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About steven

The creative talent behind the company, and creator of our groundbreaking Phoenix scanning system, Steven is a highly skilled film editor and works in Final Cut Pro, Motion and Episode.

Why it’s important to clean Super8 film (2019)

Super8 Cine Film picks up a lot of dust and can suffer from mould and staining which occurs over time. It’s also common to find Super8 film has been projected in a room where people are smoking, which results in the film getting coated with smoke which makes the picture dingy and discoloured.

For this reason it’s really important to thoroughly clean the film prior to digitising it.

In this example we’ve run a piece of film through our scanner without any cleaning.
We’ve then put it through our cleaning machine, then run it again.

The difference is very clear…
If you want your films professionally transferred, choose Alive Studios.

Hot Property

Another awesome film by one of our customers. Film-maker Bob Lorrimer used Alive Studios to digitise this 400ft reel of 16mm film shot in 1969. Digitally remastered as a silent ProRes file, ready to have this amazing soundtrack added. Fantastic job Mr Lorrimer! Glad to have played our small part.

Watch it on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/353549468

Karishma Cloud 6.1

You can now share individual films with your friends and family in Karishma Cloud!

Today all Karishma Cloud customers have been upgraded to version 6.1, so you can now choose which individual films you want to share with each different family member. So easy to set-up, just visit the ‘Add Users’ area within your account.

With the Add Users tool you can create up-to 8 users, giving them tailored access to your home movies, no matter where in the world they are.

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New 16mm Cine Film Example in UHD

16mm Cine Film from the 1930s to the 1980s scanned and transferred to digital, by Alive Studios in Devon, UK.

This short video has been taken from 16mm Cine Film, scanned frame by frame in 4K and output in UHD ( 3840×2160).

The clips we’ve used are from genuine customer films to show a true representation of typical 16mm home movies. You will notice scratches, dust, warped film, water damage etc. We don’t cherry-pick the best films for our demos – we try to use very ‘normal’ home movies to show you what you can expect from a transfer with Alive Studios.

New 9.5mm Cine Film Example in 4K UHD (2019)

9.5mm Cine Film from the 1930s to the 1970s scanned and transferred to digital, by Alive Studios in Devon, UK.

This short video has been taken from 9.5mm Cine Film, scanned frame by frame in 4K and output in UHD ( 3840×2160). The clips we’ve used are from genuine customer films to show a true representation of typical 9.5mm home movies. You will notice scratches, dust, warped film, water damage etc. We don’t cherry-pick the best films for our demos – we try to use very ‘normal’ home movies to show you what you can expect from a transfer with Alive Studios.

New Super 8 Cine Film Example in HD

Super 8 Cine Film from the 1960s to the 2019 scanned and transferred to digital, by Alive Studios in Devon, UK.

This short video has been taken from 8mm Cine Film, scanned frame by frame in 2K and output in HD (1920 x 1080).

The clips we’ve used are from genuine customer films to show a true representation of typical Super 8 home movies. You will notice scratches, dust, warped film, water damage etc. We don’t cherry-pick the best films for our demos – we try to use very ‘normal’ home movies to show you what you can expect from a transfer with Alive Studios.

New 8mm Cine Film Example in HD

8mm Cine Film from the 1950s to the 1980s scanned and transferred to digital, by Alive Studios in Devon, UK.

This short video has been taken from 8mm Cine Film, scanned frame by frame in 2K and output in HD (1920 x 1080).

The clips we’ve used are from genuine customer films to show a true representation of typical 8mm home movies. You will notice scratches, dust, warped film, water damage etc. We don’t cherry-pick the best films for our demos – we try to use very ‘normal’ home movies to show you what you can expect from a transfer with Alive Studios. https://www.alivestudios.co.uk/cine-film-transfer