Motion Imaging Journal

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Current Issue

November/December 2019


The current title for this publication is: SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. The SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is the key publication of the Society, providing peer-reviewed articles on topics in 3D, imaging processing, display technologies, audio, compression, digital cinema, and much more. View Full Aims & Scope

Reports - Freely Available

Message from the Executive Director: Progress in the SMPTE Three-Year Strategic Plan
Barbara H. Lange

Update from the Standards Vice President: Compression
Bruce Devlin


Analysis of Emerging Video Codecs: Coding Tools, Compression Efficiency
Julien Le Tanou ; Médéric Blestel

Understanding the Video Codec Jungle: A Comparison of TCO and Compression Efficiency
Jean-Yves Aubié ; Franck Chi ; Patrick Duménil ; Thierry Fautier

Understanding MPEG-I Coding Standardization in Immersive VR/AR Applications
Gauthier Lafruit ; Daniele Bonatto ; Christian Tulvan ; Marius Preda ; Lu Yu


Quantitative Evaluation and Attribute of Overall Brightness in a High Dynamic Range World
Stelios Ploumis ; Ronan Boitard ; Jean-Philippe Jacquemin ; Gerwin Damberg ; Anders Ballestad ; Panos Nasiopoulos

Exclusive Article Available Online Only

Exclusive Articles Online: Abstracts
Jonatan Sameulsson

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The XVC Video Code”A Revolutionary Software-Defined Video Compression Format
Jonatan Samuelsson


Visual Perception Entropy Measure
François Hel


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Exclusive Article Online: Abstract
Richard I. Cartwright ; Brad Gilmer

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, the 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.

Past Issue Archive