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

SMPTE in the UK is a success and has grown in what it does and who it serves
over the past 5 years since reforming
– and is now the third largest section in SMPTE with over 580 members active
in the industries we cover -- including students drawn for universities across the UK.

In October 2015  the SMPTE established the UK Region meaning that
we have a Governor - now  Mark Harrison Managing  Director Digital Production Partnership
speaking for the UK on the highest Board in SMPTE. Read about the Sections growth
And the Education VP Rich Welsh and Standards VP Bruce Devlin are Section members
So we would like you to be part of our success by your involvement –

Join in our success  

  • Meeting others working in our industries  -  that what SMPTE meetings are all about  
  • Receiving the Motion  Imaging Journal (not associate members) howto
    -  full of the latest  techniques and news from SMPTE sections around the World
  • Participating the Technology relevant webcasts  at no Charge (save $49 per event)
  • Access our archive - Look back over SMPTEs work over the past 100 years 
  • Attending events   conferences and Courses at member discount 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
  • Getting Preferential booking for our meetings 
  • Supporting those joining our industries through the Graduate Initiative
  • Taking part in standards work  and directing the way our industries move
  • Just being an active member of the world’s largest Members society for those working with the moving image, its audio and metadata- on any platform - Film, Television , Digital media

At only $145 – about £120 tax deductible - you get so much – and an opportunity to enhance your career..... And put you in touch with others working across the creative and video industries of the UK. and recent Graduates get a discount!
  (Student members free  then just $10 £7 a year) 

 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

See Peter Weitzel explaining  SMPTE UK Formation and its successes and future 
from the Bill Lovell Memorial Lecture 2017

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


SMPTE UK Section has a strong  tradition of meeting over ample refreshments
for some time before welcoming the speaker at our regular evening gatherings
Thursdays In London and often Tuesdays outside London .

Non-members can attend our meetings, from time to time, free of charge.
Add your name
to our mailing list or contact us

We look forward to welcoming you at our next meeting

SMPTE UK is setting up a Group to look at the Issues of connecting OB facilities on site at IP
Please go to  the Remote Production Meeting page for more and to register your interest
This page also has the slides and a means of priority booking for the repeat events

SMPTE UK is an educational partner of BVE18 -
come and hear expert speakers at the New Techflow and Other Theatres

UK section meetings and events

We require all to register for SMPTE UK Section events

We meet over Ample Refreshments for 45+minutes - formal business starts at 7pm