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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
(SMPTE) (/ˈsɪmptiː/, rarely /ˈsʌmptiː/), founded in 1916 as the Society of Motion Picture Engineers or SMPE,[1] is a global professional association, of engineers, technologists, and executives working in the media and entertainment industry. An internationally recognized standards organization, SMPTE has more than 800 Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines for broadcast, filmmaking, digital cinema, audio recording, information technology (IT), and medical imaging. In addition to development and publication of technical standards documents, SMPTE publishes the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, provides networking opportunities for its members, produces academic conferences and exhibitions, and performs other industry-related functions. SMPTE Membership is open to any individual or organization with interest in the subject matter.

Medical Diagnostic Imaging Test Pattern

SMPTE standards documents are copyrighted and may be purchased from the SMPTE website, or other distributors of technical standards. Standards documents may be purchased by the general public. Significant standards promulgated by SMPTE include:

All film and television transmission formats and media, including digital. Physical interfaces for transmission of television signals and related data (such as SMPTE time code
SMPTE time code
and the Serial Digital Interface) (SDI) SMPTE color bars Test card
Test card
patterns and other diagnostic tools The Material eXchange Format, or MXF SMPTE ST 2110

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 Motion Imaging Journal. The society sponsors many awards, the oldest of which are the SMPTE Progress Medal, the Samuel Warner Memorial Medal, and the David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff
Medal.[2] SMPTE also has a number of Student Chapters and sponsors scholarships for college students in the motion imaging disciplines. SMPTE is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. Related organizations include

National Television System Committee (NTSC) Moving Picture Experts Group
Moving Picture Experts Group
(MPEG) ITU Radiocommunication Sector (formerly known as the CCIR) ITU Telecommunication Sector (formerly known as the CCITT) Digital Video
Broadcasting BBC Research Department European Broadcasting Union
European Broadcasting Union


1 Film Frame Rate 2 3D television 3 Digital Cinema 4 Honors and Awards program

4.1 Honorary Membership and the Honor Roll 4.2 Progress Medal 4.3 David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff
Gold Medal 4.4 Eastman Kodak
Gold Medal

5 See also 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External links

Film Frame Rate[edit] SMPTE's first standard in 1917 was for speed at which film is shown.[3] 3D television[edit] SMPTE's Task Force on 3D to the Home produced a report on the issues, challenges and suggested minimum standards for the 3D Home Master that would be distributed after post production to the ingest points of distribution channels for 3D video content. A group within the standards committees has begun to work on the formal definition of the SMPTE 3D Home Master.[4][5][6] Digital Cinema[edit] SMPTE, instituted in 1999, a technology committee for the foundations of Digital Cinema : DC28.[7] Honors and Awards program[edit] The SMPTE presents awards to individuals for outstanding contributions in fields of the society. Honorary Membership and the Honor Roll[edit] Recipients Include:

Renville “Ren” H. McMann Jr. (2017) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2016) Oscar B. "O.B." Hanson (2015) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2014) John Logie Baird
John Logie Baird
(2014) Philo Taylor Farnsworth (1996) Ray M. Dolby (1992) Linwood G. Dunn (1984) Herbert T. Kalmus (1958) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1955) Vladimir K. Zworykin
Vladimir K. Zworykin
(1950) Samuel L. Warner (1946) George Eastman
George Eastman
(1928) Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison
(1928) Louis Lumiere (1928) C. Francis Jenkins (1926)

Progress Medal[edit] The Progress Medal, instituted in 1935, is SMPTE's oldest and most prestigious medal, and awarded annually for contributions to engineering aspects of the film and/or television industries.[8] Recipients include:

Douglas Trumbull
Douglas Trumbull
(2016)[9] Ioan Allen (2014) David Wood (2012) Edwin Catmull
Edwin Catmull
(2011) Birney Dayton (2008) Clyde D. Smith (2007) Roderick Snell (2006) S. Merrill Weiss (2005) Dr. Kees Immink
Kees Immink
(2004) Stanley N. Baron (2003) William C. Miller (2002) Bernard J. Lechner
Bernard J. Lechner
(2001) Edwin E. Catmall (1996) Ray Dolby
Ray Dolby
(1983) Harold E. Edgerton (1959) Vladimir K. Zworykin
Vladimir K. Zworykin
(1950) John G. Frayne (1947) Walt Disney
Walt Disney

David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff
Gold Medal[edit]

Chuck Pagano (2013) James M. DeFilippis (2012) Bernard J. Lechner
Bernard J. Lechner
(1996) Stanley N. Baron (1991) William F. Schreiber (1990) Adrian Ettlinger (1976) Joseph A. Flaherty, Jr. (1974) Peter C. Goldmark (1969) W. R. G. Baker (1959) Albert Rose (1958) Charles Ginsburg (1957) Robert E. Shelby (1956) Arthur V. Loughren (1953) Otto H. Schade (1951)

Eastman Kodak
Gold Medal[edit] The Eastman Kodak
Gold Medal, instituted in 1967, recognizes outstanding contributions which lead to new or unique educational programs utilizing motion pictures, television, high-speed and instrumentation photography or other photography sciences. Recent recipients are

