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

July/August 2016
Image Processing and Compression


Message From the Executive Director: Getting to Know C. Francis Jenkins
Barbara H. Lange

Report from the Standards Vice President: Standards for Video Compression
Alan Lambshead

Technical Papers

Ultra HD Blu-ray Format Video Characteristics
Michael D. Smith

Camera Raw for High Dynamic Range Workflows
Edward Reuss ; Lars Borg

DASH 2016: Where are we and What's Next
Andrew Sinclair

Achieving BT.2020 Color With LCDs: A Tale of Two Applications
James Hillis ; James Thielen ; Josh Tibbits ; John Van Derlofske ; Dave Lamb

Bit Rate Requirements for High Dynamic Range Video
Lukasz Litwic ; Olie Baumann ; Philip White ; Matthew S. Goldman

Exclusive Articles Available Online Only 

VC-3 Codec Updates for Handling Better, Faster, and More Pixels
Shailendra Mathur ; Al Kovalick


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan


Past Issue Archive