Order of the
Iron Test Pattern

SMPTE's test pattern

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This page last updated: 03/13/2004


Order of The Iron Test Pattern
(Or re-energize your old membership)

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To qualify for consideration as a member of the Order of The Iron Test Pattern, applicant must have been actively engaged in the television, satellite and/or cable industries in a technical capacity. Surviving in technical sales, management of technical employees, working as a television/cable engineer or technician, manufacturing television products or technical writing meets the "technical capacity" requirement. Video engineers, Colorists, folks involved in the digital aspects of the industry, including all technical aspects of satellite television, also qualify. Those not meeting these qualifications may apply for Associate Membership.

Page - 15 minutes
Brigadier - 30 years
Squire - 5 years
General - 35 years
Ensign - 10 years
Admiral - 40 years
Lieutenant - 15 years
Galactic Tycoon - 45 years
Commander - 20 years
Monochrome Mogul - 50 years
Commodore - 25 years
Tenacious Survivor 75 years
Note: These are slightly different grades than in the older convention.
We also offer endorsements for those who have worked in the following disciplines:
Digital Cinema - Knight of the Cinematic Bit-keeper
Radio - Knight of the Wooden Tower
Satellite - Knight of the Geosynchronous Stuff Translators - Knight of the Hip-pity-Hop Signal
Cable - Knight of the F59 Connector Sales - Knight of the Order Pad
Transmitters - Knight of the Final Amplifier IT - Knight of the Ones & Zeros
Writer: - Knight of the Mighty Quill Non- Technical Management - Knight of the Ivory Tower
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Order of the Iron Test Pattern
%Larry Bloomfield
1980 25th Street
Florence, OR 97439

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