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.

Stabilizing Super8 Film

A few weeks ago a film-maker contacted us to say he’d shot some film on an old Super 8 camera he’d bought and wanted to know if the footage was any good, so he could decide whether to continue shooting scenes for his film. The resulting scan showed the film hadn’t been held steady in […]

Alive Studios convert Super Cyclone

Alive Studios convert Super Cyclone for Cable TV from video tape to HD broadcast stream The video team at Alive Studios have just carried out a conversion from the French language master video tape of this fantasy feature film, to a HD stream file provided on a hard-drive, ready for an international cable TV network to […]

Alive Studios convert Dragon Crusaders

The video team at Alive Studios have jut carried out a conversion from the French language master video tape of this fantasy feature film, to a HD stream file provided on a hard-drive, ready for an international cable TV network to broadcast from. Tech specs for us nerds… Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Zeiss […]

Karishma 4 now available

As a customer, you will benefit from the incredible Karishma Account – free to everyone. This revolutionary account is one of the main reasons people opt to have their movies transfered with Alive Studios. It’s the world’s only software build exclusively to manage, view and share your personal movies online. Other film to DVD companies […]

17 Carnations

Alive Studios spent some time recently working with Andrew Morton on the images to be used in his latest book – 17 Carnations – a compelling account of the wartime world of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, which neither the government nor the royals of the day wanted you to read. Morton sourced private […]

New Karishma Cloud App

What is this App for ? The team here at Alive Studios have created this brilliant APP for all our loyal customers. It’s designed to ensure you get the most out of our service, letting you easily place a new order, manage your existing orders, and most exciting of all… you can now watch your […]

Karishma 4 Preview

  Exciting times ahead for Alive Studios customers – Karishma 4 is getting near to completion! The latest update to the Alive Studios online experience is absolutely huge. Click the screenshots to your right to checkout some of what you can expect… New design Gorgeous new graphics; we’ve had some of the top designers in […]

1920s film for the BBC

Alive Studios have been chosen again this month to work with the BBC in scanning and restoring some incredible 16mm film shot in and around Scotland during the 1920s. A collection of film reels were cleaned, scanned and restored by Alive’s archive team, and supplied as true HD ProRes 422 files on a hard-drive, ready […]

1959 Cho Oyu expedition Historical 16mm film

Alive studios were chosen this month, to re-scan an historically important 16mm film for an upcoming BBC program. Alive Studios customer, Tim Healey has been in possession of two reels of 16mm film since his late wife, Eileen, shot them in the late summer of 1959, whilst climbing in the Himalayas. The films captured the […]

Dedicated service for Professional Video Tapes

We’ve launched a brand new page and ordering system for professionl video tape transfers. If you have pro tapes, please see the brand new page for dedicated info on what we can do for you. transfer DVCAM to digital transfer Digibeta to digital transfer MPEG IMX to digital transfer Betacam SX to digital transfer Betacam […]