This is the organisation that sets agreed standards for much of the video and audio industries around the world (http://www.smpte.org/). See SMPTE test image.
An association of engineers involved in movie, television, and video production. SMPTE also refers to SMPTE time, the timing standard that this group adopted.
Forum that defines standards for television and film production. Standard definition television (SDTV) Standard definition video format that has 4:3 aspect ratio. Generally refers to 480i.