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VHS Tapes

Feedback


From: D.Buxton
Date: April 30 2013
Sent through the Karishma System

Many thanks for our lovely Wedding Video. We are very pleased with the results & that we have been able to share it straight away on line. It's great as feed back has already started tricking in to us. Xx

Regards. D. Buxton
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Analogue Video Tape Transfer

SD Transfer Price £20 PER TAPE

digitally remaster and repair your tapes

We understand how precious your video tapes are, and we work tirelessly to turn regular video tapes into impressive home movies. We can transfer virtually all types of video tape, including VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, Video8 & and Hi8 in PAL or NTSC. You should be aware that this is no ordinary transfer service - far from it... We carry out extensive restoration and repair work on your footage, and can even upscale your videos to HD and produce Blu-rays of your video collection. On top of the awesome restoration process, our editors actually scrub through your footage, deleting the unwanted material like floor-filming, and lens-cap filming! We also look out for obvious mistakes like TV shows taped over family movies, and so on. Our service always includes removing these obvious bloopers to make your films as tidy and professional as possible. We challenge you to find a better transfer than ours.

"Tell me what I'm paying for..."
We digitally remaster and repair your film through our professional editing decks and Teranex Processing units with extremely high quality de-interlacing and temporal recursive noise reduction. Your transfer will be carried out by one of our highly experienced film editors. Every transfer is carried out manually, and fine-tuned and adjusted to the specific needs of each tape to get the best results possible. This level of skill and use of equipment costing tens of thousands of pounds, makes it impossible to get results anywhere like ours using a home PC set-up. Results vary depending on the quality and age of the tape, and what has caused the problems, but all films experience very worthwhile improvements, with the majority of transfers being breathtakingly better. The best results are obtained by using the original recording, not a copy of a tape. You also get a FREE Karishma Cloud account where 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 tapes with your friends and family around the world with the easy-to-use share tools. And now there's a the very cool iPhone APP giving you access to all this on-the-go.

"What kind of problems can you fix?..."

Customers are astonished to find that films that jump to the point of being un-watchable due to tracking problems and stretched, saggy tapes, can become viewable film once more. Worn out and degraded tapes which have washed out colours, orange skin tones, and white fuzzy flecks, can be improved. If you have a large collection of film to transfer, why not sample the service on one tape to see just how much we can do for you - we're sure you'll be amazed!


vhs

VHS, SVHS, VHS-C Transfer
from PAL or NTSC Tapes
in Nicam Hi-Fi stereo sound

VHS Transfer
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At 55 Per Tape what do you get for my money?

Production
Full digital re-mastering for improving the quality of your video including noise reduction, picture stabilization and colour correction.
upscaling from SD to HD if required at no extra cost
Start and end of video is manually edited and a generally all over tidy up
New scenes are separated into their own chapters
Your film will commence with your chosen title

Viewing Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Free professionally composed background music (for silent film only)

Tape Type Capacity Guide
VHS Tapes E-180
3 Hours SP / 6 Hours LP
VHS Tapes E-240 4 Hours SP / 8 Hours LP
Small VHS-C Tapes 30 or 45 minutes
video2000

Video 2000 Tape Transfer
from PAL Tapes

Video 2000 Transfer
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At 55 Per Tape (and yes that's for both sides)
what do you get for my money?

Production
Full digital re-mastering for improving the quality of your video including noise reduction, picture stabilization and colour correction.
upscaling from SD to HD if required at no extra cost
Start and end of video is manually edited and a generally all over tidy up
New scenes are separated into their own chapters
Your film will commence with your chosen title

Viewing Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Free professionally composed background music (for silent film only)

Tape Type Capacity Guide
VCC-480
480 mins (8 hours)
Betamax

Betamax & SuperBeta
Tape Transfer

from PAL or NTSC Tapes
in Hi-Fi stereo sound

Betamax Tape Transfer
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At 55 Per Tape what do you get for my money?

Production
Full digital re-mastering for improving the quality of your video including noise reduction, picture stabilization and colour correction.
upscaling from SD to HD if required at no extra cost
Start and end of video is manually edited and a generally all over tidy up
New scenes are separated into their own chapters
Your film will commence with your chosen title

Viewing Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Free professionally composed background music (for silent film only)

Tape Type Capacity Guide
L250
65 minutes
L500 130 minutes
L750 195 minutes
Video8 and Hi8

Video8 & Hi8 Tape Transfer
from PAL or NTSC Tapes
in Hi-Fi stereo sound

Video8 and Hi8 Tape Transfer
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At 55 Per Tape what do you get for my money?

