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    Participation in Technology Committees

    Anyone interested in the standards process is welcome to join the SMPTE Standards Community. SMPTE Technology Committees are open to professionals interested in, or affected by, SMPTE Standards.

    Just add Standards Participation to your cart in the SMPTE Store, and get involved! (details below)

    Participation Fees and Pricing Details

    All committee members, except for some SMPTE members who are exempted, pay an annual fee that offsets a small part of the cost of the program. Rules for exemption are published at Participation Fees and Exemptions

    SMPTE Members can participate in Technology Committees for $500/year additional charge. The charge will be pro-rated to match the expiration date of your SMPTE Membership. Just log in to your account, then purchase Standards Participation in the SMPTE Store.

    • Note: Associate and Student members must upgrade to a Professional or Professional - Executive membership prior to joining the Standards Community.

    Non-members are charged a Technology Committee participation fee of $775 US per year. This permits Participating or Observer membership of any due process committee(s).

    The Standards Workspace

    Once you have completed payment you will have access rights to the Standards Workspace.

    For an introduction to the Workspace click here.

    Upcoming Meetings

    Virtual TC Meetings2021 7–10 June 2021 Virtual
    17–20 August or
    14–17 September 2021 Virtual (TBD)
    6–9 December 2021 Virtual
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    A Standard is a document that states basic specifications, dimensions, or criteria that are necessary for effective interchange and/or interconnection within the system described.

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    Registered Disclosure Documents

    Registered Disclosure Documents (RDDs) are not Engineering Documents and do not represent findings, representations, or recommendations by the Society.

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    Public Committee Drafts

    Public CDs are open documents that are distributed for review and comment by the professional community for a limited time.

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    Engineering Reports

    Download the latest Engineering Reports from our Technology Committees

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    Recommended Practices

    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.

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    Engineering Guidelines

    An Engineering Guideline is an informative document, often tutorial in nature, which incorporates engineering Consensus on specifications, dimensions, and/or Version practices.

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    Overview Documents

    These Overview Documents are available at no charge.

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    Advisory Notes

    An Advisory Note is a brief informative document developed by consensus of a Technology Committee detailing an issue before the Technology Committee.

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