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

November/December 2018
New Technologies and Techniques


Message from the Executive Director: Delivering a Strategic Plan
Barbara H. Lange

Message from the President: Vision 2020: Looking to the Future
Matthew Goldman

Update from the Standards Vice President: New Technologies
Bruce Devlin

Section Meetings
James E. O’Neal

Technical Papers

Realtime Measurement of Ultrahigh-Definition Camera Modulation Transfer Function
Kenichiro Masaoka; Kazuyuki Arai; Yoshiro Takiguchi

Programmable Data Plane for Professional Media Networking
Thomas Edwards; Nick Ciarleglio

Media Orchestration Between Streams and Devices via New MPEG Timed Metadata
M. Oskar van Deventer; Jean-Claude Dufourd; Sejin Oh; Seong Yong Lim; Youngkwon Lim; Krishna Chandramouli; Rob Koenen

ARnold: A Mixed Reality Short Film Using Microsoft HoloLens
Chinmay Chinara; Greg Feingold; Aakash Shanbhag; Kacey Weiniger

The Immersive Experience Classification System: A New Strategic Decision-Making Tool for Content Creators
Pierre Hugues Routhier

Single-Sensor Video Cameras and the TLCI-2012
Per Bøhler; Alan Roberts; Odd Erling Høgberg

Cost Increase Due to UHD Video Broadcasting Compared to HD
Urvashi Pal; Horace L. King


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Past Issue Archive