Recommended Practice​

A Recommended Practice is a document that states basic specifications, dimensions, or criteria that are not necessary for effective interchange and/or interconnection but that facilitate implementation of systems. Examples are conformance requirements for test materials or measurement methods; constraints on existing specifications, dimensions, criteria, forms; and/or functions within the system described. An SMPTE Recommended Practice may contain Conformance Language. 


RP 6:1994 Recorded Carrier Frequencies and Preemphasis Characteristics for 2-in Quadruplex Video Magnetic Tape Recording for 525-Line/60-Field Television Systems
RP 9:1995 Dimensions of Double-Frame 35-mm 2x2 Slides for Precise Applications in Television
RP 11:1994 Tape Vacuum Guide Configuration and Position for Quadruplex Video Magnetic Tape Recording
RP 12:1997 Screen Luminance for Drive-In Theaters
RP 14:1997 Plotting Data from Sensitometric Strips Exposed on Type Ib (Intensity Scale) Sensitometers
RP 15:1997 Calibration of Densitometers Used for Black-and-White Photographic Density Measurements
RP 16:1993 Specifications of Tracking-Control Record for 2-in Quadruplex Video Magnetic Tape Recordings
RP 17:1964 Photographic Recording Technique for Measuring High-Speed Camera Image Unsteadiness
RP 18:1995 Specifications for Test Film for Subjective Checking of 16-mm Motion-Picture Audio Projectors
RP 19:2003 Specifications for 8-mm Type R Registration Test Film
RP 20:2003 Specifications for 16-mm Registration Test Film
RP 21:2004 Dimensions of 35- and 70-mm Motion-Picture Rewind Spindles
RP 21:2015 Dimensions of 35-mm and 70-mm Motion-Picture Rewind Spindles
RP 24:1997 Dimensions for 16-mm Motion-Picture Camera Spindles
RP 25:1995 Audio and Picture Synchronization on Motion-Picture Film Relative to the Universal Leader for Magnetic and Photographic Records
RP 25:2011 Audio and Picture Synchronization in Motion-Picture Film Relative to Leaders for Television and Theatrical Presentation for Magnetic and Photographic Records
RP 27.1:1989 Specifications for Operational Alignment Test Pattern for Television
RP 27.2:1989 Specifications for Operational Registration Test Pattern for Multiple-Channel Television Cameras
RP 27.3:1989 Specifications for Safe Action and Safe Title Areas Test Pattern for Television Systems
RP 27.4:1994 Specifications for an Operational Test Pattern for Checking Jitter, Weave and Travel Ghost in Television Projectors
RP 27.5:1989 Specifications for Mid-Frequency Response Test Pattern for Television
RP 32:1995 Specifications for 8-mm Type S Test Film for Projectors and Printers
RP 34:1998 Dimensions for 16-mm Motion-Picture Projector Reel Spindles
RP 36:1999 Positioning the Headwheel and Adjacent Tape Guides for 2-in Quadruplex Video Magnetic Tape Recorders
RP 38.1:1989 Specifications for Deflection Linearity Test Pattern for Television
RP 39:1993 Specifications for Maintaining an Emulsion-In Orientation on Theatrical Release Prints
RP 40:2003 Specifications for 35-mm Projector Alignment and Screen Image Quality Test Film
RP 45:1972 Use and Care of Sound Test Films
RP 47:1999 Electronic Method of Dropout Detection and Counting
RP 48:1999 Lubrication of 16- and 8-mm Motion-Picture Prints
RP 49:1995 Leaders for 8-mm Type R and S Motion-Picture Release Prints Used in Continuous-Loop Cartridges
RP 50:1995 Dimensions for 8-mm Type S Motion-Picture Projector Reel Spindles
RP 51:1995 Screen Luminance and Viewing Conditions for 8-mm Review Rooms
RP 53:1993 Scene-Change Methods for Printing 35-mm, 16-mm and 8-mm Type S Motion-Picture Film
RP 54:1999 Edge Numbering on 16-mm Release Prints
