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.

Current Issue

October 2016
Cloud Technologies


Message From The Executive Director
Barbara H. Lange

Report From The Standards Vice President
Alan Lambshead

2016 SMPTE Fellows

2016 Honors and Awards Recipients

The Future of Storytelling and How to Save It SMPTE 2016 Symposium: Monday, 24 October

HPA Tech Retreat U.K.
George Jarrett

Section Meetings

Color Grading with Color Management
Peter Postma; Bob Chorley

Technical Papers

Utilizing Massive Compute Resources in the Public Cloud for Complex Image Processing
Richard Welsh

Moving Toward Zero Infrastructure Broadcasting
Tom Ohanian

Leveraging Cloud-Based Predictive Analytics to Strengthen Audience Engagement
U. Shakeel; M. Limcaco

Perceptual Uniformity for High-Dynamic-Range Television Systems
Tim Borer; Andrew Cotton; Peter Wilson


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan


Past Issue Archive