SMPTE

Who creates SMPTE Standards?

SMPTE Standards and other Engineering Documents are created by volunteer committees representing various sectors of the industry.  Committee members participate as individuals, but many represent a manufacturer or user organization.

Most committee members are Professional Members of SMPTE, either as individuals or as members designated by a Sustaining Institutional member organization (see Membership).  There is no requirement for SMPTE membership -- non-members who have a professional interest in, or are affected by, SMPTE Standards may also join.

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.
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