Published eight times annually, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is a view in the technical world of motion imaging science. Each issue covers a special topic including file-based workflow, compression, 3D, audio, distribution formats, advances in lighting, sustainability, digital cinema and much more.

Periodically published wall charts add insight into a very complex technical domain.

Special issues include wrap-ups from various SMPTE conference events, including the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference and the Technology Summit on Cinema held annually at the NAB Show. Each September, the Progress Report is published which provides a valuable overview of the latest industry developments with a particular focus on the standards community work.

Members can begin accessing the Journal from the SMPTE Digital Library a benefit of membership.

Non-members, individuals or institutions may subscribe to either print or online subscription.

Current Issue

October 2017
File-Based Workflow


Message from the Executive Director: What Is in a New Look?
Barbara H. Lange

Report from the Standards Vice President: Standards for File-Based Workflows
Alan Lambshead

2017 SMPTE Fellows
Jean-Pierre Evain

2017 Honors and Awards Recipients
Renville Ren H. McMann

2017 Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Looks at the Future of Connected Content
Tom Coughlin

Technical Papers

Automating the Exchange of Video Files with BXF and Enabling Further Process Automation in File-Based Workflows
Chris Lennon; Clyde Smith

An Extension of the Output Profile List for Semi-Automated Quality Control Using IMF
Heiko Sparenberg; Matthias Martin; Siegfried Foessel; Ronny Paduschek

Scaling IMF: How to Manage 10,000 IMF Packages
Eric Carson; Simon Adler

Rethinking Frame Rate and Temporal Fidelity in a Cinema Workflow
Tony Davis

Automatic Recovery and Verification of Subtitles for Large Collections of Video Clips
Mike Armstrong

Past Issue Archive