Short for The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
, SMPTE is an international standards organization for the the motion imaging field. SMPTE publishes ANSI-approved Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines, along with the SMPTE Journal and its peer-reviewed technical papers. SMPTE members include engineers, technical directors, cameramen, editors, technicians, manufacturers, designers, educators, consultants and field users in networking, compression and encryption. The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) was founded in 1916.