Motion Imaging Journal

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Current Issue

August 2019
Media Workflows

Reports - Freely Available

SMPTE Periodical - Message from the Executive Director: Media Workflows Changing All the Time
Barbara H. Lange

SMPTE Periodical - Update from the Standards Vice President: Media Workflows
Bruce Devlin

Results of the 2019 Society Section Elections

Section Meetings

Technical Papers - Available to Members and Subscribers - Join SMPTE and Get Access Today!

Interoperable Workflows Through IMF Output Profile Lists
Arjun Ramamurthy ; Raymond Yeung

Bayesian Methods for Radiometric Calibration in Motion Picture Encoding Workflows
Ricardo R. Figueroa; Rui Li

Good Things Come in Small Packages: Microservices for Media and the Need for Standardization
Chris Lennon

Exclusive Articles Available Online Only

Nine Years of Media and Entertainment Digital Storage Surveys
Thomas Coughlin


 2-IMMERSE: A Platform for Production, Delivery, and Orchestration of Distributed Media Applications
James Walker ; Doug L. Williams ; Ian C. Kegel ; Andy P. Gower ; Jack Jansen ; Mark Lomas ; Stefan Fjellsten


A Threat Analysis for Virtual Reality Media
Eric Diehl


SMPTE Almanac
Michael Dolan

Nonblocking Multicast Networks for Transporting Stream Media
Takeshi Shimizu

Analyzing SMPTE ST 2110 Streams Using EBU’s Open-Source Software
Ievgen Kostiukevych ; Willem Vermost ; Pedro Ferreira

With the addition of the online-only issue, the award-winning SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is now published 10 times per year, continuing with nine print/online editions and now one online-only edition, to provide members and subscribers with even more of the exceptional content they expect from SMPTE. 

Periodically published wall charts add insight into a very complex technical domain.

The Journal offers readers a view into the technical world of motion-imaging science. Each issue covers a particular topic, and past issues have focused on themes such as file-based workflow, compression, 3D, audio, distribution formats, advances in lighting, sustainability, and digital cinema. For its technical content, the achievement of purpose, and technical execution, the Journal earned a Merit Award in the Society for Technical Communication's 2017 International Summit Awards competition.

Particular issues of the Journal also include summaries of various SMPTE conference events — including the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, the Future of Cinema Conference held annually at the NAB Show — and the Progress Report, published each September to provide an overview of the latest industry developments with a particular focus on standards community work.

Past Issue Archive