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

May 2018
Media Workflows


Message from the Executive Director: Thought Leadership at SMPTE
Barbara H. Lange

Report from the Standards Vice President: Standards for Media Workflows
Bruce Devlin

Section Meetings

Technical Papers

Leveraging Hybrid Cloud Workflows in Media and Entertainment
Joan M. Wrabetz; Erik Weaver

Microservices: Building Blocks to New Workflows and Virtualization
Darren Gallipeau; Sara Kudrle

Moving Object-Based Media Production from One-Off Examples to Scalable Workflows
Jasmine Cox; Matthew Brooks; Ian Forrester; Mike Armstrong

Implementation of Closed Captioning System for Terrestrial UHD Based on ATSC 3.0
Yunhyoung Kim

A UHDTV2 Full-Resolution 60/120-Hz Multiformat Portable Camera System
Tomohiro Nakamura; Takahiro Yamasaki; Ryohei Funatsu; Hiroshi Shimamoto


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Past Issue Archive