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Feedback

From: Martin Elphick
Date: 29 September 2011
Sent through the Karishma System

Thank you for the excellent service, we are very impressed with the result, my wife has seen the first moving pictures of her father who was killed before she was born, my mother-in-law a record of her wedding she had never seen. We will probably be seeking out more films to send to you.

Thanks Again
Martin Elphick

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Cine film transfer in HD

Transfer to HD £95 per 30 minutes of your cine film

8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm frame scanning

We transfer Cine Film to digital formats for Families, Archives and Museums all over the UK.
Our cine film transfer system produces a true one-to-one frame scan in stunning HD.
Our machine is designed to handle very old, brittle 8mm, super 8, 16mm, super16 and 9.5mm.
We gently guide your film over our 2k film scanner and take digital images of each and every cell of your film. Once we have these images, we can output them to any format(s) you choose.

You can choose single or multiple formats to suit your needs (full details further down this page)...

1) Editable Files: Simply plug the USB hard-drive in to your computer and edit your own movies.

2) Digital Copy: For your Apple TV / iPad / iPhone / iPod. (compatible with iTunes for Mac/PC)

3) TV Format: We create the finished product on Blu-ray & DVD, ready-to-watch on your TV.

For your peace of mind, we will arrange secure transport of your material between your home/work address to our studios. Both the collection and return delivery is completely FREE.

The icing on the cake with this service has got to be the FREE Karishma Cloud account that all customers get. You can view all the quotes and orders you've ever made, track the progress of your existing order, chat directly to your editor, and best of all - we upload the films to your account so you can watch them online, and even share individual reels with your friends and family around the world with the easy-to-use share tools.

Our pricing is very simple, and the best way to get a quote is to use our simple calculator.


Phoenix HD Technical Specs - at a glance

  • We use Phoenix for all our transfers inc 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm
  • One to one frame scanning (every single frame is scanned)
  • Scanned at 2K Film Resolution (2048 x 1556)
  • Available in a choice of Standard Definition or High Definition
  • SD - Is output at 720x576 interlaced or progressive
  • HD - Is output to 1080i or 1080p - 1080-24p true cinema & 720p
  • Multiple media outputs (DVD, Blu-ray, Image seq, ProRes etc.
  • Sound is transferred with our Dolby Stereo sound head.
  • Sprocketless technology (gently guide the film over the scanner)
  • Enlarged gate so you can see the whole of your picture
Cine Film Reel Guide

Cine Reels
8mm & Super 8 Cine Film Reels (Times based on 16 fps)
3" Reel
5" Reel
7" Reel
9" Reel
12" Reel
Holds approx.
50ft of film
Holds approx.
200ft of film
Holds approx.
400ft of film
Holds approx.
800ft of film
Holds approx.
1200ft of film
4 minutes
15 minutes
30 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
 
9.5mm/16mm Cine Film Reels (Times based on 16 fps)
3" Reel
5" Reel
7" Reel
9" Reel
12" Reel
Holds approx.
50ft of film
Holds approx.
200ft of film
Holds approx.
400ft of film
Holds approx.
800ft of film
Holds approx.
1200ft of film
2 minutes
8 minutes
15 minutes
30 minutes
45 minutes
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Info on 8mm cine film

8mm and Standard 8 Cine Film
Use this table to understand how much film you have. Don't forget to use the brand new quoting system to get an exact price then place your order.
8mm Cine Film Reel
Reel Diameter 8mm / Standard 8
8mm film strip
8mm Film
8mm sound film strip
8mm Sound Film
cine reel 3” dia. Holds approx. 50ft of film
4 minutes
cine reel 5 dia. Holds approx. 200ft of film
15 minutes
cine reel 7 dia. Holds approx. 400ft of film
30 minutes

What do you get for your money?

