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

November/December 2017


Newly Elected Officers and Governors

Sustaining Members

Message From The Executive Director
Barbara H. Lange

Report From The Standards Vice President
Alan Lambshead

Section Meetings
Keith Graham; Andrew Thomas


Technical Papers

The Future of Audio Post-Production using Virtual 3D Scenes
Nuno Fonseca

Scene-based Audio Implemented with Higher Order Ambisonics
Nils Peters; Deep Sen; Moo-Young Kim; Oliver Wuebbolt; S. Merrill Weiss

Recipes for Creating and Delivering Next-Generation Broadcast Audio
Sripal Mehta; Tim Onders; Jeff Riedmiller

Understanding the Diverse Needs of Subtitle Users in a Rapidly Evolving Media Landscape
Mike Armstrong; Andy Brown; Michael Crabb; Chris J. Hughes; Rhianne Jones; James Sandford

Digital Television Backward Compatibility Based on Mixed Simulcast using Independent Scalable Video Coding
Daniel Soto

Monitoring and Authoring of 3D Immersive Next-Generation Audio Formats
Peter Pöres


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan


Past Issue Archive