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    We are dedicated to delivering the tools, expertise, education, and access vital to your career success in the global media technology industry.

    If you work in the global professional media industry, you need SMPTE to be a part of your career!

     Society fosters a diverse and engaged membership from both the technology and creative communities, delivering vast educational offerings, technical conferences and exhibitions, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and access to a rich network of colleagues essential to your career success.

     As an internationally recognized standards organization, we provide a vital technical framework of engineering standards and guidelines that allow the seamless creation, management, and delivery of media for art, entertainment, and education worldwide.


    Webcasts are a great way to stay on top of what's happening.

    Webcasts are a great way to stay on top of what's happening in the digital media industry, from the latest technologies, to topics of interest in the standards community, and critical business and management strategies. To help the industry navigate this immediate situation all SMPTE webcasts are now available Free of Charge for both members and non-members alike.


    Participate in Standards

    As an internationally recognized standards organization, SMPTE provides a vital technical framework to the industry. Its more than 800 standards, recommended practices and engineering guidelines currently in force touch nearly every piece of motion-imaging content consumed by billions of viewers worldwide. SMPTE standards ensure that this content is seen and heard in the highest possible quality on any display screen, while they enable repeatable workflows for content creators and distributors, and the manufacturers who support them.

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    See What's Happening Near You

    Sections are the face of SMPTE to many of our members – a great resource for educational programming, technical expertise, and networking . Upon joining SMPTE, new members are placed in a Section based on geographic location.  

    Each Section elects officers who plan local technical programs, allowing each Section to tailor the programming to the local audience and available resources.

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