Policies and Governance
At its Annual General Membership Meeting held on 27 October 2010, the SMPTE membership voted overwhelmingly to approve new Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.
Since that time, the Society has developed a set of contemporary manuals that form the basis of the Society’s policies of operation. The Operations Manuals are Governance OM, Education OM, Membership OM, Standards OM and Finance/Administration OM. These Operations Manuals are designed to accurately reflect the Society’s manner of business today and into the future; they must be approved by the Board of Governors.
- Governance, Version 4.6 (approved 20 October 2019)
- Finance/Administration, Version 2.4 (approved 24 June 2019)
- Education, Version 3.4 (approved 24 June 2019)
- Membership, Version 3.4 (approved 21 October 2018)
- Standards Operations Manual, Version 3.1 (4 April 2015)
Administrative Guidelines (as applied to Standards Operations Manual, Version 3.1):
The implementation of the Standards Operations Manual is covered by a number of Administrative Guidelines that change more frequently to address Operational concerns. To do work in SMPTE, you need to create a Project for each document created. Finally, SMPTE's visual look is governed by a SMPTE Style Guide.
- AG-01 Technology-Committees - the big list
- AG-02 Engineering Documents - how to format and package them
- AG-03 Normative References - what can a standard reference?
- AG-04 SMPTE Document Template (until December 31, 2019) - a .docx you can modify
- AG-04 SMPTE Document Template (from January 01, 2020) - a .docx you can modify
- AG-05 XML Schema - guidance for management, namespaces etc.
- AG-06 New Project Worksheet - fill this in and send it to a chair to start work
- AG-07 Flow Charts - a visual guide to the due process
- AG-08 Patent Statement - complete this if you know of IPR (existing statement list)
- AG-10b Liaisons - Organisations with official liaisons
- AG-12 SMPTE Attendance Policy - agree to this to attend meetings (audio version, video version)
- AG-14 SMPTE Standards Participation Agreement
- AG-15 SMPTE Guest Participation Agreement
- AG-18 Metadata Registers - the process for adding your values to smpte-ra
- AG-19 SMPTE Projects Guideline - describes the tracking of project completion so that consistent progress can be measured
- AG-20 Overview Documents
- AG-22 Technical Specifications - The procedure, worksheet and fees
- AG-24 SMPTE MXF UL Style Guidelines - guidance for SMPTE Engineering Document authors and editors when defining Universal Labels