bar generator

bar generator

[′bär ¦jen·ə‚rād·er]
(electronics)
Generator of pulses or repeating waves which are equally separated in time; these pulses are synchronized by the synchronizing pulses of a television system, so that they can produce a stationary bar pattern on a television screen.
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The new camcorder also has several other distinctive features, including a built-in color bar generator, 16:9 wide screen recording capability, an intelligent accessory shoe, both 12x optical and 48x digital zoom, advanced optical SteadyShot(R) picture stabilization and up to seven hours of operation with the optional NP-F960 InfoLithium(R) battery.
There is also a built in Color Bar Generator, System indicator (PAL/NTSC), and dipswitch settings for Pedestal (On/Off), UV Level Control (700ma/1000ma), Clamping Position (Front Porch/Back Porch), and Clamping Delay Position (Positive/Negative).
The DCR-VX2000 brings together several other high-quality features, including built-in color bar generator, 16:9 wide screen recording, an intelligent accessory shoe, 12x optical and 48x digital zoom, Sony's Super Optical SteadyShot(R) picture stabilization and up to eight hours of operation with the optional NP-F960 InfoLithium(R) battery.
5-inch viewfinder, built-in color bar generator, filter wheels and digital menu set-ups.