SMPTE is a leader in motion-imaging standards and best practices for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. With this partnership, the digital library will contain society documents dating back to 1916—more than 23,000 in all. They will all be available by subscription in IEEE Xplore by the end of this year.
Among the offerings is the society’s Motion Imaging Journal. Published eight times a year, the journal covers topics that include file-based workflow, compression, 3-D cameras, audio, distribution formats, advances in lighting, and digital cinema. The journal also provides a recap of the society’s annual conferences, including the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, to be held this year from 26 to 29 October in Los Angeles. The website will include more than 2,000 papers from these conferences.
The library will also have more than 800 SMPTE standards, including the SMPTE Time Code standard, which dictates that every frame of audio and video be given a unique identifying number. This helps digital editors add audio to the correct video frames during post-production. Other standards address digital projectors, cinema sound systems, and image-compression systems.
To learn more about the SMPTE library, visit IEEE Xplore’s subscription Web page.