Production
We Scan every cell of your 8mm film at 2K film resolution (2048 x 1556)
SD (DVD) is output at 720x576
HD (Blu-ray & Digital Copy) is output at 1920x1080
Sound is output to Dolby Digital
Each scene is colour corrected by hand to enhance picture quality
Leader tape and blank footage is edited out
Reels are repaired and re-spliced as needed

TV Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd/blu-ray cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Each reel is it's own chapter so you can easily skip
Free professionally composed background music
Info on super8 cine film

Super8 Cine Film
Use this table to understand how much film you have. Don't forget to use the brand new quoting system to get an exact price then place your order.
Super8 Cine Film Reel
Reel Diameter Super8
Super8 film strip
8mm Film
Super8 sound film strip
Super8 Sound Film
cine reel 3” dia. Holds approx. 50ft of film
4 minutes
cine reel 5 dia. Holds approx. 200ft of film
15 minutes
cine reel 7 dia. Holds approx. 400ft of film
30 minutes

What do you get for your money?

Production
We Scan every cell of your super8 film at 2K film resolution (2048 x 1556)
SD (DVD) is output at 720x576
HD (Blu-ray & Digital Copy) is output at 1920x1080
Sound is output to Dolby Digital
Each scene is colour corrected by hand to enhance picture quality
Leader tape and blank footage is edited out
Reels are repaired and re-spliced as needed

TV Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd/blu-ray cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Each reel is it's own chapter so you can easily skip
Free professionally composed background music
Info on 9.5mm cine film

9.5mm Cine Film
Use this table to understand how much film you have. Don't forget to use the brand new quoting system to get an exact price then place your order.
16mm Cine Film Reels
Reel Diameter 9.5mm
9.5mm film strip
9.5mm Film
cine reel 3” dia. Holds approx. 50ft of film
2 minutes
cine reel 5 dia. Holds approx. 200ft of film
8 minutes
cine reel 7 dia. Holds approx. 400ft of film
15 minutes

What do you get for your money?

Production
We Scan every cell of your 9.5mm film at 2K film resolution (2048 x 1556)
SD (DVD) is output at 720x576
HD (Blu-ray & Digital Copy) is output at 1920x1080
Sound is output to Dolby Digital
Each scene is colour corrected by hand to enhance picture quality
Leader tape and blank footage is edited out
Reels are repaired and re-spliced as needed

TV Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd/blu-ray cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Each reel is it's own chapter so you can easily skip
Free professionally composed background music
Info on 16mm cine film

16mm Cine Film
Use this table to understand how much film you have. Don't forget to use the brand new quoting system to get an exact price then place your order.
16mm Cine Film Reels
Reel Diameter 16mm
16mm film strip
16mm Film
16mm Magnetic sound film strip
16mm Magnetic Sound
16mm Optical sound film strip
16mm Optical Sound
cine reel 3” dia. Holds approx. 50ft of film
2 minutes
cine reel 5 dia. Holds approx. 200ft of film
8 minutes
cine reel 7 dia. Holds approx. 400ft of film
15 minutes

What do you get for your money?

Production
We Scan every cell of your 16mm film at 2K film resolution (2048 x 1556)
SD (DVD) is output at 720x576
HD (Blu-ray & Digital Copy) is output at 1920x1080
Sound is output to Dolby Digital
Each scene is colour corrected by hand to enhance picture quality
Leader tape and blank footage is edited out
Reels are repaired and re-spliced as needed

TV Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd/blu-ray cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Each reel is it's own chapter so you can easily skip
Free professionally composed background music
Info on super16 cine film

super16mm Cine Film
Use this table to understand how much film you have. Don't forget to use the brand new quoting system to get an exact price then place your order.
16mm Cine Film Reels
Reel Diameter 16mm
16mm film strip
Super 16mm Film
cine reel 3” dia. Holds approx. 50ft of film
2 minutes
cine reel 5” dia. Holds approx. 200ft of film
8 minutes
cine reel 7” dia. Holds approx. 400ft of film
15 minutes

What do you get for your money?