Production
Full digital re-mastering for improving the quality of your video including noise reduction, picture stabilization and colour correction.
upscaling from SD to HD if required at no extra cost
Start and end of video is manually edited and a generally all over tidy up
New scenes are separated into their own chapters
Your film will commence with your chosen title

Viewing Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Free professionally composed background music (for silent film only)

Tape Type Capacity Guide
Varied Standard Tapes
30, 60 or 90 minutes
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Digital Tape/Disc/Card Transfer

 

1st Class transfer service - £55 per tape/disc/card

We don't do 'direct copy' where your tape is simply transferred to a DVD.
Tapes are handled on our top-of-the-range digital deck and Teranex Processing units with extremely high quality de-interlacing and temporal recursive noise reduction, giving you a perfect copy every time. Footage is transferred to our computers where your editor scans through the film giving it a good tidy up, deleting any blank areas where the screen goes blue, or where you've left your lens cap on, filmed the floor etc. We can even upscale your videos to HD and produce Blu-rays of your video collection.

If you have recorded a DVD that your camcorder won't finalize, we can help.
We can transfer your movie from an unfinalized DVD-r and unfinalized DVD-RW disc.

We transfer memory cards, MiniDV tapes, dvcam tapes, digital8 tapes, MicroMV tapes, and HDV tapes to DVD, Blu-ray or editable files like AVI, Quicktime and Pro-res.


MiniDV Transfer

MiniDV Tape Transfer
from PAL or NTSC Tapes

MiniDV Tape Transfer
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At 55 Per Tape what do you get for my money?

Production
indistinguishable transfer from the original master
We add noise reduction, and colour correction were needed
upscaling from SD to HD if required at no extra cost
Start and end of video is manually edited and a generally all over tidy up
New scenes are separated into their own chapters
Your film will commence with your chosen title

Viewing Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Free professionally composed background music (for silent film only)

Tape Type Capacity Guide
MiniDV Tape
60 minutes SP
HDV Tape Transfer

HDV Tape Transfer
from HDV1080i, 1080p 720p Tapes

HDV Tape Transfer
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At 55 Per Tape what do you get for my money?

Production
indistinguishable transfer from the original master
We add noise reduction, and colour correction were needed
Down Conversion to DVD if required at no extra cost
Start and end of video is manually edited and a generally all over tidy up
New scenes are separated into their own chapters
Your film will commence with your chosen title

Viewing Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Free professionally composed background music (for silent film only)

Tape Type Capacity Guide
HDV Tape
60 minutes SP
Digital8

Digital8 Transfer
from Pal and NTSC Tapes

Digital8 Tape Transfer
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At 55 Per Tape what do you get for my money?

Production
indistinguishable transfer from the original master
We add noise reduction, and colour correction were needed
upscaling from SD to HD if required at no extra cost
Start and end of video is manually edited and a generally all over tidy up
New scenes are separated into their own chapters
Your film will commence with your chosen title

Viewing Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Free professionally composed background music (for silent film only)

Tape Type Capacity Guide
Digital8 Tape
60 minutes SP
MicroMV Transfer

MicroMV Tape Transfer
from Pal and NTSC Tapes

MicroMV Tape Transfer
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At 55 Per Tape what do you get for my money?

Production
indistinguishable transfer from the original master
We add noise reduction, and colour correction were needed
upscaling from SD to HD if required at no extra cost
Start and end of video is manually edited and a generally all over tidy up
New scenes are separated into their own chapters
Your film will commence with your chosen title

Viewing Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Free professionally composed background music (for silent film only)

Tape Type Capacity Guide
MicroMV
60 minutes SP
Disc and Memory Cards and Stick Transfer

Memory Card Transfer
Anything up to 4hr for 55

Memory Card
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DVD Disc Transfer
If you have recorded a DVD that your camcorder won't finalize, we can help. We can transfer your movie from an unfinalized DVD-r and unfinalized DVD-RW disc to DVD
DVD Disc
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At 55 Per Disc/Card what do you get for my money?