Andrew Laszlo
Andrew Laszlo
(2006) James MacKay (2005) Dr. Roderick T. Ryan (2004) George Spiro Dibie (2003) Jean-Pierre Beauviala (2002)

See also[edit]

List of film topics (Extensive alphabetical listing) Category:SMPTE standards Glossary of video terms SMPTE colour bars SMPTE D10 SMPTE D11 SMPTE RP-133: Medical Diagnostic Imaging Test Pattern SMPTE 421M: VC-1 video codec SMPTE 291M: Ancillary Data Packet and Space Formatting SMPTE Universal Leader Digital Picture Exchange General Exchange Format (GXF) Material Exchange Format (MXF) Media dispatch protocol SMPTE 2032 parts 1, 2 and 3 Video tape recorder
Video tape recorder
(VTR) standards defined by SMPTE


^ The name was changed from Society of Motion Picture Engineers (SMPE) to Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
(SMPTE) in 1950 to embrace the emerging television industry. ^ "Honoring the Contributions of Leaders - Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers". www.smpte.org.  ^ TWiT Netcast Network (2017-03-30), How 24 FPS Became Standard, retrieved 2017-03-31  ^ Hollywood gears up 3D TV effort ^ "New SMPTE 3D Home Content Master Requirements Set Stage For New Market Growth". Archived from the original on 2009-05-02.  ^ "Welcome to the SMPTE Store - Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers". store.smpte.org.  ^ See Charles S. Swartz (editor). Understanding Digital Cinema. A Professional Handbok. Elsevier, 2005, p. 7. ^ "List of SMPTE Progress Medal winners". Archived from the original on 2009-01-05.  ^ "SMPTE Progress Medal Historical List Recipients Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers". www.smpte.org. Retrieved 2018-02-20. 


Charles S. Swartz (editor). Understanding Digital Cinema. A Professional Handbok. Elsevier, 2005.

External links[edit]

Official website

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storage formats



Quadruplex (1956) VERA (1958) Ampex 2 inch helical VTR (1961) Sony 2 inch helical VTR (1961) Type A (1965) CV-2000 (1965) Akai (1967) U-matic
(1969) EIAJ-1
(1969) Cartrivision (1972) Philips VCR (1972) V-Cord (1974) VX (1974) Betamax
(1975) IVC (1975) Type B (1976) Type C (1976) VHS
(1976) VK (1977) SVR (1979) Video
2000 (1980) CVC (1980) VHS-C
(1982) M (1982) Betacam
(1982) Video8 (1985) MII (1986) S- VHS
(1987) S- VHS-C
(1987) Hi8 (1989) Ruvi (1998)


D1 (1986) D2 (1988) D3 (1991) DCT (1992) Digital Betacam
(1993) D5 (1994) Digital-S
(D9) (1995) Betacam
SX (1996) Digital8
(1999) MicroMV

High Definition

(1984) UniHi (1984) W- VHS
(1994) HDCAM
(1997) D- VHS
(1998) D6 HDTV VTR
(2000) HDV
(2003) HDCAM
SR (2003)



Phonovision (1927) Ampex-HS (1967) TeD (1975) LaserDisc
(1978) CED (1981) VHD (1983) Laserfilm
(1984) CD Video
(1987) VSD (c. 1987)


VCD (1993) MovieCD
(1996) DVD
(1996) Mini DVD
(c. 1996) DVD- Video
(1997) CVD (1998) SVCD (1998) EVD (2003) PVD (Personal Video
Disc) (2003) HVD (High-Definition Versatile Disc) (2004) UMD (2004) FVD (2005)

High Definition

MUSE Hi-Vision LD (1994) VMD (2006) HD DVD
(2006) BRD (BD/ Blu-ray
disc) (2006) MiniBD (c. 2006) HVD (Holographic Versatile Disc) (2007) CBHD (China Blue High-definition Disc) (2008) UHD BRD (Ultra HD Blu-ray
disc) (2016)


Media agnostic

DV (1995) DVCPRO (1995) DVCAM (1996) DVCPRO50 (1997) DVCPRO HD (2000)


CamCutter Editcam (1995) XDCAM
(2003) MOD (2005) AVCHD
(2006) AVC-Intra (2006) TOD (2007) iFrame (2009) XAVC (2012)

Solid state

P2 (2004) SxS (2007) MicroP2

recorded to film

(1947) Telerecording
(1940s) Electronicam
kinescope (1950s) Electronic Video
Recording (1967)

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SMPTE standards


SMPTE 259M SMPTE 292M SMPTE 296M SMPTE 344M SMPTE 356M SMPTE 367M SMPTE 372M SMPTE 274M SMPTE 424M SMPTE 2022 SMPTE ST 2071 SMPTE color bars SMPTE timecode Digital Picture Exchange Material Exchange Format Unique Material Identifier

Related articles

Broadcast-safe Broadcast television systems

Related standards organizations

National Television System Committee Moving Picture Experts Group ITU Radiocommunication Sector (formerly CCIR) ITU Telecommunication Sector (formerly CCITT) Digital Video
Broadcasting European Broadcasting Union BBC Research NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories

