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

March 2017


Message From The Executive Director
Barbara H. Lange

Standards Update: Creating Standards for the Next Century
Alan Lambshead

Section Meetings


Technical Papers

HDR Perception Challenges and Measurements in Cinema Environments
François Helt Helt

Objectively Evaluating High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut Color Accuracy
Jaclyn Pytlarz; Elizabeth Pieri; Robin Atkins

Beyond the Limits of Visual Acuity: The Real Reason for 4K and 8K Image Resolution
Edward Reuss

Statistical Methods for Validating UHD Test Content
Sean T. McCarthy

Readying for UHDTV Broadcasting in Japan
Yusuke Miki; Tsuyoshi Sakiyama; Kenichiro Ichikawa; Satoshi Hara; Mayumi Abe; Seiji Mitsuhashi; Masayuki Miyazaki; Akira Hanada; Kazufumi Takizawa; Ichie Masuhara; Koji Mitani


In Memoriam
Edgar A. Schuller

SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Exclusive Online Article

The Resolution Revolution: How Many Bits Do We Really Need?
William Cooper; Sue Farrell


Past Issue Archive