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

April 2015
Ultra High Definition


2015 Newly Elected Officers and Governors

Message from the Executive Director
Barbara H. Lange

HPA 2015 Tech Retreat: A Brief Recap
John Maizels

Message from the Standards Vice President
Alan Lambshead

Section Meetings

Technical Papers

Color Management for Wide-Color-Gamut UHDTV Production
Kenichiro Masaoka, Takayuki Yamashita, Yukihiro Nishida, Masayuki Sugawara

ULTRA-HD Content Acquisition and Exchange Using HEVC Range Extensions
Matthew S. Goldman, Lukasz Litwic, and Olie Baumann

Deploying Wide Color Gamut and High Dynamic Range in HD and UHD
Charles Poynton, Jeroen Stessen, and Rutger Nijland

Controlling Miniaturization in Stereoscopic 3D Imagery
Michael D. Smith and Jason Malia

Developing Requirements for a Visually Lossless Display Stream Coding System Open Standard
Dale Stolitzka


SMPTE Sustaining Members

SMPTE Almanac


Membership Application/Renewal

Past Issue Archive