Motion Imaging Journal

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

November/December 2015
Media Archiving


Newly Elected Officers and Governors

Message from the Executive Director
Barbara H. Lange

Report from the Standards Vice President
Alan Lambshead

2015 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference Program

SMPTE 2015: Getting Ready for the Next Century
Aimée Ricca Fellows

Section Meetings

Industry Reports

2014 Survey Summary for Storage in Professional Media and Entertainment
Thomas M. Coughlin

An Automated Tagging Approach to Improve Search and Retrieval in a Radio Archive
M. Lycke, M. Matton, and L. Overmeire

Maximizing the Potential of Legacy Content in New Media Asset Management Deployments
Savva Mueller

Automated Content Restoration System for File-Based Broadcasting Environments
Sungwoo Choi, Moonsik Lee, Byunghee Jung, Kiok Ahn, Byungyong Ryu, Jaemyun Kim, and Oksam Chae

Cinematic Sound Scene Description and Rendering Control
Charles Q. Robinson and Nicolas Tsingos


SMPTE Sustaining Members


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan


Past Issue Archive