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. Learn more

Current Issue

March 2015
Video Over IP


2015 Newly Elected Officers and Governors

Message from the Executive Director
Barbara H. Lange

Message from the Standards Vice President
Alan Lambshead

Section Meetings

Technical Papers

Thomas Edwards

Network-Based Timing, Genlock and Time Code Using Precision Time Protocol
Nigel Seth-Smith

Can COTS Ethernet Switches Handle Uncompressed Video?
Thomas Edwards and Brian Keane

A Practical Approach to IP Live Production
Toshiaki Kojima, John J. Stone, Jian-Rong Chen, and Paul N. Gardiner

Taking the Pixel Out of the Picture
Philip Willis, John Patterson, Peter Balch, and Jan Paxton

An Objective Metric for Stereoscopic 3D Video Quality Prediction Using Perceptual Thresholds
Darya Khaustova, Jérôme Fournier, and Olivier Le Meur


SMPTE Sustaining Members

SMPTE Almanac

Membership Application/Renewal

Past Issue Archive