Author Archives: steven

About steven

The creative talent behind the company, and creator of our groundbreaking Phoenix scanning system, Steven is a highly skilled film editor and works in Final Cut Pro, Motion and Episode.

Photo of the month for July

I decided to honour this glorious weather we’ve been having with a tribute to the summer holidays… but I couldn’t pick just one photo this month, so we have four! Taken from some lovely 35mm slides we’ve had the pleasure of transferring to JPEG, DVD and Blu-ray. Let the sunshine continue…

Cine film formats feature

Jennie gives you a quick guide to the most common cine film formats, including Standard8, Single-8, Super8, 9,5mm and 16mm film. If you’ve got some cine film to have transfered to Blu-ray, DVD or Quicktime, this will be really handy to watch…

All Cine Film now scanned to Lossless TIFF

You may already know that our cine film scanning technique involves scanning the individual cellsof your cine film as separate images. We can then provide these to our customers as a folder of still images (what we call the Image Sequence file), or we can build the images into movie files suitable for computer editing, […]

Checking out the film transfer scene in NY…

What a crazy month – so busy at Alive Studios we nearly didn’t get this issue of the newsletter out! Big thanks to all our loyal customers who have been referring us to their friends and family and keeping us so busy – so busy in fact that we’ve now closed our order-book on slide […]

Facts About Film 1948

We found this wonderful educational film about motion picture film made in 1948 and thought we’d share it with you all… Entertaining, comical and a must-see for any film-fans. This film is from the Prelinger Archives on and is in the Public Domain.

Delivery is now FREE on ALL orders!

  Delivery back to you is now completely FREE on ALL orders, no matter how large or small. As with our collection service, we even provide you with a precise one hour delivery window so you don’t have to wait in all day. We are happy to arrange our courier to collect your films from […]

Jennie talks Great New Deals for Summer

After a manic start to the year, we’re looking forward to a slower pace for summer, giving us time to work on some exciting new developments. If you can tear yourself away from the sunshine (getting a bit carried away after a couple of sunny days!), then why not have a look over your home […]

Betamax Transfer

A few weeks ago, a customer very kindly sent us a Betamax tape he’d had transfered to DVD at a high street camera shop. We ran the tape through our Teranex system and applied a variety of re-mastering tools and managed to stabilize the picture, remove the tracking issues, drastically sharpen and improve the colour […]