AccuPel DVG-5000 3D Video Test Pattern Generator

AccuPel Options

  • AccuPel Deluxe: Supports 3D test patterns and includes a custom carrying case with USB cable.
  • AccuPel Professional: Adds motion test patterns for professional users.

The AccuPel DVG-5000 is shipping now.

Official Press Release

DVG-5000 Data Sheet

AccuPel News

New Firmware!

See the Support tab below to download a new firmware update. The latest firmware (08-08-2014) includes a couple of enhancements that affect User Colors.

  • New USB codes that call User Colors greatly reducing the traffic between the generator and the controlling computer are now available. The result is that sequential User Colors can be displayed MUCH more rapidly than before. This is particularly useful for LUT calibrations that require generating hundreds or even thousands of sequential colors.
  • The commands available via the remote control and OSD have been expanded to include the ability to select and display User Colors in 8-bit code values and 10-bit code values. This allows the user to display any desired color with much greater precision. Previously, only RGB values in percentage increments were available from the remote control and OSD. You will also be able to select percentage values, 8-bit code values, and 10-bit code values as the desired default for the OSD.

AccuPel Demos

You can now view online videos that show the range and flexibility of the AccuPel video test pattern generator.

75% Color Group

100% Color Group

Special Group

Pluge Group

Grayscale Group

Grayscale Field Group

High Grayscale Group

Low Grayscale Group

Custom Menu Commands

Motion Patterns (AccuPel Professional only)


DVG-5000 Features

  • Digital-only output
  • HDMI native output
  • Full YCbCr support
  • Test patterns in all major 3D modes
  • Motion test patterns to test video processing
  • Deep Color and native 10-bit color
  • Full compliment of motion test patterns
  • Window and full field test patterns at 75% and 100%
  • New precision black level test pattern

AccuPel Version Matrix

HDG-3000 HDG-4000 DVG-5000
Analog Video
Remote Control
Easy USB Connection
Test Pattern Labels
User-defined Colors in Percent Values
User-defined Colors in 8/10-bit Code Values    
HDMI Video
3D Test Patterns    
Full YCbCr Functionality    
75% Field Test Patterns
100% Window Test Patterns
Precision Black Pluge
Native 25/50 Hz Support
Deep Color    
Ramp Patterns    
Selectable Color Isolation for all Gray Patterns    
Selectable native 10-bit and 8-bit Digital Video    
InfoFrame Parameter Selection    
Credit Card Orders Accepted
International Sales
Custom Carrying Case
Motion Test Patterns    
Field Upgradable    
Variable surround level for windows    
Variable window test pattern size    



Full service and support will be offered for the DVG-5000 only. Support for the HDG-3000 and HDG-400 is no longer be available.


You can download the USB driver for both the HDG-4000 and DVG-5000.

Windows XP-8.0


Windows 8.1



Windows 10






If you have a support question, just fill out the form on our Support page.

DVG-5000 Data Sheet

DVG-5000 User Manual

Motion User Manual

HDG-4000 Manuals


Latest Firmware

The DVG-5000 can be updated in the field when new test patterns become available or if you want to upgrade the AccuPel to support 3D and/or motion patterns. Just download one one of the zipped archives below for the latest firmware. The zip file contains the update program, update instructions, and the newest firmware files (*.dvg and *.bin).

Firmware updates are cumulative. You only need the latest one.

08-08-2014 Firmware Update 4

Adds ability to display sequential User Colors via USB command with significantly enhanced speed.

Adds ability to define and display User Colors via remote control and OSD with 8-bit and 10-bit precision.

Download Firmware Update 4 - PC

Download Firmware Update 4 - Mac


02-13-2013 Firmware Update 3

Adds support for user-defined windows in 2.5% increments.

5%, 7.5%, 10%, 10.8% (legacy), 12.5%, 15%, 17.5%, and 20%

Also adds support for user-defined checkerboard patterns

2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, 9x9

Note: To take advantage of these new features using the Desktop Application, you must download the latest version. See below.

09-01-2012: Firmware Update 2

Adds support for user-defined surrounds in gray window patterns and for applying a single color (RGBCYM) to any of the gray patterns.

04-29-2012: Firmware Update 1

Allows the user to display 8-bit (1-254) and 10-bit (4-1019) user-defined colors via the USB interface using discrete code values. You may continue to send 8-bit user-defined colors with the remote control and onscreen menu using percentage commands (0%-109%). Also adds two new test patterns, a color clipping pattern and a new version of the precision pluge that uses eleven 2-step bars (6-26)

Desktop Application

The Desktop Application is a standalone platform that allows easy control of the DVG-5000.

Download the DVG-5000 Desktop Application

You can access all DVG-5000 standard output and format settings, all built-in test patterns, and custom colors using this application. Entering 10-bit input values allows you to define custom colors and grayscale patterns with great precision (10-bit video allows for 4-1019, rather than 8-bit video's 1-254 maximum range) and display them using 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 YCbCr and RGB Deep Color output modes.

