Cine film transfer in HD or UHD

8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm frame scanning

We transfer Cine Film to digital, for families, archives and museums all over the UK. We convert standard 8mm, super8, 16mm, super16 and 9.5mm.

 

We use a true one-to-one frame scanner which takes individual photographs of each cell of your film which are expertly compiled into a movie, the edited and colour corrected. The resulting film is sent to you on USB memory stick or hard-drive (we don’t make DVDs). You can also purchase the individual photographs which are called an ‘image sequence’. You can choose to have your film scanned on our 2K scanner, which is High Definition, or our 4K Ultra HD scanner.

 

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Information on cine film formats

8mm

Super8

9.5mm

16mm

Super8 film strip and Super8 film strip with sound

Super8 with sound

16mm film strip and 16mm film strip with Magnetic and Optical sound

16mm Sound

8mm film strip and 8mm film strip with sound

8mm with sound

9.5mm film strip and 9.5mm film strip with optical sound

9.5mm with sound

film reel3" dia. Holds   50ft of film   4minutes

film reel5" dia. Holds 200ft of film 15minutes

film reel7" dia. Holds 400ft of film 30minutes

film reel3" dia. Holds   50ft of film   2minutes

film reel5" dia. Holds 200ft of film   8minutes

film reel7" dia. Holds 400ft of film 15minutes

Why scan Cine Film in 2K or 4K and why no DVD ?

Benefits of HD/4K Ultra HD, and why we’ve dropped discs…

All cine film benefits enormously from a high definition transfer. It may look like a tiny cell, but even 8mm cine film holds a surprising amount of data, and is not just equivalent to, but higher than, HD. 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.

 

The stats speak for themselves:

Horizontal lines per definition type

Standard definition                    576

High definition (2K)                  1556

Ultra HD (4K)                           2600

Horizontal lines per film type

8mm                                          900

9.5mm                                     1070

16mm                                      1800

In 2012, we went HD-only. As leaders in our industry, we have a responsibility to set quality standards, and the 90s SD/DVD technology is simply not good enough. We have these amazing HD files in front of us, so to scale them down and reduce the quality for DVD is a step backwards.

 

In 2016, we took another bold step by dropping disc formats. So there’s no more Blu-ray or DVD. Instead, we send you a USB memory stick (or hard-drive) which play on any computer or TV with a USB port. You can re-arrange the films, change the names, and even edit the movies on your home computer (and make your own DVDs if you really feel a need to, but I doubt it). So much more versatile than discs, this truly is the way forward. Read more on 4K UHD Cine film scanning

Digital output formats

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Digital (MPEG)

The most versatile format is the Digital HD/4K. Works on any computer, phone, tablet or TV. (Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android TV, AppleTV and SmartTV). Take your movies with you, and share them with your friends and family Anytime, Anywhere. We give you one file for each reel, named or numbered as you like. You’ll also receive a file which is all the reels blended seamlessly from one into the next for easy sit-back-and-enjoy viewing. We deliver the files on a USB hard-drive/USB Stick. You can provide your own, or buy one of ours. from just £12.

 

★ Digital HD Data Rate: 10mb/s 4.6GB/hr

★ Digital 4K Data Rate: 50mb/s 22GB/hr

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. ProRes is a high quality, HD or 4K QuickTime file which works with all the major editing programs. 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. If you're not sure if your software is compatible,  download and try our sample file. Click here to get it. We deliver the files on a USB hard-drive/USB Stick. You can provide your own, or buy one of ours. from just £12.

 

★ ProRes 422 HD Data Rate: 147mb/s 55GB/hr

★ ProRes 422 4K Data Rate: 354mb/s 160GB/hr

Optional extras

Image Sequence

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.

 

★ HD 1920x1080pixels (550KB per Image) 46GB/hr

★ 4K 3840x2160pixels (550KB per Image) 186GB/hr

 

We also offer a sample of an Image Sequence file.

Click here to get it.

Golf Image Sequence

Add titles to my cine film

On-screen titles are available to really personalise your film. Perhaps it’s a dedication to a loved one, or maybe you want to have the title of each reel displayed on-screen at the start of each chapter. You can have a maximum 60 characters. £2.50 per title.

TV Title Screen

Online preview service

We help you organise your reels into the right order and choose appropriate names for the chapter headings. We transfer each reel and upload them to your Karishma Cloud account. Use your computer, or download the free APP to enjoy on your TV or mobile device. Use the 'share' button to invite friends and family to collaborate with you. Drag the thumbnails on-screen into the right order, then give each a unique title like “Our Wedding 1975” and “Summer Holiday 1966”. These titles form the index to make locating your favourite parts a doddle!

 

Online preview service is FREE to add! Just tick ‘online preview’ on the order-form!

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Free Karishma Cloud account

Karishma Cloud on TV, Phone, Tablet and Computer

It's Netflix for your home movies

free 60 days with every order

 

Karishma Cloud is exclusive to Alive Studios customers - where all your home movies are waiting for you and your family to access and enjoy Anytime, Anywhere…

 

Log in via your computer, or download the free APP to your phone or tablet so you can take your memories with you wherever you go. We also have the Android TV and Apple TV APPs making all your home movies available onDemand from the comfort of your living room. It’s as easy as calling up Netflix - only with Karishma Cloud, you are the star of every episode!

 

Log in online to make changes to the running order and titles of your movies, send invitations to friends and family so they can share the experience. Chat directly with your dedicated editor to ensure your films are created just the way you want them.

There’s so much you can do, just visit this page for more info.

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Ordering is so easy!

  1. Build your order using the 'Build My Order' button below.Free collection and delivery truck
  2. Print off the order-form.
  3. Wrap your films securely and place in a box with your order-form.
  4. Send your box your self, or use our FREE collection service.

 

Or order by Phone

You can order with us over the phone.

lines are open 9.00am 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.

 

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16mm film strip and 16mm film strip with Magnetic and Optical sound
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9.5mm film strip and 9.5mm film strip with optical sound

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Karishma Cloud on TV, Phone, Tablet and Computer

  1. Free collection and delivery truck

Super8 film strip and Super8 film strip with sound
16mm film strip and 16mm film strip with Magnetic and Optical sound
8mm film strip and 8mm film strip with sound
9.5mm film strip and 9.5mm film strip with optical sound

film reel

film reel

film reel

film reel

film reel

film reel

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Golf Image Sequence
TV Title Screen
Online preview service icon
Karishma Cloud on TV, Phone, Tablet and Computer

  1. Free collection and delivery truck

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Cine film transfer in HD or UHD

8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm frame scanning

 

We transfer Cine Film to digital, for families, archives and museums all over the UK. We convert standard 8mm, super8, 16mm, super16 and 9.5mm.

 

We use a true one-to-one frame scanner which takes individual photographs of each cell of your film which are expertly compiled into a movie, the edited and colour corrected. The resulting film is sent to you on USB memory stick or hard-drive (we don’t make DVDs). You can also purchase the individual photographs which are called an ‘image sequence’. You can choose to have your film scanned on our 2K scanner, which is High Definition, or our 4K Ultra HD scanner.

 

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film reel3" dia. Holds   50ft of film   4minutes

film reel7" dia. Holds 400ft of film 15minutes

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Karishma Cloud on TV, Phone, Tablet and Computer

  1. Free collection and delivery truck