RP 55:1997 8-mm Type S Sprocket Design
RP 56:2002 Safe Action and Safe Title Areas for 8-mm Release Prints
RP 58:1995 Nomenclature for Devices Enclosing 8-mm Motion-Picture Film for Projection
RP 59:1999 Color and Luminance of Review Room Screens for Viewing Motion-Picture Materials Intended for Slides or Film Strips
RP 63:2002 Specifications for Sound-Focusing Test Film for 16-mm Audio Reproducers, Photographic Type
RP 64:1999 Specifications for Audio-Focusing Test Film for 35-mm Audio Reproducers, Photographic Type
RP 65:2000 Motion-Picture Enlargement/Reduction Ratios
RP 67:2002 Specifications for Buzz-Track Test Film for 16-mm Motion-Picture Audio Reproducers, Photographic Type
RP 68:2002 Specifications for Buzz-Track Test Film for 35-mm Motion-Picture Photographic Audio Reproducers
RP 69:2002 Specifications for Scanning-Beam Uniformity Test Film for 35-mm Motion-Picture Audio Reproducers
RP 70:2002 Specifications for Flutter Test Film for 16-mm Audio Reproducers, Photographic Type
RP 73:1992 8-mm Type R (Regular 8) Sprocket Design
RP 74:1992 16-mm Sprocket Design
RP 75:2002 Specifications for Flutter Test Film for 35-mm Studio Audio Reproducers, Magnetic Type
RP 76:2002 Specifications for Flutter Test Film for 16-mm Audio Reproducers, Magnetic Type
RP 77:2004 Specifications for Azimuth Test Film for 35-mm Studio Audio Reproducers, Magnetic Type
RP 78:2002 Specifications for Azimuth Test Film for 16-mm Audio Projectors, Magnetic Type
RP 79:1999 Specifications for Flutter Test Film for 35-mm Four-Track Striped Release Print Audio Reproducers, Magnetic Type
RP 81:2004 Specifications for Scanning-Beam Uniformity Test Film for 16-mm Motion-Picture Photographic Audio Reproducers
RP 82:2004 Specifications for 16-mm Projector Alignment and Screen Image Quality Test Film
RP 83:1996 Specifications of Tracking-Control Record for 1-in Type B Helical-Scan Television Analog Recording
RP 84:1996 Reference Carrier Frequencies and Preemphasis Characteristics for 1-in Type B Helical-Scan Television Analog Recording
RP 85:1999 Tracking-Control Record for 1-in Type C Helical-Scan Television Tape Recording
RP 86:1991 Video Record Parameters for 1-in Type C Helical-Scan Television Tape Recording
RP 87:1999 Reference Carrier Frequencies, Pre-emphasis Characteristic and Audio and Control Signals for 3/4-in Type E Helical-Scan Television Tape Cassette Recording
RP 90:2004 Specifications for Type U Audio Level and Multifrequency Test Film for 16-mm Audio Reproducers, Magnetic Type
RP 91:2002 Specifications for 70-mm Projector Alignment and Screen Image Quality Test Film
RP 91:2014 Specifications for 70-mm Projector Alignment and Screen Image Quality Test Film
RP 92:1995 Specifications for Audio Level and Multifrequency Test Films for 8-mm Type S Audio Reproducers, Magnetic Type
RP 93:1999 Requirements for Recording American National Standard Time and Control Code on 1-in Type B Helical-Scan Video Tape Recorders
RP 94:2000 Gain Determination of Front Projection Screens
RP 95:2003 Installation of Gain Screens
RP 96:1993 Specifications for Subjective Reference Tapes for Helical-Scan Video Tape Reproducers for Checking Receiver/Monitor Setup
RP 97:2002 Specifications for Flutter Test Film for 35-mm Audio Reproducers, Photographic Type
RP 98:1995 Measurement of Screen Luminance in Theaters
RP 103:1995 Care, Storage, Operation, Handling and Shipping of Magnetic Recording Tape for Television
RP 104:2005 Cross-Modulation Tests for Variable-Area Photographic Audio Tracks
RP 105:2003 Method for Determining the Degree of Jump and Weave in 70-, 35- and 16-mm Motion-Picture Projected Images