Production
indistinguishable transfer from the original master
We add noise reduction, and colour correction were needed
upscaling from SD to HD if required at no extra cost
Start and end of video is manually edited and a generally all over tidy up
New scenes are separated into their own chapters
Your film will commence with your chosen title

Viewing Format Presentation
Archive quality Verbatim Blu-ray or Taiyo Yuden Watershield DVDs
Professionally designed dvd cases and screen-printed Disc
A menu page is included on all DVD/Blu-ray orders displaying your film title
Free professionally composed background music (for silent film only)
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Superior Quality Equipment

The worlds most advanced video converter


We use the worlds most advanced video converter to transfer all your analogue and digital tapes. Teranex 3D Processors feature patented processing technology for the highest quality conversion between video standards, frame rates and resolutions.

Teranex features proprietary and patented PixelMotion de-interlacing algorithms so you get improved image quality by maintaining vertical resolution. Also includes award winning temporal recursive noise reduction.

Get more info on our Teranex system Copying Vs Teranex

 
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Are your tapes/cards already in HD?

True high definition transfer for just £55 per tape/card

As one of the leading High Definition film transfer studios in the country, we can guarantee you there is no loss of quality when we transfer your HD camcorder tapes and memory cards. For customers who aren't yet HD-equipped, we always recommend you have a Blu-ray made so that you retain all the quality you've filmed in, then just add a DVD copy to the order which you can enjoy today, safe in the knowledge that you've got the Blu-ray for when you're ready.
There's also our 'Digital Copy' service, for transferring your HD films to MPEG4 files suitable for putting on your iPhone and iPad and for pushing to your SmartTV, so you can take you memories with you wherever you are.

DVD Vs Blu-ray Demo  

 

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Want your SD upscaled to HD?

Getting more out of your video footage £55 per tape/card


In an effort to maximize the quality of your video, and to take full advantage of your High Definition TV, we have introduced state-of-the-art upscaling capabilities for your Standard Definition videos. Get the most out of your SD footage! convert SD footage to higher-resolution HD formats. Our upscaling service has sophisticated image sampling, edge detection techniques and multi-direction diagonal filters so “jaggies” are eliminated and you get clean HD looking video which cannot be achieved with the scaling tool on your TV. Every clip is different, both in terms of image quality and content, so just using your TV or Blu-ray upscaling feature doesn't take into account variations in light, noise, and graininess. We read the media clip and analyse the size of the clip as well as all of the fine variations. Then, using its sophisticated processing algorithm, Alive Studios transforms, smooths, and sharpens the clip to the desired HD resolution.

VHS Upscaled to HD  

 


Upscaling


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Do you shoot in 3D?

Get your 3D camcorder cards transferred to Blu-ray 3D


Alive studios have always been at the forefront of our industry, so when it comes to 3D
there are no exceptions! We now offer 3D transfers from your 3D camcorder, so If you have a new 3D HD camcorder we will convert this to Blu-ray 3D for just £55 per tape or card.


 
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Editing Formats. edit video in True HD
ProRes Logo AVI Logo Tape Format Logo

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

Video transfer to
ProRes HD

Cine film transfer to ProRes

ProRes is the perfect choice for those wishing to edit their video footage on a computer - whether it's a Windows system or an Apple Mac.
All six versions of the ProRes codec share the same fundamental attributes. ProRes uses variable bit rate (VBR) encoding to minimize file sizes for storage efficiency. It also optimises decoding to offer multistream, real-time editing performance and preserves the original frame width 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)
45 Mb/s
17 Gb
ProRes 422 (LT) 102 Mb/s 38 Gb
ProRes 422 147 Mb/s 55 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).

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 tape. So, if you send 5xtapes, you will get back 5xfiles on your drive. More info »


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ProRes info Video

AVI or Quicktime in SD is for customers that want to edit their video in Standard Definition, perhaps with a view to output to DVD.

These formats are for editing the footage on your computer. Both formats will work in all major editing applications, but as a general rule, AVI is best suited to Windows users & QuickTime is best for Apple Mac users. AVI & QuickTime use the DV codec at 28 mbits/sec so it's the same quality as miniDV and DVCAM.

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 tape. So, if you send 5x tapes, you will get back 5x files on your drive.


Compression Type GB/hr
AVI/QT
13 Gb

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

We will output SD transfers to miniDV tape, and HD transfers to HDV tape.

