About SMPTE®

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®, or SMPTE, is defining the future of storytelling. The Society's mission is to enable the technical framework that allows the global professional community to make media for artistic, educational, and entertainment purposes and to distribute that content for the benefit and enjoyment of people worldwide. As a global volunteer-driven society of technologists, developers, and creatives, SMPTE is engaged in driving the quality and evolution of motion pictures, television, and professional media. The Society sets industry standards that help businesses maximize their markets more cost-effectively, provides relevant education that supports members' career growth, and fosters an engaged and diverse membership community.
 

Creating SMPTE Standards

Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines, that are currently in force; and it continues to innovate at a rapid clip, generating an average of 50 new standards annually focused on film and digital cinema, television, and internet video.
 
SMPTE has many Technology Committees (TC's) and other groups working virtually on a myriad of technical topics to create, approve, revise and remove Standards for the industry. Each year, usually quarterly, the Standards Community meets in week-long TC Meetings to report on progress and to move forward with Standards work.
 
Anyone interested in the standards process is welcome to join the SMPTE Standards Community. SMPTE Technology Committees are open to professionals interested in, or affected by, SMPTE Standards. 
 

Virtually Hosted By

Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, we have decided to cancel the in-person component of our September 2020 Technology Committee Meetings. While registration is still required, this is a completely virtual, online only event.

These meetings will be held from September 14 through  September 17. The earliest start time for is approximately 9am EDT and the last meetings of the day will end by 6pm EDT.

Our full  meeting schedule is available here