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, theJournal 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

September 2018
Progress Report


Message from the Executive Director: How Do We Navigate?
Barbara H. Lange

Introduction to the 2018 Progress Report
Patrick Griffis

Introduction to the SMPTE Technology Committee Reports
Bruce Devlin

Reports from the SMPTE Technology Committees
John Snow; Michael Zink; Dave Schnuelle; John C. Miller; Dean Bullock; Chis Witham; Michael A. Dolan; Brian Long; Bill Redmann; John Hurst; Michael DeValue; Paul Gardiner; Fred Walls; Friedrich Gierlinger; John Hudson; Chris Lennon; Karl Paulsen; Pierre-Anthony Lemieux; Florian Schleich

American Society of Cinematographers Motion Imaging Technology Council Progress Report 2018
Curtis Clark; David Reisner; David Stump; Bill Bennett; Jay Holben; Michael Karagosian; Eric Rodli; Joachim Zell; Don Eklund; Bill Mandel; Gary Demos; Jim Fancher; Joe Kane; Greg Ciaccio; Tim Kang; Joshua Pines; Pete Ludé; David Morin; Michael Goi; Mike Sanders; W. Thomas Wall

Report from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technology Council
Craig Barron; Paul Debevec; Wendy Aylsworth; Bill Taylor; Rob Hummel; Michael Tronick; Andy Maltz

Progress Report of the Advanced Television Systems Committee
Jerry C. Whitaker

2018 Update from the Consumer Technology Association
Dave Wilson

2018 Update on Activities Related to JT-NM, AMWA, and VSF
Brad Gilmer; Willem Vermost; Peter Brightwell; Subha Dhesikan; Richard Cartwright

2018 Digital Video Broadcasting Update
Graham Mills

UHD Alliance Progress Report
Michael Zink

Report from the Audio Engineering Society
Richard Cabot

Master Control in the Cloud: From Concept to Reality
Christy King

Progress Report: IMF for Broadcast and Online
Bruce Devlin ; Andy Wilson

Progress Report: ST 2110 Update
Thomas Edwards

2018 Update on High Dynamic Range Television
Scott Miller

Video Coding Standards Progress Report: Joint Video Experts Team Launches the Versatile Video Coding Project
Gary J. Sullivan

State of Security for the Media and Entertainment Industry
Marc Zorn

A Personal History and the Future of Broadcasting in the Connected Age
Simon Fell

Technical Papers

Report from the World Wide Web Consortium
François Daoust


In Memoriam: John L. Goodell
Peter Hammar

SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Past Issue Archive