SMTPE is an acronym that can contain many meanings which are listed below.
SMTPE – Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
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SMPTE (society of motion pictures and television engineers) said in 1926 that if you shoot a movie, you should shoot at 16 frames per second and show it at 21 frames per second.
Why did they recommend this ?
Back in 1926 movies didn’t have audio on the film … this gives the feeling it goes really slow.
So to give a correct feeling of reality they decided to project faster than they filmed it.