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:
The most versatile format is the Digital HD/4K. Works on any computer, phone, tablet or TV. (Mac, PC, 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.
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.
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.
We also offer a sample of an Image Sequence file.
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.
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!
Super 8 Colour Negative Processing
For those still shooting on Super 8, we offer a processing service to get your films dark-room developed. This includes Kodak Vision 3: 50D, 200T, 500T. For other stock please contact us first.
Through our partnership with the leading Film Lab in Europe, we post weekly shipments to Germany to get our clients films developed. We charge a set price of £30 per cartridge. This includes shipping to and from Germany, and VAT.
Please allow up to 14 days for this part of the service.
Your cartridges will be returned as negative spools, which we will scan in positive to HD or 4K files. This Film Processing service is only available as part of a digitising order with Alive Studios.
Film processing is available on our cine film order form » under "Other Services"
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, Apple TV Amazon and Fire 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, create multiple user logins for all your 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 »
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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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 (complimentary HD version provided too on all 4K orders)
5" dia. Holds 200ft of film 15minutes
5" dia. Holds 200ft of film 8minutes