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

April 2019

Reports - Freely Available

Message from the Executive Director: Shaping the Future of SMPTE
Barbara H. Lange

Update from the Standards Vice President: UHD/HDR
Bruce Devlin

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

Exclusive Articles Online Only -

Video Luminance Levels for Human Skin Tones in Hybrid Log-Gamma
Simon Thompson

An Assessment of Reference Levels in HDR Content
Erik Reinhard ; Jürgen Stauder ; Michel Kerdranvat

What Are the “Killer Apps” for HDR? Analysis of SDR Assets to Predict the Potential of HDR
Pierre Pete Routhier

Development of Full-Featured 8K Recorder
Kodai Kikuchi ; Takeshi Kajiyama ; Eiichi Miyashita

8K 240-Hz Full-Resolution High-Speed Camera and Slow-Motion Replay Server Systems
Ryohei Funatsu ; Takeshi Kajiyama ; Toshio Yasue ; Kodai Kikuchi ; Kohei Tomioka ; Tomohiro Nakamura ; Hiroki Okamoto ; Eiichi Miyashita ; Hiroshi Shimamoto


In Memoriam: Raymond E. Fielding
David Leitner

SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Past Issue Archive