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

Emerging Technologies for Media Facilities
April 2014


Message from The Executive Director 
Barbara Lange

Report from the Standards Vice President
Alan Lambshead

Section Meetings


SMPTE Sustaining Members

Membership Applications

SMPTE Almanac
Mike Dolan

Technical Papers

Toward A Hierarchy of SDI Data Rates
John Hudson and Edward Frlan

Principles of Low-Latency Mediacentric Network Architectures
Thomas Kernen and Steven Posick

Network Optimization for Broadcast Contribution Services Under H.264 Hi422 Profile
J. J. Anaya and D. Ruiz

Hybrid Public Private Cloud Computing for the Media Industry
Robert Jenkins

Computational Photography for Dust and Scratch Detection on Transparent Photographic Material
Giorgio Trumpy and Rudolf Gschwind



Past Issue Archive