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. Learn more

Current Issue

May/June 2015


2015 Newly Elected Officers and Governors

Message from the Executive Director
Barbara H. Lange

Message from the Standards Vice President
Alan Lambshead

2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema
Aimée Ricca

Section Meetings

Technical Papers

Seeing The Future… Now
Pete Putman

Quantum Dots and Rec. 2020: Bringing the Color of Tomorrow Closer to Reality Today
James Thielen, James Hillis, John Van Derlofske, Dave Lamb, and Art Lathrop

Design Considerations for Cinema Exhibition Using RGB Laser Illumination
Jim Houston and William Beck

The Art of Better Pixels
David G. Brooks

Temporal vs. Spatial Resolution: Comparative Tests for Broadcast Sports
Pierre Routhier and Eduardo Pérez-Pellitero

Source-Timed SDN Video Switching of Packetized Video
Thomas G. Edwards


SMPTE Sustaining Members

SMPTE Almanac


Past Issue Archive