3D USA West HD 1080

3D 128
Test how an encoder handles 3D video, with all aspects of global and local motion, slow/medium/fast motion, with panning, scrolling, zooming, smooth and erratic, high/low contrast, with limited colors/vivid colors and many common subject types, plus different aspects of 3D (different negative & positive disparity, color & luma differences). Also tests how a decoder deals with 'difficult' encoded video. Scenes from San Francisco and Las Vegas at US frame rates



2D/3D 3D Stereoscopic, Left and Right separate video streams
Description Scenes from San Francisco and Las Vegas at US frame rates
Purpose Test how an encoder handles 3D video, with all aspects of global and local motion, slow/medium/fast motion, with panning, scrolling, zooming, smooth and erratic, high/low contrast, with limited colors/vivid colors and many common subject types, plus different aspects of 3D (different negative & positive disparity, color & luma differences). Also tests how a decoder deals with 'difficult' encoded video.
Video Format

YUV Planar


1080p stereo

1920x1080, 59.94fps


8-bits per sample


1080i stereo

1920x1080, 29.97fps

Interlaced Top Field First

8-bits per sample



** Note: the interlaced clips are provided 'fields combined', i.e. the Top and Bottom fields are combined into one frame. This is different to the format of the interlaced clips in other sets such as T2V013 Europe3060 where the interlaced clips are provided 'field sequential' (i.e. where one half-height field is followed by the other half-height field).

Audio Format

MPEG-1 Layer II stereo 384kbps CBR 16-bit 48kHz and

WAV linear PCM uncompressed stereo 1536kbps 48kHz
Number of Clips 70 Left/Right pairs of individual video clips (35 pairs of sequences at each resolution of 1920x1080 progressive and 1920x1080 interlaced)
Length of Video Total of 38 minutes of paired Left/Right video (19 minutes at each resolution)
Size on Disk 640 GBytes


Why Choose TVids?

TVids were designed both for encoder users (broadcasters, post production, streaming) and for encoder developers, to provide full test coverage of just about any type of video feature that an encoder is likely to encounter, in sequences which you can freely use for demos, trade shows, and on your website.

Every TVid source was captured specifically to cover specific video situations that encoders will encounter.  These situations were then codified in the manual and spreadsheet for each source.  Both content (animals, people, buildings) and challenges (angles, banding, focus, panning, patterns) are listed for easy searching when detecting problems, or finding clips to challenge particular parts of the encoder.

All TVids were captured at the highest possible resolution, bit depth and frame rate.  Lower resolution and frame rate versions were carefully created from the higher frame rate and resolution, providing the best possible quality.  This also means the same tests can be made against equipment and software running at different frame rates and sizes (e.g. 1080, 720 and SD).

TVids provide the most complete suite of test video, that are uncompressed, high bit depth, high frame rate and well documented in the industry.  TVids also provide a liberal multiple use in house and full use of exported/converted video and audio, with no worry about media and display rights internationally.

TestVid Tools

To get the most out of your TestVid test clips, TestVid has all the tools you need to display, convert and output your test material, test patterns and even other test material sources.  All TestVid material is shipped in the highest possible quality, and can be read by a number of third party software products. These tools provide guaranteed high quality viewing and conversion to formats that are compatible with almost all off-the-shelf software.

TestVid Reactor

TestVid Reactor is a dedicated tool that supports lossless conversion to uncompressed types and high quality conversion to compressed formats.  Direct high bit depth YCbCr conversion from the original material to MOV, AVI, YUV, V210, DPX or MXF means every possible bit is preserved in a perfectly compatible format. Compressed outputs like XDCam, AVCi (optional), ProRes and DNxHD (optional) are also available for maximum display compatibility.  Selectable timecode burn in and audio/video frame sync pulses adds further flexibility to the test media and test pattern output.

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TestVid Pro Player

TestVid Pro Player provides 10 bit YCbCr to DVI, HDMI and HD-SDI using your AJA, BlueFish444 or Blackmagic video card, under Windows or OS-X. This player supports both the native, high bit depth raw file format or the test videos and patterns, as well as most standard scientific, post production and broadcast file formats.  YUV, AVI, MOV, MXF, DPX, HDR/Raw and even MPEG-2, MPEG-4, h.264 and internet file types can be be played.  Raw data (decimal/hex view), histogram, waveform monitors, vectorscope, and full screen DVI modes are included.

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Special Limited Time Offer

For a limited time, both the TestVid Reactor and TestVid Pro Player are available bundled with any T2V (SD, HD, 2K and 4K test media) or T3D (3D 4K, 2K or HD) media set.  One full feature license of both products will be included, with full support and updates for one year.  Since we are including the TestVid Tools for free, if you need to license the AVCi and DNxHD codecs they are optional. Please note, this is a limited time offer.

TestVid Extras

Test Pattern Set - All TestVid test media packages include TestVid's Test Pattern set.  The test pattern set includes over 100 test patterns for each video standard, including 4K, 2K, HD 1080, 720, SD PAL and SD NTSC.  Audio files with calibrated Peak/RMS, EBU.128/1195 loudness, channel IDs and standard waveforms are also included.  All patterns are 10 bit YCbCr frames, and up to 24 bit audio at 48000 Hz.  

Test Pattern File Generator - Included with the test pattern source files is the TVid Test Pattern File Generator.  This software allows the single frame patterns and audio to be combined into MXF, MOV, AVI and other standard files for use in testing, editing and calibration.  The pattern files are also fully compatible with the included TestVid Pro Player for immediate HDMI, HD-SDI or DVI output, and TestVid Reactor for conversion to AVI, MOV, DPX, YUV, and MXF. This pattern system is also available separately for 99$ USD.

