Get Involved in Standards


Our standards community attending the September 2019 Technology Committee meetings at Fraunhofer in Erlangen, Germany.

SMPTE Standards Community Participation

SMPTE has many Technology 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!

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 June 2019 hosted by IMAGICA Lab., Tokyo, Japan

Report from September 2019 hosted by Fraunhofer, Erlangen, Germany

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

Standards Outcome Meeting Webcast

The October Standards Outcome Webcast can catch you up on the headline standards from SMPTE including ST 2110 and IMF. You'll also find out about the strong work being done in the many of the committees that continues to bring new standards into being that cover compression, time labeling, high dynamic range, immersive audio, lighting similarity, metadata and MXF. This quarter you'll also hear from our Standards Vice President Bruce Devlin about reference code in SMPTE and learn how software methodologies are being used to improve SMPTE's responsiveness and document processes.