The standardsetting organization that established the SMPTE standard timecode for video. SMPTE timecode is the most commonly used timecode format.
Time code developed for the film industry but now extensively used in music and recording. SMPTE is a real-time code and is related to hours, minutes, seconds and film or video frames rather than to musical tempo.
(Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers) a.k.a. "Time Code". Universally used and recognized standard for time and velocity. Digital machine code which contains hours, minutes, seconds and frames. Common formats in the US are 30 frames/second non-drop, and 29.97 frames/second drop-frame.