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Academy Honorary Award


Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
/ Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1928) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1932) Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple
(1934) D. W. Griffith
D. W. Griffith
(1935) The March of Time
The March of Time
/ W. Howard Greene and Harold Rosson (1936) Edgar Bergen
Edgar Bergen
/ W. Howard Greene / Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
Film Library / Mack Sennett
Mack Sennett
(1937) J. Arthur Ball / Walt Disney
Walt Disney
/ Deanna Durbin
Deanna Durbin
and Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
/ Gordon Jennings, Jan Domela, Devereaux Jennings, Irmin Roberts, Art Smith, Farciot Edouart, Loyal Griggs, Loren L. Ryder, Harry D. Mills, Louis Mesenkop, Walter Oberst / Oliver T. Marsh and Allen Davey / Harry Warner
Harry Warner
(1938) Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks
/ Judy Garland
Judy Garland
/ William Cameron Menzies / Motion Picture Relief Fund (Jean Hersholt, Ralph Morgan, Ralph Block, Conrad Nagel)/ Technicolor Company (1939) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Nathan Levinson (1940) Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins, and the RCA Manufacturing Company / Leopold Stokowski
Leopold Stokowski
and his associates / Rey Scott / British Ministry of Information (1941) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
/ Noël Coward
Noël Coward
/ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(1942) George Pal
George Pal
(1943) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Margaret O'Brien
Margaret O'Brien
(1944) Republic Studio, Daniel J. Bloomberg, and the Republic Studio Sound Department / Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
/ The House I Live In / Peggy Ann Garner (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ Ernst Lubitsch
Ernst Lubitsch
/ Claude Jarman Jr. (1946) James Baskett
James Baskett
/ Thomas Armat, William Nicholas Selig, Albert E. Smith, and George Kirke Spoor
George Kirke Spoor
/ Bill and Coo / Shoeshine (1947) Walter Wanger
Walter Wanger
/ Monsieur Vincent
Monsieur Vincent
/ Sid Grauman
Sid Grauman
/ Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor
(1948) Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt
/ Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
/ Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
/ The Bicycle Thief (1949) Louis B. Mayer
Louis B. Mayer
/ George Murphy
George Murphy
/ The Walls of Malapaga (1950)


Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
/ Rashomon
(1951) Merian C. Cooper
Merian C. Cooper
/ Bob Hope
Bob Hope
/ Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd
/ George Mitchell / Joseph M. Schenck / Forbidden Games
Forbidden Games
(1952) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation / Bell & Howell Company / Joseph Breen / Pete Smith (1953) Bausch & Lomb Optical Company / Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
/ Kemp Niver / Greta Garbo / Jon Whiteley
Jon Whiteley
/ Vincent Winter / Gate of Hell (1954) Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1955) Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor
(1956) Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
/ Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson / Charles Brackett / B. B. Kahane (1957) Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
(1958) Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton
/ Lee de Forest
Lee de Forest
(1959) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
/ Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel
/ Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
(1960) William L. Hendricks / Fred L. Metzler / Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
(1961) William J. Tuttle
William J. Tuttle
(1964) Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1965) Yakima Canutt
Yakima Canutt
/ Y. Frank Freeman
Y. Frank Freeman
(1966) Arthur Freed (1967) John Chambers / Onna White (1968) Cary Grant
Cary Grant
(1969) Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
/ Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1970) Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
(1971) Charles S. Boren / Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
(1972) Henri Langlois
Henri Langlois
/ Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
(1973) Howard Hawks
Howard Hawks
/ Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir
(1974) Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford


Margaret Booth (1977) Walter Lantz
Walter Lantz
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
/ King Vidor
King Vidor
/ Museum of Modern Art Department of Film (1978) Hal Elias / Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1979) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1980) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Hal Roach
Hal Roach
(1983) James Stewart
James Stewart
/ National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
(1984) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
/ Alex North (1985) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1986) Eastman Kodak
Company / National Film Board of Canada
National Film Board of Canada
(1988) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1989) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
/ Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
(1990) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1991) Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
(1992) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1993) Michelangelo Antonioni
Michelangelo Antonioni
(1994) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
/ Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones
(1995) Michael Kidd
Michael Kidd
(1996) Stanley Donen
Stanley Donen
(1997) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1998) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1999) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
/ Ernest Lehman (2000)


Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
/ Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(2001) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(2002) Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(2003) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(2004) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2005) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2006) Robert F. Boyle (2007) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
/ Roger Corman
Roger Corman
/ Gordon Willis
Gordon Willis
(2009) Kevin Brownlow / Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
/ Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(2010) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
/ Dick Smith (2011) D. A. Pennebaker
D. A. Pennebaker
/ Hal Needham
Hal Needham
/ George Stevens Jr.
George Stevens Jr.
(2012) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
/ Piero Tosi (2013) Jean-Claude Carrière
Jean-Claude Carrière
/ Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
/ Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara
(2014) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
/ Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2015) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
/ Lynn Stalmaster / Anne V. Coates / Frederick Wiseman (2016) Charles Burnett / Owen Roizman / Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
/ Agnès