Clip Summary 

Clip IDTitleMain PurposeDurationBeginEnd

T3D002001; T3D002101


Straightforward codec efficiency test in reasonably complex scene

00:25:11 (60p), 00:25:05 (30i)


T3D002002; T3D002102


Codec stress test with lots of moire fringing and irregular movement, with strong 3D depth and 2D depth cues

01:21:33 (60p), 01:21:16 (30i)


T3D002003; T3D002103


Complex scene with 3D depth clearly changing as people walk towards camera

00:26:01 (60p), 00:26:00 (30i)


T3D002004; T3D002104


Nightmare test for an MVC type differential 3D encoder with continual left-right movement, variable scales left-right on zoom and fine lines (making motion vector tracking hard); NOTE overstrong 3D when zoomed

00:37:35 (60p), 00:37:17 (30i)


T3D002005; T3D002105


Codec stress test with many similar small areas

00:25:00 (60p), 00:25:00 (30i)


T3D002006; T3D002106


3D depth perception test with many similar objects (boat masts) at various depths

00:51:45 (60p), 00:51:22 (30i)


T3D002007; T3D002107


Codec efficiency test with continual random global movement and rotation

00:33:12 (60p), 00:33:06 (30i)


T3D002008; T3D002108


Codec banding test with large monochromatic areas

00:21:01 (60p), 00:21:00 (30i)


T3D002009; T3D002109


Static global scene with motion vector tracking efficiency and global zoom

00:59:36 (60p), 00:59:18 (30i)


T3D002010; T3D002110


Rapid motion vector tracking stress test

00:44:41 (60p), 00:44:20 (30i)


T3D002011; T3D002111


Codec efficiency test with animal fur and water

00:18:11 (60p), 00:18:05 (30i)


T3D002012; T3D002112


Simple codec test with tracked subjects (people) changing in size substantially

00:27:57 (60p), 00:27:28 (30i)


T3D002013; T3D002113


Efficiency test with slow/limited movement but complex scene

00:45:47 (60p), 00:45:23 (30i)


T3D002014; T3D002114


3D depth perception test in a high-contrast but generally dark scene, with high grain

00:24:24 (60p), 00:24:12 (30i)


T3D002015; T3D002115


Codec efficiency test with medium speed pan and complex scene

00:43:57 (60p), 00:43:28 (30i)


T3D002016; T3D002116


Gradual global change of view, testing codec response to distortion of view

00:39:14 (60p), 00:39:07 (30i)


T3D002017; T3D002117


Depth perception where lens and atmospheric distortions cause some differences left to right

01:02:06 (60p), 01:02:03 (30i)


T3D002018; T3D002118


Codec stress and efficiency test where scene changes from simple to complex via a zoom out

00:30:22 (60p), 00:30:11 (30i)


T3D002019; T3D002119


Complex scene with good test of motion vector tracking of many objects (cars) moving in different directions

00:23:18 (60p), 00:23:09 (30i)


T3D002020; T3D002120


Difficult codec stress test with innumerable almost identical object (leaves) with random and relatively rapid global motion

00:16:38 (60p), 00:16:19 (30i)


T3D002021; T3D002121


MVC-type codec stress test where there are some significant differences left-right due to light flares and color differences

00:43:57 (60p), 00:43:28 (30i)


T3D002022; T3D002122


Codec test with focus differences left-right

00:52:05 (60p), 00:52:02 (30i)


T3D002023; T3D002123


Rapid pan test with initially complex scene then blurred display then fine lines

00:20:09 (60p), 00:20:04 (30i)


T3D002024; T3D002124


Codec test with slow scroll up/down and banding test with monochromatic background; plus substantial color and brightness differences left-right

00:45:01 (60p), 00:45:00 (30i)


T3D002025; T3D002125


Stress test with rapid rightwards pan

00:40:22 (60p), 00:40:11 (30i)


T3D002026; T3D002126


Codec stress and 3D stress test with rapid pan and rapid change in depth

00:19:01 (60p), 00:19:00 (30i)


T3D002027; T3D002127


MVC-type codec efficiency test with small differences left-right

00:22:31 (60p), 00:22:15 (30i)


T3D002028; T3D002128


3D perception affect with subjects too close

00:24:34 (60p), 00:24:17 (30i)


T3D002029; T3D002129


Simple codec efficiency test with high detail but also large monochromatic area

00:18:27 (60p), 00:18:13 (30i)


T3D002030; T3D002130


Codec efficiency and stress test in complex scene with global motion

00:25:44 (60p), 00:25:22 (30i)


T3D002031; T3D002131


Difficult codec stress test with many very similar objects (leaves) with some bright and dark areas

00:18:01 (60p), 00:18:00 (30i)


T3D002032; T3D002132


Codec stress test with many similar patterns, so macroblock/motion vector errors should be easily spotted

00:15:10 (60p), 00:15:05 (30i)


T3D002033; T3D002133


Codec test with objects increasing in size rapidly

00:29:16 (60p), 00:29:08 (30i)


T3D002034; T3D002134


3D perception when I/O is too large for some subjects as they approach the camera

00:19:17 (60p), 00:19:08 (30i)


T3D002035; T3D002135


Difficult 3D perception and codec test where much of background is similar (sky) and subject (bridge) is very dark

00:12:21 (60p), 00:12:10 (30i)


3D Show Reel

Please Note: Sequences are provided as high bit rate, dual eye, full resolution, uncompressed YCbCr.
This show reel is 3D anaglyph flash compressed to 2 mbit at 854x574, and should not be used to judge the quality of the source material.


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