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ScaredNote: The Video Treasures tracking ID is described here.


Strand/VCI Entertainment (1988-1993) Logo: On a black background, the screen reads "For best picture quality, please adjust the tracking control on your VCR." in a white Arial font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Strand/VCI Entertainment releases.

Scare Factor: None.


BBC Video

(1990-2005)

Logo: On a black background, white text scrolls up and stops at the center. It reads "IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF ANY PICTURE INTERFERENCE, PLEASE ADJUST YOUR VIDEO RECORDER'S TRACKING CONTROL. THIS WILL, IN MOST CASES, RECTIFY BOTH SOUND AND PICTURE QUALITY."

FX/SFX: The scrolling.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on 1990s VHS releases of BBC shows.

Scare Factor: TBA


GoodTimes Home Video

(1984-1990s)

Logo: On a black background, there is white text in a blocky font reading: "FOR BEST PICTURE QUALITY ADJUST TRACKING CONTROL".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: TBA

Scare Factor: TBA


Turner Home Entertainment

(1987-1992)

Logo: On a black/gray gradient background, we see white text reading "This video is recorded in E.P. mode. For best picture quality please adjust your tracking."

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Used on early Turner Home Entertainment releases and some by GoodTimes Home Video, Orion Home Video, and Cabin Fever Entertainment.

Scare Factor: None.


Feature Films for Families

(1980s-2004)

Logo: On a black background, the screen reads "If the picture on your screen is not clear, please adjust the tracking on your VCR." in a white Arial font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on certain Feature Films for Families releases.

Scare Factor: None.


UAV Corporation

(1989-1998)

Logo: On a black background, we see the words "For better picture quality, adjust tracking control on your VCR" in white typewriter-like font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Just a man reading the message.

Availability: Seen on UAV tapes.

Scare Factor: None to Minimal, if you're not expecting the man reading the message, it may scare you, but it's otherwise harmless.


'Hi-Tops Video/Maier Group/Random House Home Video/'Miscellaneous

(1980s-1990s)

Logo: On a black background appears the white text "FOR PERFECT MAXIMUM QUALITY" and the red or blue text "IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO ADJUST THE TRACKING CONTROL ON YOUR VCR". The screen lasts for fifteen seconds until it finally fades out slowly.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Three seconds of silence, then a man reads out loud by saying "Please note: For perfect maximum quality, it may be necessary to adjust the tracking control on your VCR." After that, the rest of the screen remains silent.

Availability: Uncommon for the most part, but it was seen on a 1990 Hi-Tops Video Copy of Madeline. It was also seen on some Random House Home Video releases such as a few The Bernstein Bearsvideos as well as Maier Group's Inspector Gadget tapes.

Scare Factor: None to Minimal, if you're not expecting the man reading the message, it may scare you, but it's otherwise harmless.


Media Home Entertainment

1st Logo

(1981-1985)

Logo: On a blue background is the white text "PLEASE ADJUST TRACKING FOR BEST PICTURE QUALITY." and "THANK YOU".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on certain Media Home Entertainment releases of the era. It was also preserved on several Video Treasures re-releases of the aforementioned titles.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo

(1987-1993)

Bumper: On a red/orange gradient background, there is a white figure guy holding a wrench and the white text "FOR BETTER VIDEO VIEWING HAVE VCR SERVICE CHECKS." on the top. Below them is a white bar, and underneath it is the first portion of another white text, which reads:


MEDIA HOME ENTERTAINMENT

& YOUR VIDEO ENTERTAIN-

MENT RETAILER RECOMMEND

YOU HAVE YOUR VCR

ROUTINELY SERVICED

TWICE A YEAR TO

IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF

YOUR VIEWING, PROLONG

THE LIFE OF THE VCR, AND

TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF

DAMAGE TO THIS VIDEO

CASSETTE.


Four seconds later, the figure with the wrench slides away to the right (as if he was running) and then five seconds later, the bottom text scrolls up, revealing the rest of itself. After that, it stops scrolling to show the last portion.


FX/SFX: The figure sliding away, the scrolling of the second text.


