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Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers or SMPTE (pronounced "simptee" or sometimes "sumptee") is a US professional association of engineers. They describe standards for media, publish a journal, find jobs for members and etc.
Significant standards for which they hold the copyright include:
- All film and television transmission formats and media, including digital.
- The SMPTE time code
- The SMPTE color bar test pattern
- The Material eXchange Format, or MXF
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers or SMPTE (pronounced "simptee" or sometimes "sumptee") is an international professional association, based in the United States of America, of engineers working in the motion imaging industries. An internationally-recognized standards developing organization, SMPTE has over 400 standards, Recommended Practices and Engineering Guidelines for television, motion pictures, digital cinema, audio and medical imaging.
SMPTE's educational and professional development activities include technical presentations at regular meetings of its local Sections, annual and biennial conferences in the US and Australia and the SMPTE Journal. SMPTE also has a number of student Sections and sponsors scholarships for college students in the motion imaging disciplines.
See also: List of motion picture-related topics (Extensive alphabetical listing)
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