Production
We Scan every cell of your Super16 film at 2K film resolution (2048 x 1556)
Completely flicker-free
SD (DVD) is output at 720x576
HD (Blu-ray & Digital Copy) is output at 1920x1080
Sound is output to Dolby Digital
Each scene is colour corrected by hand to enhance picture quality
Leader tape and blank footage is edited out
Reels are repaired and re-spliced as needed

TV Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd/blu-ray cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Each reel is it's own chapter so you can easily skip
Free professionally composed background music
Info on 8mm Info on super8 Info on 9.5mm Info on 16mm Info on super16


 
 

Why scan Cine Film in HD?
Archive quality, Sparkling high definition cine transfer

All cine film benefits enormously from a high definition transfer. It may look like a tiny little cell, but even 8mm cine film holds a surprising amount of data, and is not just equivalent to, but higher than, HD. If we were to scan your film in standard resolution (SD), we would essentially disregard a huge amount of information resulting in loss of fine detail and colour. When we scan your film in high def, we capture the information that the camera originally recorded, resulting in not just a sharper picture, but much clearer, finer details, plus more colour information creating a richer picture.

The fact is that resolution is only limited by the film grain size and the size of the frame. 8mm and Super 8 film have a maximum horizontal resolution of around 900 lines. 9.5mm has 1070 lines and 16mm film has a maximum horizontal resolution of around 1800 lines. Standard definition video is limited to 576 lines. our 2k film scanner (1556 lines) is the only process that can capture all the detail on your 8mm, Super8 and 9.5mm film.

We have been scanning cine film since 2000, and recently replaced all our equipment with HD scanners. In May 2012 we made an industry-changing decision to supply every single customer with a High-Definition version of their film. As leaders in our industry we feel a strong responsibility to set the standard of quality, and supplying orders with just a DVD is doing each and every customer a disservice. We have these amazing HD files in front of us, then we are asked to scale them down and reduce the quality for DVD - it just not logical.

Of course, we appreciate that many people don't yet have Blu-ray players in their homes, and want a DVD so they can enjoy their movie on their existing equipment. We've got you covered as all our films are supplied as a box-set containing a Blu-ray disc and a DVD
disc - at no extra cost.

And don't forget we also offer ProRes files for editing on your computer, and
Image Sequence files for taking still photographs from the film. These are also
supplied in full HD to give you the ultimate quality. More info »


See more of your film with Alive Studios

You'll be pleased to know that with Alive Studios, our technology means we give you your entire picture without any cropping.
Companies who scan in SD and provide your film in 4:3 ratio have no choice but to crop your film, losing much of your picture, and very often chopping off important titles.

We present all our films in widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. C
ine film has a different "shape" and doesn't really fit either 4:3 or 16:9 properly. You'll be surprised to know that your old projector doesn't fit your film either - they crop the edge of the film quite drastically meaning there's much more to your picture than has ever been seen before. With our enlarged gate, and 16:9 output, you are guaranteed to see the whole picture.

The example below shows you how much more of your picture you will see when using Alive Studios. the 16:9 example shows you how we use the full vertical height of the screen, and add black borders to the left and right to fill the screen to the edges without stretching your film sideways which would distort your film. We really do give you more for your money than anyone else.

2014 Life Demo
2014 Life Demo
Can I just have it to DVD

Dear Customer,

A common question since switching to HD is
"CAN I JUST HAVE IT TO DVD?"

After loads of feedback from our wonderful customers as well as the general public, we understand this is a common thought so I'll try to answer it here for you...

The decision to go HD was not something we took lightly, but more in response to the growing demand for it. We have by far a greater number of orders for HD than for SD. The difference in the picture between the two formats is vast - it's quite amazing from such small film, but side-by-side it's astounding how much more detail you can see. So yes, cine film is definitely worth having in HD.

That said, we totally understand that not everyone has a Blu-ray player in their home yet - I know that many of our HD customer don't have Blu-ray yet, but plan to in the future.

The intention of the HD version is to ensure that the full, high quality picture we scan, is given to our customers, and that you get the best value for money. Not so many years ago, people had their films put to VHS tape. But of course, technology has moved on and those people are now paying again to have it transferred to DVD. We don't want our customers to find they're paying today for DVD, only to have to pay again in a few years when everything is HD. We are one of the few companies in the world who have HD film scanners so it seems wrong not to give that quality to our customers. As an incentive to get you all enjoying HD, we're giving a free DVD copy with all Blu-ray orders so you can watch it straight away on your DVD player, and put your Blu-ray safely away for the future.