RP 106:1994 Film Tension in 35-mm Motion-Picture Systems Operating Under 0.9 m/s (180 ft/min)
RP 107:1995 Video and Audio Reference Tape for 1-in Type B Helical-Scan Format
RP 109:1994 Spectral Response of Photographic Audio Reproducers for 8-mm Type S Motion-Picture Film
RP 110:1992 Specifications for an Alignment Test Film for Anamorphic Attachments to 35-mm Motion-Picture Projectors
RP 111:1999 Dimensions for 70-, 65- and 35-mm Motion-Picture Film Splices
RP 113:1996 Supervisory Protocol for Digital Control Interface
RP 114:1994 Dimensions of Photographic Control and Data Record on 16-mm Motion-Picture Film
RP 115:1997 Dimensions of Photographic Control and Data Record on 35-mm Motion-Picture Release Prints
RP 116:2000 Dimensions of Photographic Control and Data Record on 35-mm Motion-Picture Camera Negatives
RP 120:2005 Measurement of Intermodulation Distortion in Audio Systems
RP 121:1997 Tape Dropout Specifications for 1-in Types B and C Video Tape Recorders/Reproducers
RP 122:1993 Dimensions of Cemented Splices on 8-mm Type S Motion-Picture Film, Projection Type
RP 123:2004 Dimensions of Tape Splices on 8-mm Type S Motion-Picture Film, Projection Type
RP 124:1998 Insertion Pivot for Studio Lighting Units and Mating Holders for Use with Standing and Hanging Support Systems
RP 127:2004 Specifications for Type U Audio Level and Multifrequency Test Film for 35-mm Studio Audio Reproducers, Magnetic Full-Coat Type
RP 128:2002 Specifications for Audio Level and Multifrequency Test Film for 70-mm Striped Six-Track Release Print Audio Reproducers, Magnetic Type
RP 129:1995 Requirements for 35-, 16- and 8-mm Type S Tape Splices on Magnetic Audio Recording Motion-Picture Film
RP 130:2004 Dimensions of Tape Splices on 16-mm and 8-mm Type R Motion-Picture Film, Projection Type
RP 131:2002 Storage of Motion-Picture Films
RP 132:1994 Storage of Edit Decision Lists on 8-in Flexible Diskette Media
RP 133:1991 Specifications for Medical Diagnostic Imaging Test Pattern for Television Monitors and Hard-Copy Recording Cameras
RP 134:1994 Polarity for Analog Audio Magnetic Recording and Reproduction
RP 135:2004 Use of Binary User Groups in Motion-Picture Time and Control Codes
RP 136:2004 Time and Control Codes for 24, 25 or 30 Frame-Per-Second Motion-Picture Systems
RP 138:1996 Control Message Architecture for Digital Control Interface
RP 139:1997 Tributary Interconnection for Digital Control Interface
RP 140:2005 Position of Analog Photographic Audio Record for Routine Test Signals
RP 141:2005 Background Acoustic Noise Levels in Theaters and Review Rooms
RP 142:2004 Stereo Audio Track Allocations and Identification of Noise Reduction for Video Tape Recording
RP 143:2004 Specifications for Type U Audio Level and Multifrequency Test Film for 35-mm Striped Four-Track Release Print Audio Reproducers, Magnetic Type
RP 144:1999 Basic System and Transport Geometry Parameters for 1/2-in Type L Format
RP 145:2004 SMPTE C Color Monitor Colorimetry
RP 148:1987 Relative Polarity of Stereo Audio Signals
RP 149:1992 Dimensions of Transverse Cemented Splices on 16-mm and 8-mm Type R Motion-Picture Film
RP 150:2000 Channel Assignments and Test Leader for Magnetic Film Masters Intended for Transfer to Video Media Having Stereo Audio
RP 151:1999 Lubrication of 35-mm Motion-Picture Prints for Projection
RP 152:1994 Edge Identification of Leader and Picture for 35-mm Release Prints
RP 153:1999 Method for Measuring 35- and 70-mm Shutter Efficiency
RP 155:2004 For Motion Pictures and Television - Reference Level for Digital Audio Systems
RP 155:2014 Reference Levels for Analog and Digital Audio Systems
