Virtual Press Kit

About SMPTE®

The Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.  

The Society is sustained by more than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at  

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SMPTE 2014 Leadership and Past Presidents*

SMPTE Sustaining Members

SMPTE Local Sections*

SMPTE Awards Programs

Mobile App for iOS and Android

SMPTE Videos

SMPTE Photos (editorial use only)

SMPTE IBC Virtual Press Room

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SMPTE Fact Sheet

Recent Press Releases and Timely Information

SMPTE® to Honor Recipients of Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship at SMPTE 2014

SMPTE® 2014 to Feature In-Depth Sessions on Networked Media, File-Based Workflow, the Cloud, and Asset Management

SMPTE® to Join AES in Presenting Two Sessions at AES137

​AES and SMPTE® Partner to Further Strengthen and Educate the Audio Community at 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention

CIMM and SMPTE® Begin Drafting an Open Standard for Binding Identifiers to Content

Progress Made Toward Adoption of High Dynamic Range Content

SMPTE® Publishes Archive eXchange Format (AXF) Standard

SMPTE® and FKTG Release Details on Forum 2015, ‘Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective’

SMPTE Announces 2014 Honors & Awards Winners

SMPTE 2014 Keynote Announcement

​HPA to Host Symposium Leading Into SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition


Standards Activities

Standards Quarterly Report

Technology Committee Reports

  • Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM): Phase 2 Interim Report for IBC 2014

  • On-Screen Light Measurement Study Group Report

  • Open Binding of IDs to Audiovisual Essence Report

Standards Update Webcasts On-Demand


Education Activities

Upcoming Webcasts - Open to the Press (enter MEDIA as the SMPTE Member Number)

SMPTE Logo & Images

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has copyrights and service mark registrations on its logo and use of "SMPTE®", the recognized abbreviation of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®, and regulates its use under the following guidelines:

  1. Only the approved version of the SMPTE logo, available for download below, may be used.
  2. The logo may not be distorted or altered in any way.
  3. Logo must be used in its entirety, neither the whole or recognizable parts may be incorporated into another logo.
  4. The logo can be printed in its original colors, all-black, or all-white version (available for download to members below). No other color combinations are acceptable (Pantone 285).
  5. The SMPTE logo must bear the ® in all instances in which it is used.
  6. The SMPTE logo may not be used in conjunction with claims that products conform to SMPTE Standards.
  7. The SMPTE logo is for editorial use only and not to be used in any print advertising any outside organization or nonmember of the Society without written permission from SMPTE. SMPTE reserves the right to authorize the use of the logo in cases of a business arrangement.

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In addition to the SMPTE logo, official SMPTE photos are available for editorial use use only.