I hope I've given you some background to what we're doing and why, and would welcome your feedback on this exciting new step - feedback form is at the bottom right-hand corner of this website....

Thanks for reading, I hope to hear from you soon!

Jennie Flowers
Director

 


Editing Formats. edit cine film in True HD
ProRes Logo Image Sequence Logo Tape Format Logo

ProRes is the perfect choice if you wish to edit your cine film on a computer, whether it's a Windows PC or an Apple Mac.

Cine film transfer to
ProRes HD

Cine film transfer to ProRes

ProRes is the perfect choice for those wishing to edit their HD cine film footage on a computer - whether it's a Windows system or an Apple Mac.
All five versions of the ProRes codec share the same fundamental attributes. ProRes uses variable bit rate (VBR) encoding to minimise file sizes for storage efficiency. It also optimises decoding to offer multistream, real-time editing performance and preserves the original frame width of HD so you won't have to reposition or resize graphics in a finishing workflow.

If you're unsure which ProRes file to choose, we recommend the 'ProRes 422' option.


Compression Type Data Rate GB/hr
ProRes 422 (Proxy)
38 Mb/s
17 Gb
ProRes 422 (LT) 85 Mb/s 38 Gb
ProRes 422 122 Mb/s 55 Gb
ProRes 422 (HQ) 184 Mb/s 83 Gb
ProRes 4444 275 Mb/s 124 Gb

ProRes is a high quality, HD QuickTime file which works with all the major editing programs. If you're not sure if your software is compatible, just check that it says you can import QuickTime Movie (.mov)
We also have a sample file you can download and try for yourself. Click here to get it.

See the list of available ProRes versions.
If you're unsure which ProRes file to choose, we recommend the 'ProRes 422' option.
(LT/Proxy are more compressed to keep file sizes down. HQ/Alpha require professional equipment to play, and are only required for certain grading and special effects).

We deliver the files on a USB hard-drive.
You can provide your own, or buy one of ours. 500Gb for £60, or 1Tb for £80).

You will get one .mov file for each reel of cine. So, if you send 22xreels of film, you will get back 22xfiles on your drive. More info »


view prores video
ProRes info Video

The Image Sequence is an exciting format which utilises our scanning method to it's fullest by giving you, our customer, the individual cells of your film as individual photographs or 'images'.

If you look closely at your cine film, you'll see it's made up of thousands of photographic cells - a small 50ft reel of 8mm film contains approx. 4300 cells! When we transfer your film, we scan each of these cells individually, and we're now able to give you these as separate JPEG image files.

Why should I order the Image Sequence?
You will have an individual image file for every cell of your film, meaning you can extract any special moment from any point in the film, and use it in any way you choose... Email them, print them, make a photo album - the possibilities are endless... and the quality is astounding! In HD the image size is 1920x1080pixels (550KB per Image)

We also offer a sample of an Image Sequence file. Click here to get it.


Cine Film to Image Sequence
Image Sequence Samples

Tape Format is great for backing up your film, and lots of people like to transfer the files onto their computer this way.

HDV is an inexpensive high-definition video recording format which uses MPEG2 compression to fit HD content onto the same DV or MiniDV tapes originally developed for standard definition recording.

If you want a high quality, reliable archive copy which you can easily edit from later, then HDV tape is for you.

(we will upon request put standard definition files on a tape, but please bear in mind that this is drastically lowering the quality by as much as 5xtimes).

Output formats are:
1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/25p
(all transfers will be done in 1080i unless requested)


Tape Type Capacity
HDV-Mini Tape
60 minutes
HDV-CAM Tape Large 184 minutes

What do you get for your money?
Film is cleaned, We Scan every cell of your film at 2K film resolution (2048 x 1556), Completely flicker-free, output is at 1920x1080, Sound is output to Dolby Digital, Each scene is colour corrected by hand, Leader tape and blank footage is edited out, Reels are repaired and re-spliced as needed, 1st hour of film on your account for sharing online.

