Advancing moving-imagery education and engineering
Across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries, SMPTE’s dedicated members and volunteers shape our industry’s future with a global Membership, relevant Education, and interoperable Standards.
As SMPTE celebrates its centennial year, new entrants challenge every aspect of the media workflow, from technology tools to business models.
Join us in helping shape that future!
Through a community of members around the world, SMPTE creates a pool of experts with industry leadership.
Through the Journal, conferences, webcasts and other tools, SMPTE delivers knowledge, insight and expertise of media technology.
The Society of Motion Picture Engineers (SMPE) was created in 1916 under the leadership of C. Francis Jenkins, an inventor from Washington, D.C. (The “T” in “SMPTE” was added in 1950 to embrace the emerging television industry.)
Since 1916, the Society has leveraged innovation to develop more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. Today, SMPTE generates an annual average of 50 new standards documents focused on cinema, television, Internet video, audio, and associated metadata.
The value and importance of SMPTE’s standards development work has been recognized by an Oscar® statuette, eight Technology & Engineering Emmy® statuettes. Within the past year, both the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences (ATAS) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have recognized SMPTE for reaching its century milestone. The Special Award plaque from AMPAS honors the fact that, “For one hundred years, the Society’s members have nurtured technology, provided essential standards, and offered the expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and post-production of motion pictures."
Bill Miller and Ellen Sontag-Miller
Michelle Munson and Serban Simu (with Aspera)
Bob Seidel, CBS
Mel Atherton, Blackmagic Design
Randy Conrod, Imagine Communications
Bruce Devlin, Dalet
Chris Fetner, Netflix
Bob Fung, Semtech
Brian Henderson, RED
Bill Miller, Miltag Media Technology
Larry Thorpe, Canon