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)
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.
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).
Once you have completed payment you will have access rights to the Standards Workspace.
For an introduction to the Workspace click here.
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.Browse Below
Registered Disclosure Documents (RDDs) are not Engineering Documents and do not represent findings, representations, or recommendations by the Society.Browse Below
Public CDs are open documents that are distributed for review and comment by the professional community for a limited time.Browse Below
Download the latest Engineering Reports from our Technology CommitteesBrowse Below
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.Browse Below
An Engineering Guideline is an informative document, often tutorial in nature, which incorporates engineering Consensus on specifications, dimensions, and/or Version practices.Browse Below
These Overview Documents are available at no charge.Browse Below
An Advisory Note is a brief informative document developed by consensus of a Technology Committee detailing an issue before the Technology Committee.Browse Below