With the addition of the online-only issue, the award-winning SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is now published 10 times per year, continuing with nine print/online editions and now one online-only edition, to provide members and subscribers with even more of the exceptional content they expect from SMPTE. 

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

The Journal offers readers a view into the technical world of motion-imaging science. Each issue covers a particular topic, and past issues have focused on themes such as file-based workflow, compression, 3D, audio, distribution formats, advances in lighting, sustainability, and digital cinema. For its technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution, the Journal earned a Merit Award in the Society for Technical Communication's 2017 International Summit Awards competition.

Particular issues of the Journal also include summaries of various SMPTE conference events — including the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, the Future of Cinema Conference held annually at the NAB Show — and the Progress Report, published each September to provide an overview of the latest industry developments with a particular focus on standards community work.

Access to the Journal is a benefit of SMPTE membership.

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Current Issue

January/February 2019
Machine Learning

Reports - Freely Available

Message from the Executive Director: What Is the World Coming To?
Barbara H. Lange

Update from the Standards Vice President: Why Has AI Suddenly Become Interesting?
Bruce Devlin

Section Meetings
Chuck Reti; Martin Feldman; Mike Strein; John Gallagher; Oliver Eichel; James E. O’Neal 

SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition at All-New Venue in Downtown Los Angeles
Dianne Purrier; Aimée Ricca 

Technical Papers - Available to Members and Subscribers - Join SMPTE and Get Access Today!

Online Only Exclusive - Realtime Semantic Enrichment of Video Streams in the Age of Big Data 
Maurizio Montagnuolo; Paolo Platter; Alessio Bosca; Nicolò Bidotti; Alberto Messina

Defining Artificial Intelligence
Richard Welsh

How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning May Eventually Change Content Creation Methodologies
Tom Ohanian

Automatic Generation of Audio Descriptions for Sports Programs
Kiyoshi Kurihara; Atsushi Imai; Nobumasa Seiyama; Toshihiro Shimizu; Shoei Sato; Ichiro Yamada; Tadashi Kumano; Reiko Tako; Taro Miyazaki; Manon Ichiki; Tohru Takagi; Hideki Sumiyoshi

A Scalable Distribution System for Broadcasting Over IP Networks
Richard J. Bradbury

Dynamic Field of View in a Tomographic Light Field Display
Jason Ginsberg; Neil Movva


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Past Issue Archive