United Kingdom

Welcome to the UK Section serving everyone who is working with the technology of moving pictures and associated sound & metadata – creatively, practically and innovatively in any format, and on any platform.

The UK Section holds regular meetings. We meet:

  • at around 18:30 for ample refreshments.
  • for a talk starting at 19:00 for 45+ minutes
  • in a different location each time at a member's facility.

Meetings are open to non-members to try out.

SMPTE in the UK is a success that has grown in what it does and who it serves across the UK over the past 6 years since reforming.
It is now the third largest section in SMPTE with over 500 members active in our industries including students from universities across the UK.

Join in our success and receive these benefits:

  • Meeting others working in our industries - through monthly meetings
  • Receiving 10 copies of Motion Imaging Journal a year
    - full of the latest techniques and news from SMPTE sections around the world (instructions)
  • Free technology relevant webcasts saving $49 per event.
  • Access our archive - Look back over SMPTE's work over the past 102 years
  • Attending events, conferences and courses at discounted rates
    – you can easily save your subscription and it can be offset against tax
  • Discounts on conference papers, proceedings and Standards in the SMPTE Digital Library
  • Preferential booking for our meetings 
  • Support those joining our industries through the Graduate Initiative
  • Take part in standards work ensuring interoperability and directing the way our industries move
  • Be an active member of the world’s largest Members society dedicated to those working with the moving image, its audio and metadata on any platform.

At only $165 – about £125 tax deductible - you get so much and an opportunity
to enhance your career putting you in touch with others working across the creative
and video industries of the UK. and around the world.
(Student members free then just $15 about £11 a year and recent Graduates get a discount on full membership!) 

It is really very easy – just Join us and Join in today

We need everyone to just do that little bit extra to take SMPTE across the UK to even greater things – and to reflect and support the breadth of the industries in the UK and your locality

Find out more about SMPTE In the future and the formation of the SMPTE UK section

If you need any help or have ideas on how we can do better just contact us
- by email or at a meeting

Add your name to our mailing list

scroll down to to "Local sections" then tick "United Kingdom" or contact us


We look forward to welcoming you at our next meeting.