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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry.

Founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field, SMPTE today serves its members with the latest technology information and education on a rapidly changing industry.  SMPTE also is an accredited and globally-respected industry standards-setting body.  As the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry, SMPTE is shaping the future of the constantly evolving content business.

The Australia Section was the first founded outside of the United States and has over 400 members across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific.

There are more than 6500 SMPTE members spread throughout 85 countries. As well, over 250 Sustaining (Corporate) Members belong to SMPTE, allowing networking and contacts to occur on a larger scale. Touching on every discipline, our members include engineers, technical directors, cameramen, editors, technicians, manufacturers, educators, and consultants.

SMPTE publishes ANSI-approved Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines, along with the highly regarded SMPTE Journal and its peer-reviewed technical papers. SMPTE holds conferences and local Section meetings to bring people and ideas together, allowing for useful interaction and information exchange.

SMPTE strives toward its goals through:

  • Developing industry standards

  • Enhancing education through seminars

  • Communicating the latest developments in technology

  • Promoting networking and interaction

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