Motion Imaging Journal

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Current Issue

July 2019
Evolving Distribution

Reports - Freely Available

Message from the Executive Director: SMPTE's Role in Evolving Distribution
Barbara H. Lange

Update from the Standards Vice President: Evolving Distribution
Bruce Devlin

Technical Papers - Available to Members and Subscribers - Join SMPTE and Get Access Today!

Enhanced Redundancy of ST 2059-2 Time Transfer Over ST 2022-7 Redundant Networks
Nikolaus Kerö ; Thomas Kernen

Architectural Considerations When Selecting a Neutral Form for Moving Images
Gary Demos

Exclusive Articles Available Online Only

A Subjective Comparison of Broadcast and Unicast Transmission Impairments.   
Brahim Allan ; Mike Nilsson ; Ian Kegel


Scalability and Performance of the AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 NMOS Specifications for Networked Media
Robert Porter ; Gareth Sylvester-Bradley

Implementing 8K Vision Mixer for Cloud-Based Production System
Tomofumi Koyama ; Junichiro Kawamoto ; Masahiro Kawaragi ; Takuya Kurakake ; Kyoichi Saito


ATSC 3.0 Standards Usher in Next Gen TV Era
Madeleine Noland


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Nonblocking Multicast Networks for Transporting Stream Media
Takeshi Shimizu

Analyzing SMPTE ST 2110 Streams Using EBU’s Open-Source Software
Ievgen Kostiukevych ; Willem Vermost ; Pedro Ferreira

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, the achievement of purpose, and technical execution, the Journal 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.

Past Issue Archive