Digital Copy works with iTunes

 

iTunes


Digital Copy: your home movies onDemand

This disc allows you to play your film on your Mac, PC, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and AppleTV, so you can take your movies with you, and share them with your friends and family wherever you are.
We supply your digital copy on a DVD disc (or your hard-drive for larger orders).

So easy to use, just pop your disc in your computer and import your movies into iTunes (exactly as you would import songs from a CD). Sync your device to your computer, and your movies will be right there ready to enjoy. You can also edit your movies with your iPad in iMovie.

(Don't forget about our Triple-Play box-set option which has Blu-ray, DVD and the Digital Copy all in one handy case)

Watch these handy support videos for more info...
Digital Copy: Apple TV, iPad, iPhone Pocket Projector for 
viewing Cine and videos Personalise your digital copy Part 2
Digital Copy:
Apple TV, iPad, iPhone
Pocket Projector for
viewing Cine and videos
Personalise your
digital copy Part 2

 

TV Formats

Blu-ray and DVD Double Play

Cine Film transfer to Blu-ray & DVD Box Set

We strongly believe in supplying only the very best quality to our customers, which is why, when you order a 'transfer to disc', we always create a box-set containing both Blu-ray and DVD.

1 ) Blu-ray is your highest quality copy and contains your movie in high definition.
2) DVD is Standard Definition - for those who don't yet own a Blu-ray player.

Our Box-set gives you the best of both worlds - immediate convenience today on DVD, and the peace of mind that you've future-proofed your family for years to come with your Blu-ray.

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Copy Triple Play

Cine Film transfer to Triple Play Box

Our Triple Play Box set is identical to the above, with the addition of a third disc:

1) Blu-ray is your highest quality copy and contains your movie in high definition.
2) DVD is Standard Definition - for those who don't yet own a Blu-ray player.
3) Digital Copy is for use on your iPad, iPhone, Apple TV etc. It is High Definition.

This is the ultimate box-set as you have discs to play on your Blu-ray player and DVD player, as well as the next generation in viewing - digital files. Many homes are not watching their movies via their computer, Apple TV etc. and this Digital Copy gives you the flexibility to do this. You can also transfer your files to your iPhone and iPad so you can take them with you wherever you go.

 

What do you get for your money?

Production
Film is cleaned
We scan every cell of your film at
2K film resolution (2048 x 1556)
Completely flicker-free
SD (DVD) is output at 720x576
HD (Blu-ray & Digital Copy) is output at 1920x1080
Sound is output to Dolby Digital
Each scene is colour corrected by hand
Leader tape and blank footage is edited out
Reels are repaired and re-spliced as needed
1st hour of film on your account for sharing online

Viewing Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray
or Verbatim Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd/blu-ray cases
and screen-printed Disc
Film will commence with your chosen title
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray
orders displaying your film title
Each reel is it's own chapter so you can easily skip
Free professionally background music

The Presentation

At Alive Studios, we don't think you should just watch your memories... We think you should get lost within them. An ordinary DVD or Blu-ray can't do this - only a bespoke, quality service from Alive Studios can give you this. From the moment you get your box in your hands, you will feel the quality. From the high-quality print of your personalised cover, to the archive-quality discs, and top-of-the-range Amaray cases, no expense is spared.

You can even design your own box online, you can upload a photo, change the film title, even play with the fonts and alignment to create your own masterpiece and best of all - it's FREE! Upon inserting your disc, you're presented with one of our purpose-built introductions which are reputed to be quite stunning, adding a special cinematic quality to your film from the very start. We incorporate your chosen film title into this introduction to make it really personalised too.

All orders come with a themed Blu-ray/DVD menu which is just so Hollywood. We make each reel of cine film it's own chapter, so you can easily skip from one reel to the next, and you can upgrade this further by adding chapter names of your choice. Keen sound enthusiasts will love how enchanting the sound is as it flows into your living room in Dolby Digital sound. We really can't think of anything else we could do to make the product we send you any more impressive - the presentation of your film will just exude quality.

Presentation Sample for Cine Film
Presentation Video
Design your own box promo video
Box Design Video

 



Motion Menus for your cine film Blu-ray & DVD

Bring your viewing experience to life. Special introductory price of just £80!


