Monthly Archives: June 2015

Alive Studios convert Dragon Crusaders


The video team at Alive Studios have jut carried out a conversion from the French language master video tape of this fantasy feature film, to a HD stream file provided on a hard-drive, ready for an international cable TV network to broadcast from.

Tech specs for us nerds…
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Zeiss Compact Prime Lenses
Process: Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format) / ProRes 422 (source format)

Karishma 4 now available

As a customer, you will benefit from the incredible Karishma Account – free to everyone.

This revolutionary account is one of the main reasons people opt to have their movies transfered with Alive Studios. It’s the world’s only software build exclusively to manage, view and share your personal movies online.

Other film to DVD companies use generic upload sites like You Tube or Google Drive.
To protect our clients and give them to best user experience possible, we have put 6 years of development time, and hundreds of thousands of pounds into developing Karishma – so don’t settle for an unsecure, generic upload of your precious memories – insist on the best by using your Karishma account – exclusively available from Alive Studios. We’re pleased to say that we’ve just finished upgrading every single customer to the brand new Karishma – version 4.

Some of the new features you can enjoy from today… 

  • FREE online preview – watch all your films online so you can tell us the running order.
  • No longer a limit on how much cine film is uploaded to your cloud account. Whether you send 15mins or 15 hours of film, EVEYTHING is uploaded to your cloud account – completely FREE!
  • Improved SHARE functions for sending email invitations to friends & family
  • Contribute a film to the Movie Vault to extend your online hosting for FREE


17 Carnations

Alive Studios spent some time recently working with Andrew Morton on the images to be used in his latest book – 17 Carnations – a compelling account of the wartime world of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, which neither the government nor the royals of the day wanted you to read. Morton sourced private film archives from all over the world, and sought the help of Alive Studios to scan and restore the tiny film cells to produce some incredible photographs to be published throughout the pages of the book.

Check out a few of the pictures on this page – these were taken by using the ‘JPEG Image Sequence’ option when ordering 8mm cine film in HD to Blu-ray & DVD

The resulting JPEGS were then cleaned up by hand to produce some great freeze-frame from the never-before-seen films.

– Thank you to Andrew Morton for his mention of our studios in the acknowledgments page of the book.