RP 156:1999 Bar Code Labeling for Type D-1 Component and Type D-2 Composite Cassette Identification
RP 157:1995 Key Signals
RP 157:2012 Key and Alpha Signals
RP 158:1999 Basic System and Transport Geometry Parameters for 1/2-in Type M-2 Format
RP 160:1997 Three-Channel Parallel Analog Component High-Definition Video Interface
RP 161:1999 Logic Design for Decoding Digital Audio Control Words in D-1 Helical Data and Control Records
RP 162:1993 Storage of Edit Decision Lists on 3-1/2 in Disks
RP 163-1992 For Television - System Service Messages
RP 165:1994 Error Detection Checkwords and Status Flags for Use in Bit-Serial Digital Interfaces for Television
RP 166:1995 Critical Viewing Conditions for Evaluation of Color Television Pictures
RP 167:1995 Alignment of NTSC Color Picture Monitors
RP 168-2009 Definition of Vertical Interval Switching Point for Synchronous Video Switching
RP 168:2009 Definition of Vertical Interval Switching Point for Synchronous Video Switching
RP 169:1995 Television, Audio and Film Time and Control Code – Auxiliary Time Address Data in Binary Groups – Dialect Specification of Directory Index Locations
RP 170-1993 Video Tape Recorder Type-Specific Messages for Digital Control Interface
RP 171-1993 Type-Specific Messages for Digital Control Interface of Analog Audio Tape Recorders
RP 172-1993 Common Messages for Digital Control Interface
RP 173:2002 Loudspeaker Placements for Audio Monitoring in High-Definition Electronic Production
RP 174:1993 Bit-Parallel Digital Interface for 4:4:4:4 Component Video Signal (Single Link)
RP 175:1997 Digital Interface for 4:4:4:4 Component Video Signals (Dual Link)
RP 176:1997 Derivation of Reference Signals for Television Camera Color Evaluation
RP 177:1993 Derivation of Basic Television Color Equations
RP 178:2004 Serial Digital Interface Checkfield for 10-Bit 4:2:2 Component and 4fsc Composite Digital Signals
RP 179:2002 Dialect Specification of Page-Line Directory Index for Television, Audio and Film Time and Control Code for Video-Assisted Film Editing
RP 180:1999 Spectral Conditions Defining Printing Density in Motion-Picture Negative and Intermediate Films
RP 181:1999 Audio Sector Time Code and Equipment Type Information for 19-mm Type D-1 Digital Component Recording
RP 182:1995 List of Virtual Machine Numbers for ESbus and ESlan Systems
RP 183:2004 Monitoring and Diagnostics Processors
RP 184:2004 Specification of Jitter in Bit-Serial Digital Systems
RP 184:2015 Specification of Jitter in Bit-Serial Digital Systems
RP 185:2004 Classification of Projection Depth of Focus
RP 186:2008 Video Index Information Coding for 525- and 625-Line Television Systems
RP 187:1995 Center, Aspect Ratio and Blanking of Video Images
RP 189:1996 Organization of DPX Files on TAR Tapes
RP 190:1996 Care and Preservation of Audio Magnetic Recordings
RP 191-1996 Routing Switcher Type-Specific Messages for Remote Control of Broadcast Equipment
RP 192:2003 Jitter Measurement Procedures in Bit-Serial Digital Interfaces
RP 192:2015 Jitter Measurement Procedures in Bit-Serial Digital Interfaces
RP 194:2004 Film Negative Cutter's Conform List
RP 195:2004 Use of the Reference Mark in Manufacturer-Printed Latent Image Key Numbers for Unambiguous Film Frame Identification
RP 197:2003 Film to Video Transfer List
RP 198:1998 Bit-Serial Digital Checkfield for Use in High-Definition Interfaces
RP 199:2004 Mapping of Pictures in Wide-Screen (16:9) Scanning Structure to Retain Original Aspect Ratio of the Work
RP 200:2002 Relative and Absolute Sound Pressure Levels for Motion-Picture Multichannel Sound Systems - Applicable for Analog Photographic Film Audio, Digital Photographic Film Audio and D-Cinema
