Digital Library

Welcome to the SMPTE Digital Library!  

The SMPTE Digital Library contains more than 23,000 documents including all SMPTE Journal articles back to 1916; conference papers dating back to 1969; and more than 800 standards documents covering all aspects of motion image technology including the iconic color bar test patterns, time code, timed text, and digital cinema.  

The digital library is available to members and subscribers.  SMPTE individual members enjoy complimentary access to the complete SMPTE Journal as a benefit of membership.

The SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is the key publication of the society, providing peer-reviewed articles on topics in 3D, imaging processing, display technologies, audio, compression, digital cinema, and much more. SMPTE is the leading standards development body for motion imaging standards. Individuals and organizations from around the world come to SMPTE to develop standards that are adopted by manufacturers, broadcasters and studios. SMPTE conference events provide the industry with the latest technical content. Peer-reviewed and focused on current technical problems. SMPTE conferences are must-attend events.

Starting in October 2015, SMPTE is pleased to have its content hosted on the IEEE Xplore online hosting platform.  With its state-of-the-art search, browse and alerting functions, users will gain access to this important technical resource with ease.

Account Linking with IEEE

To take advantage of your SMPTE digital library benefits, including member access to the complete SMPTE journal and discounted pricing for other content, users must link their SMPTE account with a new or existing IEEE account.  

To link to a new or existing IEEE account, log in at the SMPTE My Account page and click on the IEEE linking instructions.  

Click here to see FAQs about the linking process