Our new DVD and Blu-ray menus bring your film experience to life with stunning visuals.
These menus have been designed to give our editors creative freedom to really go to town with bespoke features and personalise your order to the highest degree. Viewing the menus below, you see we use choice clips from within your actual film to create a flowing montage to backdrop your menu screen. Your editor will carefully select clips from your movie to thoughtfully represent the contents of the film. Beautiful music accompanies the graceful, fluid motion of the menu, as you're guided through the chapters within your film. If you're ordering a Blu-ray, you'll love to know we include pop-up features in your menu too!

Not only is the menu itself stunning, but we've improved the packaging and presentation too..
We take snaps shots from your movie and use them to design the cover and even place a scattering of stills across the back, along with details of the chapter names and content. This is a truly bespoke service, so you're welcome to send photos to be used on the box too..

Theater

Theater
  The Theater Motion Menu
Theatrical menu, great for cine film, documentaries, and modern films where you want a nostalgic feel.
Watch in HD
Butterfly

Butterfly
  The Butterfly Motion Menu
Long grass blowing in the wind, butterflies and sepia tones evoke thoughts of a warm summer evening from long ago.
Very nice nostalgic menu with highly impressive animation.
Watch in HD
Wedding

Wedding
  The Wedding Motion Menu
We call this our 'Wedding' menu because it just works soooo well, but it works amazingly with any other subject matter too.
Crisp, clean lines offset with a beautiful rose, and an adorable soundtrack, this one is truly a timeless classic.
Watch in HD
Magical Waters

Magical Waters
  The Magical Waters Motion Menu
A very magical menu with lots of star-dust and style.
Works a treat on Disney-style holidays, and general home movie footage of your family.
Watch in HD
Swan Lake

Swan Lake
  The Swan Lake Motion Menu
With it's ambient water music, and gentle rustic setting, this menu is perfect for all home movies. The pair of swans work well as a romantic gift, and the 'pictures on the wall' scene create a great family-tree feeling.
Watch in HD
Story

Story
  The Story Motion Menu
The slow-paced, relaxed menu is nice and calm and easy to watch. Suitable for new-baby films, weddings, remembrance films, and much more. Gentle sound-track and subdued colours to suit any occasion.
Watch in HD
Fusion

Fusion
  The Fusion Motion Menu
Bright, funky and upbeat, this motion menu is a firm favourite with young families and outgoing, exciting people. Brilliant for adventure holidays, and the fireworks effects make it magical for Disney holidays too.
If you want your menu to really grab your attention, with a thumping good sound-track, this is the one for you...
Watch in HD
Cinema

Cinema
  The Cinema Motion Menu
With ornate gold trimmings and an atmospheric 'crackling fire' soundtrack, this warm homely menu is great for home movies of all ages.
The colour scheme and gold-gilding also make it a favourite for Indian weddings.
Watch in HD

 

Draft Copy service

I don't know what's on my cine films!


We offer the "draft copy" service to help you organise your reels into the right order and choose appropriate names for the chapter headings.
First, we transfer all your reels to DVD, making each reel it's own chapter - so if you have 12 reels, the DVD will have 12 chapters. At the start of each chapter, we tell you which reel you're about to view, making it super-easy to tell us how to re-arrange your films for you. And don't forget we also offer ProRes files for editing on your computer, More info »

This service cost an additional £25/hr of your film

Organize your films
online with Karishma
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Add titles to my cine film

£2.50 per screen


On-screen titles are now available to really personalise your film. Perhaps it’s a dedication to a loved one, maybe you want to have the title of your film displayed such as “The Smith Family Films 1965-1975”
You can have up to 2 lines per screen, maximum 30 characters per line.
£2.50 per screen. You don't need to pay for your main film title as that is already shown at the start of your film.
To Dad enjoy the memories


 

Cine Film in 3D

£25 per reel

The research and development team here at Alive are thrilled to announce the official launch of our cine film to 3D service.

In our latest endeavors to push the boundaries in the world of film transfer, we have developed a brand new service to bring your Cine Film to life in 3D! making us the first people on the planet to offer the amazing feature to the general public.

