Videotape Transfer in HD

Tapes remastered in HD to digital & cloud

 

We understand how precious your video tapes are, so work tirelessly to turn regular old video tapes into impressive movies. We transfer VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, Video8,  Hi8, Mini DV, HDV, Digital 8 and Micro MV tapes. We can work with PAL or NTSC. This is no ordinary transfer. We carry out extensive restoration and repair work and always upscale your videos to HD. On top of the awesome technology, you’re employing your own dedicated editor to work with you.

 

Our team are all senior editors each having no less than 10 years experience in archive film. They will scrub through your footage, deleting blank areas where the screen goes blue, and editing out unwanted material like floor-filming, and lens-cap filming. They 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.

"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 a highly experienced editor.

 

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

Customers are astonished to find that films that jump to the point of being unwatchable 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, are improved. Dark films with poor lighting cause horrible colour-noise issues - we have specialist filters to combat that problem. The technology alone is not enough - combining the amazing Teranex system with a highly skilled editor makes all the difference. If you have a large collection of tapes 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! Check out the examples for evidence of what’s possible.

  • Fully restored and remastered to HD ensure excellent playback on even the largest TVs.
  • Supplied as digital files on USB memory stick/drive read more »
  • All tapes are cleaned and repaired
  • Scene by scene colour correction
  • Free Cloud account to enjoy your films anywhere read more »
  • Free collection & delivery from the UK read more »

Information on videotape formats

Tapes we can remaster in HD

We can digitally remaster all of there’s tapes from PAL/NTSC or SECAM

Betamax tape

BETAMAX AND SUPERBETA TAPES

1975 saw the release of Sony's Betamax tape, followed in 1985 by the superior SuperBeta.
Tape lengths: L-125 32 min, L-250 43 min, L-500 130 min, L-750 195 min

VHS tape

VHS AND SUPER VHS (SVHS) TAPES

In 1976 JVC gave us The Video Home System (VHS), followed by higher-quality S-VHS in 1987.
Tape lengths: upto 4 Hours SP / 8 Hours LP

Video 2000 tape

VIDEO 2000 (V2000)

1979 saw the less popular Philips Video 2000 tapes which could be recorded on both sides (like an audio cassette)
Tape lengths: upto 4 Hours per side

VHS-C tape

VHS-C AND SVHS-C TAPES

VHS-C is the compact VHS videocassette format introduced in 1982. The format is based on the same video tape as is used in VHS, and can be played back in a standard VHS player with an adapter.

Tape lengths: 30 or 45 minutes SP

Video 8 tape

VIDEO 8/Hi8 AND DIGITAL8 TAPES

Video8 (8mm video format) was launched in 1985. This was followed by Hi8, a version with improved picture resolution. Digital8 was introduced in 1999.

Tape lengths: upto 135 minutes in SP

MiniDv tape

MINIDV AND HDV

DV is a format for storing digital video. It was launched in 1995. HDV launched in 2003 is a format for recording of high-definition video on DV cassette tape.

Tape lengths: upto 60 minutes in SP

Mico MV tape

MICRO MV

MicroMV is a proprietary videotape format introduced in October 2001 by Sony. This video cassette is physically smaller than a MiniDV. In fact, MicroMV is the smallest videotape format.

Tape lengths: upto 60 minutes

Professional / Broadcast Videotapes

Here at Alive Studios we can handle a wide range of Pro Video tapes formats including DVCAM, Digibeta, Mpeg IMX, Betacam SX, Betacam SP, U-Matic and DVCPro.  Please see our dedicated ProVideo transfer page.

Superior Quality Equipment

Teranex

We use the worlds most advanced video converter to transfer all your analogue and digital tapes. Finest 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 temporal recursive noise reduction.

 

With any tape conversion we always use the highest quality professional decks featuring auto video head cleaning, All tapes are also cleaned before transfer.

Digital output formats

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Digital (MPEG)

The most versatile format is the Digital HD. 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 tape, named or numbered as you like. 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

ProRes

is the perfect choice if you wish to edit your tapes on a computer, whether it's a Windows PC or an Apple Mac. 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,  download and try our sample file. Click here to get it. We give you one file for each tape 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

Free Karishma Cloud account

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.

 

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Examples of our work

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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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Betamax tape
VHS tape
Video 2000 tape
VHS-C tape
Video 8 tape
MiniDv tape
Mico MV tape

Here at Alive Studios we can handle a wide range of Pro Video tapes formats including DVCAM, Digibeta, Mpeg IMX, Betacam SX, Betacam SP, U-Matic and DVCPro.  Please see our dedicated ProVideo transfer page.

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  1. Free collection and delivery truck

Video Tape Transfer in HD

Tapes remastered in HD to digital & cloud

 

We understand how precious your video tapes are, so work tirelessly to turn regular old video tapes into impressive movies. We transfer VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, Video8,  Hi8, Mini DV, HDV, Digital 8 and Micro MV tapes. We can work with PAL or NTSC. This is no ordinary transfer. We carry out extensive restoration and repair work and always upscale your videos to HD. On top of the awesome technology, you’re employing your own dedicated editor to work with you.

 

Our team are all senior editors each having no less than 10 years experience in archive film. They will scrub through your footage, deleting blank areas where the screen goes blue, and editing out unwanted material like floor-filming, and lens-cap filming. They 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.

 

"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 a highly experienced editor.

 

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

Customers are astonished to find that films that jump to the point of being unwatchable 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, are improved. Dark films with poor lighting cause horrible colour-noise issues - we have specialist filters to combat that problem. The technology alone is not enough - combining the amazing Teranex system with a highly skilled editor makes all the difference. If you have a large collection of tapes 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! Check out the examples for evidence of what’s possible.

  • Fully remastered in HD
  • Supplied on USB stick/drive read more »
  • All tapes are cleaned and repaired
  • Scene by scene colour correction
  • Enjoy your films in the cloud read more »
  • Free collection & delivery read more »

 

Betamax tape
VHS tape
Video 2000 tape
VHS-C tape
Video 8 tape
MiniDv tape
Mico MV tape

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  1. Free collection and delivery truck