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/Mini DV tape is for you.

 


Tape Type Capacity
HDV-tape/MiniDV Tape
60 minutes
HDV-CAM Tape Large 184 minutes

What do you get for your money?
Full digital re-mastering for improving the quality of your video including noise reduction, picture stabilization and colour correction.
upscaling from SD to HD, if required, at no extra cost. Start and end of video is manually edited and given a general all over tidy up.
1st hour of your order is uploaded to your account for easy and enjoyable sharing online with your friends and family, anywhere in the world.

Digital Copy works with iTunes

 

iTunes


Digital Copy: your home movies onDemand

This disc allows you to play your film on your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, AppleTV and SmartTV, 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. This file can also be loaded into editing software to make your own version, and did you know, you can even edit your movies with your iPad using 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 home movies
Personalise your
digital copy Part 2
What do you get for your money?
Full digital re-mastering for improving the quality of your video including noise reduction, picture stabilization and colour correction.
upscaling from SD to HD, if required, at no extra cost. Start and end of video is manually edited and given a general all over tidy up.
1st hour of your order is uploaded to your account for easy and enjoyable sharing online with your friends and family, anywhere in the world.

Film will commence with your chosen title. New scenes are separated into their own chapters so you can easily skip and re-name your chapters.

 

TV Formats

 

DVD

Transfer to DVD

Supplied on DVD in standard definition. A DVD can hold up-to 3 hours of film. Chapter markers inserted at suitable points to allow easy skipping.

  Blu-ray Single Play

Transfer to Blu-ray

If you opt for Blu-Ray your video will be professionally upscaled to High Definition. A Blu-Ray can hold up-to 2 hours of film. Chapter markers inserted at suitable points to allow easy skipping.

Blu-ray and DVD Double Play

Transfer to Double Play

Best of both worlds: a High Definition Blu-ray AND a normal DVD all in one tidy box-set.
Keep everyone in the family happy.

  Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Copy Triple Play

Transfer To Triple Play

Identical to Double Play, with the addition of a third disc, called the 'Digital Copy' which is for getting your movies onto your iPad, iPhone and Apple TV. (scroll up to read more).

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What do you get for your money?

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Full digital re-mastering for improving the quality of your video including noise reduction,
picture stabilization and colour correction.
upscaling from SD to HD if required.
SD (DVD) is output at 720x576
HD (Blu-ray & Digital Copy) is output at 1920x1080
Sound is output to Dolby Digital
Start and end of video is manually edited and given a general all over tidy up.
New scenes are separated into their own chapters. Your film will commence with your chosen title.
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
Chapter markers at relevant points so you can easily skip through your film.
Free instrumental background music if needed.

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 insert chapter markers at relevant points, so you can easily skip through your movie, 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.

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Motion Menus for 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..


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Theater

Theater
  The Theatre Motion Menu
Theatrical menu, great for cine film, documentaries, and modern films where you want a nostalgic feel.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Add titles to my 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.

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Examples of our work

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Info on Video and Camcorder Formats

Video Formats

Vs Teranex

Direct copying Vs. Us

Video Restoration

Split Screen Video

Upscaling VHS to HD

 
Hi8 Upscaled to HD

Upscaling Hi8 Tape to HD

upscaling Betamax Tape to HD

Upscaling Betamax to HD

MiniDV Upscaled to HD

Upscaling MiniDV to HD

Blu-ray Vs DVD

Blu-ray Vs. DVD Transfers

Noise Reduction

Noise Reduction


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Why Choose us ?

Your Videos are precious - accept only the best

Home to over 16,000 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 14 years, and continue to be the best in our industry.

Customer Feedback Our Clients video checklist

Free Karishma account

for every customer


'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 home movies 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)

Karishma Overview
Karishma Overview
Karishma in 30 Seconds
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Feedback


From: S. Mcgillick
Date: June 17 2013
To: jennie@alivestudios.co.uk

I would like to say a very big thank you for producing and delivering my order in time for Father’s Day. He was very surprised and happy. I am very impressed with the quality and also how quickly you provided the end product. I will definitely be recommending your company to friends and family.

Thank you once again.
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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.

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 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 so long as you spend over £60. If you spend less than £60 it's just £8.50 to collect. (up to 10Kg from any UK mainland address).

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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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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