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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.

2019 Life Demo

We have just uploaded our annual Cine Film scanning example “Life 2019” which shows 8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm and Super 16 film scanned in High Definition.

Capturing every bit of your Cine Film

Starting Today!

Alive Studios are now using the new Sony Pregius IMX253 Image Sensors on all our film scanners including 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm.

We feel this is the best lens on the planet for scanning cine film in HD and 4K.
The new lens has 12.37M-effective pixels and is capable of scanning cine film in 10bit HDR wide colour. What this means to you is that we don’t miss a thing – EVERY tiny spec of data from EVERY single cell, with EVERY single colour captured in it’s full glorious detail.
Click here to find out more about our Cine Film scanning services.

Karishma Cloud v6 goes live

Karishma Cloud v6 is now available to all alive studios customers with a host of new features

  • Simple to use interface
  • H265 Video with upto 30% faster streaming of your movies
  • Create up-to 8 users, so all your family members can access your home movies
  • Share movies over Email, Facebook or Twitter

This is Karishma Cloud
You get your FREE Karishma Cloud account the minute you become a customer. All films we transfer for you are uploaded to your Karishma Cloud Gallery, with FREE ACCESS for the first 30 days of each order, with an option to add 12 months extra hosting for just £22 – that’s less than £2 per month!

Find out more here: alivestudios.co.uk/karishma_cloud

Karishma Cloud now has over 5500 users

Karishma Cloud V6 will go live tomorrow

It’s been a long time coming but tomorrow 8th February 2019 Karishma Cloud V6 will go live.

Features:

  • Create up-to 8 users, so all your family members can access your home movies, no matter where in the world they are.
  • Unlimited storage: we will host ALL films transferred by Alive Studios.
  • Downloads: Allows you and your users to download the movies directly to your computer for off-line viewing.
  • Back-date your collection: If you’ve had films transferred by Alive Studios in the past, and you want them on your cloud too, we will upload these to your new hosting account FREE OF CHARGE. (you would need to post your USB stick/Blu-ray/ DVD).

Find out more: alivestudios.co.uk/karishma_cloud

Karishma Cloud update for IOS

We have just released an update to our Karishma Cloud app for Apple iPhone and iPad

What’s New

Faster loading times, slicker design and brand new features including:
– Full screen movies
– 15sec back/fwd feature
– Airplay button to send movies to Apple TV
– new toolbar for easy navigating
Download now from the App Store: 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/karishma-home-movie-cloud/id703474190?ls=1&mt=8

Karishma Cloud v6 Coming December 2018

Karishma Cloud v6 will be released December 2018 and will bring a host of new features

  • Simple to use interface
  • H265 Video with upto 30% faster streaming of your movies
  • Create up-to 8 users, so all your family members can access your home movies
  • Share movies over Email, Facebook or Twitter

This is Karishma Cloud
You get your FREE Karishma Cloud account the minute you become a customer. All films we transfer for you are uploaded to your Karishma Cloud Gallery, with FREE ACCESS for the first 30 days of each order, with an option to add 12 months extra hosting for just £22 – that’s less than £2 per month!

Find out more here: alivestudios.co.uk/karishma_cloud

Karishma Cloud now has over 5000 users

 

Karishma Cloud 6 Coming Soon

V6Dear Customer

We wanted to let you know that we are working on a new version of Karishma Cloud.
Thanks to feedback from customers like you, we’ve done a complete re-design, and made it available on even more platforms. We can’t wait to show you what we have done…

New Features:

  • Completely re-designed for easier use
  • Faster performance speeds
  • Easier to use on mobile phones
  • Now you can pay for 12 months Cloud Hosting by card
  • Create upto 8 users, giving them their very own password, and they can only watch the movies you want them to watch
  • Make your account more fun with Emoji icons for your users

What is “Karishma Cloud”?
Imagine if we took all your old home movies; cine film, video and camcorder tapes, and we remastered them into HD and even 4K films. Now imagine you and your family can access these amazing memories from your Computer, iPad, Phone, Smart TV… Anytime, Anywhere!

This is Karishma Cloud.
You get your FREE Karishma Cloud account the minute you become an alive studios customer. All films we transfer for you are uploaded to your Karishma Cloud Gallery, with FREE ACCESS for the first 30 days of each order, with an option to add 12 months extra hosting for just £22 – that’s less than £2 per month!

Sir Winston Churchill’s Farewell to Parliament 27th July 1964

Alive Studios recently had the privilege of being sent some wonderful 8mm cine film of Winston Churchill in the 1960s.  

Our customer, British author Edward Gill explains what is on his film;

“I doubt if there are many now living who were in the House of Commons on the 27th July 1964 to witness Churchill’s last day in Parliament. Fortunate I was to be the very last person he passed by as he left the Chamber on that final day…”

The events of this historic occasion were caught on Mr Gill’s trusty 8mm cine camera.  The 200ft reel of film has been transferred to various mediums over the years, including VHS and DVD, but only ever in standard definition.  Keen to see what modern technology could do, he entrusted the film to Alive Studios to produce a High Definition scan, which they put onto a memory stick, which can be plugged straight into the USB port of a normal TV, and can also be watched and edited in any computer.

To enable Mr Gill to share this film with friends, family and other interested parties, Alive Studios also uploaded the movie in HD to their ‘Karishma Cloud’ which is an online gallery they give to all customers to help them safely share their memories online.

Incredibly, Mr Gill found the same event filmed from another angle on the British Pathe website, in which you can see Mr Gill filming with his cine camera!

Below is an excerpt from the book ‘Another World’, kindly reproduced here with permission from Edward Gill. Click here to read