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

October 2015
Compression and Image Processing


Message from the Executive Director
Barbara H. Lange

Report from the Standards Vice President
Alan Lambshead

2015 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference Program

2015 Fellows

2015 Awards Recipients

Section Meetings

Technical Papers

State of HEVC Bitrates in 2014: Comparing HEVC, H.264, and MPEG-2
John Pallett

Implementation of Enhanced HEVC/H.265 Encoders: Supporting New Requirements and Functionalities
A. Dueñas and J. Ridge

Realtime Super Resolution for 4K/8K with Nonlinear Signal Processing
Seiichi Gohshi

The Turbulent Path to CALM TV: Bumpy Progress and Unintended Consequences
J. Patrick Waddell

A Psychophysical Study Exploring Judder Using Fundamental Signals and Complex Imagery
Scott Daly, Ning Xu, James Crenshaw, and Vikrant J. Zunjarrao

Exclusive Articles Available Online Only

High Frame Rate Video Conversion
Paola Hobson

HEVC Efficiency Assessment for Contribution Services of HD Interlaced Content
Juan Jose Anaya and Damián Ruiz


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan


Past Issue Archive