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

May/June 2017
IT-Based Systems


Message from the Executive Director: Is This the Future of Storytelling?
Barbara H. Lange

Report From The Satndards Vice President: Standards for IT-Based Systems
Alan Lambshead

Section Meetings
Marty Feldman; Paul Beck; Gene L. Batey; Dover Mundt; James E. O’Neal

Technical Papers

The Suitcase: Using C4, Semantics and NoSQL for Managing Motion Picture Data
Nancy Silver; Kaki Ettinger; Joshua Kolden; Michael Malgeri; Erik Weaver

The VRT Sandbox LIVE IP Experience
Felix Poulin; Willem Vermost; Michel De Wolf; Wouter De Cuyper; Karel De Bondt

Integrating Non-Realtime Software Processes into Realtime IP-Based Production
Paola Hobson

Looking Deep into the Future: Infrastructure Prospects for the Media Enterprise in 2036
Al Kovalick

A Biologically-Inspired Approach to Making HDR Video Quality Assessment Easier
Sean T. McCarthy


In Memoriam

SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Exclusive Online Articles

James Clyde Miller

Large-Scale PTP: How Big Can It Get?
Nicholas Ciarleglio; Thomas Edwards; Robert Welch


Past Issue Archive