Music/Sounds: None.


Availability: Seen on certain Media tapes of the era.


Scare Factor: Low.


Celebrity Home Entertainment

(1985-1991)

Logo: On a white background, we see the text "FOR THE BEST POSSIBLE PICTURE PLEASE ADJUST 'THE TRACKING KNOB' ON YOUR VIDEO MACHINE", with "THE TRACKING KNOB" blinking on and off.

FX/SFX: The blinking of "THE TRACKING KNOB".

Music/Sounds: A man reading the message, which sounds like it was recorded in an auditorium.

Availability: Found on some Celebrity Home Entertainment releases, most notably the Mighty Mouse compilation tape.

Scare Factor: None to Minimal, if you're not used to the man reading the message, it may at least suprise you, but it's otherwise completely harmless.

Worldvision Home Video

(1985-1995)

Logo: On a black background, we see the words "If you not clear on the picture, please adjust tracking control on your VCR" in a bold typeface.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Just a man reading the message.

Availability: Seen on some 1985-1995 Worldvision Home Video tapes like Twin Peaks VHS tapes and the VHS tapes of Beverly Hills 90210: The Pilot Episode and Beverly Hills 90210: Graduation. Scare Factor: None to Minimal, if you're not expecting the man reading the message, it may scare you, but it's otherwise harmless.


Buena Vista Home Video

(1984-1986, 1987-1992)

Logo: On a red background, we see the words "WHEN THE PICTURE IS CLEAR, PLEASE ADJUST TRACKING CONTROL ON YOUR VCR" in the Exotic Bold font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Just a man reading the message.

Availability: Seen on Buena Vista Home Video releases as well as 1987-1992 Walt Disney Home Video releases such as a few Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers tapes.

Scare Factor: None to Minimal, if you're not expecting the man reading the message, it may scare you, but it's otherwise harmless.

Simitar Entertainment


(1990?-2000)


Bumper: On a sky blue background, we see the words "Recorded in EP Mode If you experience picture problems, adjust Tracking Control" in silver.


FX/SFX: None


Variant: There is an early variant which is in a blue background and is not in a gradient, and includes a different font which is narrower.


Music/Sounds: None.


Availability: Seen on Simitar tapes with the Gold S logo (currently unknown if it appears on releases with the Other S From Hell logo). The easy way to find this is by looking at the tape to see if it says EP Mode. It was rarely seen on the Awesome Series but it might be on other tapes as well. The Early Variant can be seen on Awesome Airplanes and Awesome Motorcycles. It also made a surprise appearance on Awesome Mining due to the fact that the tape has been recorded in SP Mode instead of EP.


Scare Factor: None.

Vestron Video

(1989)

Bumper: On a blue background is the white text "This Cassette is Recorded In The Extended Play Mode. Please Adjust Tracking" in quotes.


FX/SFX: None.


Cheesy Factor: Is there really any reason for the text to be in quotations?


Music/Sounds: None.


Availability: Extremely rare. Found on the screener demo VHS of Gleaming the Cube.


Scare Factor: None.

Parade Video


(Late 1980s-Early 1990s)


Bumper: On a black/blue gradient background appears the white text:


ALL VCRs ARE DIFFERENT

TRACKING ADJUSTMENT

MAY BE NECESSARY.


FX/SFX: None.


Music/Sounds: None.


Availability: This can be seen on some Parade Video releases that have been recorded in EP Mode.

Scare Factor: None.

Malofilm Video

(1990s)

Bumper: On a black background we see the words "For Maximum Picture Quality, It May Be Necessary To Adjust The Tracking Control On Your VCR" in a typewriter-like font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This can be seen on some Malofilm Video releases that have been recorded in EP Mode. It was seen on The Best of Mighty Machines.

Burbank Video

(1985-1991)


Bumper: On a blue background is white text reading "PLEASE ADJUST TRACKING FOR BEST PICTURE QUALITY" in small size. 


FX/SFX: None.


Music/Sounds: None.


Availability: This can be seen on some Burbank Video releases that have been recorded in EP Mode.


Scare Factor: None.

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