Standards/SMPTE Standards SMPTE Metadata Dictionary (SMPTE 335M-2001) [61] has been developed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineer (SMPTE) [60]. It is composed by a set of metadata elements describing audio/video documents that can be grouped into the following categories:
At the present time the standard definitions have been published in the form of a spreadsheet, but the first step in making the Metadata Dictionary more accessible is to convert the dictionary to a more agreeable format like XML.
Progress is now also being made in providing standardized translation of SMPTE metadata to and from web-friendly XML, and in reconciling SMPTE metadata to MPEG-7 and other descriptive metadata schemes.