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

April 2016


Message from the Executive Director: Recognized for 100 Years of Technology in Motion Imaging
Barbara H. Lange

Report from the Standards Vice President: Standards for Display
Alan Lambshead

Section Meetings

Technical Papers

Observer Metamerism Models and Multiprimary Display Systems
D. Long, M. Fairchild

Display Technology: The Next Chapter
P. Putman

The Calibration Conundrum: Toward Standardizing a Reference White Chromaticity for HDTV
M. Donato

Future Models for Live Event Broadcasting
P. Tudor, P. Brightwell, R. Wadge

High Frame Rate Television: Sampling Theory, the Human Visual System, and Why the Nyquist–Shannon Theorem Does Not Apply
K. Noland

Exclusive Articles Available Online Only 

A Study of Stereoscopic Digital Cinema in China Including New Standards and Recommendations
B. Gong, H. Qin, D. Chen, F. Wang

Viewer's Choice: Rethinking Media Personalization in a Multiscreen World
V. Vasudevan


SMPTE Sustaining Members

Leon Silverman

SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan


Past Issue Archive