T-shirts I actually like?

After being dragged around Exeter on a shopping trip this weekend, I was surprised to find some items of clothing I actually liked…. I’m that guy thats been wearing the same black t-shirt and jeans ensemble for the last 20 years! There seems to be a bit of a fashion for retro-film t-shirts, particularly anything […]

The NEW ‘Karishma Cloud’ is now available.

The most exciting development this year has to be the brand spanking new ‘Karishma Cloud‘. Originally titled ‘Karishma 3’ we thought ‘Cloud’ better described this amazing film hosting service. All orders for cine film transfer, video tape transfer and 35mm slide transfer get a FREE account. STOP PRESS Karishma Cloud has been available for just […]

Digital Betacam up-scaled to HD

This short clip is taken from Digital Betacam tape (DigiBeta) which we transfered to a digital format. The film was originally shot in standard definition at 4:3 ratio. We have transfered the film in High Definition using our Terranex system, and output it in stunning wide-screen 16:9 onto the clients hard-drive in ProRes ready for […]

New Support site goes online

We want to be the most helpful and informative film transfer company on the planet. So we’ve just launched our brand new support site, dedicated to helping you get the most out of transferring your home movies. Check out the support site now: alivestudios.co.uk/_support/support

Do you have a 3D camcorder ?

In the last few years, top camera manufacturers like Sony, JVC and Panasonic have brought out consumer-friendly 3D camcorders that built on the advances already achieved in consumer compact HD camcorders. These new 3D video cameras make it easy for hobbyists and professionals to capture and share home movies and memories with the same kind […]

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 […]