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.

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 […]

Tag Your Movies To Look Perfect in iTunes Part 1

We like to share any useful software we find with our customers, so here’s a really handy one… When you buy a ‘ Digital Copy’ of your Home Movie from Alive Studios, you can import the film into iTunes to let you share it on your network – copy it to your iPhone, your iPad […]

Jennie talks about… SHOW WX +

In this months video demonstration I show you SHOW WX+ a great little pocket projector for showing your home movies. This quick video shows how you can use your Digital Copy disc, supplied by Alive Studios, to turn your living room into an old-school-style home theatre by digitally projecting your old cine film and video […]

YouTube adds ‘VHS mode’ to mark cassette anniversary

Google has added a “VHS mode” to select YouTube videos to mark the 57th anniversary of the cassette recorder. Specific videos are now marked with a VHS tape icon in the bottom right of the player, enabling filters to add nostalgic static and fuzz effects to the footage. “Not too long ago, the video tape […]

Photo of the month May 2013

Photo of the month – Rochefort Arete – 35mm slide This 35mm slide is of the Rochefort Arête in the alps on the French italian border taken about 1996 by Jon Jones. Scanned from 35mm Kodak slide to JPEG file by Alive Studios. Thank you to our customer Mark for kindly contirbuting this month – […]