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

January/February 2017
Streaming Media


Message From The Executive Director: The Dawning of a New Century for SMPTE
Barbara H. Lange

Report From The Standards Vice President: Standards for Streaming Media
Alan Lambshead

SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future in Style
Aimée Ricca

Section Meetings
Richard Perin; Gene Batey; James E. O’Neal


Technical Papers

Enhancing MPEG DASH Performance via Server and Network Assistance
Emmanuel Thomas; M. O. van Deventer; Thomas Stockhammer; Ali C. Begen; Jeroen Famaey

Improving User Experience when HTTP Adaptive Streaming Clients Compete for Bandwidth
Charline Taibi Guguen; Francoise Le Bolzer; Remi Houdaille

Interactive Steaming of Panoramas and VR Worlds
Ralf Schäfer; Peter Kauff; Robert Skupin; Yago Sánchez; Christian weißig

Seamless 3D Interaction of Virtual and Real Objects in Professional Virtual Studios
Thomas Hach; Pablo Arias; Carles Bosch; Javier Montesa; Pablo Gascó

Avatar-Based Sign Language Interpretations for Weather Forecast and other TV Programs
Juhyun Oh; Seonggyu Jeon; Byungsun Kim; Minho Kim; Sangwook Kang; Hyukchul Kwon; Iktae Kim; Youngho Song

Exclusive Article Online: Abstract
William Hooper

Cybersecurity for Media Technology Products
William Hooper


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan


Past Issue Archive