The Color Bars is a ubiquitous test pattern created by SMPTE. It is mainly used on television but also appears on home video from time to time, such as at the start of early Media-Home Entertainment tapes and at the end of early Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment tapes. The duplicators that used this most often were Media-Home Entertainment and Columbia Pictures Videocassette Services, though sometimes Rank Video Services America has also been known to use a black and white version or a different test pattern instead of its regular one.
- Memory Lane Video (1984)
- Media-Home Entertainment (as seen on a tape of Rod Stewart and Faces)
- Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment
- Media-Home Entertainment (as seen on a tape of Cream's Farewell Concert; the design of the test card itself also looks different on this tape)