With the addition of the online-only issue, the award-winning SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is now published 10 times per year, continuing with nine print/online editions and now one online-only edition, to provide members and subscribers with even more of the exceptional content they expect from SMPTE. 

Periodically published wall charts add insight into a very complex technical domain.

The Journal offers readers a view into the technical world of motion-imaging science. Each issue covers a particular topic, and past issues have focused on themes such as file-based workflow, compression, 3D, audio, distribution formats, advances in lighting, sustainability, and digital cinema. For its technical content, achievement of purpose, and technical execution, theJournal earned a Merit Award in the Society for Technical Communication's 2017 International Summit Awards competition.

Particular issues of the Journal also include summaries of various SMPTE conference events — including the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, the Future of Cinema Conference held annually at the NAB Show — and the Progress Report, published each September to provide an overview of the latest industry developments with a particular focus on standards community work.

Access to the Journal is a benefit of SMPTE membership.

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Current Issue

July 2018
Content Management


Message from the Executive Director: The U.K. Section and Region Say So Long, But Not Goodbye
Barbara H. Lange

Report from the Membership Vice President: Calling All Champions
Peter Wharton

Technical Papers

NABA DPP: Specifications and Standards for Content Delivery
Christopher Lennon; Clyde Smith

Artificial Intelligence for Detecting Media Piracy
Milosh Stolikj; Dmitri Jarnikov; Andrew Wajs

Building a Cognitive Data Management Strategy (and Why Doing So Is Suddenly So Important)
Floyd Christofferson

Shot Change and Stuck Pixel Detection of Digital Video Assets
Subhabrata Bhattacharya; Adithya Prakash; Rohit Puri

IMF End-to-End Workflows in Media Asset Management Systems
Julián Fernández-Campón

Cyber Defense: Deter, Detect, and Defend
Denis Onuoha

Technical Practices for a Multi-CDN Distribution Strategy
Bram Tullemans


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan; Denis Onuoha; Bram Tullemans

Past Issue Archive