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

November/December 2017


A Message from the Executive Director: The Impact of SMPTE in an IP Age
Barbara H. Lange

Report from the Standards Vice President: Standards for Video Compression
Alan Lambshead

Section Meetings
Rick Reagan; Steve Wong; James E. O’Neal

Technical Papers

VP9 Encoder and Decoders for Next-Generation Online Video Platforms and Services
Mukund Srinivasan

HEVC Mezzanine Compression for UHD Transport over SDI and IP Infrastructures
Juan José Anaya Luengo; Damian Ruiz Coll

Efficient Multibitrate HEVC Encoding for Adaptive Streaming
Deepthi Nandakumar; Sagar Kotecha; Kavitha Sampath; Pradeep Ramachandran; Tom Vaughan

High Frame Rate Psychophysics: Experimentation to Determine a JND for Frame Rate
Elizabeth DoVale

Quality Control of Stereoscopic 3D Compositing Using Half-Occlusion Geometry
Jonathan Bouchard; James J. Clark

A 100 Gbit/sec Interface for 4K/8K UHDTV Signals
Shigeyuki Yamashita; Kazushige Takahashi

The Open-Source Turing Codec: Toward Fast, Flexible, and Parallel HEVC Encoding
Saverio Blasi; Matteo Naccari; Rajitha Weerakkody; John Funnell; Marta Mrak


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Past Issue Archive