Get Involved in Standards

SMPTE Standards Community

SMPTE has many Technical 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 that is more easily accomplished in face-to-face meetings. 

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. Just add Standards Participation to your cart in the SMPTE Store, and get involved! (details below)

Participation Fees and Pricing Details

All committee members, except for some SMPTE members who are exempted, pay an annual fee that offsets a small part of the cost of the program. Rules for exemption are published at Participation Fees and Exemptions

SMPTE Members can participate in Technology Committees for $500/year additional charge. The charge will be pro-rated to match the expiration date of your SMPTE Membership. Just log in to your account, then purchase Standards Participation in the SMPTE Store.

  • Note: Associate and Student members must upgrade to a Professional or Professional - Executive membership prior to joining the Standards Community.

Non-members are charged a Technology Committee participation fee of $775 US per year. This permits Participating or Observer membership of any due process committee(s).

Standards Quarterly Report

The Standards Quarterly Report summarizes the current progress of SMPTE Technology Committees that are working to create, approve, revise, and remove standards for the industry.

The report is helpful for: 

  • Members who participate actively in the Standards Community, and need a quick reference source.
  • Members who participate and were unable to attend a particular TC meeting.
  • Members who follow what is happening in the Standards Community to identify key issues.
  • Members and non-members who have no idea what is taking place in the Standards Community and would like to learn more.

Please let us know what you think, and forward any suggestions for improvement to the Director of Standards Development.

Quarterly reports summarizing the most recent block meetings:

Report from March 2019 hosted by SMPTE Headquarters, White Plains, NY, USA

Report from December 2018 hosted by Dolby Laboratories, San Francisco, CA, USA

Report from September 2018 hosted by EBU, Geneva, Switzerland

Report from June 2018 hosted by Ryerson University, Toronto, CA

2019 Upcoming Technology Committee Meetings

The June meetings will be hosted by Imagica Labs in Tokyo, Japan from 17-20 June.

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. Just add Standards Participation to your cart in the SMPTE Store, and get involved!

Podcasts

Standards Update Webcast