RP 200:2012 Relative and Absolute Sound Pressure Levels for Motion-Picture Multichannel Sound Systems - Applicable for Analog Photographic Film Audio, Digital Photographic Film Audio and D-Cinema
RP 201:2008 Encoding Film Transfer Information Using Vertical Interval Time Code
RP 202:2008 Video Alignment for Compression Coding
RP 203:2000 Real Time Opportunistic Data Flow Control in an MPEG-2 Transport Emission Multiplex
RP 204:2000 SDTI-CP MPEG Decoder Templates
RP 205:2009 Application of Unique Material Identifiers in Production and Broadcast Environments
RP 205:2014 Application of Unique Material Identifiers in Production and Broadcast Environments
RP 206:1999 Opportunistic Data Flow Control Using Ethernet as a Control Channel in an MPEG-2 Transport Emissions Multiplex
RP 207:2005 Transport of Program Description Data in Vertical Ancillary Data Packets
RP 208:2002 Transport of VBI Packet Data in Ancillary Data Packets
RP 209:2000 Format for Transmission of HD-D5 Compressed Video and Audio Data over 360 Mb/s Serial Digital Interface
RP 210.10:2007 Metadata Dictionary Registry of Metadata Element Descriptions
RP 210v13:2012 Metadata Element Dictionary
RP 211:2000 Implementation of 24P, 25P and 30P Segmented Frames for 1920 x 1080 Production Format
RP 212:2002 Ancillary Data Mapping over MPEG-2 Video Elementary Stream Editing Information
RP 213:2001 MPEG-2 Operating Ranges
RP 214:2002 Packing KLV Encoded Metadata and Data Essence into SMPTE 291M Ancillary Data Packets
RP 215:2001 Vertical Ancillary Data Mapping of Film Transfer and Video Production Information
RP 215:2009 Vertical Ancillary Data Mapping of Film Transfer and Video Production Information
RP 216:2002 Specifications for 3-Perforation Test and Alignment Film for 35-mm Motion Pictures
RP 217:2001 Nonsynchronized Mapping of KLV Packets into MPEG-2 Systems Streams
RP 218:2009 Specifications for Safe Action and Safe Title Areas for Television Systems
RP 219-1:2014 High-Definition, Standard-Definition Compatible Color Bar Signal
RP 219-2:2016 Ultra High-Definition, 2048 x 1080 and 4096 x 2160 Compatible Color Bar Signal
RP 219:2002 High-Definition, Standard-Definition Compatible Color Bar Signal
RP 220:2004 PAL/SECAM IP and Trigger Binding to VBI
RP 221:2008 Specifications for Extraction of 4 x 3 Areas from Digital 16 x 9 Images for Television Systems
RP 222:2003 Standard Definition Evaluation Materials for Digital Television
RP 223:2003 Packing UMID and Program Identification Label Data into SMPTE 291M Ancillary Data Packets
RP 224v11:2011 SMPTE Labels Register
RP 224v12:2012 SMPTE Labels Register
RP 225:2005 Registered Private Information in KLV
RP 227:2010 VC-1 Bitstream Transport Encodings
RP 228:2008 VC-1 Decoder and Bitstream Conformance
RP 291-2:2013 Ancillary Data Space Use - 4:2:2 SDTV and HDTV Component Systems and 4:2:2 2048 x 1080 Production Image Formats
RP 291:2009 Assigned Ancillary Identification Codes
RP 428-4:2010 D-Cinema Distribution Master - Audio File Format and Delivery Constraints
RP 428-5:2010 D-Cinema Distribution Master - Mapping of Images into Constrained Tag Image File
RP 428-6:2009 D-Cinema Distribution Master - Digital Leader
RP 431-2:2011 D-Cinema Quality - Reference Projector and Environment
RP 2002:2006 Content Specification on Solid State Media Card for DV/DV-Based Essence
RP 2005:2008 Requirements for Equipment Compatibility with Non-PCM AES3 Streams
RP 2006:2006 Solid State Media (SSM) Card Specification
RP 2007:2007 Closed-Caption CDP and “Grand Alliance”� Serial Interfaces for DTV
