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SMPTE Engineering Documents consist of Standards, Recommended Practices, Engineering Guidelines, and Amendments. SMPTE Engineering Documents may be intended for further submission to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the International Standards Organization (ISO), or other standards bodies. 

The Society also publishes Registered Disclosure Documents and Technical Specifications, but these are not considered to be Engineering Documents and have separately defined procedures. To learn more about the Technical Specifical process, visit the TSP FAQ page.

These documents can be found in the SMPTE Digital Library on IEEE Xplore. In total, the SMPTE Digital Library contains more than 23,000 documents including all SMPTE Journal articles back to 1916; conference papers dating back to 1969; and more than 800 standards documents covering all aspects of motion image technology including the iconic color bar test patterns, time code, timed text, and digital cinema.

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