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 2017


Message from the Executive Director: The Responsibilities of Being an International Association
Barbara H. Lange

Report from the Standards Vice President: Update on Standards for HDR, WCG, and HFR
Alan Lambshead

Call For Papers

Section Meetings


Technical Papers

A Single-Layer HDR Video Coding Framework with SDR Compatibility
Edouard François; Leon van de Kerkhof

Conversion of Conventional Video Display for High Dynamic Range Televisions
Simon Thompson

The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades: Test Patterns for HDR
R. Norman Hurst

Realtime Cross-Mapping of High Dynamic Range Images
Jaclyn Pytlarz; Kimball Thurston; David Brooks; Prinyar Boon; Robin Atkins

Luminance-Preserving Color Conversion
Florian Schweiger; Tim Borer; Manish Pindoria


In Memoriam

SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Exclusive Online Article

A UHD 2/3 inch CMOS Imager with Dynamic Pixel Management - An Enabler for New Format Flexibility
Klaus Weber; Peter Centen

Adapting Content to Different Displays Capabilities and Viewing Environments
Jack Holm


Past Issue Archive