After the success of transferring customers 16mm film to 3D throughout the first quarter of 2014, we have now extended this service to 8mm and 9.5mm cine film. You will see on our order-form that you can have any single reel of cine (up-to 200ft) transferred to 3D as a special feature for just £25. The file can be added to your Blu-ray using the 'bonus features' section of the menu, or we can provide the file on your hard-drive.

To fine out more, go to our cine film to 3D page

super16 film in 3D
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3D glasses

 

Examples of our work
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2011 Introductory video
Cine Film Formats
High Street Vs Us
2014 Life Demo

Sparkling HD

 
8mm Cine Film
Super8 Cine Film
9.5mm Cine Film
16mm Cine Film
Super16 film with sound


 

Why Choose us ?

Your Cine Film is precious - accept only the best

Home to over 15,000 customers we specialise in the transfer and restoration of old cine film, video and camcorder tapes, and 35mm slides. We work for archive facilities, museums, TV companies, documentary makers, historians and members of the general public.

We continue to innovate, and lead the industry, with state-of-the-art technology and a unique style of scanning. In 2012 we took the bold leap to go HD-only, making us the first of our kind in the UK. All our equipment is now HD, and every cine film to disc order is shipped as
a box-set containing both Blu-ray and DVD versions. We were the first to offer one-to-one frame scanning in the UK, and we are now the first to offer a completely HD service. We have been doing this for 12 years, and continue to be the best in our industry.

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'Karishma' is your online account where everything you need to know about your order is in one handy place. Because your films are so precious, you want to know exactly where they are, what we're doing with them, and when you'll get them back. Enhance your order with the 'design your own box' tool, chat with your editor, track deliveries and so much more.

The most exciting feature of Karishma is seeing your cine films hosted online ready to share with your friends and family around the world. All orders have their own private gallery within your account, completely secure and protected by your password. If there's a clip in your account you want to share, just click the Facebook, Twitter or email buttons and you can invite friends and family to safely view the memory without even accessing your account.

There are no hidden costs, this amazing feature is free to all customers.
(This is limited to one hour of film, and remains online for 60 days)

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Feedback

From: Robert Moser
Date: 3 June 2011
To: Steven@alivestudios.co.uk

"Steven's team turned 40 fragile, old, flickery movies into a wonderful HD experience that we can now easily share with family and friends around the world"

"Choosing HD meant choosing to capture all of the detail that remained on our old films - and being able to watch them in brilliant detail... a far cry from fragile films rattling through a 60 year old projector."

"Steven's HD service offers incomparable quality, reliability and value - he came recommended by the best, and 40 fragile films later we're delighted to recommend him again"

"Why anybody would record something in 'Standard', when you can have 'High Definition' for little extra money amazes me - you only do these projects once, so you've surely got to choose the best"

Robert
Suffolk

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Ordering is so easy!

1) Build your order using the 'Build My Order' button below.
2) Print off the order-form.
2) Wrap your films securely and place in a box with your order-form.
3) Send your box at the post office, or use our FREE collection service.

Or order by Phone
You can order with us over the phone.
lines are open 8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays. Tel: 0800 0830561

FREE Collection Service
We are happy to arrange our courier to collect your cine films from your work or home address. We'll provide you with a convenient one hour time slot by text and/or email. Collection is completely free for any size order. (UK mainland only, Scottish highlands & Islands excluded).

FREE Delivery Service
Delivery back to you is 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. Read More »

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Transfer to any format you like for just £95
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FREE Collection and Delivery Service Van

Alive's exclusive timed delivery and collection service that provides customers with a precise one hour delivery window in which their goods will be collected and delivered. This new and exciting delivery method means an end to the "sorry I missed you" cards or even having to take a full day off work to wait for a delivery van.

You are in control of the service so if you are not at home and therefore won't be in to sign for the package, simply text back and arrange for your goods to be collected/delivered on a more convenient date.

How it works
On the day of collection/delivery you receive an email & text message which announces a one hour delivery slot, if you are unavailable simply choose a different date and have your order re-arranged.


       
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