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. Learn more

Current Issue

September 2015
Progress Report


Message from the Executive Director
Barbara H. Lange

SMPTE Symposium Preliminary Program

2015 Annual Technical Conference Preliminary Program

Section Meetings

Introduction to the SMPTE 2015 Progress Report
Matthew Goldman

Reports from the SMPTE Technology Committees

Industry Reports

Report from the American Society of Cinematographers Technology Committee
Curtis Clark, David Reisner, Don Eklund, Michael Karagosian, Eric Rodli, Steve Schklair, Gary Demos, Jim Fancher, Greg Ciaccio, Lou Levinson, David Stump, and David Morin

Laser Projectors and the Future of Digital Cinema
Mark Clowes

Digital Video Broadcasting Report
David Wood

2015 Activities of the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses in the Field of Broadcasting
Tadaaki Yokoo

Status of the Advanced Television Systems Committee
Jerry C. Whitaker and Richard Chernock

2015 Update from the Consumer Electronics Association
Brian Markwalter

The Next Generation in Consumer Displays
Peter Putman

OTT (Over-The-Top) in 2015
Anil Kokaram, Regis Crinon, and Nicolas Catania

A Review of the Technology and Migration Patterns for IP/IT Media Infrastructures
Al Kovalick

Virtual Reality Primer with an Emphasis on Camera-Captured VR
Philip Lelyveld

MPEG Progress Report
Walt Husak


SMPTE Sustaining Members


SMPTE Almanac

Membership Application/Renewal

SMPTE Sustaining Membership Application


Past Issue Archive