Update: A new version of the DVG-5000 Desktop Application has been posted. It includes the following:

  • Support of user-defined color/grayscale windows and checkerboards.
  • Pattern history lists can be saved & opened as files.
  • Previous history list is automatically restored when re-opening the DVG-5000 Desktop.
  • Direct entry of 8-bit custom color and grayscale values in addition to direct entry of 10-bit custom values.
  • Delete All button added for History list.

3D Test Patterns

The AccuPel provides 3D performance for ALL of the AccuPel test patterns with a selection of 33 3D Formats. Each 3D format is a combination of a 3D structure and an existing video resolution. The DVG-5000 supports all of the structures that are in actual use for distributing 3D content. This includes:

Frame Packing (8 Formats) Side-by-Side (14 Formats) Top-and-Bottom (11 Formats)
1080p23.98/24 1080i59.94/60 1080p23.98/24
720p59.94/60 1080i50 720p59.94/60
720p50 1080p23.98/24 720p50
1080p29.97/30 720p59.94/60 1080p59.94/60
1080p25 720p50 1080p29.97/30
  1080p59.94/60 1080p50
  1080p29.97/30 1080p25

The generator is very smart and will not allow the user to get into an invalid combination of video resolutions and 3D structures. The front panel Format button will skip all invalid 3D formats, and invalid 3D formats will be ignored if attempted to enter from the remote control. There is no way to enter an invalid format over the USB either. When entering the 3D mode the generator will automatically change to a valid format if necessary. There are no Standard Definition 3D formats implemented, so the user must leave the 3D mode to return to a standard definition format.

ALL previous DVG-5000 test patterns work in ALL 33 3D formats and produce patterns that simply look like their 2D versions. They do not appear in 3D (i.e. they have no depth). It is not the purpose of the generator to produce wild 3D demonstration patterns to entertain the user. The patterns can be used for all of the same purposes they are used on 2D displays (i.e. setting grayscale, color encoding, CMS adjustments, black level, white level, checking overscan, measuring ANSI contrast, measuring full-field contrast, checking scaling, checking convergence on 3 panel projectors, checking resolution, adjusting sharpness and detail enhancement, etc.), but with 3D signals placing the display in its 3D Display Modes instead of displaying 2D signals in its very different 2D Display mode.

It is obvious immediately that a display that is calibrated and looks perfect using 2D signals may look VERY different with 3D signals and need separate calibration in the 3D signal modes. In addition the 3D modes may show bugs, and implementation errors that are not present using 2D signals. In particular the patterns with fine lines (16:9 pattern, overscan pattern, sharpness pattern, crosshatch pattern) can be used to spot various problems and bugs in the displays 3D implementation.

Although the patterns appear to be the same in the 2D and 3D signal output modes there are some changes due to the half vertical resolution of the Top-Bottom signal structure and the half horizontal resolution of the Side-by-Side (Half) signal structure. For instance, the multiburst pattern highest resolution burst is half its 2D version resolution in the 3D Side-by-Side mode because that structure only supports half the horizontal resolution of the 2D display mode.


In addition to the 33 3D formats, there is also an entirely new, interactive test pattern and menu system in the 3D Mode menu for testing 3D Crosstalk from the left eye to the right eye (and visa-versa). Crosstalk is one of the most important determinants of 3D image quality.

The 3D option is a free upgrade for the DVG-5000 Deluxe and a $100 option for the DVG-5000 Standard.
3D units are shipping now.

Deluxe Option

The Deluxe option includes a custom foam carrying case, USB cable, and 3D support.



Professional Option

The Professional AccuPel option adds motion test patterns. This version is designed for those who engineer and test video displays, as well as professional calibrators and reviewers.

Motion Test Patterns

Motion Group Motion Pattern Variations # of Patterns
Circular Zone Plates 71% Nyquist Zone Plate Tiny, Small, Medium, or Large 12
  Nyquist (Zone Plate)    
  ZP (Zone Plate) Field    
Hyperbolic Zone Plates Zone Plate 1   5
  Zone Plate 2    
  Zone Plate 3    
  Zone Plate 4    
  Zone Plate 5    
Resolution Wedges V Res 1 Left, Right 15
  V Res 2    
  V Res 3    
  H Res 1 Top Top, Bottom  
  H Res 2 Top    
  H Res 3 Top    
  HV Res 1    
  HV Res 2    
  HV Res 3    
Linear Frequency Sweeps H1 Rectangle, Field 16
  V1 Rectangle, Field  
Detail Discs H Slice 1, 2, 4, 8 16
  V Slice    
Cosine Balls Ball 91    
  Ball 128    
  Ball 181    
  Ball 256    
  Ball 362    
  Ball 512   6



AccuPel Deluxe

AccuPel Professional

Upgrade from Deluxe to Professional



Previous AccuPel owners may trade-in their units for a new DVG-5000. HGD-3000 owners will get a $200 credit and HDG-4000 owners will get a $300 credit.

Contact us for details.