay Dos, by Lobo Pictures)
  • TBD (seen on one known pressing of Wish You Were Dead, by Spartan Home Entertainment)
  • Technicolor Video Services (occasionally seen on a few tapes)
  • The Video-Matic Group (seen on one known pressing of Family First)
  • WRS Motion Picture & Video Laboratory (seen on some tapes)

TBD[edit]

Description[edit]

  • Several dots appear over a black screen.

Known duplicators that used this ending[edit]

  • Vision Wise (seen on a pressing of National Lampoon's Blackball, by First Look Home Entertainment)

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TBD[edit]

Description[edit]

  • Black vertical lines appear over a white screen.

Known duplicators that used this ending[edit]

  • TBD (seen on one known pressing of My Man Godfrey, by Hal Roach Studios)
  • VCA/Technicolor Duplicating Corp. (seen on one known 1986 pressing each of Flight of the Navigator, Sleeping Beauty, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Walt Disney Home Video)

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TBD[edit]

Description[edit]

  • This appears on some tapes from Japan. The following Japanese text appears over a black screen accompanied by a tone:

お知らせ


この音声信号は品質管理用の

信号であります.

(異常ではありません)


In English, this translates to the following:


Notice


This audio signal is used for quality control.

It's a signal.

(This is not abnormal)

Known duplicators that used this ending[edit]

  • TBD

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