Overview Documents

A multipart set of documents should be supplemented by an Overview Document, which shall describe the relationships among the Parts and may describe the relationships of the Parts to other Engineering Documents. Part 0 documents are not due process Engineering Documents. 

These Overview Documents are available at no charge.


OV 292-0:2018 SMPTE Bit-Serial Interfaces at 1.5 Gb/s - Roadmap for the 292 Document Suite
OV 297-0:2017 Serial Digital Fiber Transmission System and Multi-Link and Multi-Channel SDI Using CWDM - Overview for the 297 Document Suite
OV 299-0:2010 24-Bit Digital Audio Format for SMPTE Bit-Serial Interfaces at 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s - Roadmap for the 299 Document Suite
OV 379-0:2015 Material Exchange Format (MXF) - MXF Generic Container - Overview for the SMPTE ST 379 Document Suite
OV 425-0:2011 SMPTE Bit-Serial Interfaces at 3 Gb/s - Roadmap for the 425 Document Suite
OV 425-0:2012 SMPTE Bit-Serial Interfaces at 3 Gb/s - Roadmap for the 425 Document Suite
OV 425-0:2014 SMPTE Bit-Serial Interfaces at 3 Gb/s - Roadmap for the 425 Document Suite
OV 435-0:2012 10 Gb/s Serial Signal/Data Interface
OV 2021-0:2009 Broadcast Exchange Format - Roadmap for the 2021 Document Suite
OV 2021-0:2012 Broadcast Exchange Format - Roadmap for the 2021 Document Suite
OV 2021-0:2013 Broadcast Exchange Format - Roadmap for the 2021 Document Suite
OV 2021-0:2017 Broadcast Exchange Format - Roadmap for the 2021 Document Suite
OV 2036-0:2012 Ultra High Definition Television
OV 2036-0:2013 Ultra High Definition Television
OV 2036-0:2015 Ultra High Definition Television - Overview for the SMPTE ST 2036 Document Suite
OV 2048-0:2011 2048 x 1080 and 4096 x 2160 Digital Cinematography Production Image Formats FS/709 - Roadmap for the 2048 Document Suite
OV 2048-0:2012 2048 x 1080 and 4096 x 2160 Digital Cinematography Production Image Formats FS/709 - Roadmap for the 2048 Document Suite
OV 2052-0:2010 SMPTE-TT and Format Translation - Roadmap for the 2052 Document Suite
OV 2052-0:2013 SMPTE-TT and Format Translation - Roadmap for the 2052 Document Suite
OV 2067-0:2017 Interoperable Master Format - Overview for the SMPTE 2067 Document Suite
OV 2067-0:2018 Interoperable Master Format
OV 2073-0:2016 VC-5 Video Essence - Overview for the SMPTE 2073 Document Suite
OV 2073-0:2018 VC-5 Video Essence - Part 0. Document Roadmap
OV 2081-0:2015 SMPTE Bit-Serial Interfaces at 6 Gb/s - Overview for the SMPTE ST 2081 Document Suite
OV 2081-0:2016 6G-SDI Bit-Serial Interfaces - Overview for the SMPTE ST 2081 Document Suite
OV 2081-0:2018 6G-SDI Bit-Serial Interfaces Roadmap for the SMPTE ST 2081 Document Suite
OV 2082-0:2015 12G-SDI Bit-Serial Interfaces - Overview for the SMPTE ST 2082 Document Suite
OV 2082-0:2016 12G-SDI Bit-Serial Interfaces - Overview for the SMPTE ST 2082 Document Suite
OV 2082-0:2018 12G-SDI Bit-Serial Interfaces - Overview for the SMPTE ST 2082 Document Suite
OV 2094-0:2017 Dynamic Metadata for Color Volume Transformation - Overview for the SMPTE ST 2094 Document Suite


SMPTE Timed Text

The U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has declared the closed-captioning standard for online video content developed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) – the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, and entertainment industries – to be a safe harbor interchange and delivery format. The ruling means that captioned video content distributed via the Internet that uses the SMPTE standard – known officially as SMPTE Timed Text – will comply with the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), a landmark U.S. law designed to ensure the accessibility, usability, and affordability of broadband, wireless, and Internet technologies for people with disabilities.

The standard and all its parts are available at no charge.


ST 2052-1:2010 Timed Text Format (SMPTE-TT)
ST 2052-1:2013 Timed Text Format (SMPTE-TT)
RP 2052-10:2010 Conversion from CEA-608 Data to SMPTE-TT
RP 2052-10:2010-A1 Conversion from CEA-608 Data to SMPTE-TT - Amendment 1
RP 2052-10:2012 Conversion from CEA-608 Data to SMPTE-TT
RP 2052-10:2013 Conversion from CEA-608 Data to SMPTE-TT
RP 2052-11:2013 Conversion from CEA-708 Caption Data to SMPTE-TT