Are the SMPTE Color Bars and Philips PM5544 royalty free?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by horace528, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. horace528 macrumors regular

    horace528

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    I'm asking this, because I need to use like a 'Technical Difficulties' part, and both the SMPTE Color Bars and Philips PM5544 are perfect. But there could be copyright problems because I'm submitting this to a contest, and 100% needs to be original, unless I get permission from the maker.

    So my question: Are the SMPTE Color Bars and Philips PM5544 royalty free? Can I use them freely in any way I want? :confused:
     
  2. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to know as well. To be safe, though, I'd just make my own pattern in Photoshop. Shouldn't take more than an hour for something similar to the Phillips.
     
  3. SMPTE.org, Mar 12, 2013
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