RP 2008:2008 Material Exchange Format - Mapping AVC Streams into the MXF Generic Container
RP 2019-2:2008 VC-3 Decoder and Bitstream Conformance
RP 2019-2:2014 VC-3 Decoder and Bitstream Conformance
RP 2019-2:2016 VC-3 Decoder and Bitstream Conformance
RP 2021-5:2013 Using Ad-ID and EIDR as Alternate Identifiers in SMPTE BXF and ATSC PMCP
RP 2021-6:2017 BXF SDK Documentation
RP 2021-9:2009 Implementing Broadcast Exchange Format (BXF)
RP 2021-9:2012 Implementing Broadcast Exchange Format (BXF)
RP 2021-9:2015 Implementing Broadcast Exchange Format (BXF)
RP 2021-9:2017 Implementing Broadcast Exchange Format (BXF)
RP 2025:2007 VC-1 Bitstream Storage in the ISO Base Media File Format
RP 2027:2007 AVC Intra-Frame Coding Specification for SSM Card Applications
RP 2027:2012 AVC Intra-Frame Coding Specification for SSM Card Applications
RP 2042-3:2010 VC-2 Conformance Specification
RP 2046-2:2009 For Television – Safe Areas for Protection of Alternate Aspect Ratios
RP 2047-1:2009 VC-2 Mezzanine Level Compression of 1080P High Definition Video Sources
RP 2047-3:2011 VC-2 Level 65 Compression of High Definition Video Sources for Use with a Standard Definition Infrastructure
RP 2047-3:2016 VC-2 Level 65 Compression of High Definition Video Sources for Use with a Standard Definition Infrastructure
RP 2047-5 Am 1:2018 VC-2 Level 66 Compression of Ultra-High Definition Video Sources for Use With a High Definition Infrastructure - Amendment 1
RP 2047-5:2017 VC-2 Level 66 Compression of Ultra-high Definition Video Sources for use with a High Definition Infrastructure
RP 2050-1:2012 4:2:2 / 4:2:0 Format Conversion Minimizing Color Difference Signal Degradation in Concatenated Operations - Filtering
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
RP 2054:2010 Method of Measurement of Perceived Loudness of Short Duration Motion Picture Audio Material
RP 2057:2011 Am1:2013 Text-Based Metadata Carriage in MXF - Amendment 1
RP 2057:2011 Text-Based Metadata Carriage in MXF
RP 2058-2:2011 VC-4 Decoder and Bitstream Conformance
RP 2058-3:2011 VC-4 Bitstream Transport Encodings
RP 2058-4:2011 VC-4 Bitstream Storage in the ISO Base Media File Format
RP 2072:2014 Emphasis and Preferred Sampling Rate for AES/EBU Digital Audio in Television
RP 2073-2:2014 VC-5 Video Essence - Part 2: Conformance Specification
RP 2073-2:2015 VC-5 Video Essence - Part 2: Conformance Specification
RP 2073-2:2017 VC-5 Video Essence - Part 2: Conformance Specification
RP 2076-1:2016 Production Timing and Synchronization for Stereoscopic (S3D) or Multi-Camera Array
RP 2077:2013 Full-Range Image Mapping
RP 2079:2013 Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Name and Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) Identifier Representations
RP 2079:2017 Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Name and Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) Identifier Representations
RP 2080-2:2014 Measurement and Calibration Procedure for HDTV Display Luminance Levels and Chromaticity
RP 2089:2014 Carriage of EIDR Identifiers in MXF Files
RP 2091-2:2018 Ruggedized Fiber-Optic Connectors for HDTV and UHDTV SDI - Mapping of SMPTE ST 2036-4 Data
RP 2092-1:2015 Advertising Digital Identifier (Ad-ID®) Representations
RP 2092-1:2015 Am1:2017 Advertising Digital Identifier (Ad-ID®) Representations - Amendment 1
RP 2096-1:2017 Cinema Sound System Baseline Setup and Calibration
RP 2096-2:2017 Cinema Sound System Maintenance Calibration
RP 2112-11:2018 Open Binding of Content Identifiers (OBID) - Conformance Test Materials
RP 2112-21:2018 Open Binding of Distribution Channel IDs and Timestamps (OBID-TLC) - Conformance Test Materials